Desk Doctor is a new way of tackling RSI for computer workers. With Desk Doctor you avoid the chronic illnesses, like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, which are now workplace epidemics. The program deals actively with the precise parts of the body that show even first signs of a problem and even before you feel them.
With Desk Doctor you make regular assessments of your entire upper body using orthopedic tests right at your desk. Interpreting these tests, and formulating a special exercise plan for you, is at the core of Desk Doctor. The program is the brainchild of Dr Russ Hornstein, a specialist in musculoskeletal disorders who is also an expert in clinical reasoning. Desk Doctor draws on his crucial know-how to give you a personal treatment plan that is much more effective than any other desk-based system.
Desk Doctor is the only software that gives you a personalized exercise program to focus on the critical areas, where your body is most at risk from strain. Targeted exercises (Desk Doctor has over 100 for the upper body) are vital in helping you avoid developing debilitating RSI.
Desk Doctor knows when you should next exercise. It monitors your computer activity and calculates a ‘Health Score, ’ which is displayed on your screen. Typing and using the mouse decrease your Health Score; taking short breaks and doing Desk Doctor exercises increase it. A low Health Score indicates a higher risk of getting RSI, it is your ‘job’ to do the exercises to keep the Score up. There are no fixed times when you need to do an exercise; you can take a longer break and do several in succession to top up your Health Score when convenient. This way Desk Doctor lets you fit your RSI prevention and rehabilitation management into your work schedule, minimizing intrusion. By keeping a good average Health Score you help maintain your musculoskeletal health.
Exercises are presented in high-quality video and performed by a professional exercise coach.