A solution to ‘Blackberry thumb’?

Rewriting the Smartphone keyboard is hopefully a brilliant way to decrease the incidence of ‘Blackberry Thumb’. Prevention is always better than cure and I hope this new keyboard enables people to work more efficiently and less painfully from their hand held devices. It is of course better to vary work postures and patterns and to use all sorts of equipment throughout the working day: pens and pencils, hand held devices, lap tops and computers can all be used rather than being stuck to a hand held device. It is also important that you move whilst working to increase blood flow to muscles and that you do not always sit still – try standing, walking, kneeling and squatting as some postural variations. Keeping muscles hydrated by drinking up to 2 litres of water a day can make working muscles more effective and ensures that more breaks are taken within the working day as you need to go to the toilet! Read this article and be inspired - entrepreneur Jon Reynolds at 28 years of age has redesigned the Smartphone Keyboard. Up until now this has been a dream of his and now it is a reality. Imagine how things would be if we all keep dreaming and striving for developments and possibilities within our own specialist fields.

Posted in NEWS on September 23rd 2014

London Hand Therapy:

  • Injury prevention
  • Hand and upper limb assessment and treatment
  • Postoperative management

Hand Therapy is both an art and a rehabilitation science for the upper extremity. The injured limb is evaluated and assessed, and a variety of treatment methods are used to achieve set therapeutic goals.

Hand therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who have become skilled in treating upper limb injuries and deformities through further education, training and clinical experience.