The Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes (ARMS)
P.O. Box 514
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0514
707/571-0397 (please call between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. only, Pacific Standard Time)
Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group; monthly meetings (one evening, one afternoon). Susan Nobel is a *very* able moderator and members of the group provide a wide variety of information and assistance: references (good and bad) to MDs and legal help; "veteran" RSIs offer "tips" to newer members, general all-round support and a committee of politically proactive people has recently been formed to fight defunding of Mount Sinai and legislative attacks on Worker's Compensation. Susan Nobel also offers one-to-one counseling appointments when members are in need.
People interested in joining the group *must* contact Susan Nobel first.
Injured Workers United, Inc. Injured Workers Resource Center of Rochester The Barn Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church 1200 South Winton Road Rochester, NY 14618 Mailing Address: P. O. Box 92035 Rochester, NY 14692 (888) 558-HURT Rena Weiss is the Director. The Resource Center was opened in February 1997, by the Repetitive Motion Injury Action & Support Group to address the unserved needs of injured workers. The only injured worker organization by and for injured workers in the Rochester area; newsletter. Membership is $12.00/year for injured workers (may be waived for financial hardship), $25.00/year individual sponsor, and $50.00/year professional group sponsor. Make checks payable to Injured Workers United, Inc. Nonprofit status pending.
The Boston-area RSI Drop-In location has been changed!
The Boston area RSI Drop in now being held at Barnes and Nobles at BU (the Boston University Bookstore) in Kenmore Square on the Green Line (right down the street from the CNOT office). This informal group meets the first Wednesday of each month to share information and support. Everybody is welcome. Hope to see you there!
Robyn Gold firstname.lastname@example.org for RSI ACTION
OTEP/CNOT/RSI Action now have a new phone number. The office has moved to Kenmore Square in Boston. The new number is (617) 247-6827.
CNOT, the Coalition on New Office Technology, 650 Beacon St., 5th Floor, Boston in Kenmore Square, 617-247-6827 is a great resource. While most of their members are in Massachusetts, they are a national resource. They run various seminars and maintain a referral book with reviews of various doctors related to RSI. If you need to find a good doctor, or you want to check on a referral, or you have a good or bad experience with a doctor, give CNOT a call. Out of the same office is the Office Technology Education Project, with the same phone number. Finally, in this one space, there is RSI Action, (an unaffiliated inspiration for Harvard RSI Action), which works on issues of RSI in the UniveRSIty, across universities in the Boston area.
_Boston_: Kerry Souza , Office of Technology Education Project, 617-247-6827.
long island RSI sufferers have struggled alone. so i am starting a monthly
rsi support group.
What: RSI support group
Where: Riverhead Public Library 330 Court St., off of Route 25 in Riverhead
When: Wednesday, May 28, 7-8:30 pm
Who: anyone with RSI and their families and friends
Contact: me at (516) 765-4136 or email@example.com, or the library at (516) 727-3228
Tri-City (Union City, Fremont, Newark)
Kokila Patel, PT
Tri-City Physical Therapy
2805 Whipple Road, Union City (510) 790-9480 or 441-8906
Every 4th Tues., 7:30 9 pm
Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore)
Cyndee McClain (510) 447-0218; fax 5715
Every 1st Tues., 7 pm, Cafeteria Golden State Rehab Hospital 7777 N. Canyon Rd., San Ramon
Paul sez: from what I've heard, the San Francisco support group may no longer exist. Check with the East Bay group perhaps.
San Francisco CA:
Judy Doane, (415)474-7060. Monthly, first Wednesday, 7-9:30 PM, Booker T. Washington Comm. Service Center, 800 Presidio Ave. at Sutter (in front door, second door on left).
The San Francisco RSI Support Group is back to being run by and for people with RSI, starting this January. Please join us, and be sure to take note of our new location.
San Francisco Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group
Davies Campus, California Pacific Medical Center Castro and Duboce Streets (6 blocks north of Market) Room B 2 & 3 - North tower, near the cafeteria. 7:00 - 9:00 PM (first Mondays except holidays) Speakers from 7:00-8:00, open discussion about the talk and whatever else is on people's minds from 8:00-9:00, roughly. BART: transfer to MUNI Metro underground at Civic Center station. MUNI: K, L, M, F to Castro & Market, #24 or #37 to Castro & Duboce, or take the N to Duboce Park and walk up the hill. Paid parking at 45 Castro St. Wheelchair access at Castro & Duboce. schedule (415) 923-3166 contact (415) 550-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org http://sf-rsi.unsealed.net
NOTE: This group may have been superceded by the previous entry. RSI Support Group of SF 415-931-8780 http://www.ctdrn.org/rsi-support/sanfrancisco/
the East Bay RSI Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month beginning
at 7 p.m.
Paul sez: This is one of the longest running support groups out there. Locations and times and contact information continues to change and I've not kept it current. So the best thing is to go to their Meetup page and get the lastest scoop.
Oh, and now they have a Facebook page as well.
Pat Roggy, (408)280-1134, or Petzoldt Hand Center, (408)261-7660. Second Monday of every month, 7 PM.
Beth Weiss, (415)696-4562. Meets second Thursday of every month, 7-9 PM. Mills Hospital, 100 So. San Mateo Drive.
Sean Bunnel is in the process of organizing a support group in the San Diego area. Any one wishing to help him can reach him at (619) 230-1673.
Shawn Bunnell has founded the San Diego RSI support group. Their first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 31, 1998 at the downtown WMCA, 500 W. Broadway, San Diego. Time is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For additional information Shawn can be reached at (619) 230-1673, and an RSVP would be appreciated. I'm told there is street parking, and a parking garage across the street fromthe WMCA. [13 August 1999] Tonight is the first meeting of the San Diego RSI Support Group. Could you change your list on FindADoc to indicate me as the new/correct contact for this group? Thx
858.558.7718 email@example.com The San Diego RSI Wellness Group usually meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6 - 8 pm. Call to check meeting topic and location. San Diego RSI Wellness Group
_New_York_City_: Susan Nobel, (212)241-1527. Meets monthly. She is a social worker at Mount Sinai Hospital who offers free counseling to RSI sufferers.
Flagstaff AZ: Caren Joyner, (602)525-2148, or Mary Underhill, (602)525-1838. Every other Weds 7-9 PM at Information Services Building, Northern Arizona University, Classroom 1.
Haven't seen much discussion about Idaho on sorehand. Two support group contacts are listed on the Typing Injury FAQ http://tifaq.org
Dave Howard 29655 N 7th Athol, ID 83801 (208) 683-1801 Linda Palmer 469 Parkway Circle Twin Falls, ID 83301 733-3467
Salt Lake City UT: Christy S. Katzl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of us from our physical therapy center for patients with chronic
pain and RSI (Hands on Healing in Allentown, PA) meets about once a
month for dinner and support talk. There are some folks who travel here
from your neck of the woods for PT and our meetings so if you're
interested let me know (I coordinate the group). Take good care.
From: Discussion of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis etc..
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 12:28 PM
Subject: RSI Group in SE Penna?
Does anyone know of a RSI Group in SE PA? There used to be one near
Forge that disbanded.
Connecticut Chronic Pain Outreach Network (CCPON); for information, call Jewel Shue (pronounced "shoe-ay") at (203)658-2971.
Hi, my name is Joelle Clark. I have RSI and have started a support and wellness group for Southern Connecticut. The meetings will be held in the Darien, Greenwich, and Stamford area; however, I would be happy to talk to anyone about other potential locations. I have done a lot of research, and my mission is to share information and support with anyone going through RSI. I will also have speakers address the group on a variety of RSI-related topics. My first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at the Darien Public Library from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. I can be reached at (203)967.4341. Please feel free to call me; if I'm not in, please leave me a message. Thanks!
Connecticut Chronic Pain Outreach Network (CCPON); Jewel Shue (pronounced "shoe-ay"); (203)658-2971.
Dallas TX: Merryl Gross, (817)656-5154 or email@example.com.
Central VT: Montpelier/Rutland/Burlington. Steve Larose, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchorage AK: Jaz Klinski, P.O. Box 222072, Anchorage AK 99522, (907)248-5767.
(North) Wilmington DE area: Musicians' RSI Support Group, c/o 23 E. Dale Rd., Wilmington DE 19810. Anonymity guaranteed. Allow two weeks for response.
Seattle Repetitive Injury Support Team (RIST) has changed their approach from support meetings to TMS mentoring .... see their web site for details.
Southern OR: Marie Morehead, (541) 535-6404.
Albuquerque NM area: Rebecca, (505)897-4815.
Doug Schwentor Phone: 616-396-5326 Email: email@example.com
4th Wednesday of every month.
The Erna Fergusson Library 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Free. No Charge ever. Everyone welcome. For more information or to RSVP: 505 440 4512 abqtrina @ yahoo . com
London Occupational Safety and Health Information Service (LOSH) 424 Wellington Street, Room 218, London ON N6A 3P3 Phone: 1 519 433-4156; Fax: 1 519 433-2887 firstname.lastname@example.org www.losh.on.ca
Here's the brochure describing their support group. 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm Monsignor Roney Building - Room 1 St. Joseph's Health Centre 268 Grosvenor Street
The RSI Association Chapel House 152-156 High St Yiewsley West Drayton UB7 7BB
Tel: 01895 431 134 This phone line is staffed Mon-Fri, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, answering machine at other times.
Send 2.50 pounds plus a 10 inch by 7 inch stamped self-addressed
2envelope for a very useful information pack. Please make an
additional donation if you find this useful, as they are very short of
A Cambridge RSI Support group is run by Pery Burge:
319 Milton Road
0223 420 254
"Finally there used to be an RSI support locally in Manchester, the contact I have is Hilda Palmer on 0161 953 4048. She was based at MARSAG at 23 New Mount Street in Manchester."
ACT RSI Support Group Inc.
PO Box 717
Mawson, ACT. 2607 Australia
Phone: (06) 290 1984
And now the good news!!!! We have also begun a support group here in
Central Victoria for sufferers, their family and friends. The first
meeting will be held on June 2nd, 1.00 pm at 118 Hargreaves Street,
Bendigo. Victoria. 3550. If it suits the majority of people we will aim
to have the meetings on the first Monday of each month at this time -
although we are open to ideas re time slots if an evening meeting is
better. So the contact details for this group are:
Central Victorian RSI Support Group
118 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo. Vic. 3550. Australia.
Phone: (03) 5442 4857 Fax: (03) 5441 7218
We have presently started as a mailing list but we intend to have a physical presence in Bangalore as well as other cities. We plan to have a library of books, documents and massage devices and have monthly meetings. In the long run, we also consider campaigning for safer workplaces and more empathetic handling of injured employees.