Healthy Keyboarding





     Keyboards have been commonly in use since approximately the early Renaissance, when harpsichords became more widely available in Europe. Computer keyboards, while newer on the scene, present some of the same physical challenges to users as musical keyboards. How do you use one and avoid problems such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?  

     This web site is provided as a service to UALR faculty, staff and students by Linda Holzer (Professor of Music, Coordinator of Piano Studies).


Medical Disclaimer: The material on this web site is intended as an informational resource only. It does not substitute for medical advice and treatment by a licensed practitioner. If you are experiencing symptoms of RSI, please consult a doctor for professional medical treatment.


[Welcome] [What is RSI?] [What Causes RSI?]
[Can RSI be Prevented?] [Warm-Ups]
[Good Posture] [The Basic Stroke] [Ergonomically Designed Tools]
[Summary] [Resources]

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