"Computing Without Pain With The MouseKeyDo™ System".
A new technique for the treatment and prevention of computer-related repetitive stress injuries.
Do you experience wrist, arm, or neck pain when working on your computer?
LEARN TO TYPE RIGHT! A new healthier typing system for kids, students, and adults.
LEARN A NEW TYPING TECHNIQUE! Type fast without pain and stop making your condition worse.
The MouseKeyDo™ System can help you solve this problem!
Welcome to The MouseKeyDo™ System—an innovative new way to use a keyboard, mouse, laptop or handheld device.
You’re probably reading this manual because you’re experiencing some amount of pain or discomfort when you work at your computer. Maybe your elbow or neck aches, or your fingers are numb, or your hands have become so weak you can barely grip a pencil. You may be seeing a physical therapist; you may have considered or even undergone surgery.
You are not alone. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a world-wide problem and is one of the country’s leading work-related injuries. It accounts for almost two thirds of all worker compensation claims. Although treatment and education helps many RSI sufferers, the number of RSI cases continues to rise. We address the immediate symptoms, but not the cause: The human body simply wasn’t made for the kinds of motions most people make over and over again as they sit in a chair typing.
The answer is to change the way we TYPE!! That’s the thinking behind The MouseKeyDo™ System.
The MouseKeyDo™ System is the creation of Norman J. Kahan, M.D., founder and director of Sports and Occupation Medical Associates in Los Gatos, Calif. — the heart of computer-centric Silicon Valley. A specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Kahan noticed that a significant number of his patients were suffering from computer-related repetitive strain injuries. He also realized that even as they were being treated, many of them continued the same mouse and keyboard habits that had injured them in the first place. They didn’t know any other way to work.
Combining his background in rehabilitation, his research in ergonomics, and his study of computer and piano keyboard techniques, Dr. Kahan developed an entirely new way to type and mouse based on the way the body naturally moves. He’s taught his system to several thousand patients in the last two decades. Studies using this technique shows the following results:
What kind of results can I expect?
✔ 90% of users reports less pain.
✔ The average user improved functionally by 25%.
✔ A number of users too impaired to type are able to type for 3.6 hours after training.
✔ More than a year after training, users report even less pain and improved function.
The MouseKeyDo™ System is not a quick fix or a short-term solution, but a completely different way of working with the keyboard, mouse, laptop, and handheld devices. You’re learning an entirely new set of skills. As such, they may feel unnatural at first. Remember when you first learned to type? That seemed slow and awkward, too – but it soon became automatic. The same thing will happen as you practice the MouseKeyDo(TM) System exercises. It won't be long before you’re typing quickly, efficiently, and comfortably once more. Use it any way you choose-to guide you through the entire program from beginning to end, as a reference when you aren't sure whether your're doing an exercise properly, or as an occasional refresher course.
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~ WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT The MouseKeyDo™ System ~
"Easy to learn and understand, a painless way to type, and you can see the benefits immediately."
Ellen Lee, Senior Program Manager
"I have a lot less pain. The manual was easy to follow."
Sandy Okamoto, Medical Transcriber
Los Gatos Community Hospital
"Methodical. Teaches you general concepts and an approach, as much as an exact technique."
Titash Bardhan, Senior Principle Consultant
"I type and mouse better with less pain and it is fun."
Maybel Yuen, Clerk/Typist
County of Santa Clara
"It is working for me and it is a new way to type."
Kamala Palaniapan, Test Lead
"Having a long term program and practice exercises really reinforced the principles and lesson plans."
James Kim, Engineer/Logic Designer, Technical Staff
"Helps me a lot in working with the mouse efficiently and effectively."
Yamini Huilgol, Student in Graphic Design
"Overall, a very good program. I will refer anyone I know that's having the same sort of problem."
Mary Anne Burton, Sales Assistant
"This program is extremely helpful. The drills and exercises in the lesson plans were a real strength."
Nolan Duong, Database Administrator
"I have learned how to manage my pain and continue working without causing new stress."
Venkatesh Krishnamurthi, Software Engineer
"I know right away when I stray from the MouseKeyDo System, because the former pain in my hands begins to flare up. Now I know what to do to get back on track in a hurry. This system is not Mickey mouse, it is a serious, well-thought-out plan that helps to regain your confidence, your peace of mind, and the full use of your hands."
Janice Winkel, Media Relations-Editorial Coordinator
De Anza College
~ WHAT THERAPISTS AND HEALTH & SAFETY PROVIDERS ARE SAYING ABOUT The MouseKeyDo™ System ~
"We have been awaiting for a system that is easy to learn and teach for a long time and I think MouseKeyDo is the answer."
"I have found great results with my patients while utilizing the MouseKeyDo System training manual and video as the foundation for our keyboarding class. The principles are easy, with just making the change that is always difficult for people. I feel that with the exponentially increasing usage of computers in our daily lives, a shift needs to happen in the way we utilize them. Dr. Kahan has done an exceptional job of developing a system which is easy to teach, learn and use as a refresher periodically."
Lee H. Kole, PT
BreakThrough Physical Therapy, Sunnyvale, CA
Back Education and Sports Therapy, Cupertino, CA
"I have found MouseKeyDo System training to be an effective functional training program that clearly goes beyond providing patients with modalities, manual therapy, and exercise training. The training techniques help patients who are serious about controlling pain brought on by computer keyboarding."
David Severson, PT
Joan Urban, PTA
Milpitas Physical Therapy, Milpitas, CA
"The MouseKeyDo System has a strong scientific basis for its purpose and effectiveness on reducing repetitive stress injuries with keyboarding. It is a biomechanically sound method, which reduces the stresses of keyboarding on commonly injured areas by distributing the forces throughout several joints and muscles, which decreases the overall demand on one specific area. This system is an excellent and valuable tool in my practice and allows me to treat patients with these injuries."
Fabrice Rockich, D. P. T, O. C. S., C. S. C. S.
OPTM Physical Therapy of Saratoga, Saratoga, CA
"The MouseKeyDo System provides and excellent training program for any computer user. This program covers the essentials of full body posture, arm and hand position, muscle tension, and an extensive strategy for advanced keyboarding techniques designed to reduce risks of repetitive strain injury or RSI. My patients find the videos easy to follow and fun to use. Coaching patients through the process of learning the MouseKeyDo System program has also helped me with my own computer use. I recommend the program highly to computer users, patients, therapists, and to any one helping computer users to work more safely."
Tom Petzoldt, OTR-L, CHT
Petzoldt Memorial Hand and Physical Therapy
San Jose, CA
"Along with appropriate exercise, frequent breaks, and workload pacing, proper technique is an integral part of any rehabilitation program for repetitive strain injury. Dr. Kahan's MouseKeyDo System will help computer users learn how to use the whole body at the keyboard to help prevent injuries. I highly recommend it!"
Author, The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book
New York, NY
"Dr. Kahan has done a fabulous job developing the MouseKeyDo System. It is nicely organized, and has well thought-out and researched alternatives to keyboard and mouse use. My patients are enjoying increased comfort at the computer after completing this training. I highly recommend that anyone who spends time on the computer try it, to decrease their computer-related symptoms or avoid them altogether!"
Ingird Wade, O. T. R./L, CHT
Myofascial Physical and Occupational Therapy Associates
Los Gatos, CA
"Dr. Kahan has gone to great lengths to develop a practical yet well founded, evidence-based program. He combines his musical abilities with his medical back ground in a humanistic approach to help injured workers return to productive livelihoods. As the director of large facilities ergonomics program, I use the MouseKeyDo System to help workers prevent full-blown injuries. I recommend it."
Mariam P. Wedemeyer, M.S., O. T. R/L, DCN
Ergonomics Program Director
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children Hospital
Long Beach, CA