This seminar includes the
problems of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI),
DeQuervain’s Disease, fractures, and arthritis. Dr. Haselkorn
describes the medical aspects which cause wrist pain in easy to
understand language, using an entertaining PowerPoint presentation.
Roberta Bergman, M.S. Dance-Movement Therapy (ACE Certified Trainer),
discusses ergonomic techniques and devices which can be used to
alleviate wrist pain. Exercises are demonstrated that strengthen and
stretch, and relieve pain in the wrist.
This is a 60-90 minute seminar,
depending on your needs. It can be set up for a Wellness Program,
association meeting, hospital seminar, corporate meeting or
conference, lunch time seminar, or private showing. For more
information, please call Roberta Bergman at 973-279-8850, or
send e-mail to
Paterson Hand Surgeon
Alexander Haselkorn, M.D., Chief of the Louis and Edith Haselkorn
Hand Service at Barnert Hospital in Paterson, and Professional Fitness
Roberta Bergman, M.S., have designed a new seminar based on their
video “Say Goodbye to Wrist Pain”.
In his private practice as well as at Barnert
Hospital, Dr. Haselkorn noticed that an increasing number of patients
were asking how to remedy various problems without extensive medical
treatment. Ms. Bergman’s fitness clients were complaining more about
wrist pain. They decided it would be enjoyable and cost-effective for
people to work in the comfort of their own home, at their own pace,
and the video concept was initiated.
Dr. Haselkorn points out that wrist pain is
epidemic, affecting people of all ages including children through
seniors, because of what they do at school, at work, and at home. The
causes of wrist pain are described in a very professional, yet easy to
understand way. The causes include
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Repetitive Strain Injuries), arthritis,
DeQuervain’s Disease, and
and fractures. Dr. Haselkorn discusses the main objectives and
approaches to treatment for a stable, pain-free wrist. For instance,
pressure on the nerve in the wrist may cause pain, or tingling typical
of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
There is a very valuable portion on ergonomics and
posture, with information on simple techniques, devices, and
exercises that are available to prevent and relieve wrist pain.
Ms. Bergman demonstrates exercises which avoid putting pressure on the
small muscles and tendons of the hand and wrist, such as wrist curls,
and push-ups. Uniquely, she emphasizes a holistic approach. Her
philosophy, “the body should be as flexible as it is strong”, is
determined by examples such as strengthening in the back and
shoulders, and stretching the chest and neck area, in order for the
body to compensate for diminished use of the hands. Also, finger and
hand exercises are shown to help prevent problems.
This seminar is useful for anyone who works at a
computer, on an assembly line, plays a musical instrument, even a
mother who carries a baby and a child who uses a computer in school.
The seminar leaders explain how teachers can demonstrate to their
students how to sit with good posture, use ergonomic workstations for
back comfort and safety, and do basic hand exercises to prevent future
Alexander Haselkorn, M.D. has been a general surgeon for more than
30 years. He is a former Swanson Hand Fellow and Chairman of the
Department of Surgery, Barnert Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey, and is
now Chief of the Louis and Edith Haselkorn Hand Service, Barnert
Hospital and Attending Hand Surgeon, Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic,
Roberta Bergman, M.S. (Dance-Movement Therapy) has been a
Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Fitness Trainer for more than
17 years. She is a public speaker specializing in neck, back, and
extremity problems. Ms. Bergman is the founder of “Bodyformula”, a
speakers bureau devoted to health topics and healthy lifestyles.