There is a very real risk of injury in the world of esportS, amateur and professional alike. The “RSI”, or Repetitive Strain Injuries, is an inflammation with or without micro soft tissue tears, caused by repetitive movements performed in uncomfortable postures and fixed positions of the body, excessive force concentrated on the small parts of the body (especially hands, fingers and wrists), a rapid neuromuscular work rhythm with insufficient breaks or insufficient recovery time, accentuated by psychophysiological factors such as stress or strong emotions. RSIs damage muscles, tendons, nerves and joints as a result of these repeated microtrauma, sometimes very seriously and irreversibly.
The Academy is committed to educating players on how to prevent injuries related to video game practice, based on postural ergonomic principles, its environment, specific warm-up techniques and preventive self-treatment as well as awareness of healthy play habits, body awareness and its signals.
In this digital age, we must open our eyes to the benefits of the Internet, social networking, cell phones and more, but we must also understand a new reality; that of abuse where excessive consumption of Internet-derived products is at stake. It is therefore essential to look into this problem and to provide proactive solutions.
By founding the Academy, our director has always wanted to play an important role in teaching good habits including civility in all its forms, respect online, ergonomics in a computer, but prevention and awareness of cyberdependence, cyberbullying and other social issues related to electronic devices found in our schools and at our students’ reach.