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Computers in the home
: Importance of correct sitting and computer position and regular breaks to prevent back and neck problems. Repetitive strain Injury using the Mouse. Laptop position Important particularly for long periods, especially when using them on the train.

Gardening: Although good for you, in access can cause you much pain through, bending twisting, stretching, lifting and digging. Care should be taken not to do too much at a time.

Beds and pillows: these can be too hard or too soft, or maybe just too old!

Driving: Whether you are a driver or passenger, drive a car or lorry your position in the car will determine whether you will be free from pain. Correct driving position, regular breaks to stretch and walk will help. Be careful when lifting children into car seats and loading and unloading luggage on roof racks and in boot. If you are unfortunate to be involved in an accident Osteopathy can help with injuries.

DIY: Care needed with lifting, bending stretching and taking regular breaks.

Housework and shopping:  Care is also needed while bending, lifting, reaching, pushing and pulling.

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