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What a pain in the neck…

07 June 2017

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Posture-PerfectAs discussed in a previous blog, the use of iPads (and other tablets) and laptops can be the cause of discomfort and fatigue in the neck, shoulders, eyes and wrists.  Despite this, tablet accessories that could help to reduce the discomfort are not widely used.  This is because the accessories are seen as too expensive, awkward or simply not needed.  This could be because when we use laptops or tablets with incorrect posture, it is not immediately uncomfortable.



After having taken into consideration the points discussed in our previous email on correct posture in the office environment, the next most important issue it to get laptop and tablets in a configuration that helps to achieve a similar correction in posture.

Some accessories that can help include:
  • External keyboard (using Bluetooth connection can be more convenient)
  • Separate mouse (once again with a Bluetooth connection)
  • Separate monitor if the laptop or tablet is not big enough to be seen easily at an arm’s length away and for an extended period of time.
  • Alternatively, a stand that elevates the tablet or laptop to eye level


If you are uncertain as to what to use to create an ergonomically effective set up, the chiropractors at Headingley Chiropractic Clinic would be happy to help.
Please feel free to call us on 0113 228 9888.

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Alex Barry
Alex Barry
23:42 23 Apr 18
Absolutely fantastic. Caring and genuinely want to help
Keith Gordon
Keith Gordon
06:33 25 Feb 18
The best chiropractor I have visited in 25 years- Sarah is excellent and very professional. Throughly recommended over all others I have visited.
Marian Gheorghe
Marian Gheorghe
21:40 08 Feb 18
I came to see Mark Butterworth agonising with back pain, including lower back and the neck. Both, the entire spine and muscles around the neck were stiff and painful, making me unable to sit, stand and sleep more than a couple of hours over night. Mark assessed me very thoroughly and professionally, prescribing at the end a treatment over several weeks. After two weeks, my situation significantly improved: the muscles becoming more relaxed, spine more flexible and my entire body more able to move freely, without pain. The progress is obvious. Mark is not only very knowledgeable and professional, but also methodic in what is doing, caring about any detail and providing advice when requested. I would recommend Mark and his colleagues without any hesitation as one of the best clinics of this type I have ever encountered.read more
Mohammed Zabair
Mohammed Zabair
20:05 18 Jan 18
Very thorough and very informative, Highly professional yet relaxed atmosphere. Tea and coffee offered on several occasions, just made the whole experience very pleasant. Mr Butterworth is very knowledgeable and passionate about his craft. Highly recommended A+++read more
Iram Ali
Iram Ali
23:24 10 Nov 17
After months of being in pain, I went to see Mark at the Headingley Chiropractic Clinic. I can honestly say it has made a huge difference. I may have a while before I'm 100% but I definitely feel like I have some normality back in my life. Oh and Stephanie is a godsend with her cups of coffee :)read more
thornton andrew
thornton andrew
09:27 13 Sep 17
I retired from work in 2012 and had terrible back problems from not sitting correctly at computers. Mark gradually manipulated the muscles back into something like normality and I now go once a month to keep the muscles freed up and have a completely pain free existence. I have also had a long standing knee problem going back to a leg break in 1987. Mark actually managed to manipulate the joint back into line and since then i have had no problems with either my knee or hip, thus avoiding potential surgery. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire practice, all the staff are charming and couldn't be more helpful. Worth every penny for a pain free life. Many thanks to all the staff.read more
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