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I would urge Dr Phil Peverley (and other GPs) to reconsider the use of Billy Elliot-style posture stools (Columnists, May 7).

I have used one for many years and find it ideal for consulting. It not only provides you with a comfortable back but also can provide a low seat for examining and talking to children (by sitting on the lower section), and a convenient way to inject knees using the anterior approach ­ the patient puts their foot on the lower section and this brings their knee into a convenient position, as well as other variations of these.

The only downside is that it tends to wear the toes of your shoes as these sit on the ground behind you as you kneel on the lower pad.

Make sure you get one with five castors. My first one had only four and caused great amusement when I pushed backwards and the castors were aligned to allow the whole chair to tip over and dump me on the floor.

Dr Michael Blackmore

Ringwood, Hants

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