Choosing a chairThere are many ergonomic chairs available. Making your choice between the plethora of manufacturers and optional extras can be difficult.
We can often suggest suitable chairs for a variety of 'conditions', which could be as simple as your frame and build being outside the range that is perceived as 'normal', or which could be a particular medical condition.
Please do contact us if you would like an informal chat about your needs, or you are most welcome to make an appointment visit our showroom to try a variety of chairs.
We have also provided a little information here regarding frequently seen conditions and chairs that may be suitable.
I want a chair for a few people to shareA good office chair can make a big difference to productivity. In a hot desk area, or where different people may use the same chair, choose one that can be adjusted easily and quickly.
Have a look at the Lundia Ergo 1 , Lundia Ergo 2 , Enjoy Mesh Chair
For more options visit the Office and Task Chairs section.
We can provide a simple chair adjustment poster to encourage your staff to set their chair up properly. Give us a call or email us to discuss this.
I am suffering from tailbone (coccyx) painChoose any of the chairs that have an option of a coccyx cut- out or coccyx comfort zone. If your medical practioner expects this to be a temporary condition, you may want to consider a seat wedge with a coccyx cut out instead of a new chair. Most of the ergonomic chairs are available with a coccyx cut out, or you may benefit from a memory foam seat. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the options.
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As an alternative, and if you can accommodate the higher sitting position, you may like to try a divided saddle stool such as the Salli Swingfit or the Salli Multiadjuster
I have pain in my neck and shouldersChoose a chair with a neckrest, for when you lean back in your chair. Armrests will also help reduce the strain on your neck and shoulders. Make sure they are adjusted correctly, which for most people will be level with the elbow, when the arm is bent at ninety degrees with the shoulder being relaxed.
You may also find that hunching over a laptop, or leaning forward to see the screen, is actually the cause of your neck pain. Make sure your screen is at a comfortable distance away from you, which for most people is about an arm's length. It may be worthwhile having your eyes tested.
Using a laptop with a laptop raiser, separate keyboard and mouse should also help your posture and reduce or eliminate your neck pain.
I have mid-back painChoose a chair with an adjustable lumbar support and/or thoracic lumbar pump for mid to lower back pain. The shape of the chair back may also make a difference, and we recommend you try sitting in good quality ergonomic chairs with different shaped backrests, to find what suits your back shape best.
The Orangebox Flo range has an adjustable lumbar pump and the option of an adjustable thoracic pump.
The RH range has chairs with an adjustable lumbar pump, as do the Lundia Ergo 1 and Lundia Ergo 2 chairs
You will find them at Ergonomic chairs for mid-back pain
I have pain in my lower back or hipsA chair with good pelvic support may be suitable. The Axia range hugs the lower back and hips.
You will find them in both our Ergonomic Chairs and or Office Chairs ranges.
I am tall and find most chairs uncomfortableTall people can experience pain at work if they have to hunch over a non-adjustable desk. Try the Axia chairs, RH 400 with an XL seat, Orangebox Flo or Zentosmart chair.
Alternatively, if you weigh over 150kg you may prefer a Heavy Duty Chair
I am petite and find most chairs uncomfortableIt is important that there is a gap of around two fingers width between the back of your knee and the chair edge. So you may need to look for a chair with a smaller seat depth, as well as a backrest that can be adjusted down from the mid-range position.
The seat on the Lundia Ergo 1 chair can be repositioned to make it shorter.
The Adapt Range can be modified to suit your dimensions.
I find sitting for a while uncomfortableIf you have the room and the budget, an electric height adjustable sit-stand desk combined with a perching stool or more comfortable office chair may be the answer. With this, you can easily change your working position from sitting to standing, without losing productivity.
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I'm pregnant and uncomfortable in my normal office chairYou may feel more comfortable if your seat allows your bump more room.
The Axia 2.3 offers excellent pelvic and hip support which can be particularly helpful during pregnancy.
If you're looking for a quick inexpensive fix, you could try a seat wedge, perhaps with a coccyx cut out. This will increase the angle between your hips and your knees.
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I have very special requirementsIf you have very specific requirements, for example a seat with a horizontal split in the middle or a backrest with one section with less padding, we should be able to help. The The Adapt Range can be modified to suit your requirements, and we have indeed supplied chairs with the modifications outlined above, amongst many others.
Please give us a call or send an email so we can discuss how we can help you.