Seating - guide to improved posture
The Principles of Ergonomic
Ergonomically shaped stools
and chairs are designed to give
maximum support, comfort and the
ideal sitting position. Benefits for
the seated practitioner include
maintaining an ergonomic sitting
position and healthy spine.
From the many articles
documenting research and studies
into posture seating the general
consensus of ergonomic experts is
that in terms of posturally healthy
sitting and maintaining a healthy
spine we should maintain a moderate
level of the natural or inward
curvature of the lumbar region of
the spine to give a proper sitting
posture that incorporates the
natural curves of the spine and
therefore doesn't put harmful stress
on your back.
Choose from our ergonomic stools and
including saddle seats, contoured and tri-shaped seating follow the principles of ergonomic
The right chair for proper sitting posture will give you maximum
spinal support and correct sitting posture. Used
together with specially designed supports such as the adjustable
torso/arm support the shaped stool becomes an ideal seating
solution, addressing both mobility and health issues for the
busy practitioner or technician.
our Practitioner Chairs offer the following features
which can assist with a healthy sitting position 1. A
height adjuster to keep your hips higher than your
knees. 2. Armrests which support your arms but take
pressure off your neck and shoulders. 3. Lumbar back
support that pushes your low back forward slightly,
supporting your normal lumbar curve.
Seating with a double curvature seat
pad moulded to the seated body form
to give added comfort and support
for the operative.
The curved cushion pads
unique shape lessens pinching of the
nerves in the hips, thighs and
buttocks to avoid numbness and
impaired blood circulation and
prevent the muscles in the buttocks
and the back of the thighs from
Can be combined
with an arm/ torso support.
are specifically designed to allow
unrestricted blood circulation to
The shape of the seat can help
prevent upper leg impingement during
long procedures as it does not impact on the underside of
thighs when seated. Also ideal
for the operative who needs to work
close to the patient as the front
edge of the seat is cut away to
encourage the legs to drop sideways
rather than reaching forward. Can be combined
with an arm/ torso support.
Saddle Seats & Medi Saddle Seats
Saddle shaped Stools and Chairs are designed to promote
optimal seated posture and give maximum support when seated.
On the saddle shaped seat your bodyweight is automatically
distributed more evenly, providing a more natural balanced
seated posture. The wider stance required by sitting on a
saddle shaped seat ensures your thighs are apart and
pointing downwards keeping the body balanced and your pelvis
rotated forwards and permits the pelvis to be held securely
in its natural position. The knees are naturally positioned
lower than your hips and your feet rest on the floor on both
sides of the body. This allows the lower back and upper body
to find a relaxed, natural posture.
It is commonly regarded
that widening the angle between the trunk and thighs in a
seated posture can be beneficial in improving the shape of
the spine, making it more like the natural S-shape in a
standing posture. n.b. Multi angle pelvic positioning is
provided by our
As the upper body stays more relaxed, muscle tension can be
Can help reduce pain in the lower back and help relieve common
posture problems such as slouching and rounding of the lower
Can help to alleviate neck and shoulder pain and to decrease
pain and fatigue associated with muscular tension.
Can promote good arm-hand control and help reduce work related
upper limb disorders e.g pain/aching in wrists, arms and
shoulders associated with regional musculoskeletal disorder (R-MSD),
cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) and repetitive stress injury (RSI)
Improved circulation to the lower extremities, resulting in,
among other things, less fatigue.
Provides for greater mobility - it is easy to move around on the
chair, reach for items, and getting on and off the chair is
are comfortable, and provide a wide range of adjustments
to help find the most natural, comfortable
memory foam layer can be ordered to add extra comfort if seated for long periods
of time. This temperature sensitive foam moulds to the user
giving pressure-free support without detracting from the
benefits of the shaped seat.
There can be a short transition period to adapt to a totally
different way of sitting on a shaped style of
seat and we suggest to allow a period of two weeks to allow your
body to adjust.
Users tell us that they tend to find posture and other problems
can be helped after only a few weeks of use.
On a saddle style of seat tight skirts are not
possible due to the wide stance required.
Your Perfect Tailor Made Posture
bespoke manufacture service offers
many options and extras to modify
your seat to meet your own needs.
You can tailor your ideal seat
with additions available to order on
your chosen stool or chair including
anatomic memory foam padding,
varying height configurations, arm
rest and torso supports and a
pneumatic foot control for hands
free height adjustment.
There is also an extensive
free colour choice
of hydrophobic and anti-microbial vinyl coverings, or you can
black leather hide covering.
You are welcome to telephone and discuss your
requirements with one of our advisors who are happy to
give guidance or technical advice on specifications and
features just call 0121~332~1850
Trial Your Posture Seat...
On a selection of our saddle
stools we also offer all our Dental
Customers the option of a 10 Day
Money Back Trial.
Our trial includes a saddle made to your order specification
including any optional extras
you want to try out in your own practice environment for 10
working days with no obligation. We arrange delivery and
collection to and from your doorstep for a small trial fee which
is refundable if you keep your saddle.