At Cavendish Health Care & Mobility, we’ve spent time sourcing the best chairs available. It’s extremely important that you buy a chair that suits your posture, otherwise, it can cause more harm than good as outlined below.
Our tailor-made service enables you to have your ideal chair with the most suitable dimensions, recline action, cushioning and fabric. That’s why we’ve put together a series of useful guides showing why getting the seat height, depth, width, and softness is essential to good posture and pressure relief.
With these of these guides, we hope that you’ll be able to make an informed decision on the right product for your needs.
The correct seat height should make rising easier for the user. As a general rule, the higher the chair the easier it should be to get up from.
It’s also extremely important to make sure that the feet never dangle, and that the height is in proportion to the length of the lower leg – if this isn’t correct it could cause the sitter to experience severe pressure problems and/or discomfort.
Having the correct seat depth will eliminate the need for extra pillows or cushions to bolster the user in position.
Legrest length plays an important part in overall seat depth measurement. The user’s heel should just roll over the edge of the leg rest pad.
A correct seat width will give the user a supported posture. If the seat is too wide it can be difficult to maintain posture. On the other hand, a chair that’s too narrow could hinder the user’s ability to sit back in the chair.
Once the correct backrest height is achieved the back of the head will be supported when sitting or lying in the chair. If done incorrectly, the head will hang over the top of the backrest causing the user to slide forward.
Having the correct armrest height will help the user’s arms to rest naturally on the armrest with the shoulder in a neutral position.
· Chair arms that are too high will cause neck & shoulder pain
· Chair arms that are too low will cause drooping and dragging on the shoulders.
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If you've read these guides or just want to talk to a member of our team, you can call us on 02392 255 600 for Waterlooville or on 01803 220 378 for Torquay. In both showrooms, we have a wide selection of seating options for you to test.
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