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I am often asked whether the right chair for me is suitable for me when I visit a CEO or a telephone operator. While I can offer my opinion about what a great chair looks like, a physiotherapist may have a different opinion.

Back Height

A chair’s back height is the amount of support it provides for your back. The support of a mid-back chair is just below the shoulder blades. A strong focus on the lumbar region is required. The shoulders are supported by a high-back chair. A Extra High Back chair offers upper back support. You may also find a Headrest to support your head. You should choose the Back Height that is most comfortable for you if you have back problems. Medium back is the best for lower back problems. For Shoulder problems, high back is best.

Back Shape Square or Oval

The back shape is usually aesthetic. However, people often find that different back shapes mould to their bodies and provide more support. It all comes down to your preference for the chair and how comfortable it is.


Its back support is the most important feature of a chair. It is important to know how much and where it is located. Different chair and back styles will provide different support. The Lumbar (or lower back curve) should be prominent. Rest of your back should be slightly curved or moulded. Different back contouring can be more or less comfortable for everyone. Some chairs have depth adjustments, while others offer height adjustments for the Lumbar Support. You can adjust the height, depth and position of the lumbar support by sitting down in the chair. Then you can change the settings as necessary. The React, Empact and Seated Imprint Chair Ranges come with an adjustable AIR Lumbar Pump which can adjust the level. The back tension can be adjusted with the bExact and Orthopod Chair Ranges.

Mesh Vs. Upholstered

Here they said padded chair has a foam-moulded backrest and fabric upholstery. This chair has a curved back and provides lumbar support. Some upholstered chair backs can adjust their lumbar position with strapping, tension dials, or inflatable air supports. Most Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists recommend upholstered chair back support. Mesh chairs are a modern alternative to traditional seating and designers love their sleek design. For mesh chairs to be ergonomic, they must have a lumbar support that can be adjusted. Higher and deeper lumbar support levels, such as height and depth, provide better support. Because mesh chairs allow airflow, they are great for offices in warmer climates. Mesh chairs should be able to support upright work positions and can adjust for lumbar support so that they are comfortable for users.


This is the second most important consideration. The seat should be at least the length of your thighs when you are seated with your back against the support. The seat should not touch the knee or back joint. The gap should not be wider than 3 fingers. It is important that the seat does not exceed 3 fingers in width as this can cause pressure on the knee joint and make contact with the back. This could lead to blood loss/compression issues. If the seat is too long, the user may feel less supported while seated. A seat that is too long may cause the user to feel less supported at the legs. This can cause a feeling of perching or increased pressure on the mid-thigh. Another factor is the seat width. The seat width can be too narrow and the user could hang from the chair’s sides, creating pressure points.

Seat Moulding

Your chair’s seat should be made from high-quality High Density foam. Some chairs are made of moulded foam. It is important that the chair fits your bottom. Flat foam will mold to your body while others are made of flat foam. Modern technologies such as memory foam and gel seats enable the seat to be adjusted and changed according to individual preferences.

Synchro Swing Motion Vs Independent tilts

There are two types for chair movement: independent tilts and synchro/swing motion. Independent tilt allows you to adjust the angle of the backrest and the seat independently. This can be used in infinite ways. This is a good option for people with restricted back positions. The synchro (or swing mechanism) allows you to move the chair forward or backward when you are seated. The chair is also locked at certain angles by the synchro. You should ensure that the swing motion of the chair is smooth and that it locks in a stable and upright position. Check the position of the chair and the angle of the seat. These chairs allow you to move even while sitting.

Arms vs No Arms

The user can choose the type of armrests that they want for their chair. Armrests can be used by some people to help them move in and out of the chair, read, or support their arms in certain positions. There are armrests that can adjust in height or width. Modern armrests can be equipped with an adjustable arm pad. These allow for sliding forward and back and can be adjusted in either an angle or sideways. It is preferable to lock the arm pads movements.

Remember that not all workplaces allow armrests. Physiotherapists do not recommend that you use armrests on chairs as they may restrict the movement of the chair underneath or into your desk. Some users may also lean on the armrests, which can cause the spine to shift.

Chair Height

When choosing a chair, consider the height of your desk. It is important to know the height of your desk. The majority of desks are around 720mm high. However, others may be higher or lower. The chair should adjust the height of your desk. You can fit different heights of chairs. A small gas lift or high lift might be required if your desk is higher than average. If your chair doesn’t have a different height gaslift, you may be able attach other castors to raise or lower the chair.


Different-sized castors can help make your chair higher. Larger castors can also be easier to roll and are often heavy-duty rated. Different types of castors can be used to support different floor surfaces. Most office chairs come with standard carpet casters. They can be used on carpets. They can also be used on hard floors. Glides are feet which stop motion when pressure is applied. Pressure locking/releasing castors will unlock or lock the foot when pressure is applied.

When it comes to selecting an office chair, my biggest mistake is when buyers test it in a relaxed, relaxed posture and then say, “This is the chair for me!” This is a mistake. The primary purpose of office chairs is to support and cushion the user while they are “working”. Make sure you test the chair in your workplace position. It should be stable, locked, and provide great back support.

A chair’s ability to support your posture is the most important aspect. The right chair should be able to support your work posture. These are your main goals. These are the main goals.

Consider that if your chair is to be used in a larger company, you may need to follow OH&S guidelines or Facilities-based rules. Arms are not allowed in an office. All chairs should look the same.


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