We spend more time seated at work than at any other time in our lives. Our bodies were built for movement; sitting for extended periods of time without the correct seating can be detrimental to our health, including the onset or worsening of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).
A well designed ergonomic chair will:
• Minimise pressure on muscles and joints
• Increase blood flow
• Prevent muscle deterioration
It will also improve staff’s energy levels and motivation, and ultimately productivity.
MSD can develop through a culmination of factors, a major contributor being ‘Poor seated posture’. It was responsible for 8.9 million lost working days by 507,000 workers in the last year alone in the UK . 45% of those workers developed upper limb or neck disorders, debilitating both physically and mentally*.
A headrest has two purposes:
• Supporting both the back of the head and the upper neck, reducing tension in the shoulders and upper torso.
• Encouraging good posture and avoid forward head syndrome where the neck muscles shorten and thicken causing headaches and arm pain.
*Source – Labour Force Survey (estimates of self-reported MSDs caused or made worse by work, 2016-17).
Everyones spine is a unique shape, and because we all have a different contour it is important that the Lumbar support system can adjust to our own spine. We supply models within a performance scale from fixed support of the lumber spine to multi directional support either side of the spine.
Supporting arm weight minimises stress to the spine and requires a flexible range of adjustability to accommodate all uses.
Height – Reduces muscle stress on the upper back, neck and shoulders.
Forward tilt – accommodates user physique, desk footprint and nature of tasks.
Width – necessary to optimise arm rest support for users of different shapes and sizes.