Ergonomic Desk Chairs
Working in the home office? Sitting for long periods? Maybe it's time to invest in an ergonomic office chair, so you can avoid health problems like back, neck and shoulder pain.
On the Seated website, you can find a wide range of ergonomic chairs for the workplace and home office. The Seated range is made to suit the styling of any room - with different styles like mesh chairs, drafting chairs, high back chairs and chairs with a headrest.
The bExact Prestige High Back Chair is a crowd favourite, as it features our unique, world-first adjustable posture support system. Check out the full range of ergonomic chairs and find the right one for your home office.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an ergonomic chair?
In the office work place in Australia, task based work chairs have to meet Australian Standards.
An ergonomic chair should be fitted to suit the height of the user and have an adequate seat depth. It should have a height adjustable back support, to suit the users lower back and lumbar area. The chair should have the ability to tilt the seat base, either independently or in synchronicity. (Moving swing or synchro mechanism). The chair should also have a height adjustable gas lift to attain the height of fixed desks, and allow for height adjustable desks.
What to look for in an ergonomic chair?
The most important thing when selecting a chair is that it fits you. Too often people select chairs that are too big for them, or too small. The back height should suit the size of the user, and the height of support they want. A medium back for good lower back support, or a higher backrest for mid back and shoulder support. Some chairs also have a headrest option for neck and head support. The seat should be sized to be slightly wider than the hips, and when sitting with the bottom to the back of the seat and back in contact with the backrest, there should be a gap of approximately 3 to 4 fingers width between the front edge of the seat and the back of the knee (popliteal fossa). Some chairs come with an adjustable seat depth option.
The chair should have a height adjustable lumbar support, either a full ratchet back or sliding lumbar addition, and may also have the ability to adjust the level or depth of lumbar support, like an inflatable Air Lumbar Pump. Depending upon the mechanism of the chair selected, the backrest and seat should be angle adjustable, either independently (independent tilt mechanism) or in synchronicity, (Synchro tilt mechanism).
For more information read our blog, https://seated.com.au/choosing-an-office-chair-handy-hints-on-how-to-choose-the-chair-that-is-right-for-you/
Do ergonomic chairs work?
If an ergonomic chair is selected and sized for the user, it gives the user the ability to adjust themselves when seated into a recognised ergonomic working posture with the provision of adjustable back support. The chair allows the user to work comfortably and well supported in a variety of positions. This limits the chance of exposure to risk factors when sitting including. Sitting on a chair at the wrong height. Sitting on a chair that is not the correct size. Sitting on a chair without adjustable or adequate back support. Sitting on a chair without adjustable back angle or seat tilt. The correct use of an ergonomic chair removes these risk factors, and should allow the user to sit longer and more comfortably with a reduced risk of injury due to poor sitting posture.
Is an ergonomic chair good for back pain?
Chairs have become more ergonomic through the ages, due to the increased hours of sitting in the workplace with the introduction of computers and modern technology.
Recommendations for ergonomic chairs have been created to facilitate the construction of chair ranges that minimise the risk of causing issues from prolonged sitting including back pain. One of the main features of an ergonomic chair is the ability to adjust the backrest to suit the user. In its most basic form by adjusting the height of the lumbar support to suit the shape of the users back. To more advanced options, such as the addition of inbuilt lumbar air supports or adjustable back strapping to alter the shape and contour of the backrest especially in the Lumbar area.
Why are ergonomic chairs expensive?
This is a common misconception in the marketplace. Well known ergonomically recognised brands can be expensive, but general task based workplace and home office chairs are ergonomic, exceed Australian Standards and are competitively priced. A buyer should pick the price point that they feel comfortable buying in, and should be able to find a range of chairs available to suit there needs. At Seated we have ergonomic chairs that fit into budget, low, mid, and high end price points and also in our specialised custom designed chairs. Our highest selling ergonomic ranges include Imprint, Empact and React Chair ranges.
What is the best ergonomic office chair?
At Seated we believe everyone is an individual, and as such, different chairs suit different people. That is why we have a showroom stocked full of different chairs for our clients to try onsite, and we provide chair trials to businesses and Rehab referrals. We can recommend chairs to suit every person and every price point. Here are our favourite Chair ranges in each price point.
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