Orthopedic Office Chairs

Orthopedic Office Chairs for chronic lower back pain

An Orthopedic office chair is designed to provide your spine and skeletal system with the best possible support. These chairs have all the features of a highly rated ergonomic chair, with a stronger focus on back supportWhat is an orthopedic chair and how does it differ from an ergonomic one? Orthopedic chairs may be endorsed by a medical professional or organisation.

What is an Orthopedic Office Chair?

Orthopedic office chairs alleviate the impact of sitting on existing medical pre-conditions of the lower back. These chairs are recommended for anyone with chronic lower back pain.

Orthopedic chairs are expertly crafted seating solutions meticulously engineered to offer essential support, comfort, and relief to individuals experiencing orthopedic conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, or other physical challenges. These chairs are frequently prescribed or endorsed by healthcare experts to alleviate existing lower back pain, enhance proper posture, and elevate overall comfort for individuals grappling with a range of orthopedic concerns.

orthomax orthopedic office chair
OrthoMax Orthopedic Office Chair

Orthopedic office chairs are designed to provide support and comfort for anyone with existing musculoskeletal disorders. Typical examples include chronic lower back pain, coccyx pain, sciatica, arthritis, and other conditions that require the specialised support and adjustability only available on an orthopedic chair.

Orthopedic chairs encompass the complete design elements found in ergonomic office chairs, and both chair categories promote dynamic sitting. Ergonomic chairs typically have a synchronous (synchro) mechanism, whereas an Orthopedic chair will have a Free-Float swivel mechanism.

The primary difference between orthopedic and ergonomic office chairs hinges on the unique Free-Float Swivel Mechanism found exclusively in orthopedic chairs, providing heightened flexibility and personalised adjustments for your seated position.

A Free-Float mechanism allows for greater adjustability

Do you need an Ergonomic or Orthopedic Office Chair?

Before deciding on an ergonomic or orthopedic office chair, the first question you need to answer is whether or not you have any medical preconditions, specifically musculoskeletal issues of the spine. If so, then an orthopedic chair will probably be the better option. If not, then either chair type will be suitable.

Most office chairs are crafted with the “average” individual in mind, catering to the needs of the majority but not everyone. For example, a short person may find that a standard chair is too high and the armrests are too far apart. A tall person on the other hand, may require a deeper seat and higher backrest. 

Investing in a well-designed office chair can significantly improve your comfort and productivity while reducing the risk of musculoskeletal issues. Understanding the differences between ergonomic and orthopedic chairs will allow you to make an informed decision and select the chair that best suits your needs. 

Ergonomic and orthopedic office chairs are designed for the “average” person. There is no, and will never be, a one-size-fits-all.

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