WELLBACK kneeling chair

If you are considering an alternative ergonomic chair, consider the Wellback Kneeling Chair:





Wellback Kneeler

The benefits of the WELLBACK Kneeling Chair are profound:

  • Ensures a healthy posture
  • Reduces Lower Back and Neck Strain
  • Improves Muscle Tone
  • Improves Blood Circulation and Digestion
  • Improves Concentration
  • Increased Core Strength


So, what is the WELLBACK Kneeling Chair all about?

Despite the name, the knees do not bear all the weight when sitting on a kneeling chair.  The primary function of the knee-pad is to prevent the user from sliding off the forward-sloping seat.  Only approximately 20% of the bodyweight is supported by the shins (not the knees), to provide a second point of contact with the body’s weight distributed amongst the spine, thighs and shins.  As a result, the WELLBACK Kneeling Chair provides comfortable seating, whilst maintaining correct posture and alignment…..


The forward-sloping seat of the WELLBACK Kneeling chair allows the angle between the trunk and thighs to be increased, to ensure proper spinal alignment with minimal pressure on the lumbar intervertebral discs.   This greatly reduces back pain associated with sitting and as such, correct posture may be maintained. By opening the pelvis and lowering the knees in relation to the hips to create a 110 degree trunk-thigh angle, the disc pressure in the lumbar region of the spine is reduced by up to 35%, when compared to sitting in a traditional 90 degree trunk-thigh angle position.  This means the weight and compressive force of the upper body is distributed through the seat and the legs and reduces muscular strain normally required to maintain the body in an upright position.  Further, by reducing the pressure in the lumbar discs, the blood flow to these discs is improved, promoting healthier intervertebral discs.

Opening the pelvis not only enables correct spinal alignment and posture when sitting, it also improves breathing, circulation and digestion.  By re-positioning the shoulders and pulling the chest up and out, proper diaphragm breathing is encouraged and less pressure is placed on the heart, resulting in improved blood circulation.  Furthermore, digestion is improved as the internal organs of the abdomen experience less compressive pressure, when the pelvis is in this open position.

It is generally acknowledged that a poor seated posture may lead to fatigue, loss of productivity, headaches, aggravation of existing injuries and back problems.  By improving posture, spinal alignment and maintaining comfort, kneeling chairs encourage concentration and performance throughout the working day.

Pregnant women often find the WELLBACK chair to be extremely comfortable as the open pelvic position significantly reduces the pressure on the womb, particularly in later stages of pregnancy.

Continued use of a kneeling chair will increase muscle strength in the abdominals and back.  The use of these muscles is engaged when sitting on a kneeling chair, as there is no backrest, as evidenced in third world countries, where many people who do not use chairs, have retained the ability to sit upright, without back support.  These internal muscles of the pelvis and torso can be effectively toned by sitting autonomously on a WELLBACK kneeling chair.




The Wellback Posture Kneeling Chair, manufactured in South Africa for over 30 years, incorporates:-

• Sturdy steel frame with 50mm nylon castors for greater manoeuvrability
• Fully adjustable seat and knee pads, each with 3 height settings
• Durable upholstery fabric
• Automotive-grade, CFC-free moulded Polyurethane foam, for greater comfort and longer life
(click here: Innovation at Karo/Polyurethane Moulding/Why insist on Moulded Foam)
• Simple assembly (hyperlink to Assembly Instructions)
• Lightweight construction (8kg)
• 12 Month Warranty for total peace of mind

Q: I’ve suffered from back pain for a long time, will this product help?
A: The WELLBACK Kneeling Chair assists in recovering from chronic back pain issues, caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Those with bulging discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, neck pain and scoliosis have all benefitted from the way this product has improved their posture.
Q: Does it take a while to get used to this type of seat?
A: At first, sitting in this manner can take some time getting used to. Typically, users take 1 – 2 weeks and then, feel better than ever.
Q: I am a heavy-set guy. Will a kneeling chair support my weight?
A: The WELLBACK Kneeling Chair has a strong steel frame and is built with quality and durability in mind. It will support weights up to 120Kg.
Q: I am pregnant. Is this chair a good option for me?
A: Pregnant women often find the WELLBACK Kneeling Chair to be extremely comfortable as the open pelvic position significantly reduces the pressure on the womb, particularly in later stages of pregnancy.
Q: I’m tall, will the kneeling chair be suitable?
A: The WELLBACK Kneeling Chair is adjustable and can be adapted perfectly to the user, regardless of height…..


Q: Do you offer free shipping?
A: Yes, we offer free shipping to all major centres in South Africa. See Deliveries
Q: What is your return policy?
A: If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a full refund, within 14 days of receipt of the chair. See Returns Policy 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Q: How long will it take for the chair to be delivered?
A: Typically, delivery takes 5 to 7 working days.

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