It’s tricky to know exactly what chair you should recommend to your clients because one size doesn’t fit all. When recommending an ergonomic chair, there are several key features and characteristics to consider to ensure that it provides comfort, support, and promotes good posture. So in this week’s episode, I put together key features you need to look for that’ll guarantee that you’re getting the best possible chair for your client.

Check out the snippets below:

→ [01:27] - Research and Product Knowledge - Make time to research various chair brands and their features so you’re ready to provide information about different options and their benefits when you do your assessment.

→ [05:02] - Build relationships with vendors in your area.

→ [08:18] - Lumbar Support - The lumbar support should be adjustable whenever possible.

→ [10:00] - Synchro-Tilt Mechanism - having this functionality in a chair promotes dynamic movement, enhancing comfort during prolonged sitting.

→ [12:48] - Multi-Tilt Functionality - this allows you to angle and lock the backrest into many different back positions.

→ [15:26] - Tension Control Mechanism - this feature controls the ease that you can do the Synchro-Tilt function and how much flexibility you have with your Free-Float function. The tension control knob should be adjustable to suit individual preferences.

→ [16:24] - Look for a chair with an adjustable seat height.

→ [16:57] - Seat Depth Adjustment - this allows users to customize the seat pan's depth to accommodate their thigh length, ensuring proper weight distribution and support.

→ [19:03] - Armrest Adjustability - When optimally set up, armrests are great at reducing upper extremity strain. 

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