How to choose the seat you need

Our chairs are designed with many factors to help you get in and out of a chair but finding the right seat for you will depend on a number of factors, your height, body shape along with any specific issues affecting your mobility.  Ask the opinion of an occupational therapist for specific advice.

 

Generally speaking, clinical research has shown that a higher seat nearly doubles the success rate of getting in and out of a chair by yourself (yes really) which is why we have helped so many people.

 

The drawback is that if it’s too high and your feet won’t touch the floor, your legs and lower back may become uncomfortable. 

 

It may be less of an issue if you only sit for short periods of time though.

 

One way to overcome this is by using a footstool. It has to be light enough to kick out of the way otherwise it may be perceived to be a trip hazard.

This is a way to approach measuring what would be right for you.

Seat height:

Maybe measure a favourite chair from floor to seat height. This is often a “good “ height to use. Allow an inch for a cushion. You’ll probably end up with a seat height anywhere from 18 ¾” to 20” for Women and a bit higher for men. But everyone is different and we make exactly what you need.

Seat depth:

Our depth is pretty much right. Of course, some will want a deeper seat. Do you need to put a cushion on the back too?

Armrest height:

This is a crucial part of getting out of the seat. 8” is our height from the seat to top of the armrest. Remember, if you add more cushions then this will reduce the impact of the armrest height.

Footrest:

Would a footrest help? Would a kick bar at the front help? A kick bar normally gets in the way so we don’t use them normally.

Please use this guide to help and of course, our team is ready to chat and help you by phone or email.