Affordable Ergonomic Chairs…They Do Exist
So often at Ergoprise we are asked to help recommend a chair for an individual. The request is usually followed with the statement, “I can only spend between $299-$499” so I doubt that the chair will be ergonomic. I quickly reassure the person that we carry affordable, true ergonomic chairs.
The term ergonomic is not regulated and is often listed on a label so the user thinks it is valid. Here is an easy understanding for the definition of the phrase ergonomic; the equipment works for the person, as opposed to the person contorting their body to fit the equipment.
In the case for a chair, it is very important to have certain components that are provided as part of the offering. I consider the decision of choosing options for the chair similar to the experience of visiting a car or home showroom. Would it be nice to have all the bells & whistles; most definitely, yes. However, are all of the options necessary? The answer is no.
When considering what to opt for in a chair, one must address if he or she is in discomfort. If so we recommend that the person seeks an examination from a health care provider (physician, chiropractor, physical or occupational therapist). There are five specific features I always recommend for a chair, regardless of the budget. #1 An Adjustable Back, this can be achieved by either a mechanism that has a ratchet back or an independent lever or paddle that allows the back to be adjusted. It is quite important to have the back supported (this includes the cervical, thoracic & lumbar regions). #2 Height adjustable arms, often on many chairs the arms do not go low enough. #3 Width Adjustable Arms, on many chairs (both inexpensive & expensive) the arms do not have the ability to be width adjustable. It is really important that arms are as close to body. Specifically for petite individuals, since most arms are too wide for their frame. #4 Seat Depth Adjustment (also referred to as a seat slider). If one has the back of their knees pressed against the front edge of the chair it can cause pain and restrict circulation. Conversely if the knees are several inches away from the edge of the seat, the lower back is not being supported. The seat depth adjuster/seat slider allows the individual to adjust the seat to his or her correct location. A good rule to measure if the seat depth is correct, an individual should have 2-4 fingers spaced from the front edge of the chair to the back of the knees. #5 The Weight Limit of the chair. If youweigh more than 250 lbs. this should be dispelled when deciding upon the chair. Most chairs are weight rated to 250 lbs. If one purchases a chair that is not equipped to hold their weight, the chair can break and the individual can become hurt. The warranty of the chair will be voided should the user weigh more than what it is rated.
Lifetime Warranty Eurotech assures you of total customer satisfaction: * Eurotech warrants to the original purchaser all components for the life of the product with the exception of upholstery and foam, which will be warranted for five years. * Eurotech warrants to the original purchaser that all parts will be free from material defects. Eurotech will repair or replace, at its option, any unaltered components. * Customer's own material is NOT warranted. * Warranty is limited to a forty hour work week, 250lb. weight limit. * The warranty is limited to replacement of repair and does not cover cost of transportation and labor. There are no other warranties expressed or implied other than those specifically described. * Eurotech shall NOT be liable for consequential or incidental damage arising from any product defect.
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