Will a kneeling chair help me?
If you sit for short periods of time and suffer with back pain, a kneeling chair may be the answer.
Humans are designed to stand up. Sitting down in the traditional way raises the knees and closes off the pelvic angle (between the spine and the thighs), causing the lower back (lumbar) to stretch and come out of its natural curve. This increases the strain on your spine and causes the muscles in the lower back to spasm as they try to get back into the neutral position.
The concept of the kneeling chair is to open up the pelvic angle so that the spine is in its natural 'S' shaped curve, helping to reduce back pain. Our most popular kneeling stool is the Variable Balans and is the original design of Kneeling Chair created by Peter Opsvik in the 1970s. It remains highly popular with people who find conventional office chairs uncomfortable. The chair works well for all types of sitting office working being the most popular, around the home it's great for providing a different way of sitting e.g. in the dining room, playing the piano, reading a book or watching TV. It encourages a healthy dynamic seating posture, allowing users to vary the way you are sitting quickly and easily. Take a look at the following kneeling chairs to see the concept in more detail.