Kneeling chairs - Shape Seating

Will a kneeling chair help?

 


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.


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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Variable Kneeling Chair REVIVE 164 Grey

From £289.00 £260.10 (£216.75 +VAT) Save 10%

The Original Kneeling Chair​: Grey Fabric, Natural Ash Frame Solid Ash with curved runners for active movement. The...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Variable Kneeling Chair REVIVE 144 Light Grey

From £289.00 £260.10 (£216.75 +VAT) Save 10%

The Original Kneeling Chair​: Light Grey Fabric, Natural Ash Frame Solid Ash with curved runners for active movement. ...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Variable Kneeling Chair REVIVE 634 Red

From £289.00 £260.10 (£216.75 +VAT) Save 10%

The Original Kneeling Chair​: Red Fabric, Natural Ash Frame Solid Ash with curved runners for active movement. The...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Variable Kneeling Chair REVIVE 194 Black

From £289.00 £260.10 (£216.75 +VAT) Save 10%

BEST FOR KNEELING: The Original Kneeling Chair​: Black Fabric, Natural Ash Frame Solid Ash with curved runners for...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Thatsit with Back

From £875.00 (£729.17 +VAT)

PRICE REDUCED FOR 2017. Thatsit balans is based on the original concept of the Variable Kneeling Chair. By adding an...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Varier Wing

From £699.00 (£582.50 +VAT)

The Varier Wing balans® promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and powers of...

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  • Pain/Problem
    • Lumbar Pain lumbar-pain-3 The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.
    • Coccyx Pain coccyx pain 2 The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column in humans and apes.
    • Neck & Shoulder neck shoulder 3 The neck is the body part between the head and torso.
    • Sciatic Pain sciatic-pain-2 The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans and other animals. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb.
    • Pelvic Pain pelvic pain 2 The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk, between the abdomen and the thighs, or the skeleton embedded in it.
    • Spinal Curvature or Pressure spinal curvature Spinal curvature is when there's abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • Lumbar SupportNullam cursus, libero quis faucibus euismod, metus justo pellentesque tortor, at auctor nisi ipsum sit amet libero. Vivamus vehicula luctus consequat. Quisque iaculis, ante eget semper semper, nisi ipsum egestas libero, id sagittis nulla nisi vitae velit.

Varier Multi

From £569.00 (£474.17 +VAT)

An all round chair with tilting seat and leg cushion. Unlike the Variable, the Multi is static, but its design encourages...

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