What requirements does an orthopedic office chair have to meet? On the one hand, orthopedic office chairs prevent back problems. On the other hand, an orthopedic desk chair should alleviate existing back problems. In this category you will find orthopedic office chairs from HARA CHAIR that meet these requirements. Our specialist advisors will be happy to help you find the right office chair for you.
The orthopedic concept from HARA STUHL
“How can chairs become more functional and healthier for people?” - HARA STUHL has been working on answering this question for a decade now. Traditional office chairs consist of the chair legs, the seat and the backrest. But a rigid base is often not enough to effectively distribute the entire weight of the upper body. Circulatory disorders in the pelvis and pain in the spine are favored. Statically squeezed between the seat and the backrest, the back stiffens. The deep connective tissue becomes caked, the fasciae stick together, the irritated nerves become inflamed. Pain and annoying back problems are the result. In the worst case, there is a risk of wear and tear on the joints.
Certain orthopedic conditions must therefore be taken into account when sitting. In addition to the body dimensions, this also includes any orthopedic symptoms - such as a herniated disc or a stronger hollow back. Even the angle of the pelvis differs between men and women (65 degrees for men, 85 degrees for women). The body sizes are also different. Regardless of the overall height of a person, the length of the legs and torso are always different. It is therefore very important that an office chair can be orthopedically adapted to its user. The seat surface, seat depth, headrest, backrest, back cushions and armrests of an office chair should always be individually adjustable.
The orthopedic multiplication table
Orthopedic office chairs are medical aids that make sitting easier or, in some cases, even make it possible in the first place. What you need to know about an orthopedic office chair:
What is orthopedics? The ancient Greek term "orthopedics" means upright, right and straight. The medical field of orthopedics deals with malformations and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
What does orthopedic office chair mean? The phrase "orthopedic office chair" expresses healthy, back-friendly sitting on a work chair. In this context, orthopedic means that the musculoskeletal system is given preventive support. Sitting on an orthopedic office chair prevents orthopedic ailments or makes sedentary work easier for existing orthopedic diseases.
For which orthopedic diseases is an orthopedic office chair recommended? An orthopedic office chair can be used as a medical aid in the event of an existing orthopedic condition such as a hollow back or after a herniated disc. An orthopedic office chair can also make long, sedentary activities easier or alleviate existing sitting discomfort in the case of orthopedic conditions such as Bechterew's disease or arthrodesis.
Do healthy people also benefit from an orthopedic office chair? The physique and dimensions of each person are individual. Even the skeleton of men and women is different. These anatomical features should also be taken into account when sitting. It is therefore important that an office chair can be adjusted orthopedically. In this sense, an orthopedic office chair is also useful for healthy people.
What are the characteristics of an orthopedic office chair? An orthopedic office armchair is optimally adapted to the body of the person sitting. The seat and back are designed in such a way that, among other things, they support the body's natural need for movement.
Attention, your orthopedic office chair should definitely have these additional functions:
A lumbar support in the backrest: The orthopedic lordosis support gives the lower back support. Also known as the lumbar support, the protruding cushion in the backrest supports the lumbar spine when sitting. Orthopedists refer to the natural curvature of the spine in the lower back as lordosis. If this curvature is more pronounced, it is called "hollow back" in orthopedic specialist jargon. An orthopedic backrest should therefore take the lordosis into account and offer support for the lower back region.
An orthopedic seat: A divided, dynamic seat enables moving sitting. Back pain is often a result of static rigid postures. If you sit motionless for a long time, you're doing your back a disservice. Orthopedists and physiotherapists have long recognized this. HARA CHAIR has also used this knowledge and developed the patented, split seat. This means that the office chairs from HARA CHAIR enable optimal orthopedic sitting. The flexible, movable seat modules allow more movement when sitting than any other chair.
The orthopedic office chairs from HARA STUHL have been designed according to the latest scientific findings with a double substructure. The weight of the upper body is effectively distributed through the patented "original mechanism". The seat of a HARA CHAIR moves vertically to the pool. As a result, the HARA system adapts to the ideal angle of the pelvis for men and women alike. This reduces the pressure on the pelvis and spine and significantly improves blood circulation. The stable and comfortable posture prevents back pain in the long term.
And there's more: the cushions on the split backrest also adapt to the back at the optimum angle. The two back modules are infinitely adjustable in height and can also be adjusted laterally in order to achieve the best possible support for the back.
Individual orthopedic back support
The split seat is integrated in all office chairs from HARA STUHL. Only the orthopedic back support differs. For example, the NIE and NWL models are not only equipped with a split seat but also with a split backrest. This is not the case with the ZEN-LS, ZEN and CAE models, whose compact backrests mainly provide orthopedic support for the lumbar region. The HARA CHAIR model ZEN-LS even has an integrated upholstery. This lumbar support relieves the lumbar spine. The ZEN-LS model is particularly suitable for people with a light to strong hollow back or after a herniated disc. The ergonomic shapes of the ZEN and CAE models also support the loins as well as the shoulders and are very comfortable due to their padding. The CAE model, an executive chair, is ideal for tall and heavy people to sit on thanks to its wide seat, high backrest and stable construction.
Which model “the” orthopedic office chair is depends on your personal requirements. The body weight plays a role as well as the individual symptoms. If you have already had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, you could benefit from a lumbar support. You can try for yourself at home with a rolled up towel or pillow whether you find the S-padding in the lower back comfortable.
Order your orthopedic office chair in the HARA STUHL online shop. Our staff will be happy to advise you and will contact you immediately by phone or email. Let us know your height and weight. And if you suffer from back problems, this information would also be relevant for choosing the right office chair.
We will check for you whether you have chosen the right HARA CHAIR model. We want to ensure that the model meets your ergonomic and orthopedic requirements. We will only send you your orthopedic office chair after a consultation.