In today’s modern world, people are gradually being forced to spend greater periods of time sitting down and over recent years there has also been a dramatic increase in the frequency and volume of back pain. Restricted physical movement, poor posture, stress, non-ergonomic furniture and an unhealthy lifestyle have all been cited as important factors contributing to back pain.

It has therefore become increasingly important for employers and their personnel to assess the job function they are undertaking. The longer a person spends seated at their place of work, then the greater their need for a chair that will adapt to their own individual requirements. Posture is maintained by the subtle balance of pairs of muscle groups throughout the body, working in harmony to retain any desired stance. However any posture, good or bad, which is sustained for prolonged periods will lead to static muscle loads and the risk of long term injury.

A dynamic posture is beneficial because the muscles have the opportunity to alternate between action and relaxation, thereby improving the blood supply and the subsequent transport of energy to and removal of toxins from these important muscle groups. It is, in part, this reduction in muscle fatigue that results in the improvement in seating comfort