Ergonomic Saddle Seat Chair & Stools News - Salli Australia

It has been both scientifically proven and experimentally shown that dental work is ergonomically challenging. Yet, the ergonomics can be at high level, if attention is paid on the environment and how the environment is used.

If you sit in a troublesome posture for the usual dozen hours a day and use digital devices, a few minutes of exercise cannot cure or prevent back pains and headaches.

The main cause of problems is that the usual poor posture stretches the ligaments between the vertebrae of the spine over time, and the vertebrae start to degenerate due to the continuous roundness of the back and neck. It is caused by the thighs that are in the front of the body. This tilts the pelvis backwards and the posture becomes round. Muscle tensions follow. On a traditional chair the situation is hopeless.

The important principle “use it or lose it” also applies to joint health.

Joints need regular and moderate exercise because only that effectively “lubricates” the joints, activates cell renewal, and strengthens muscles around the joints. We also need exercise and stretching that maintains the wide movement range of the joints.

At first glance, kneeling chairs look like a great alternative to the traditional office chair. They have a unique structure that provides support for your knees that face forward. The seat is slightly sloped to open up the hips and your knees are slightly dropped to allow for the natural S-shape in the spine.

But there are many downsides to using a kneeling chair........

The use of saddle seat chairs in the office has become way more prevalent recently. 

What people are finding is that while standing at a desk can help somewhat, it is also difficult to stand with good posture all day - in fact it is very easy to stand very badly. It is also difficult to stand for long periods of time. Saddle chairs can help!

Salli Saddle chairs provide a great solution to work in a good posture, as well as reducing tissue (and genital) pressure while sitting due to its split design.

Genital pressure from some saddle chairs can cause you to modify the way you sit, compromising your posture and reducing their effectiveness.

Like any tool at your disposal as a dental professional, it is important to use your chair correctly to get the best results. Here are some quick hints to help you achieve sitting happiness in a challenging environment!

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