FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1.  The back doesn't look supportive enough.

It is specially designed around your spine to offer more support than the standard chair.  Unlike most broader backed chairs, it fits between your shoulder blades, opening up your chest and encouraging an upright posture rather than pushing you forward into a slouch.

The slim design also allows freedom of movement and supports your whole spine, from the lumbar curve to your upper back.

2.  The armrests are very far back

They have been especially designed to allow full access to the desk whilst providing you with vital support.  Unsupported arms cause a tonne of pressure on your back.  Historically physiotherapists starting advising chairs without armrests simply because they were placed too far forward on the seat and so stopped you from being able to bring the chair in close to the desk, causing a slouch forward to reach the keyboard and read the screen.  

Corrigo armrests are placed back in the seat, to encourage you to sit back, benefitting from the backrest removing pressure from your spine, the armrests further taking the weight of your arms off your back, and then allowing you to bring yourself in close to the desk, keeping everything within easy reach.  

3.  It seems very complicated to set up.

We provide fitting instructions by PDF, in case you want to adjust the chair in future.  There is also a card provided under the seat to record your individual settings, in case anyone borrows your chair and changes the settings.

4.  Should I have the seat at a forward or horizontal tilt (Libero model only)?

This depends on what is most comfortable for you.  For some it is beneficial to have it at a forward tilt, to take the pressure off the hips.  However, for others, with flexion related pain, it is better to have it at a horizontal position.  You will be the best judge.

5.  Should I have the chair on a free float or set backrest position

Again, this will depend on your individual condition.  For some it is beneficial to keep the chair on a free float as this will encourage blood flow.  For others, this can exacerbate the condition.  You will be the best judge.  If you are unsure, try both settings or talk to your physiotherapists or osteopath.

6.  How should I set the seat height?

The seat needs to allow your hips to be slightly higher than your knees, with your feet flat on the floor.  However, the armrests should also be positioned at 90o with the desk, with your shoulders relaxed.  If the seat therefore needs to be higher to allow this, use a footrest.  If lower, then you will need to try and raise the desk height if possible

7.  How do I know the best backrest height for me?

You should adjust the backrest height so that the lumbar support fits into the lower curve of your back comfortably.  Once it is in the correct position for your lower back curve, it will then hug the rest of your spine in the right place.  Inflate/deflate the lumbar support so it gently supports your curve without pushing it forward.