Choosing the correct chair
A correctly selected specialist or riser recliner chair means it should fulfil a person’s size, pressure and posture requirements. If the chair is not right, this can affect not only comfort but can potentially cause a person’s condition to become worse.
Buying a specialist chair is a significant investment for most people, so it is important to make sure that the correct chair is chosen. If you are not familiar with how to assess correctly, we recommend you seek professional advice from an occupational therapist or trained seating assessor – however, the Chair Selector Tool can be used to quickly assess which chair might be appropriate for your service user’s needs. The tool is designed to be used as a guide only and should form part of a professional assessment by a trained and competent person.