Alternative Sitting

Chairs for work and activity

Sitting to work, to perform a task, requires an active, balanced sitting position. This is more than a question of minimising postural strain: the spine/trunk must be balanced if the hands and arms are to work freely.

The task may be writing by hand, using a computer, sewing by hand or with a machine, creating a sculpture or painting on silk. Any seated task which involves the free use of hands and arms requires a chair or stool which allows us to work efficiently and without strain.

Most chairs – and this includes almost all so-called work chairs – hold us away from the work and encourage us to slouch.

The choice of a work chair needs care. It is likely to be worth contacting us to discuss your needs.

For illustrations and further information, please refer to the downloadable publications available from our Library section.