9. Objective Assessment – Importance of Chair Measurements

Due to the variability among people it is acknowledged that a universal seating position is not practical and an individual assessment and prescription is recommended.

Why do we need to assess?

We also need a baseline upon which to measure the effectiveness of any prescribed specialist seating during the review process.

Incorrect chair measurements can disrupt an individual’s posture, regardless of whether they have any known damage to the body systems. This video discusses the importance of ensuring the chair is set-up for the individual and how best to measure their dimensions during the assessment process.

Visit our Health section to read more about postural challenges and how to address them, or visit out Info Centre to read more on the importance of chair set-up. Also, keep an eye out for other videos in our series that look in to specialist seating prescription.

Disclaimer: Ensure the assessment and prescription is completed by an experienced and qualified professional who has the competence and confidence required. Or contact us to book a free no-obligation assessment with our own seating assessors.