What happens to your spine when sitting? - Corporate-chair-blog

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Since the early 1990’s we have been joint consulting with many Ergonomists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists to create pain free workplaces that drive positive culture and performance, with a guaranteed return on investment.

Our insights have come from extensive real life experience working with Corporates, Government Departments and Not for Profit Organisations across Australia. We will release one Insights article a month from July 2018.

What happens to your spine when sitting?

on July 1, 2018 | 2 minutes read

Inadequately designed office chairs are leading to serious health implications for individuals and major costs to businesses annually in Australia. Sitting in a poorly designed office chair causes the spine to loose its equilibrium, making correct posture impossible. As a result, spinal muscles are forced to work harder in order to maintain balance. This significantly increases static muscle work. Over time, muscle fatigue may cause muscular discomfort and potential spasms.

At the same time, the healthy curve in the lower back flattens, which causes the lumbar discs to compress. Also, as only the outer rings of the disc have pain sensitive nerve endings, it is possible to be unaware of damage until it is well underway. If you continue to sit on an office chair with little or incorrect support, the risks of long-term health issues are greatly increased.

Corporate Chair Systems manufacturers Real™ Ergonomics corporate seating, making it possible to enjoy the positive benefits of the seated posture while safe-guarding your employees from the health impacts of back pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders. Real™ Ergonomics is a certification program that has been created to accurately define the suitability of ergonomic chairs to the application and environment.

We make a wide range of fully adjustable, preventative chairs to suit all shapes and sizes and we work with each Client to match the right chair to your workplace seating needs. View our extensive range of Ergonomic.

Poor posture is the underlying cause of many Musculoskeletal Disorders that are treated in Australian businesses every day. It’s why our services go beyond the installation of the right chairs for your project. We have ongoing resources for your organisation to ensure the benefits of purchasing the correct Ergonomic office chair will be enhanced by employees receiving posture awareness, training and support. Each of our chairs is backed by our industry leading Lifetime Guarantee removing all risk when you purchase chairs from us.

Watch our fascinating video showing what happens to the spine when sitting.

At Corporate Chair Systems, our capabilities are unique in the Australian market, providing a true end to end service for your business. We are passionate about creating high performance chairs that are functional in their purpose and creative in their design.
To find out more about how we can help match the right office chairs to your staff and organisational needs, please contact us.