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Our 7-Point Seating Assessment™

  • 1

    Bottom in the right spot

  • 2

    The right seat height

  • 3

    Seat depth

  • 4

    Getting the right width

  • 5

    Lumbar support

  • 6

    Keeping a level head

  • 7

    Elbows to fingers

Bottom in the right spot

The starting point is to make sure your bottom fits snugly into the back of the seat. When your bottom touches the back of the chair, your lower back, shoulders and neck are supported correctly.

 

The right seat height

For the most comfortable chair, the seat needs to be at the correct height to support your legs and back. Your feet should be flat on the floor and your knee forms a right angle. Sitting and rising will become a lot easier in a chair that is fitted correctly.

Seat depth

The correct seat depth should see your calves gently touching the leg rest.

Getting the right width

For the correct width, make sure you can sit comfortably with your arms resting on the arm rests. Too small a gap puts pressure on your hips; too large and your shoulders aren’t supported, causing you to lean to one side.

Lumbar support

All backs are different, so make sure the curve in the chair follows and supports the curve of your back.

Keeping a level head

When the neck is supported correctly, the head is not forward or too high above the back of the chair.

Elbows to fingers

Your forearms, wrists and hands should be fully supported by the chair arms, so your shoulders are in their natural resting position.

How we perform our 7-Point Seating Assessment™

When you visit one of our Comfort Stores or arrange a Home Visit, you will be in the caring hands of one of our skilled Comfort Specialists. Our experienced staff have been trained by independent Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings Dip COT HCPC, so they understand and can advise upon the importance of good posture and how it will benefit your overall comfort and wellbeing.

  • When you have identified a product that you like the look of, our Comfort Specialist will ask you to take a seat on one of the sizes we offer.
  • Our Comfort Specialist will have placed our 7-Point Seating Assessment™ Guide beside the chair or sofa for you to have to hand whilst they do the assessment.
  • The Comfort Specialist will talk you through the guide, explaining each point in detail. They will also demonstrate the relevant points on a chair or sofa which you can see.
  • This assessment is very personal to you, so the Comfort Specialist will ask you for some information throughout the assessment to make sure the product is supporting you as it should.
  • Depending on the information shared during the assessment, the Comfort Specialist will recommend the comfort solution best suited to you.

Visit your local Comfort Store today or make an appointment with our Home Visit team to learn more.

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