HSL want to change the way people think and feel about comfort. To do this we perform a 7-Point Seating Assessment™, designed and taught by Occupational Therapist, Julie Jennings Dip COT HCPC. Julie has been working closely with us at HSL to ensure our Comfort Specialists can deliver a non-contact 7-Point Seating Assessment™. This makes sure we don’t compromise your comfort or the solution we can provide.
At HSL we don't believe that one size of chair fits all...
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.
Poor posture, which stems from many root causes, can trigger a wide range of medical and lifestyle issues; from back, neck and shoulder pain, to increased stress and fatigue.
If left untreated, its strain on muscles and soft tissue can lead to long-term ill-health.
In order to help you find the best CleverComfort™ designed chair and sofa, we have developed a unique 7-Point Seating Assessment™.
Working with our Comfort Specialists to carefully assess your unique needs will ensure that each part of your body is properly supported, giving you unrivalled comfort.
Visit your local Comfort Store today or make an appointment with one of our Home Visit teams to learn more.
Bottom in the right spot
The right seat height
Getting the right width
Keeping a level head
Elbows to fingers
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.
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.
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.
All backs are different, so make sure the curve in the chair follows and supports the curve of your back.
When the neck is supported correctly, the head is not forward or too high above the back of the chair.