HOW TO USE A KNEELING CHAIR We also have two really useful blogs. One is: 'The benefits of a kneeling chair' and 'The history of the kneeling chair' Have you ever used a kneeling chair before? If not you maybe wondering why they are so good and what the advantages are over a traditional ergonomic chair. In this video Lorna talks through the kneeling chair - what are the benefits to avoid back pain and how to use it properly without putting pressure on the knees. Sittingwell provide specialist back care advice and back support products as well as therapies from specialist back care experts Lorna Kennard, Craniosacral therapist and Sports Massage expert and Rachael Wall, McTimoney Chiropractor. For more advice and back care products, go to


B Guss72: Sometimes, I'll raise the angle a bit, and use the knee rest as a feet rest. Allows me to rest my shins, or to break monotony of keeping feet flat on the floor while using the knee rest as support). It feels like I still maintain the correct position, but am I? I've also read that position is good for bowel movements. What's your take? What's your take.

One of the things I love about kneeling chairs, is that you can literally feel yourself if you start to slouch, right away. Forcing you to correct your posture. But once you get used to it, that posture just comes naturally. And I think my shins are stronger now than before I started using this chair. lol

Also, what is your opinion of inverted sitting on kneeling chairs. Where you sit on the knee rest, and place your chest on the seat. I find this position pretty comfortable, and easy on my lower back. I can watch tv like this pretty comfortably. I don't do it all the time, as it is a little harder to get in and out of. But it's comfy.

Craig S: I swapped out my standard office chair for a kneeling chair and it made a big difference. I've fallen off 3 ladders and my lower back has bothers me sometimes.

Rick Rodrigues: I have a Flash Furniture kneeling chair (WL-SB-101-GG)solid wood construction. The quality is very good but I find when it is adjusted to the higher positions the distance between the vertical centers of the seat & knee pad get closer putting more pressure on the shin rather than the knee. That makes it uncomfortable over time for someone who is tall. These chairs should be designed for the knee pad to adjust forward when the higher seat positions are used thereby putting more of the load (pressure) closer to the knee. In math. theory when your thigh is at a 60 deg. angle with the vertical line half the weight of your upper body is transferred to your knee/shin. Because I have sciatic pain in my left butt & down my left leg, for some relief I must extend my left leg out straight after sitting for more than 20 minutes or so keeping my right leg on the knee pad for support. I'm having mixed feelings about the benefits of these chairs in general but still hope that in some way it will help with the pain.

THE THREE NERD BOMBERS: Every school should have these, they are sooo comfortable!

Carl Warren: I'm close to 7 ft which chair would be best for me?

LEMON & GINGER CITRUS &Zingiber: looks good usage is making sitting heavy weight and real back pain people to expereince in video footage kindly submit and upload videos

DJ Alixer: Thanks for the video! Very useful

Natalie Yeates: Thanks for the information on sitting properly. My employers have just purchased a kneeling chair for me, but I have tender shins. I see I have been relying on my knees too much. :) From today, I will be sitting as per your instruction.

Debbie Hemsworth: Hi, I am a Hair Extension Technician, would this be helpful to me. I am 5'2". Thanks

Clement Cheung: What are the 'sitting bones' to which she is referring?

Taeyeon Snsd: How to sit properly in class? I notice myself keep on slouching as time goes by. I cant keep on sitting straight for a long time. And how to fix posture while sitting?

Miss Anthrope: I am seriously interested in purchasing a chair like this for when I am at work. It seems like it would be tricky to get on and off the chair if I were wearing heels. What do you think?

Wm. Sturman: Greate review: I broke my neck in 3 places and was paralyzed from the neck down. Long story short, after 5-years and over 7000+ hours of physical therapy, I got back 90% of arms but remain 70-100% paralyzed from the chest down. The only part I can feel is my butt and back of my legs. Sitting causes TREMENDOUS PAIN! I have to be careful of preventing bedsores too. Do you think the kneeling chair with coxis cutout would help me in any way? Please provide me any answer or advice you think may be helpful? Cheers~
William ~

Sharone Brown: Thank you for the video! I had a compression fracture in T4 and T5 that was not discovered for 18 mnths after the injury. I have chronic pain and the accident was in 2011. Since 2012 I have worked my eight in a half hour tour kneeling on pillows due to the pain from sitting. I am in the process of purchasing this same chair and wanted to know if I should sit up straight (which aggravates the compression) or just lean forward while completing my reports? I was curious if anyone reading would have an suggestions?? Thank you!

Lilarose Davis: I would like to be able to see where the knees ended up in this video and where the ankles and feet are located.  I have a friend who does pedicures and she is very tall, probably 5'10 or more.  She has lower back problems and is still in her 20's.  I was hoping to suggest some kind of stool/chair that would straighten her back but still allow her to get close to a client's feet to work on them.  The chair would have to sit low on the floor to do this, and I think these kneeling chairs are meant for computer or table height use.  Someone could design a chair for my friend's needs (and the needs of many pedicurists) that would work to help their backs.

d0nj03: Your shin pads are too far from your body and this forces you to use them as "knee pads" by resting your kneecaps on them. No wonder you can't rest a comfortable amount of weight on them. If the chair you're showcasing were adequately adjustable you could use the forward pads as shin pads and you would be able to rest up to 30% of your weight on them no problem (which is the proper way to use a well-adjusted kneeling chair).

bjam70: Hi, I love this video. Is there an equivalent I can purchase in the United States? Thank you!

BK Nelson: Are these chairs less active than the Balans brand ones that look like they'd be more effective?

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