Back Chair FAQ

Learn more about the Back Chair.....

We believe that buying a back chair is an important investment and so to help you make the right choice we have put together a list of frequently asked questions.

What is a back chair?

A back chair is an ergonomic seat that has been specifically designed to care for your spine. There are a range of these types of chairs on the market but they can broadly be subdivided into 4 categories

Why is it important to have a back chair?

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that leads to workplace absence. Many researchers believe that poor posture may be one of a number of factors that can contribute to low back pain and so it is hardly surprising that an increasing number of people are looking for chairs that help maintain a good posture. Most of our customers for posture chairs fit into one of two groups. Firstly, there are the people who have back pain and are looking for furniture that will be comfortable to use and reduce the risk of further problems. Secondly, there are the individuals who want to reduce the risk of postural problems happening in the first place.

There are a wide range of back chairs on the market which can sometimes make it difficult to know which one to go for. One of the first steps to take is to find a good back chair retailer. Fluto Ltd runs a sitting clinic where you can try a wide range of our ergonomic chairs. There is also the option to trial some of our chairs over several days.

Will a back chair solve all my back problems?

Whilst sitting in a good position is a very good start, if you truly want to prevent or treat back pain you also need to take care of your body when you are not sitting. This means avoiding activities that aggravate your spine. We also highly recommend that you maintain the strength and flexibility of the muscles around your trunk in order to help stabilise the spine. If you have been injured we recommend you speak to a Chartered Physiotherapist about the exercises that will be most appropriate for your circumstances. Fluto Ltd is run by Chartered Physiotherapists who have experience of treating people with a range of back problems.

Will work pay for my ergonomic furniture?

As a member of staff your employers are legally required to ensure a healthy workplace which also means providing safe sitting furniture. If you feel your seat is not meeting your needs and that you need to be assessed for a back chair we advise you to speak to your employer about how they are going to help you. For more information on your employee rights please visit

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/HealthAndSafetyAtWork/DG_4016683 .

Please note that Fluto Ltd can supply ergonomic furniture to small, medium and large companies.