Custom Ergonomics: How to Select a Bodybilt Chair

Custom Ergonomics: How to Select a Bodybilt Chair

Posted by Human Solution on Feb 4th 2016

We're huge fans of BodyBilt Chairs. The wonderful thing about these high-end chairs is that they are so configurable. One model may be designed to alleviate symptoms of a severe physical ailment. Another model will be the most comfortable possible chair for someone whose only complaint is spending too much time at the office. You just need to know which options will properly suit you; below, we'll explain the options entails that customers most often have questions about.

Your first choice is the size of the chair. The 757 line, our most affordable BodyBilt Chair, is a basic task chair frame that works for a majority of body sizes. If you prefer additional upper back support, we recommend a high back 2507 or 3507. The 3507 includes a headrest or a neckroll, whereas the 2507 does not. These three models will work for the majority of users, but BodyBilt also offers special "big and tall," "petite" and "stretch" models. (As always, if you are unsure which chair frame is best suited to you, please give us a call.)

You will also need to select your Bodybilt chair mechanism. The mechanism is the part of the chair that moves the seat. We generally recommend the "J" mechanism (with seat slider), as this is the most traditional mech style and will be most familiar to you in the way it adjusts. The "E" mechanism with seat slider is also a good choice for taller people, as it is a knee tilt mechanism, enabling higher grade recline.

People also have questions about which seat mold is right for them. BodyBilt's patented contoured seat design is available in three degrees of contour: minimally, moderately, and highly. The highly contoured seat is an excellent choice for those who experience sciatic nerve issues or pain in the lower back, because it will reduce pressure points and eliminate stress that comes from prolonged periods of sitting. The only drawback with this seat is that it makes it difficult to shift throughout the day, or cross your legs while seated.

For those who want the benefits of a contoured seat but also want more freedom of movement, the moderately contoured seat is a good option. BodyBilt also offers a minimally contoured seat for those who prefer a flatter, more traditional seat.

Most of the other options are fairly self-explanatory (lumbar support, additional seat cushioning, arms, etc), or are purely aesthetic (fabric, base color). When choosing fabric, we recommend Comfortek, as it blends nicely with the popular S'port Foam cushioning.

We get many customers who ask if a Bodybilt Chair qualifies as a medical device. The answer is yes. A doctor or physical therapist can prescribe a Bodybilt Chair if you are experiencing certain back, neck, or nerve issues. Many insurance plans will even cover the cost of the chair. (If this is a possibility for you, Human Solution does not coordinate with the insurance company; you will be responsible for purchasing the chair and the insurance company will partially or completely reimburse you).

Whether you're using the chair as a medical device or as a typical office worker, the Bodybilt will provide incredible comfort and customization. The process of configuring the perfect Bodybilt may seem like a relatively daunting process. But this is only because the manufacturer, Ergogenesis, has taken great pride in providing a wide range of solutions to ensure that the chair will fit just about anyone.

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