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FAQ

 
 

What is the advantage of the Bambach Saddle Seat?

(i) Good task seating should:

Rotate the pelvis upright and position the body's centre of gravity over the Ischial tuberosities (these are our seat bones).

 

Who should use the Bambach Saddle Seat?

Anyone who wants perfect posture in a task seat.

 

Will a kneeling chair work as well?

No. The Saddle Seat supports more correct postures than a kneeling chair. A kneeling chair puts pressure on the knees. There is no knee pressure in a Saddle Seat.

 

Will a bicycle seat work as well?

Not quite. While you can straddle a bicycle seat in the same way you straddle a Saddle Seat, they bicycle seat provides little support to the mass of the buttocks. This can be uncomfortable over a long period and does not give adequate stability.

 

Can children use the Bambach Saddle Seat?

Yes. In fact, the Bambach Saddle Seat was originally developed for disabled children.

 

Are there different saddle sizes?

The Bambach Saddle Seat comes in four different sizes to fit everyone from small children to larger adults. The Executive size seat is our most male-friendly seat, which is more anatomically comfortable for some men.

 

How high should I adjust my Saddle Seat?

In a Bambach Saddle Seat you sit higher than in a conventional seat.

 

How high should I position my work station?

If you normally work at a traditional office or computer desk, you need to raise it to benefit from the Bambach Saddle Seat. Place a shim under the desk legs (for example, using Raise Its, wood or bricks). Your knee joint should ideally be at a 45 degrees angle.

 

Do I need a backrest on my Bambach Saddle Seat?

The open hip angle and straddle posture supports the lumbar curve without a back rest. Traditional "ergonomic" chairs support your lumbar curve by pushing into your back. This is not the case in a Saddle Seat.

 

How long does it take to get used to the Bambach Saddle Seat?

(i) Start by using the seat no more than one hour each day. It may take a few weeks to get used to the Bambach, often alternating between a flat seat & your Bambach helps the adjustment phase. If you have been sitting with poor posture for many years, your body will need time to adjust - your hips may be tight and will need time to stretch out; your abdominal and back muscles may be unaccustomed to upright postures and will need time to tone. Be patient.