A seat that prevents back pain and posture related problems was created 25 years ago.
Designed by Australian occupational therapist, Mary Gale, The Bambach Saddle Seat replicates the saddle sitting position, with the pelvis being in its upright, neutral position, resulting in improved posture and a healthy ‘S’ shaped spine.
In the UK, around 2.5 million individuals experience problems with their backs on a daily basis, while pain in this area is listed as the main cause of disability worldwide. Unfortunately for many, the simple every day act of sitting is one of the biggest culprits in creating back pain.
Conventional seats force the spine out of its natural healthy ‘S’ shape, into a less natural and unhealthy ‘C’ shape. This results in musculoskeletal problems such as lower back pain, and compresses internal organs that can lead to posture-related issues with backs, necks, arms, hands and shoulders.
The Bambach Saddle Seat not only relieves back pain, it also eliminates the source of future posture-related back pain by keeping the body’s centre of gravity directly above the sitting bones, thus maintaining the spine’s natural ‘S’ shape, even when stretching or leaning forward. Meanwhile energy consumption is reduced because the postural muscles in the core do not need to work as hard – as they do with other seats – to keep the body upright.
Custom built to suit every user, give genuine support, and naturally relieve and prevent back pain, The Bambach Saddle Seat has proved itself to be the ‘seat of choice’ for many during the past 25 years. With a number of dentists, health professionals, and home and office workers claiming that they never want to use a conventional seat again, Bambach’s next 25 years will no doubt be just as successful as its first.