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Saddle vs. Wobble

Which one is best suited for you? We have answers for these questions right here!

We at Ergonomicsdirect are often asked which is better between the saddle chair and wobble stool? The answer is, it depends entirely on the needs of the user. Today I’m going to educate you on the benefits of the saddle and wobble so that you can easily establish which of the two options is best suited for you.

The saddle chair – a practical ergonomic seating solution. The height of the chair can be adjusted as well as the tilt on the seat itself. What are the benefits of the tilt? Adjusting the tilt of the seat promotes pelvic moment and enables the user to decide at which angle they want to be positioned, which ultimately has a major impact on the user’s comfort. The saddle chair also promotes improved seating posture as it encourages the user to always be seated in an upright position. Although you might think that you will not be getting back support (as the saddle doesn’t have a “back rest” like a normal office chair), adjusting the pelvic tilt and improving your seating posture can be beneficial to those who suffer from lower back problems.

The saddle chair is also a great tool for clinicians to use at plinth height or at other non-standard worksurfaces and heights. 

The wobble stool – AKA “our Pilates ball on steroids” is in our opinion, the perfect sit-stand stool option. The wobble sit-stand stool is height adjustable with a non-skid weighted base that makes it easy to move while seated. It enables a user to be in a sit-stand position by leaning against the stool with the stool angled to the back. The wobble promotes continuous movement, so the user can freely change direction while in a seated or “perched” position. Another benefit of the wobble is that this stool requires the user to keep their balance while being used. It therefore helps to strengthen your core muscles and promote a better posture.

2 useful tips for the wobble stool.

  1. You must always keep your feet on the ground to avoid losing your balance.
  2. We don’t recommend drinking and wobbling – this stool requires some focus…

If you have any other questions on the wobble or saddle, please feel free to contact us on 021 426 2378 or at info@ergodirect.co.za. We would be happy to assist!

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