Who do Corechair stools help the most?
Corechair’s range of products are intended to give pelvic support while affording user movement, thereby optimising the sitting experience for those who need to need to stay seated at a workstation for an extended period of time.
Some small reports indicate that back pain and stiffness can diminish with Corechair use, so those suffering from existing low back discomfort form a key user group. In addition, Corechair products are used by those without spinal problems but who are interested in maintaining a healthy back and posture.
In terms of work, office workers, home workers form the largest customer group.
What are the most popular models in the corechair stool range?
In the UK there is only the standard corechair stool available. In the US there are 4 main stools on offer including:
-Corechair Classic. Extensively adjustable tilting office chair with pelvic stabiliser.
-Corechair Sport. All the features of the Classic with executive leather look.
-Corechair Tango. Less adjustability than the Classic, with lower price tag.
-CorePerch. Designed for sit-to-stand desks and high counters.
What are the potential benefits of the Corechair stools?
A small number of studies have taken place at a number of universities with encouraging results. Please note due to the nature of this type of research the results have to be considered cautiously and would really need to be repeated in much larger studies blinded randomised controlled studies to have a high level of confidence in the results
A University of Waterloo study indicated that the Corechair can deliver sitting posture and pelvic activation benefits akin to and even superior to an optimally adjusted exercise ball. A study at the University of Guelph demonstrated enhanced circulation in Corechair users. Finally, a Cornell University study reported greater user comfort in core chair users when compared with other ergonomic chairs in the study.
Unverified reports are reviews and case studies that we have found online. Whilst unverified commendations do not have the same scientific rigour and credibility as research, they are can still offer some early insights into what equipment may be worth exploring in more depth.
User reviews tend to concentrate upon how much better the user is feeling after using the Corechair for a number of weeks and so the longer-term effects are less week know.
There are a large number of reports of better posture, comfort and mobility when compared to sitting in conventional chairs. Some users also report that their core strength has improved.
The distinguishing features of the Corechair (excluding the CorePerch) include the unique pelvic stabiliser (a low backrest that provides support without facilitating the temptation to slump) and sculpted seat, which are designed to harmonise together for optimal user comfort. The core mechanism, housed in the stand, allows movement in all directions, with a tilt of up to 14 degrees. The seats boasts extreme durability, with warranties upwards from 7 years. Finally, the woven-fabric cover on some models is made from 100% post-consumer material.
Frequently asked questions about Corechair stools?
Does sitting on a Corechair product take time to get used to? If you are only used to sitting on a conventional office chair, then, yes, it will require a period of acclimatising before you feel comfortable in an active sitting chair. It is a good idea to start by limiting yourself to brief sitting periods, certainly no more than 30 minutes, interspersed with a walk around the room and a few stretches. Some users find that they are comfortable with a Corechair after only one day. Others take longer to get used to the different sensation of sitting in an ergonomic chair.
How sustainable is Corechair? The chairs are made from 100% recycled or recyclable components. They have warranties of up to 12 years, so are built to last. The company uses plastic free packaging and participates in carbon offset schemes.
Why are there no armrests? Corechair states that this is to counter the leaning tendency observed by some users with armrests. Dependency on armrests can place unnecessary pressure on the forearm and can distort the natural balance of the spine.