Who do Orbital stools help the most?
Orbital produces ergonomic chairs for healthcare professionals and all those who need to spend their working day in a leaning-forward, seated position. The chairs are designed to give full chest support so thereby relieving pressure on the lower spine. They also allow for unrestricted access to the patient, resulting in a more comfortable experience for practitioner and client.
The seats are of special benefit to those recovering from spinal surgery or those recovering from rotator cuff damage.
Aside from clinicians, other professionals who can benefit from an Orbital chair include architects, tattoo artists, beauticians and certain office workers.
What are the most popular models in the orbital stool range?
Orbital 5S: Features anterior and arm support, plus a 5-star base, giving good mobility. Most popular for dentists, dental hygienists and dental nurses
Orbital 5: Highly adjustable and fully supportive. Smaller, weightier base for added stability when the user desires stasis. Most popular for surgeons.
Orbital MS: Enhanced version of the Orbital S, featuring greater height and upper limb supports with extra dampeners to give better control over precision movements. Most popular for micro surgeons.
Orbital Modular: Fully modular stool with chest support and dynamic arm supports. Most popular for dental surgeons and surgeons.
What are the potential benefits of the orbital stools?
An Orbital chair is designed to guard against injury to the user’s neck, arms, shoulders and back. Medical professionals are at particular risk of injury due to repetitive strain and extended periods in the same position. Dentists, for example, have been shown to be extremely vulnerable to back injury (a 2019 study found that 77.9% of dentists included in the research were suffering from chronic back pain). The Orbital range is designed to assist by giving full chest and upper limb support. Both saddle-style and conventional shape seats are available.
We have found that most commendations for the Orbital chairs come from people with back issues back or shoulder issues. Most of these people have significant problems and are either in severe pain or recovering from some sort of surgery.
Specific conditions noted include:
-Rotator cuff injuries
-Generalised neck and back pain
Hands-free height adjustment in certain models is facilitated, ensuring sterility can be maintained. The seats come with a low centre of gravity and easy-glide casters, enabling safe and rapid movement around the workplace. Orbital seats are compact and therefore take up very little space in the surgery.
Chairs can be custom-built to cater for special dimension requests, and, although the standard is black, different colours can be requested.
Frequently asked questions about Orbital stools?
Does sitting on an Orbital 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 on an Orbital seat. 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. Most users report relatively quick acclimatisation and rapid accrual of health benefits
What is the best Orbital product for me? The Orbital 5S is the entry-level chair with a light base, excellent for dentists and those who need a degree of mobility built-in to the chair. The Orbital S and MS have weighted bases, which gives heightened stability for more static activities such as surgery. The Orbital Modular is similar to the S and MS but is at a cheaper price point. Being modular gives the purchaser more choice over features, meaning a chair that is more closely targeted to the task (and to the budget).
How sustainable is Orbital? Orbital products are constructed from durable parts, in particular the seat and the casters. Orbital products have 3-year warranties.