Orthopaedic chairs are widely used by people that have recently had hip surgery and wish to have a quicker and more comfortable recovery period. They may also be used by elderly people who have decreased mobility and wish to optimise their independence and mobility.
Often after surgery, everyday tasks, like standing up from the couch or going for a shower can be very strenuous for a recovering patient.
Using a mobility aid such as an orthopaedic chair will offer more safety and security during the rehabilitation process.
So what are the benefits, exactly?
Orthopaedic chairs give people that have recently had surgery the advantage of providing firm support and padding to your spine, hips and muscles to ensure you sit in the correct position with comfort and ease. Feelings of pressure and pain in the hip area are common when resting in most chairs after surgery and moreso in the event where the person might be frail or elderly. With effective padding for the hip area and lower back, post-operative patients can rest properly and enjoy their day-to-day activities.
Orthopaedic chairs have highly adjustable legs to best match your height and body build. The back support and armrests are also adjustable in order to make standing, walking and moving easy and safe. Orthopaedic chairs should be higher and more firm than normal chairs to suit patients that have had surgery and will not have the strength to stand and walk as well for the first few weeks after surgery. We offer free seating adjustment on delivery and modifications on request for your best ease and convenience.
Most seats and couches at home are often too low and too soft for people to tolerate after their surgery. Most post-operative patients find standing up from these chairs and couches very strenuous and uncomfortable. Your doctor will have advised to avoid excessive bending at the hip, crossing and twisting of your legs for the first 6-12 weeks after surgery, so these chairs are designed and measured to prevent unsafe and unwanted movements.
Safety is a vital part of recovery and return to independence after surgery. We have designed our orthopaedic chairs to have non-slip features on the seat and backrest. This non-slip material is easy to clean in the event of contact with food, dirt or bodily fluids. In addition, these orthopaedic chairs are also fitted with non-mark ferrules at the base to ensure low maintenance and high effectiveness.
Orthopaedic chairs are lightweight and easy to move, depending on home requirements and personal preference. They also have a high weight capacity for all people seeking effective post-operative chair support. Mobility direct also provide Bariatric versions of these orthopaedic chairs for best comfort and support of all post-operative patients.
At Mobility Direct, our team offer free chair adjustments and set-up on delivery in accordance with you and your doctor’s preferences.