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Kneeling Chairs? Are those right?

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:08 am
by Rupert
Hello BackWarriors,

A friend of mine at work gave me a kneeling chair to sit on that e had. Then I searched online and ordered one in a hurry from a commercial website. But after sitting on the kneeling chair for a day I find it is hard to sit for long periods of time on it. And I also noticed I felt pain in lower back with it.
The kneeling chair makers boast that it keeps the body in neutral spine postion. I am going to try to sit on it another couple of times later on to evaluate it.
Please share if you have nay experience with the kneeling chairs.
Maybe I am too tall for the one my friend gave me.



Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:05 am
by krd
Hey Rupert

I too am looking into better sitting alternatives. I sit at a desk most of the day working on a computer. I am able to get up and move around whenever, however, sitting at a computer is not the best on the back. I was reading that exercise balls are good for sitting since they make you less passive when sitting. You are using your core muscles when using an exercise ball, and you definitely sit with a better posture.

The problem is... you have to build up to using it. You will find that if you sit on it too long that your lower back muscles will start to ache. Try sitting on it for about 15 minutes a day for the first few days, extending the time when you feel that your back muscles are handling the different posture. I am sitting on one now typing this. It is comfortable, and I am slowly getting use to it.


Re: Chair....

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:34 pm
by Rupert

seems like a sound idea in terms of core strengthening. Is it practical? can one graduate from sitting 15 minutes a day to working a 12 hour day on the ball overtime?

I see the same issue with the kneeling chair. It requires strong lower back muscles. In addition it puts strain on knees as well.


Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:40 am
by SeafordMdf
Hi Guys :D

The Exercise Balls / Swiss Balls are probably a pretty good Idea as you can also use them for several exercises that are back related .

The kneeling chairs I think are a bit of a FAD from the early 1980's .

I tried one out 20+ years ago for a few minutes ( I did NOT have a Back problem then ) and it was very uncomfortable .

But as I always say , If it works for you , Keep on doing it :D

Cheers ,


Kneeling Chairs

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:15 am
by Rupert
final word on kneeling chairs from my side. Not worht it. It is more of an exercise equipment than a chair and in addition is bad on knees.
I would sit on these at all.

Kneeler Chairs

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:27 am
by nuls
Hello fellows and lassies, I purchased a kneeler chair with coccyx cut out about 3 years ago (very expensive) when I couldn't sit on anything and it has been wonderful, I am sitting on it this now, you hold yourself upright on it, don't slouch, encouraging good posture is as important as Dean's exercises, I also recomend the Alexander Technique, like Dean's exercises and advice it looks initially too simple but it works. Promise.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:02 pm
by ryanmitton
while the position of the chair did help releive lower back pain, it led to problems in my knees.

knee problems went away after a week of not using those chairs.

ball is the best for me. ultimately im back to a normal chair, but my posture is hardcore to keep the right S curve in my lower back.

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:09 am
by Celeritas
I briefly tried one of these chairs in the office and immediately began to feel a pain in my knees. It was very disappointing because did relieve my sitting back pain.

Re: Kneeling Chairs? Are those right?

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:46 am
by zohaa
Don't forget acupuncture. That one has lasted over 5000 years!