Health Professionals

Australian Physiotherapy Association endorsed product

Introducing the ErgoFlip

"I'm glad to see a chair option on the market that allows a more dynamic way of sitting at the desk while not compromising the back support and stability that is important when working for longer durations.”  
David Hall - National Chair of APA Occ. Health Physio. Assoc and Director of PHW Group.

The Benefits

ErgoFlip comes complete with 2 interchangeable seating surfaces. The Break-Out Active Seat boasting all the health benefits of a fit ball and a conventional cushion which converts into an office task chair. The ErgoFlip is an innovative ergonomic office chair which offers the user multiple sitting positions. The key feature of the Ergoflip is an interchangeable cushion which allows the user to use a variety of sitting positions and postures throughout the day to promote muscular activity. Kathryn Anderson Owner Director Viva Physiotherapy & Master Trainer for APPI explains.

Sit Active Program

It is common that sitting on a regular chair promotes lumbar flexion, or posterior pelvic. Those with lower back pain will often find this position aggravates their pain. Due to the active movement that’s encouraged by the ErgoFlip, the user has a greater ability to hold neutral spine, and therefore to unload the spinal structures. This is true not just of the lumbar spine and pelvis region, but of the entire back, through the conversion of the ‘C’ shaped spine which helps to unload and relieve the entire spine.

Sit-Active Program video tutorials supported by Kathryn Anderson, Director Viva Physiotherapy and a Master Trainer for the APPI 

A Chair You Can Flip

By David Hall National Chair of APA Occ. Health Physio. Assoc

 

A chair that you can flip

Remember when people were bringing fitballs into workplaces to try and get a bit more movement into their day?

It turned out to be a fad that didn’t last for two main reasons:

1. The safety issue.

Big balls tend to roll and potentially cause falls. Picture Betty holding her cup of Soy Chai carefully as she comes around the corner… ball rolls into the corridor… Not good!

Worksafe Victoria and the equivalent bodies in other states eventually declared these a no go.

2. Posture issue

The other issue that us Occ Health Physio’s were aware of was that the lack of back support was a problem. People usually started on them okay with lovely posture and looking like a yoga master.

However, after a few minutes the muscles start to tire and most people start to slouch with their heads poking forwards. The yoga master transforms into a slumped frog. This is not a healthy position to stay in for long durations as we know.

In my role as National Chair of APA Occupational Health Physio Group I get asked to review products as to whether they should be endorsed by the APA. One recent one was given thumbs up by me. It’s a chair known as the Ergoflip.

The Ergoflip is created by an innovative Ergonomic furniture company based here in Australia. I like it because it has the potential to bring in the advantages of the fitball but without the pitfalls mentioned above.

Note that at PHW we don’t get commissions or kickbacks for any of the products we recommend. We simply recommend good products. When you get an ergonomic report from us you can be sure that we are focused fully on recommending the products that to our knowledge are the best fit for your purpose and budget.

Our recommended products list is freely available on our website – and this new Ergoflip chair will be the next addition.

Have a healthy and productive day,

 

 

As featured in the Australian Physiotherapy Association major publications, In-Motion April 2019 and In-Touch May 2019 issue

Chair for back pain

Testimonial by 

Dr Botros - Owner Family Care Clinic 

"I felt wow! This is something very unique and gives me the immediate ability to move my hips and I can do some of the exercises the Physio suggested; pelvic tilts which improves and loosens locked joints which helps alleviate this pain where I don’t feel the urge to always stand up”