How to Use
ErgoFlip® Active Break-Out Cushion is the missing link to keeping you ACTIVE while seated.
The ErgoFlip has been designed to provide you with the bouts of movement that your body craves to reduce spinal load in order to prevent musculoskeletal discomfort during extended hours of sitting.
To best maximise the use of the ErgoFlip set your break out clock every 1 to 2 hours to create movement at your desk and use for 20 to 30 minutes at the one time.
You may choose just to sit and allow the ErgoFlip to move you naturally as a micro break or integrate some gentle exercises as shown to create movement around the lumbar-pelvic region. (For more exercise tips refer to our Sit-Active Program)
Safety notice: When starting any new movement / exercise always ease into it to find your comfort limit. Some mild discomfort may be experienced, but if significant pain is felt then ease off and try a more gentle version of the exercise and consult a health professional for alternative options. We do not recommend you sit on the Break-Out Active cushion all day and not to exceed 20-30 minutes at the one time.
WorkSafe: Recommended posture break is every 20 to 30 minutes.The primary focus of the Government WorkSafe interventions for occupational sectors in the reduction of musculoskeletal discomfort associated with prolonged sitting (i.e. making sitting more comfortable), in reducing inactivity is to integrate movement, varied postures and to increase energy expenditure promoting:
- Micro-breaks: Micro-breaks are less than two minutes long and perfect to do between bouts of computer work. Though micro-breaks are short, you can stretch, stand up, move around. A micro-break isn't necessarily a break from work, but it's a break from using a set of muscles.
- Exercise breaks: Referring to gentlle exercises you can do to help relieve muscle fatigue. You should do these every one to two hours (example shown in Tutorial 1 below)
The idea of sitting on the instability surface versus a traditional chair surface is that this change can increase core strength, since the abdominal muscles must be constantly engaged to hold you upright. Improving core strength means improving posture, balance, and stability which are similar to the benefits of fit ball in gyms.
"The gentle lateral and rotation movements of the instability surface helps alleviate my lower back pain during extended hours of sitting.” Annique Rochecouste
Rotatory Dynamic Stimuli on LBP during prolonged sitting.
Our bodies are not designed to sit still.
When we are sitting still for too long we are reducing our muscular flexibility.
With the ErgoFlip we can allow our bodies to move intuitively promoting our natural postures and alleviating muscular tension to allow your body to adapt to its natural dynamic position.
- Core / Back Strength
- Better Posture
- Energy expenditure
- Blood flow
- Releases Spinal Load
“The ErgoFlip loosens locked joints and alleviates pain of direct pressure from the spine" Dr Botors, Family Care Clinic
ErgoFlip comes complete with 2 interchangeable seating surfaces. The Break-Out Active Cushion 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.
The ErgoFlip is designed to reduce the negative consequences of prolonged static sitting and increase lumbopelvic motion throughout the day when compared to a traditional office chair. The ErgoFlip with ergonomic features has a high adjustability, seat height, backrest height adjustment for lumbar support, seat tilt control to individualise the device to the user.
Research has shown that dynamic stimuli on a seat can reduce pain with prolonged sitting in people who already have lower back pain. With the ErgoFlip Ergonomic 2 seat in one office chair, you can reclaim your body from discomfort and curb the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.