The New Saddle Seat BP1465RD

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BP1465RD – Saddle Seat now available in Red

One of the most popular products in our Ergonomic Seating range is the Saddle Seat (BP1465) and we are very pleased to now offer it in Red as well as the original Black.

The Saddle Seat has proved a comfortable and versatile product for use in various situations including offices, clinics, workshops, studios and salons. The wide, wheeled star-base gives the user the ability to easily move around while the contoured seat gives support and keeps the pelvis in a natural position helping to align the back, shoulders and neck. The seat also has a tilt lever allowing the user to adjust the seat to find their perfect position.

We have had positive feedback from people using this Saddle Seat at a computer and also from artists at an easel, crafters and dental hygienists. They have reported that it helps posture and the associated problems that accompany being seated for long periods of time.

If you are interested in stocking this new colour we have a limited first shipment available now. Contact Alex Biddle now to place an order while stocks last.

For further information about the Saddle Seat see http://www.jobri.co.uk/product/saddle-chair-redchrome-bp1465rd/

Using Cool Gel to help aches and pains

 

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Using ice, or even a bag of frozen peas, is a well-known way of relieving aches, pains and muscle tension. In fact the use of extreme cold in medical procedures is widespread and is called cryotherapy.

Here at Jobri we recently discovered Cool Gel, a cooling analgesic gel, through one of our distributors who was enthusing about it. Since then we have seen through first-hand experience its effectiveness and versatility. It has so far proved itself by easing my back ache after a long flight and gave relief to a colleague’s painful wrist. Cool Gel begins working immediately offering instant pain relief. It would be useful for muscle or joint pain, tendonitis, arthritis as well as all those aches and pains associated with spending too much time sitting at a desk or using technology.

 

 

 

Unlike most other pain relieving gels, Cool Gel can also be used with ultrasound making it a versatile product for physiotherapists as well.        The gel contains Eucalyptus extract and has no Parabens, Propylene Glycol or Parfum.

 

For further details or to order please visit the Cool Gel page on our website or contact me if you have any questions.

Order NOW at www.jobri.co.uk

Backtone the Posture Corrector

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Physiotherapists report that it is often difficult to change and maintain a patient’s bad posture. The body needs to be retrained but the habits a patient has become accustomed to soon reappear unless they are reminded otherwise.

backtone-blog1Occupational Therapist, Lorraine Josey, became interested in this issue while trying to change her patients’ posture in workplace rehabilitation and consequently developed a bio-feedback device that helps develop muscle memory for good posture. BackTone, is a small signal unit held between the shoulder blades and waist, emits a beep or vibration every time the user slouches.

 

BackTone is worn a 3 of times a day for around 20 minutes and after a few weeks has helped instil good posture habits. During their ‘training’ patients are reminded of their bad posture habits even when the clinician is not there!

As part of her Masters research into postural behaviour and the use of a bio-feedback training device, Lorraine found that participants reported improvements in shoulders, neck, arms, wrists and hands, as well as backs, when they corrected their habitual posture. Lorraine will present her full findings to the American Occupational Therapy Association in Chicago in 2016.

 

 

 

Lorraine recently told Australian Women Online that “More and more the research is revealing how important posture is for your health, backtone-blog2happiness, and wellbeing. Bad posture causes pain, drops in energy levels, self-esteem, communication skills and appearance – it’s a critical part of healthy function and it’s something everyone needs to be taking notice of”.

BackTone can be easily incorporated into a treatment programme and clinicians have reported great success in using this device to achieve improvements in a patient’s posture. For further information, how-to videos or to purchase BackTone visit our BackTone page.

 

 

A warm welcome for our latest product: HotRox

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If you suffer from cold hands you will not be looking forward to the colder weather ahead. Having a good, warm pair of gloves in your coat pocket is essential but when your hands start to go numb a warm radiator is what you really dream of. At Jobri we have found a product that means you can carry that radiator in your pocket and turn it on and off when you need.

HotRox is an electronic handwarmer that will stay warm for up to six hours. It heats up remarkably quickly, can be turned on and off and is recharged through a plug or USB. If you work outside or your hobbies mean spending long hours in cold weather, then a HotRox in your pocket could help banish those numb fingers.

We think this product will be really useful for horse riders, golfers, dog walkers and parents who spend their Saturdays on the side of a rugby or football pitch. This handwarmer fits neatly into the palm of your hand and feels like you are holding a warm pebble.

HotRox will help alleviate some of the discomfort endured by those with circulatory problems such as Raynauds Disease. The HotRox could be used indoors while working in a cold office and should banish those painful times when your fingers have turned various shades of grey, white and red.

There is an expression “cold hands, warm heart” but on an icy day those with cold hands are not likely to be thinking such kind thoughts.

Find out more about our latest product. A product which would make an ideal Christmas present for the outdoorsy person on your gift list.

BetterBack ErgoSeat with Pad

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Back pain can be caused by many factors related to posture and lifestyle rather than disease or serious damage. Sitting in a chair or car for long periods of time can cause or worsen back issues and this pain can have an impact on all aspects of your life making sleeping, walking and sitting uncomfortable.

 

There are many products available to help combat this including lumbar rolls, seat pads and wedges. One of our favorites is the BetterBack ErgoSeat which can be used in your car, or on any other chair at home or in the office. As it is easy to use it can be moved from chair to chair or quickly put away when visitors arrive.

 

The molded wooden back provides optimal support while the seat encourages a correct sitting position making it an ideal companion on those long car journeys. Its ergonomic design encourages a natural relaxed sitting position, relieving strain on the lower back and pelvis and discouraging slouching. The BetterBack ErgoSeat comes with a removable lumbar pad as well.

 

If you suffer from back pain you will know if it is triggered by sitting on a particular chair or by car journeys. This discomfort is usually fairly easy to rectify by ensuring the seat is adjusted and you are sitting correctly or you are using an ergonomic seating product to help support your posture.

 

View further details and images of the BetterBack ErgoSeat

The Jazzy Kneeling Chair

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A strong back is a healthy back

Our daily routines have become shaped by the need to spend much of the day sitting in front of a screen, so it is vital we spend this time on well designed, supportive seating.
A report by the UK Health and Safety Executive in 2014 concluded that keyboard work is one of the main tasks associated with the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe working environment which includes the seats they sit on. However, the expensive investment in fully adjustable office chairs is often negated by employees not being shown how their chair should be adjusted and not being educated on how bad posture can create ongoing health problems.
There is of course no single product to help improve everyone’s sitting position and much is down to the individual’s own discipline in maintaining a good seated posture. Some will find a well-adjusted chair and footrest helpful, others a standing desk and others a kneeling chair. A kneeling chair such as our Jazzy Kneeling Chair encourages an upright posture by easing the hips forward and aligning the back, shoulder and neck. Kneeling chairs were designed upon the ergonomic concept that “a strong back is a healthy back”.  Unlike a conventional chair, the sitting position of a kneeling chair engages your core muscles and will in time help strengthen your back and contribute to a better posture and less back or shoulder pain.
As with any desk chair it is important to adjust it to fit your own body shape.  With a kneeling chair it is important that you have the majority of your weight going through your seat bones and are only using the knee rest to give a little extra support.  The introduction of a back rest on the Jazzy Kneeling Chair gives you more support when you need it.
Having the right chair does not mean you should spend the whole day on it.  You should continue to take regular breaks away from your desk, which is always a good reason to head towards the coffee machine.
See further information about the Jazzy Kneeling Chair.

Changing our bad posture habits

Don’t move; just take a moment to notice how you are sitting. Are your shoulders somewhere near your ears, your back bent and are your legs are crossed too? Probably. Now try lifting your sternum, relaxing your shoulders and positioning yourself directly in front of your screen with both feet on the floor. This is how you should be sitting but how many of us actually do? The amount of time we spend in front of a screen has increased hugely over the last few years and so have the number of people complaining of back issues. These issues are mostly caused by our bad posture habits practised daily while we sit, stand and move about. Many of us spend all day hunched in front of a computer and then the evening slouched in front of the television. Therefore we shouldn’t be surprised when our backs ache or our shoulders are tense as our bodies were not designed to be in these positions for hours on end. The solution is to retrain our muscle memory so that we again feel comfortable sitting, standing and walking in the correct alignment. Poor posture is a simple problem to resolve but a difficult one to keep remembering to correct. One of Jobri’s most popular products is BackTone, a simple piece of equipment that reminds you, with a beep or vibration, when you fall back into your bad posture habits. The advantage of BackTone is that it can be worn for a short time each day and that within two to three weeks you will notice a difference in your posture even when not wearing it. BackTone is worn like a backpack and is fully adjustable to your shape. BackTone helps you stop slouching, ensures your shoulders are relaxed and your head is correctly positioned and if you slip back into your old habits the sensor will quickly remind you and will only turn off once you have corrected your posture. The physiotherapist who developed the product has created several online tutorials to show you how to fit and use your BackTone, enabling you to quickly and easily correct your own posture. Once you are walking and sitting tall those aches and pains brought on by incorrect posture should begin to fade. Now, in the few minutes it has taken to read this blog have you remembered to remain sitting in your good posture pose?