A common misconception about lift chairs or riser recliners is that they simply assist the user in moving from a sitting position to a standing position. In all actuality, lift chairs have many functions and serve many different diagnoses.
Another myth about lift chairs is that they are only for the elderly. Yes, as our bodies age, we find it more difficult to get out of a recliner, but we also have this same difficulty after a long day of manual labor or after an injury. For bodies in pain, lift chairs not only lift you out of a sitting position, but also feature reclining functions that help with circulation or relieve specific pressure points.
When shopping for a lift chair, you’ll need to take your height and weight into account. Lift chairs come in different sizes depending on the user’s size. They can target specific areas of the body that are affected by arthritis, a total hip or knee replacement or chronic back pain.
Lift chairs also feature different reclining positions. For example, those with circulation issues often choose a Zero Gravity Chair which elevates the user’s feet above their heart or some choose lift chairs that lay completely flat to use as a bed. Lift chairs can also come with massage and heat features for ultimate comfort.
At New England Surgical, we offer over 30 lift chair designs. Our lift chairs come with a wide selection of fabrics to match any home décor and could greatly improve mobility within your home. Contact us with any questions on lift chairs or leave a comment below!