Active sitting on SpinaliS chairs is an excellent prevention for maintaining a healthy spine.
Spine Friendly School
With one of the Ljubljana primary schools, we carried out the project “Spine Friendly School.” We had been monitoring two classes of students. One of them was furnished with commonly used school chairs, while the second class had SpinaliS chairs designed for children sitting and working at school.
The physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon were annually checking students’ posture, back muscles strength, and the spine’s general condition. With the help of video clips, the psychologist monitored children’s concentration during the lessons.
In five years, the difference between the two classes was noticeable. Better development of back and abdominal muscles, better posture, and less overweight children were the features of the students who were using SpinaliS chairs. The findings so far are showing that the children too need active sitting.
Children find SpinaliS chairs as amusing as theme park rides. And there are also strong positive effects on health and posture.
Sitting in SpinaliS chair …
Spine problems and poor posture in childhood will cause trouble in adult life
Ivica Flis Smaka, M.D.
Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The period of growth is essential for the development of good posture
Prof. Janko Popovic, M.D. D. Sc., Orthopedist
Bad posture can be improved.
The period of growing up is vital for the development of good posture. Various influences of the environment (sitting for extended periods, carrying heavy school bags in one hand, crouching over the desk, etc.) may lead to permanent inadequate posture. A child with poor posture becomes an adult with bad posture. Later in life, movement, maintaining balance, and work cause more muscular strain. The results are fatigue, lower productivity, and faster aging of tissue.
The good news is that poor posture is often the consequence of insufficient and incorrect muscle activity. It can be improved entirely by will and discipline (as opposed to deformation or injury).
I find the idea of a movable seat essential in preventing bad posture and the degeneration of discs. I would recommend SpinaliS chair as early as in school-age. It allows active sitting, strengthens the muscles while simultaneously gives children the freedom of moving.