Optimum Features for a Therapy Chair

Check List for optimum clinical features when choosing a Therapy Chair


  • Easily Cleaned
  • Smooth Surfaces
  • Non porous materials

Ergonomic Requirements

  • Chair sections are easy to adjust for clinical needs such as cannulation, transfusion, treatments
  • Height adjustment for moving and handling needs
  • Ease of adjustment of chair sections for patient comfort – foot rest, leg rest, back rest , head pillow
  • Chair is stable, not easily tipped over
  • Wheels allow ease of movement of the chair with an efficient locking mechanism

Social and communication

  • Individual patients chairs should be able to be moved into flexible groups for communicating with other patients, whilst still allowing for privacy if required
  • Chairs are attractive and non-institutional

Patient Safety

  • Weight load should be sufficient to meet needs
  • Arm rests should be adjustable , removable for moving and handling
  • Braking system should be quick and efficient
  • Emergency shock positioning should be quick and simple , preferably hands free for clinical staff
  • No sharp edges that patients could injure themselves on
  • Ease of entering/ exiting chair

Value for money

  • Meets long term costs as well as short term capital budget costs
  • Ease of repair
  • Ease of replacement of component parts
  • Warranty
  • Range of colours and accessories