The basic requirements of a therapy chair in an acute clinical environment

Here are some of the basics

  • Patient Comfort- this has to be a number one consideration as patients may be sitting for some time during treatment
  • Functionality & flexibility for clinical staff – meets their needs as well as patients
  • Resuscitation – the ability to carry out emergency resuscitation whilst in the chair
  • Moving and handling – easy access for both patients and staff  to step into chair and transfer from chair
  • Infection Control – minimal stitching and suitable material used in the manufacturing.
  • Aesthetics – the chair looks good in a clinical setting but still meets the clinical requirements of the environment it is used in


We intend to expand on each of these sections in subsequent posts