Bambach Bambino

(Shown with optional backrest)

Order code: CHD

Following consultation with therapists and several years of using Bambach products with children with special needs, we have found that using a Bambach from as early an age as possible brings about the best results. The Bambino is the smallest member of the Bambach family and is designed to provide the postural benefits of the Bambach to children as young as 2 years old. It can also be used by older children who are smaller in stature or who have a narrower frame.

Key features

  • Compact saddle profile
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school or home environment
  • Easy clean black vinyl covering with distinctive gold front and rear
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black star base (457mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Standard Bambach

Order code: BAM 1SN

The standard Bambach Saddle Seat is suitable for schoolchildren from the age of 4 or 5 depending on growth and can be used by that same child through their school years and onwards into adulthood. The Bambach ensures healthy spinal posture by maintaining and supporting the pelvis in an upright neutral position. The standard Bambach, like all of the Bambach seats comes with an optional backrest and lap belt depending the individual’s needs. All Bambach seats come with an appropriate height gas lift and a star base with locking castors to suit the user environment and the particular needs of the user.

Key features

  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Cutaway Bambach

Order code: BCS

Like the standard Bambach Saddle Seat, the cutaway encourages a healthy sitting posture with all the benefits that go along with having the pelvis and spine in a neutral position. The Cutaway differs however in the fact that the front pommel is slightly narrower. This means that the user has their knees slightly closer together with less abduction of the hips. This is particularly useful for children with a narrower pelvis or more commonly for the child with muscle tightness of the adductor muscles of the inner thigh, which is a common neurological symptom (in particular in children with Spastic Diplegia CP), and may limit the child’s ability to straddle the standard Bambach.

Key features

  • Like the standard Bambach but with a narrower pommel at the front
  • Suitable for children with a narrower pelvis and limited hip abduction
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Executive Bambach

Order code: EXE

The Executive Bambach is the largest of the Bambach family. Suitable for either a larger framed user or for a younger child who requires a greater sitting surface, the Bambach Executive ensures that the users are sitting comfortably in a healthy upright posture but are also safe and secure and fully supported.

Key features

  • The largest of the Bambach seats
  • The greater seat area provides postural support for the larger user
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Adjustable height footplate

Order code: AFP

There are often situations when a child will be required to use a stool or sit at a higher work surface. This may be in the home to sit at the dining table for family meals, or in the school environment when participating in lessons such as science, design technology etc., using work benches. For this reason, Bambach have developed an adjustable height footplate. The footplate is fully adjustable in height and can also be rotated 180 degrees to the rear when not required and the seat used as normal. The adjustable height footplate comes with an oversized star base to ensure stability of the seat when using the footplate.

Key features

  • Can be fitted to Bambino, Standard and Cutaway seats with gas lift stems (FGL1-4)
  • Larger 5 star base for greater stability (700mm footprint)
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Graduated guide for ease of re-positioning
  • Can be rotated 180 degrees when not needed
  • All locking castors

LEFT: This image shows the graduated guide located at rear of the gas lift.

RIGHT: The footplate in store mode – Rotated to the rear allowing the user to have their feet on the floor.

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Fixed height footplate

Order code: FP (single), FT (twin)

Fixed footplates can be fitted to the star base when a child has a slight issue with seat height. These can be built up depending upon the individual needs of the child. A single footplate can also be fitted and is particularly beneficial for users with a leg length discrepancy. A single footplate can also be used to encourage active use of a weaker limb which is common in individuals with Hemiplegia. The base can also be rotated to ensure that the footplates are at the rear when not required.

Key features

  • Available for left foot, right foot or both feet
  • Strong 15mm Birch plywood construction
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Stylish footplate profile
  • Can be rotated to rear of seat when not needed
  • The height profile can be raised by fitting additional rests
  • Glides

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Bambach parts and upgrades

Spare parts are available for all Bambachs.
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The Bambach Re-upholstering service

For a nominal fee, we will collect your seat, re-cover the saddle in the material and colour of your
choice, and return it to you as good as new. Please complete this form and we’ll do the rest.

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Free paediatric stem upgrade

The Bambach saddle seat is a therapeutic seat for life! As well as featuring an adjustable
hydraulic stem, every Bambach purchase includes a FREE stem upgrade! This ensures that as
the child grows and develops they will continue to enjoy the benefits provided by the Bambach.
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The Benefits
of sitting on a Bambach:

  • Your back will experience less stress so back pain is reduced, or avoided in the first place.
  • There is relief from the accustomed compression of lungs and abdomen. Your lungs and abdominal organs will have a new sensation of plenty of space to function. Improved breathing and relief from indigestion are common improvements described by customers.
  • Good posture reduces neck problems – you may have noticed people with back and/or neck pain often stand up to get relief. On the Saddle Seat our body is in the same position as when standing so that stress (pain) is avoided in the first place, and is relieved if it already exists.
  • When sitting on The Bambach, the pelvis is upright in its neutral position so the spine, neck, head and shoulder girdle are also in the optimum position to perform maximally. This is important for performing fine hand work which requires accuracy and/or power. Customers report that at the end of their working day, they have less stress and fatigue and so have more energy for leisure and home activities.
  • Improvement in the condition of varicose veins has been reported. It is very difficult to cross your legs in the Saddle Seat so blood and lymph circulation to the legs is assured. Also feet and legs are active in supporting their own weight through the feet assisting the return of fluid to the upper body by small but constant movement.
  • As we grow older, hip joints will be in better shape, reducing the chances of hip problems. This is because the top of the femur (the large bone above our knee) rotates into its hip joint so that it is in much closer contact with the hip socket than in normal life. “The Saddle Seat has the additional advantage of forcing the legs of a person into an adducted (knees open) position which has a positive effect on the stress exerted on the hip joints. Orthopaedic examinations show that most hip disease occurs in connection with an impaired adduction. Almost all conventional chairs support an adducted (knees closed) position of the legs which is associated with a retraction of the abductors and an extension of the abductors. This chain effects are turned around here and therefore has preventive value.” Prof. Dr re. Med G Schumpe, Medical Practitioner, Orthopaedic Hospital, BONN Germany.

How did modern seating come about?

 

As you look at this computer, the chances are that you’re sitting down. Actually, statistics show that, on average, we sit for 8.9 hours a day - mainly on seating that’s unsuitable for our posture. With that in mind, it’s small wonder that back pain is the leading cause of disability, leading to as many as 1.1 million people disabled by it.1, 2 And that’s in the UK alone.

 

Really, though, we shouldn’t be terribly surprised. After all, the basic design of conventional seating wasn’t intended for many hours of continuous use. That’s because, the chairs we know date back to ancient Egypt when the Pharaohs began to use a throne to make sure that they were physically above their subjects to show their superiority. That was fine for Pharaohs because they only used those seats for short periods of time. By the eighteenth century and the time of the industrial revolution, though, most factory workers were required to sit for long periods on this ancient and basic design.

 

Why? Put simply, it was to make their life easier. Sitting helped in several ways - it relieved the load-bearing joints of the lower limbs, helped to avoid working in unnatural positions, reduced energy consumption, made less demand on the vascular system and, of course, gave greater stability.3

 

Now, while this may have helped the workers in some ways, sitting on this type of seat actually has many disadvantages, some of them serious. The most serious is that it forces the spine into a poor position, especially in the lumbar region. You see, when you sit on a conventional flat seat, the pelvis isn’t supported in any way. This means it simply rotates backwards, so the spine has no foundation. The result is that the spine changes its shape from a healthy S-shape to an unnatural C-shape. This C-shape is bad for the body.4

 

Why can’t conventional seats support the body in an ideal position? And why are they so harmful to the body?

 

The C-shape is not good for the body because, in this position, the body’s centre of gravity is behind the sitting bones rather than over them, which is an unstable position as there is minimal weight bearing on the legs, resulting in significantly increased pressure on the lumbar discs, stretching the ligaments and muscles supporting the spine, and this position puts pressure on internal organs. This makes breathing and digestion harder, and even means that the heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body.5

 

Furthermore, because your thighs are at a 90 degree angle to the upper body, the hamstrings - which are connected to the pelvis and the back of the knee - are stretched. This also causes the pelvis to rotate backwards, contributing to the negative effect that the flat seat is having on posture.

 

And that’s not all. When you sit on a flat seat, some important postural muscles become inactive, and they almost stop producing lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that’s important for removing fat and cholesterol from the blood. Studies show that, when these muscles are relaxed, enzyme activity drops by 90 - 95%, leaving fat in the bloodstream. Within a couple of hours of sitting, levels of a certain healthy kind of cholesterol plummets by 20%.6

 

So - conventional flat seats are clearly not good for the body. Yet, despite the abundance of medical and scientific evidence that shows the dangers of this conventional kind of seating7, we continue to use it. That’s because we’re educated to sit on such seats from an early age, so it becomes a habit.

 

Of course, manufacturers of flat seats do their best to correct the tendency of their products to force the sitter into an unhealthy C-shape. That’s why they include backrests - it’s an attempt to support the spine, prop the body up, and keep it from falling off the seat. But this is too little, too late because the pelvis is already in the wrong position for proper spinal support.

 

The result of all this is that many experts suggest that, rather than sitting down to do your work, you should stand up so you can avoid the musculoskeletal problems caused by conventional sitting positions.9 When you’re standing, the pelvis is in a neutral position, and the postural muscles help to keep the spine in a natural “S” shape. But, of course, standing to work is not an option for most of us.

 

What’s more, it has long been known that standing all day is not only more tiring, but it dramatically increases the risk of carotid atherosclerosis by a factor of nine to be precise. That’s because of the additional load that’s put on the circulatory system. It also increases the risk of varicose veins.10, 11 Clearly, standing is not the solution to the problem.

 

So, what is? Well, there is a solution - a solution that replicates all the advantages of standing, and puts the spine in its natural S shape, without actually making you stand. It’s a seat that’s specially designed to work with, not against, the musculoskeletal system and keep your upper body in a balanced position. Put simply, it stops your body from slumping while you’re sitting. What is it? It’s called the Bambach Saddle Seat.

 

How to prove the Bambach Saddle Seat really works! Click here to watch the video.

 

The Bambach Saddle Seat is the only seat that’s designed to allow your spine to retain its natural “S” shape while you’re sitting down.

 

The Bambach Saddle Seat will change the way you sit forever and transform your experience of living day to day.


To find out more, explore this website and watch our other videos of the Bambach Saddle Seat in action. Or if your keen to quickly improve your health and posture, call us on freephone 0800 581108 and ask for a free trial.

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  2. The Health Survey for England 2011 – NHS 2011.
  3. The Lumbar Spine – Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Spinal Publications 1981 – McKenzie 1981.
  4. Towards a better understanding of low back pain: A review of the mechanics of the lumbar disc. Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 1975. Nachemson Alf.
  5. The Computer Users survival guide O’Reilly and Assoc 1950 Stigliani J.
  6. Role of low energy expenditure and sitting in obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes 2007 Nov. Hamilton MT Hamilton DG Zderic TW.
  7. Too much sitting: A novel and important predictor of Chronic Disease Risk? British Journal of Sports Medicine 2009 Volume 43 Issue 2. Owen N Bauman A Brown W.
  8. Your office Chair is killing you. Bloomberg Business Week April 2010.
  9. Standing at work and progression of carotid atherosclerosis. Scand J Work Environ Health 2000 June. Krause N Lynch JW Kaplan GA Cohen RD Salonen R Salonen JT.
  10. Standing at work and Varicose Veins. Scandinavian Journal Work Environ Health 2000 Oct 26. Tuchsen F, Krause N, Hannerz H, Burr H, Kristensen TS.
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  12. Dentists Provident Income Protection Claims Statistics 2012.
  13. Electromyographic Study of the dynamic sitting position suitable for dentists. M.Th. Verkinde, C.Lacombe and J.P.H.Lodter. University of Toulouse France. L’Information Dentaire Vol 80 No 12 26th March 1998.
  14. Assessment of dental student posture in two seating conditions using RULA Methodology - a pilot study. A Gandavadi, JRE Ramsay, FJT Burke British Dental Journal 24th November 2007.
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