Every Bambach Saddle Seat is hand built to your specification and can be finished in a choice of materials and colours.
It allows your spine to function in its optimal, balanced axis with the natural curve and the muscles under minimal stress and to maintain this position effortlessly.
Bambach Saddle Seat and Special Needs
Bambach Saddle Seat and Rehabilitation
The Bambach Saddle Seat is used by Health Professionals worldwide as a therapeutic tool in the management of numerous conditions and as a highly effective means of increasing independence, optimizing quality of life and preventing the onset of further complications.
The Bambach Saddle Seat is designed to promote optimal seated posture in the human spine. A person sitting on a Bambach Saddle Seat automatically assumes the position that produces least stress for muscles, ligaments and joints, thus relieving stress on the lumbar discs and spine because the pelvis is properly positioned and stabilised. The pelvis is central and critical to correct spinal position because of the way it is attached to the spine by muscles and ligaments. Its position actually controls the curvature of the spine, and this, in turn, is pivotal to how much stress is induced on the spine when someone is seated. The Bambach Saddle Seat is comfortable, and it provides a wide range of adjustments to help the individual find the most natural, comfortable sitting position. With the Saddle Seat, feet are able to have floor contact, the weight of the legs can be taken through the feet and the feet used to mobilise the whole body, allowing easy movement around a workstation. The Saddle Seat permits the pelvis to be held securely in its natural position so that, when leaning forward to work, the lean is from the hips and not the waist.
Mary Gale designed the award winning seat, combining her years of experience as an occupational therapist, horse rider and riding teacher to solve the problem of how to achieve correct posture while sitting at a task. Together with three colleagues, Mary researched studies on posture worldwide. The findings supported her theory that a person's spine is held in its natural curve with less stress when seated in a saddle. This prompted her to design a seat, based on the design of a saddle, for everyday use in the work place as well as for use with disabled people. The benefits of the Saddle Seat have been validated around the world, even hailed (by some professionals at the University of Vermont) as the most revolutionary change in seating seen this century.