Who is Salli for?

Users of Salli saddle chairs

A Salli saddle can be used in a range of different occupations and environments; we have embedded videos from Salli showing saddle chairs in use across different environments and occupations here:

  • Healthcare
  • Industry
  • Office
  • School (brochure)
  • Creative arts

Typical applications

The applications of saddle chairs are numerous but here are some typical occupations and situations where Salli stools have proven popular to date:

  • Dentists, surgeons, lab technicians, musicians, hairdressers, artists and bank cashiers – indeed anyone who needs to use both arms to complete their work. Salli produce a wide selection of accessories for different professions. See more in our case study on dentists below.
  • Office workers who regularly need to combine computer work with paperwork.
  • An increasing number of customer are using Salli stools in the home office. Size and portability mean that the chair takes up little room and is incredibly easy to manoeuvre around the room & aesthetically the stool stands out for its incredible design
  • At high counters and in places where knee space is cramped.
  • Saddle stools are frequently recommended by healthcare professionals for relief to those suffering from back and neck pain, hip and knee arthiritis and for improved leg circulation.
  • Saddle stools are used by those with neurological impairments to improve sitting posture and safety.

Case study – dentists and saddle stools

In recent years there has been an increased focus on the chairs that people sit on at work. One type of chair that has become increasingly popular is the saddle stool. The manufacturers of saddle chairs have proposed that saddle stools offer a number of benefits over conventional stools for a range of different professionals including hairdressers, artists, assembly workers, office workers, therapists, surgeons and dentists. Here, we outline why saddle stools are becoming increasingly popular with dentists.

Unlike conventional chairs, saddle stools keep the hips at approximately 45 degrees to the trunk (note that many office chairs keep the hips at approximately 90 degrees to the trunk). The high sitting position that you can achieve on saddle chairs enables dentists to position themselves so they can clearly see the area they are operating on without having to stand up.

The saddle shape of saddle chairs has been developed to promote a more upright posture during sitting in order to reduce the risk of back pain. Adopting a good sitting posture is particularly important in dentists where low back pain is a very common work related problem that can lead to absenteeism and in the worst cases early retirement.

The highly engineered sitting posts on saddle chairs have been developed so that it is very easy to rotate the chair with minimal effort. This function is very important for dentists who want to be able to repeatedly change their working angle without having to repetitively twisting at the spine.

Saddle chairs increase weight bearing through the legs which makes it easy to move the chair across the floor. This function is particularly popular for dentists who want to move short distance across the room whilst retaining a sitting position.

The disinfectable materials on many of the saddle chairs make it easy to clean for repeated use in a sterile environment.