A seat that is too high …. can lead to veins and nerves becoming blocked causing varicose veins, “sleeping” legs and numbness. 

 


A seat that is too low, too soft or too deep 
…. makes it much more difficult for the sitter to stand up and can lead to pressure on the buttocks/lower back.  It can also lead to irritated tissues, intestinal problems and back pain.

 A backrest angle that is too large….can make it much more difficult for the sitter to get up.

 

A seat that is just right…. in terms of seat height, seat depth, firmness and backrest angle will make it much easier for the sitter to stand up.  If, because of reduced muscular strength and/or impaired functioning of the joints the sitter still has difficulty in standing, then a lifting recliner might be a good idea.  If the sitter has a chronic (long-term) illness such as arthritis or is disabled they will be able to claim VAT zero rating on a lifting recliner or ExtraCare chair.