Why a fitted Rise and Recliner?

Whether you need a riser recliner for mobility, health conditions, or simply to enjoy leaning back and putting your feet up at the end of a long day there are several benefits to having your chair ‘fitted’ to your size, body shape and weight. Why? Because we’re all different aren’t we? Different heights, different length of legs, weight!

How long do you spend seated?

There are serious health implications of prolonged sitting, and why this is a cause for concern for those who spend more than thirty hours sitting. If you have a condition, then there could be significant benefits to selecting the right rise and recline movements and chair style.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Sitting down causes a number of stresses in our bodies, especially our spines, this has recently begun to be more recognised by health professionals and is the main reason for the sudden boom of rise and recliner chairs. However, a fitted chair has been designed to best support your body, including considerations like posture, comfort, pressure care, support and health.

7 Point Seat Fitting Consultation

Choice is about ensuring that you select the right combination of chair style, seat cushion, rise recliner mechanism and having the chair built to your specific dimensions. The correct size of chair will ensure that you purchase a rise recliner that truly delivers personal comfort for you, because you are unique.

1 Seat Height - good posture requires your feet to be placed firmly on the ground

2 Seat Depth - to ensure your thighs are well supported

3 Seat Width - the correct width will help to support your hips and arms

4 Elbow Height – arms should be able to rest comfortably on the armrest

5 Back Height - important if you have back issues, neck, spinal or vertebrae problems

6 Seating Support – your weight’s important and is critical to the cushion selection

7 Back Support – back cushion selection will help with your posture and comfort

The measurements ensure your new chair is set-up for you based on your body shape, size and dimensions. Whilst considering any healthcare medical problem affecting you comfort.

What help do you need standing up?

All riser recliner chairs follow a similar movement cycle, from standing to upright (sitting) and then back to full recline with leg elevation, and back again.  Which is why we recommend you get a professional 7 point seat fitting.

VAT Exemption

If you have a specific mobility problem and you need special equipment to live independently you may also qualify for VAT exemption.


If you have a specific medical problem affecting your mobility, then you should always seek a professional diagnosis. The Rise and Recline ‘Condition and Benefits Selector’ is simply to provide you with a guide to the ways in which a chair feature provides comfort in relation to the relevant symptoms. Because the Rise & Recline chair is ‘fitted to your size, weight and body shape’ you get maximum comfort, support and distribution of weight – minimising pressure sores, relieving back pain and helping to improve poor circulation. To ensure your assessment and chair prescription is completed by an experienced and qualified professional Rise & Recline only sell through a selection of chosen outlets whose staff have been through Rise & Recline Training. Ask to see their certificate of competence before your assessment.