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Whether you're at the office or at home, at your desk or working remotely from a laptop, sitting down for prolonged periods of time can cause repetitive strain injuries (RSI), bad posture and poor circulation.

It can be tiring to stay in an upright position at your desk throughout the day, especially if your chairs are the wrong height for your feet to be placed firmly on the ground. It's not long before you find yourself hunching or sitting forward when seated. For individuals who are less than average height and their feet don't touch the ground, their dangling legs can reduce their circulation. These sitting habits can have negative consequences for our health such as RSI, reduced blood flow and the subsequent issues including deep vein thrombosis, as well as lower back pain.

Ergonomic footrest accessories have a number of benefits for providing comfort and stimulating blood flow while seated in chairs. A footrest or leg rest product helps to prevent unhealthy sitting positions to ensure the long-term health and productivity of employees.

Browse our range of foot rests and leg rests below or visit our Perth showroom to find the right ergonomic product to suit you. If you need help choosing your footrest product, give our friendly and experienced team at Ergolink a call on 08 9240 7066.

FAQs for Footrests

What are the benefits of footrests?

A leg rest or foot rest product elevates your feet to a comfortable position at your seat, encouraging you to maintain a more neutral and correct posture throughout the day.

For shorter individuals, it provides somewhere to place the feet and offload weight on the lower body so that the legs no longer dangle and cut off blood flow.

Depending on the design and structure of the footrest, it can promote ankle and foot movement so that you're 'actively' sitting at your desk.

Footrests therefore help to correct posture and improve blood circulation to reduce symptoms of stiffness, tension and fatigue when employees are sitting in their chairs. By providing individuals with better ergonomic furniture such as footrests, you can increase your employees' wellbeing, happiness and productivity for good.

When should you use ergonomic footrests?

A footrest product should be used for chairs where a sit-stand desk is not possible in the office or at home. We recommend a footrest product whenever seated for long periods of time or if your knees sit lower than 90 degrees in relation to your body. This helps to maintain leg circulation and ensure your posture is always aligned.

What type of footrest accessories are best for the office?

There are many different types of ergonomic footrest accessories available depending on the chairs and other furniture already in-use in your office. Most foot or leg rests are height adjustable for the height of the office chairs, desk and individuals. Different accessories on the footrest can also achieve different goals, such as blood flow, active movement or padded comfort. Choosing which footrest product is best to place next to your employees' chairs therefore depends on what you are trying to achieve and their individual preferences.

How do you match the right footrests to your chairs?

Matching the right footrest product to your existing furniture is simple, because almost every product is height adjustable. Whether you're working at a desktop or with a laptop on the couch, you just need to ensure that your knees are placed at a 90 degree angle to the rest of your body.

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