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Top Best Selling Back Support For Office Chairs in 2017

Posted by Charlotte Anderson on Sep 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM


As a registered physiotherapist and clinic owner of Alpha Health in Toronto, I treat a variety of patients (sports, wcb, mva, private) and believe in offering complete care at my own practice. Offering “complete care” includes recommending helpful advice and products that can boost your patient’s recovery.

Back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide. It is predicted that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. With sedentary jobs, poor posture, and most of us spending most of our days sitting, back pain is an issue that continues to be on the rise. Core strengthening, postural education and proper chairs/back support can help minimize your patient's risk of experiencing back pain. 

Today I want to share my opinion on what I like/don’t like about CSC's top 6 best selling back support for the office chairs, as well as which type of patients are most suited for these products so we can better help clinicians offer complete care for your practice.




Embrace Airplus Back Support

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Obus Forme Lowback Backrest Support

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Fit Exercise Ball Chair

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Notable features:

#1 Best seller on CSC

Easy to squeeze air pump to adjust support

Available in three colours

Durable material

Notable features:

Can be used on any regular chair, auto seat or bed

Lightweight and very portable

Available in a variety of colors

Great price

Notable features:

Easy to clean

Acts as a ergonomic desk chair

Patient benefits:

Inflatable back rest pillow can be adjusted to fit your body size and shape

Includes custom molded foam to reduce fatigue on the back

Patient benefits:

Supports and corrects shoulder blade positioning, which encourages better posture

Shifts the spine into a proper curve, reducing stress on the lumbar spine

Patient benefits: 

Strengthens core muscles and promotes postural muscle activation

Exercise ball can be removed and used for balance or yoga exercises

Promotes muscle endurance of core, back and postural muscles while you sit

Best suited for:

Patients who require lumbar support, or with low back pain

Best suited for:

Patients with chronic low back pain

Best suited for:

Patients who want to activate their core and improve balance



Obus Ultra Forme Backrest

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Lumbar Roll Back Support

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MuscleCare Executive Second Spine Backrest

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Notable features:

Portable and lightweight

Available in different sizes (depending on height)

Notable features:

Cost effective


Light and portable

Customer can pick the level of firmness

Notable features:

Adjustable strap to fit around most chairs

Breathable fabric and easy to clean

Patient benefits:

Supports and corrects shoulder blade positioning, which encourages better posture

Shifts the spine into a proper curve, reducing stress on the lumbar spine

Patient benefits:

Eases tight muscles in the lower back

Includes a strap to fasten to any chair

Patient benefits: 

Provides lumbar support to the curve of your back

The lumbar support means less muscle activation and tension which leads to less pain

Best suited for:

Patients with chronic low back pain

Best suited for:

Patients with low back
pain or in need of postural correction

Best suited for:

Patients with low back pain, or who sit for many hours at a time



Durability is important for any back support for office chairs, since in most cases it is an item that gets used everyday.

All the products at CSC are great quality, but the Obus Ultra Forme Backrest and the Embrace Airplus Backrest would be my top picks for quality as it’s a back support designed for superior comfort and pain relief.



If your patient’s need an item that offers more flexibility of use, from home to office to travel, my top picks are the Fit Exercise Ball Chair and the Lumbar Roll, which can also be used as a stretching tool.



What’s the point of a back support if it’s not comfortable? In order to truly relax and support the back muscles, patients must feel very comfortable.
My top picks for comfort are the Obus Ultra Forme Backrest, the Embrace Airplus Back Support 


One of your main considerations for choosing a back rest is the purpose. What will the patient be using it for?

If it is for travel, the Lumbar Roll is better than choosing a backrest more suited to an office chair such as the Embrace Airplus Support

If the patient is needing to strengthen their core muscles to help improve the condition of their lower back, then the Fit Exercise Ball Chair would be a great selection. 


Wondering how CSC can help your patients feel stronger & better?

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Like all available products there are often price ranges to consider. So here’s how the back rests sum up from lowest retail price to highest:


All of our contenders are great products and your selection will ultimately depend on purpose. However, for a good back support for office chairs, the Embrace Airplus Back Support is the best of the best and is a popular choice for physiotherapist in Canada. 

With a few pumps, turn any chair to a comfortable and customized chair. With the adjustable lumber back support, the inflatable back rest pillow can be adjusted to fit your body size
This back support for office chair is designed to deliver contoured, comfortable support for your back  Featuring custom molded foam is to reduce fatigue on your back so you sit back and relax

It’s great quality, available in 3 sizes different colors, is portable and lightweight, and can be used in the office.



Lumbar Roll is my choice for best bang.

It is cost effective. If your patients are low on cash but need a support for the office, travel, and at home, they can easily attach it to the chairs or carry it in their bag to alternative locations.

It also comes with a money back guarantee. Now what patient wouldn’t be happy with that!


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