Seth Laffal, Senior Systems Lead for Burton was trapped in his “ergonomic” office chair. Hear what he has to say about his experience switching to our Ariel chair.
If lumbar support worked, why do so many people have back pain from sitting?
Back pain is almost a universal experience in modern America, but shockingly we’re not able to even say what’s causing all this misery.
While it’s unclear where the tsunami of back pain came from, it’s clear that the “lumbar support” offered by ergonomic office chairs hasn’t solved the problem.
Which made our team at QOR360 ask: “What if ‘ergonomic’ chairs aren’t the solution? What if ‘ergonomic’ chairs are actually the problem?”
We’ve now had hundreds of emails, postcards, letters, and videos from people who’ve found that our approach to sitting, active sitting, has largely or completely eliminated their back pain. I’ve heard this story so often now, I’m beginning to believe it. As a lifelong researcher I’m waiting on the double blinded, cross over controlled trials to show active sitting helps with back pain, but such trials are still away off. Back pain is notoriously difficult to study, and longitudinal studies require large sample sizes and are time consuming and expensive to conduct. So, we’ll just have to be patient.
But in the meantime, active sitting, unlike surgery or drugs presents virtually no risk. So, it’s a great approach to try first. If active sitting solves the problem, well, problem solved.
If not, well, just return your chair. There are lots of more expensive and riskier approaches to you can go on to try.
Dr. Turner Osler
There are many reasons to switch to a QOR360 chair. Here are three.
With decades of experience as a physician and researcher, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop a better chair.
Active sitting improves posture and strengthens core muscles which can relieve back pain from prolonged sitting.
Try for 60 days
Enjoy a 60 day trial period to fully experience our chairs. If active sitting isn’t for you, just send us back the chair for a full refund – completely hassle-free.
Using our patented mechanism we call RedRocker™ Technology, QOR360 chairs move effortlessly in all directions, allowing you to stay in motion.
We want to help you
Once you have your QOR360 chair, schedule a free postural consultation with our in-house spine expert, Uwe Mester. Uwe has helped people find pain-free sitting for over a decade. His thoughtful approach has helped thousands of people.
We are onto something...
It’s a different kind of chair, invented by a former surgeon.
Former surgeon Turner Osler is trying to save the world from the traditional chair by creating a design that includes a rocking seat that feels more like walking than sitting. -Billy Baker
Your Office Chair Is Hurting You
But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease. -Ashley Abramson
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon
For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new ‘Active Stool’ the one? -Magdalena Puniewska
Meet Dr. Turner Osler
Turner is the CEO and Founder of QOR360. Dr. Osler is an academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers and book chapters. As a physician who’s suffered from a tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, Dr. Osler’s quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop The Eccentric Bicylinder, a shape that is central to QOR360’s ergonomic, healthy, and active seating products.
Relief from back pain
Here's what people are saying...
Dr. Brad Weiss, Natick, MA
“After 34 years of practice helping people in pain caused by sitting all day this is the best solution I have found.”
Deanna DeFrancesco, New York, NY
“I really can’t express how much this is relieving my lower back pain. I honestly can’t wait to get to the office and sit down!”
Cristie Love, Santa Cruz, CA
“I’m now 53 healing from a life in stupid chairs and bad posture and your chairs are part of my healing path!”
Michael Taufen, Kirkland, WA
“Just got the chair, love it so far! May be the most comfortable thing I’ve ever sat on, and it looks great to boot. Assembly was super easy too, thank you for all the careful design effort!”