Key tips on choosing a new office chair from BodyBackUp Osteopathy & Sports Injury Clinics


We can assess your individual needs for 
Home or Workplace
  • Help you choose a New Chair
  • Help you set up your Work Station
  • Help you pick the most suitable Mattress or Home Furniture.
Sitting with your back poorly supported, has been shown to be a major cause of upper and lower back pain and stiffness!
We can advise you which chair would be most suitable for your needs whether you work from home or at the office and answer your questions about work station set-up. 
Please email us for our reasonable fees  
Key Tips →Choosing a NEW office chair


   Good range of movement
  • Back pad should adjust up and down in height.
  • Back angle should be variable.
  • Seat should adjust up and down in height.
  • Seat angle should adjust from horizontal to sloping (both backwards & forwards).
  • Arms should adjust in height & width.
Easy to adjust
  • All controls must be within easy reach.
  • Good lumbar support across the width of the back.
  • An adjustable lumbar support mechanism, if affordable, is beneficial.
  • Chairs should have a fixed & rocking action that is easily switched between.
  • Beware of mechanisms that are hidden for the sake of the looks.  The range of movements maybe restricted or the controls difficult to reach.
Check arm movement
  • Beware of restricting movement of the arms & shoulders.
  • Back size & shape should support the lower and upper back in all positions without being too large.
  • Arm pads should not be too long to hinder working at the desk with the back fully supported
Check freedom of circulation
  • Beware of a seat that is too long.
  • A seat with a front edge jammed against the back of the knee restricts blood flow.
  • A seat with a waterfall front is desirable.
  • A chair with a rocking action from behind the knee is beneficial.
Things that can be missed
  • Upholstery should be firm rather than soft, but not hard.
  • Fabrics should not be rough or likely to cause irritation.
  • Seat height adjustment must be sufficient to allow you to keep your feet flat on the floor, whatever type of shoes you are wearing.
  • Select the correct glides or castors for your floor covering.
  • A stable base with at least five legs is needed.
New Check-My-Posture CORPORATE service:  
We are happy to advise Human Resources departments, Health & Safety Officers or Facilities Managers before they order new seating and other workplace furniture to help make the best choices that suit individual needs and keep costs down!

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

Parking map near Maida Vale Library

There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

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Our Osteopaths will explain:

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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