Since 2006 the Back App chair has been on the market as a training apparatus exercising the back supporting muscles during seating. After selling 11000 chairs we sent a questionnaire to specialists (physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc) in the Nordic countries who use Back App.
Effects of Back App on the neck
67,3 % of specialists said that neck patients would benefit from training with Back App, and over 62,2 % said that sitting on Back App had positive effects on neck function.
Effects of Back App on the hips
49,5 % of specialists said that patients with hip problems would benefit from training on Back App, and over 39,3 % said that sitting on Back App should give positive effects on hip function.
Effect of Back App on the pelvis
47,3 % of specialists said that patients with problems in the pelvic region would benefit from training on Back App, and over 39 % said that Back App affected pelvic function positively. In addition over 44,8 % said that pelvic muscles were positively affected.
Back App can be recommended
We asked the specialists if they would advise their patients to use Back App?
348 of 364 said "Yes"
The 18 saying no had these reasons: 5 of them had no patients and could of course not advise the Back App to anybody, 6 said they thought it was too expensive, 7 said that they would not recommend the chair because of the need for height adjustable tables and because Back App was not movable (needed wheels)
351 of 364 said that Back App seating was comfortable. Comfortable seating is a key factor for continuous use of Back App as a training apparatus.
From this extensive study we can conclude that specialists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland agree that the Back App chair is doing the job it was planned to do; Back App exercises the back supporting muscles - by sitting