Dentists and healthcare workers

Maintaining a healthy spine doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, it doesn’t have to be work at all. It can come completely naturally. How? It’s simple. Stop using conventional dental seating.

It’s true. Ordinary ‘flat’ seating is very often the cause of back pain, headaches and problems with your neck, arms, hands and shoulders. Dentists who use the Bambach Saddle Seat, on the other hand, hardly ever have these problems. That’s because it’s good for your spine.

Very good. In fact, the Bambach is the only seat that’s scientifically proven to reduce or prevent back pain and posture related problems. Ask for details of our 30 day trial and feel the difference it makes.

Freephone 0800 581 108


Adjust your working environment

Using a Bambach sometimes involves sitting slightly higher than you would on a conventional seat, which can mean that your desk or monitor could be too low. We offer a range of desk and monitor raisers to adjust your working environment to the perfect height. Freephone 0800 581108 for details.

‘Access to Work’ for people with disabilities

Did you know… Adults with CP, MS, or other medical conditions and disabilities that make it hard to sit for long periods, could get funding for a Bambach Saddle Seat through the government run scheme – ‘Access to Work’

If you’d like advice on funding, please call Bambach on freephone 0800 581108 or email or order a trail Bambach at

Self Skinning Seat. 100% natural. 100% clean.

Having the same postural benefits as the Standard Bambach, this seat has a washable, sealed polyurethane saddle moulded as a single piece. 
The saddle offers nowhere for dirt or bacteria to linger or penetrate, and can be safely washed with powerful cleaning agents such as klericide-cr.
It comes complete with a 304 grade non-corrosive stainless steel cradle and star base, (as used in the food and chemical industries) and a Stainless Steel rotating gas lift which is available in 3 sizes.  It’s easy to clean and will not corrode 
in any way.

Key Features

  • One piece polyurethane saddle offers nowhere for dirt or bacteria to linger or penetrate
  • Easy to clean without risk of corrosion
  • Cradle and gas lift made from 304 grade stainless steel
  • Gas lift is available in a range of sizes to ensure optimum fit

The Bambach Saddle Seat is set to hit REHACARE 2015

Our innovative seat, built in the UK to support people with neurological and acquired neurological conditions, is going to be exhibited at the world’s largest assistive technologies and rehabilitation exhibition.

The Bambach Saddle Seat, which was created to offer real benefits for adults and young people living with conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury and stroke victims, will feature on the Medilink UK Pavilion (3A74) at REHACARE held from 14-17 October at Messe, Düsseldorf.

The seat was created when it was found that a woman with cerebral palsy was able to ride on horseback unassisted, however when she returned to her wheelchair she was unable to sit without restraint. The innovative solution was to replicate the saddle shape to work with the natural biomechanics of the body to keep the pelvis in a neutral position, which then in turn supports the spine maintaining the natural “S” shape, with the centre of gravity of the upper body immediately over the sitting bones.

As well as the Saddle Seat, Essex-based Bambach will also be showcasing the new Buddy System designed specifically for children to offer the same sitting position as the Saddle Seat, but with the addition of further pelvic and thoracic support so that the less able will now be able to benefit from this unique sitting position.

Chris Langham, Director, The Bambach Saddle Seat (Europe) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at REHACARE, from where we can clearly demonstrate the real life-changing opportunities that both the Saddle Seat and the Buddy System offer to potential customers across the whole of Europe.”

Attracting over 50,000 visitors annually, REHACARE is the most important trade fair in the world for rehabilitation, prevention, integration and care seen as the ideal stepping stone for companies looking to expand globally and to meet potential new partners. The Bambach Saddle Seat and Buddy System will be exhibited from the Medilink UK Pavilion (3A74) in Hall 3.

Standing v Sitting on the Bambach Saddle Seat

Dr. Amar Gandavadi
PHD. Research physiotherapist with an interest in work related musculoskeletal disorders.

There has been much publicity recently about the danger to health of sitting for long periods. However, simply standing as an alternative may also have hidden health dangers. Perhaps the Bambach Saddle Seat represents a safe middle way?

Sitting has been described as a ‘natural human posture’ because it relieves the need to maintain an upright posture, and reduces the workload on the muscles and joints of the foot, knee, hip and spine. Sitting also helps with stability, so might help for tasks requiring fine or precise upper limb movements, and it’s better for tasks needing foot control. This may be why many dentists have changed from standing to sitting when they work.

Ordinary seat or Bambach Saddle Seat?

Sitting on an ordinary seat upsets posture. The 90° angle between the trunk and the thighs makes the pelvis rotate backwards, changes the line of gravity, and may create additional compression on vertebrae as the spine, pelvis, legs and feet are mainly supporting the body.

The abdominal muscles try to compensate, but this can compress the lumbar region. Muscle and ligament tension in the lumbar region, and the load on the spine and discs, may also be increased.

This is particularly true if sitting slumped, which may contribute to the development of problems such as:
•    low back pain
•    slackened abdominal muscles
•    slumped spine
•    impaired internal organ function
•    swelling in the lower legs when sitting for longer than sixty minutes

More than 6 months of sitting slumped may lead to back pain because the muscles in the back which affect posture are used more.

On the other hand, sitting on the Bambach Saddle Seat helps you maintain a neutral (45°) hip position, so the abdominal and back muscles are balanced, which helps to maintain core stability.

When sitting is as good as standing

When standing, the spine is in its natural curved “S” shape, so the body’s centre of gravity passes through the lumbar vertebrae, trunk and feet, which means only minimal muscular activity is needed to maintain the posture. When standing normally, a vertical line drawn through the body’s centre of gravity would pass through the lumbar vertebrae, trunk and feet. The centre of gravity of the trunk, arms and head are all in line, and it only needs intermittent muscle activity to hold the trunk erect in the correct posture.

The design of a chair should aim at reducing the spinal load and maintaining the spine’s natural “S” shape, to reduce pressure on the discs and loads on the spine. The Bambach Saddle Seat does this, because sitting on it effectively simulates standing.

With the Bambach Saddle Seat, finding and maintain the right posture to ensure the right muscles are doing the work to maintain core stability is easily achieved, simply by adjusting the height and seat tilt. Research has also indicated that long-term use of the Bambach Saddle Seat reduces the amount of work the postural muscles have to do. After using the Bambach Saddle Seat for 3 months, some people have noticed their back feels as it would with poor posture on an ordinary chair, but after more than 6 months use, this decreases significantly.

Our bodies are designed to move, so staying in any one position for too long is not good for them. There is no right working posture, and it cannot be assumed that standing to work is good, as this may lead to problems just as sitting does. Also for some professions standing to work is simply not an option. It is important to achieve an optimal working posture, accompanied with regular rest breaks and chair-side exercises to help restore blood supply to the postural muscles.

Using the Bambach Saddle Seat with the seat height and tilt adjusted to suit the user, it’s possible to achieve optimal posture for working, and for reducing the problems which can be associated with standing, or sitting in an ordinary chair.


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2. Pottier M, Dubereuil A and Monod H (1969) The effects of sitting posture on the volume of foot. Ergonomics, 12: 753-758
3. Gandavadi, A (2008) Working Postures in Dental Practitioners and Dental Students: Relationships Between Posture Seating, and Muscle Activity. PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K, School of Health Sciences – Physiotherapy and School of Dentistry
4. Corlett, EN and Eklund JAE (1984) How does a back rest work? Appl. Ergon. 15: 111-14.