CoreChair: Prevention or Cure

November 28, 2017

CoreChair: Prevention or Cure

A phenomenon worth sharing is that CoreChair has a significant success rate for users with stubborn chronic back pain. The great news is that while it is a good solution for an existing problem, it is even better at preventing this problem in the first place.
After two years on the market it is very apparent from our customer feedback that the CoreChair design is extremely effective for those with back pain. As it should be.

As the principle designer, with a background in Kinesiology and previous success designing seating solutions for persons dependent on wheelchairs for mobility, my design objectives were focused on a healthy solution. Not just another chair that by the way, moves. 

The therapeutic mantra is “motion is lotion” or, “where there is movement, there is health”. 
The exercise ball as we know it today has become one of the most widely used therapeutic interventions as it introduces movement through instability. The biomechanics of sitting without optimal postural support clearly point to musculoskeletal instability, and the research that refers to sitting disease and the sedentary impact on our physiology as a result of not moving is well documented. Yet, many persons of influence assume that it is best prescribed for someone who is presenting some physical symptoms rather than prescribing solutions like this as a preventative option. 
Most people never begin the journey to discover options such as this until they present symptoms themselves. Back pain symptoms are more readily identifiable and the stats suggest that 4 out of 5 of us experience at least one significant back injury in their life and a third of us are currently seeking some form of therapeutic intervention for back pain. 
Sitting disease is often disguised amongst our general lifestyle of sedentary behavior.
As we should consider a healthy diet, good hydration and good sleep, we need to consider movement as a prerequisite to our model of good health.
Don’t wait for back pain to invade your life before you consider the value of movement.

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About CoreChair

Introduction to the CoreChair

Patrick's Story

With a degree in Kinesiology, the study of human body movement, Patrick has committed his personal life to an active and healthy lifestyle and pursued solutions to optimize this among others. 

                                                            Patrick Harrison on a Conference Call   Patrick Harrison Snowboarding 
Patrick's initial success was the development of a company that focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialized seating solutions for non ambulatory persons dependent on wheelchairs for mobility. Special Health Systems Ltd., was considered a leader in this field in North America as well as other global centers prior to the sale of this company in 1995 to US based Invacare Corporation. 
After the sale of this company, Patrick pursued many other entrepreneurial ventures that ranged from agricultural to philanthropic opportunities, but was drawn back to his passion to create solutions that would address physical challenges experienced by everyday people.
Patrick Harrison SHS
With the emerging awareness on the perils of sedentary lifestyle coupled with the musculoskeletal damage incurred by desk jockeys, Harrison was inspired by the number of persons who intuitively sought activity in their day at the office by taking an exercise ball to replace their traditional office chair.
Thus he began what became a 7 plus year project to create what is best described as a disruptive innovation by developing an active sitting chair that is now commercially known as CoreChair. 
                                                 Patrick Harrison Paddleboarding   Patrick Harrison IronMan  Patrick Harrison Surfing
Aware that human nature and the resistance to change is the biggest challenge that we all face, Patrick collaborated with Centers of Excellence such as the University of Waterloo, Mayo Clinic, Cornell University and others, to validate the efficacy of this design. 
In parallel, Patrick sought practical input from clinicians, health experts and everyday people to gain feedback on the design evolution to ensure a comfortable and effective solution. 
The result is a very high quality seating solution that challenges traditional doctrine of healthy workplace environments, with attention to detail on every day needs and value to those who use it. 

Our Core Design

The vision of CoreChair is to offer the world’s healthiest, ergonomic and therapeutic office chair. Paying little mind to convention or tradition, we chose to focus on you, the sitter. Our tech innovation focuses on optimal posture through core stabilization and movement that mobilizes key joints most affected by sitting. We made our seat highly sculpted to relieve pressure points, prevent sliding and deliver comfort. It works in conjunction with the low back, stabilizing the pelvis to optimize your sitting posture, reduce back pain and prevent slumping at your desk. Many of us are actively seeking therapeutic remedies to help reduce our back pain. Prolonged static sitting in traditional chairs (even high end ergonomic chairs) can result in uncomfortable back strain and lack of movement. Invest in your health with an innovative seating solution designed to harmonize your personal movement with your chair.




Our Strategic Partners

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