Lift chair positions and types
Lift chairs come in different types. There are 2-position, 3-position and infinite position types. All of them lift and recline. The infinite position lift chairs can put the person in zero gravity and trendelenburg positions. These positions can help with circulatory conditions, lower extremity swelling and edema.
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The Trendelenburg position, not only provides the ultimate stretch of your entire back, but also improves your circulation. German physician Friederich Trendelenburg created this position and it is named for him. This position raises your feet above your head, increasing blood flow in your lower extremities. Many doctors prescribe the therapeutic benefits of the Trendelenburg position for congestive heart failure, edema or other circulatory conditions where patients need to raise their legs above their heart for certain periods of time each day.
In the zero-gravity position, the spine, hip and knee joints are positioned on the balanced midpoint of the muscles. With the MaxiComfort power recline system from Golden and the Infinite Position lift chairs from Pride, the seat moves up and down to pivot your hips into this naturally relaxing Zero-Gravity position. Spinal pressure and muscle tension are relieved, circulation is improved.
We can add heat/massage to most lift chairs.
Lift Chairs - How they work
All lift chairs will lift the user to the standing position. 2-Position does not mean there are only 2 positions just as 3-Position does not mean there are only 3-positions. The chair can be stopped in any position by releasing the control button.
The difference between 2-Position, 3-Position and Infinite-Position Lift Chair is in the recline mechanism and footrest/ottoman positioning. The back and footrest go back farther with the 3-position chairs as opposed to the 2-position. These days, you can get a three position chair for about the same price as a two position. We recommend a 3-position or infinite position lift chair for most of our clients.
Lift Chair Positioning:
*Please note, most all of the infinite position lift chairs from Golden and Pride will position the user in the Trendelenburg and zero gravity positions. Please call us at 800-610-4295 if you have any questions.