an ergonomics specialist, here's my two cents on a product I absolutely
love. BQE has different designs with different price points, however,
the beauty of the chair, unlike ANY in the industry, is that there is a
"dynamic" backrest that moves with your spine. That means when the
clinician is actively working, they are in a slightly forward pitched
(tipped) position, and when the clinician is in a passive state, the
back rest fully supports the lumbar region--the most vulnerable part of
the spine. It's truly revolutionary and exceeds the criteria of my
critical body of knowledge regarding posture.”
Juli Kagan, RDH, M.Ed.
Author, Speaker, Educator
Back pain is the third leading cause of doctor visits by adults in the United States. (Dept. of Health and Human Services). And if you are younger than 45, back pain is the number one reason for missing work. (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons). Pain can come from a weekend physical activity that you are not used to (think seasonal skiing or Spring golfing for the first time) or from a disc that has ruptured due to spinal compression over time. The bottom line is that about 70-85 percent of men and women will experience back pain in their lives.
The most important key in relieving back pain: movement! Exercise is your ally when it comes to spinal health. Mind Your Body is dedicated to the seated professional. It contains joint stretches, Pilates Mat exercises and stretches you can do right at your desk. The book will quickly get you on your way to feeling fantastic or more importantly, keep you in that 15-30 percent of the population that rarely experiences challenging back pain…Mind Your Body: Pilates for the Seated Professional will help you Sit Tall; Stand Strong; and Work Without Pain.
"I just wanted to thank you for your product. I had L3-L4 surgery 4 years ago - low level back pain has been a constant issue at work and home for years. I bought your ErgoDynamic chair at UOR in July. After about a week of use - I was walking down the hall at work, trying to determine what was different with me -- I realized that my back was not hurting. This was the first time in years. I tell everyone about your chair - Thank you so much!"
Susan Lopez, RDH
BQ Ergonomics LLC
11868 West 91st Street
Overland park, KS 66214