The Footform Dual Footrest from Bakker Elkhuizen offers two ranges of variable height adjustment, providing foot support ranging from 2.5" to 12.5". The foot platform sits at a fixed 10° angle and is infinitely adjustable throughout the two ranges. The large heavy-duty plastic platform is textured to offer both stability and safety. The simple foot-operated locking mechanism is released via a single button which then permits the adjustment of the spring-loaded platform. Many years of reliable service can be expected from the robust steel base and elevating mechanism.NOTE: Due to the level of spring resistance smaller individuals may find adjustment less than ideal.
Eliminates Bending and Twisting - Once set to the appropriate height range, there is no need to risk injury by bending and reaching beneath the desk in order to make height adjustments. Rather, the feet are used, one to disengage the lock and the second to provide the counter force needed to position the platform at the desired height.
Improves Upper Body Posture - The Footform Dual Footrest provides a stable and supportive surface that encourages individuals to correctly utilize the back of their chair rather than "perching" on the front edge of their seat. This improved posture can reduce the risk of upper back, shoulder and neck pain. The adjustment range ensures that even those of shorter stature can reap these benefits.
Reduces Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting - By properly supporting the feet and legs, a footrest takes the pressure off the backs of the thighs and relieves strain on the lower back.
Can Reduce Potential Pressure and Restriction of Circulation - Shorter individuals often have their chair elevated in order to achieve appropriate positioning at the desk. This can leave their legs "dangling", resulting in pressure against the back of the thighs, potentially restricting circulation. A footrest of sufficient height can reduce or even eliminate these pressure points - encouraging unimpeded circulation.
Set the footrest to the range that offers you the most optimum position for your feet. You want to have your feet supported so that there is no pressure against the back of your thighs at the front of your seat. However, also be sure not to have the footrest set too high as you do not want your knees too high. When sitting with your feet comfortably positioned on the footrest the angle of your torso to the thighs should be approximately 90° or slightly greater.