Posture Chair Cushion
I bought my posture chair cushion (see the photo below - I've got to be honest, I'm not sure if that's the right term) when I was doing the Alexander Technique. My teacher recommended one and as she could get me one for about a tenner, I thought I'd give it a go.
So all we're talking about is a wedge shaped cushion that sits on the chair seat with the thick end at the back of the seat. I then sit on the cushion. This effectively tilts my seat forward which forces me to sit up straight and improves my posture - particularly when using the computer.
Do I like it?
Well, I don't use it as much as the Backfriend - but the posture chair cushion doesn't actually support my back when I want to relax, so it's not so good there. But I do still use it - less frequently than the Backfriend. (No, I don't use them together!) Actually, I don't find it particularly comfortable if I want to use it for long periods of time - I'd rather use the Backfriend.
On the other hand my wife uses my posture chair wedge cushion all the time. It lives on her chair in our office.
Would I buy another? No - I've already got this one. But I probably would replace this one should I ever lose it.
(Incidentally, I was recently discussing back pain with a friend and he had been advised that using a wedge cushion in the car would be a good idea. While it worked for him, I gave it a whirl but it didn't work for me.)
Written by Steve Hatherley.