Choosing your chair

Meet Rachel Cleary our Occupational Therapy Ambassador

As a consulting Occupational Therapist to Channel Recliners, I share the belief that everyone has the right to feel the benefit of sitting in a correctly fitted chair and the impact on the quality of life good sitting can bring. This is particularly important considering the amount of time we spend sitting. Our recliners are tailored to your very individual requirements, in terms of sizing, specification and optional accessories. We ensure that our assessment process is transparent and discussed with you on the day of your home demonstrations, all your questions answered honestly. In my role as a qualified Occupational Therapist I assist Channel Recliners with their product selection as well as with more complex cases.


We do not compromise between comfort & style

Channel Recliners understand that a correctly sized chair can play a significant part in managing your posture both now and in the future. We do not believe in a compromise between comfort and style, Lets help you achieve both, you deserve it!

As well as our recliner chair collections we offer made-to- measure matching sofas including static sofas, manual recline sofas, electric recline sofas which can even include a rise facility, if required. Made-to-Measure Footstools and Toy Boxes can also be provided in a matching fabric.

Made to measure

Here at Channel Healthcare we provide truly custom made solutions to ensure you have the correct chair to meet your requirements.

Our chairs help provide long term comfort, postural support, well-being and can assist with maintaning independence.

We do not believe in compromising on comfort and therefore recommend our customers experience the benefits of the perfect fitting chair.

We are happy to provide customers with a second or third quotation from ourselves as we strongly believe our products, prices and service to be the best in the industry.

Key components

Seat Height

The correct seat height will aid standing and should be in proportion to the lower leg length. Typically we look for a 90 degree bend at the knee and feet flat on the floor.  We would also need to confirm if you would usually wear footwear whilst seated.

We offer seat heights from just 10″ and can go as high as you need!

Seat Width

A correct seat width should allow for hip support and stability which will aid in comfort and also fatigue management. A chair with a seat width too wide can encourage leaning to one side which has a negative effect on the spine. When undertaking a chair assessment for you, we also take into consideration any changes in weight and types of clothing being worn.

Our chairs can be made with seat widths from 14″ – 34″

Seat Depth

The correct seat depth will eliminate the need for any additional cushions or pillows, the vast majority of chairs within the UK have a longer seat length than required which causes our bodies to sit in a slumped posture which can create long term problems.

If your reading this while seated check if you can sit with your bottom touching the backrest of the chair without any pressure on the back of your legs? 

Back Height

The correct backrest height and design will allow for your head and back to be supported whilst complimenting your unique body shape and posture. Particular attention should be given to head support when in a reclined position as we often under appreciate the weight of the human head.

Does your current chair provide you with the correct level of head support?

Arm height

The correct height will allow for your arms and elbows to naturally rest on top of the armrest without lifting your shoulders or encourage leaning to either side

The correct arm height also plays a vital part in giving a base of support when standing from a chair.

Weight Limit

Its often a taboo subject to ask a persons weight but we want to ensure the chair we provide has a suitable weight limit for many years of use. Our best selling chairs come with a 25stone weight limit but we also provide chairs with weight limits up to a maximum of 70 stone. 

If you are unsure of your weight don’t worry we have many years of experience and can ensure our chair meets your needs.