Rise & Recliner Chairs – A Buyer’s Guide


An inappropriate chair can bring extreme discomfort and add stress to your feet, back, knees and thighs further worsening your condition instead of helping it.

Buying a comfortable rise and recliner chair that gives you the best body support is therefore crucial. To get the best comfort and value for your money, be informed of what you should be looking for when buying rise & recliner chairs:

Single vs Dual Motor

With a single-motor chair, you’ll be able to move your seat back to the desired position. This model features a footrest that moves with the recliner automatically. So, if you want different seating and footrest positions, this chair may not be suitable for you.

With a dual motor, you get to adjust footrest and seat position independently. You can recline comfortably while finding a comfortable foot resting position. In addition, a dual motor chair has a full reclining angle to give you the best seating position you desire.

Chair Style

This includes chair colour and upholstery material. Upholstery can be of fabric or leather. If you are looking for different colour and design choices, a fabric model is ideal. But, maintaining fabric upholstery is difficult. Over time, the fabric can get stained and succumb to wear and tear.

Leather, however, is known to age well, and is low on maintenance too. If cosiness and warmth are a priority, a fabric model is best for you.

Well-Fitting Chair

Test the chair by sitting on it, before buying. At Mobility Direct North we are on hand to offer our expert service in making sure you have the perfect chair. We will assess and find the correct chair for you, by taking into account the seat height, width, and depth. You should feel comfortable and relaxed. For able body support, rise & recliner chairs must feature:

  • Extra support for your head and lower back.
  • Excellent leg support for your entire lower leg till the heel. The leg-rest must be at the same height as the chair seat.
  • Correct cushioning that is soft enough to be comfortable but firm enough to not let you feel the chair’s hard frame

Mobility Direct North have a range of rise & recliner chair models. All our models are warranty-backed to ensure complete peace of mind for you.

You can visit our showrooms at The Nook in South Shields, Station Road in South Gosforth or Station Road in Ashington. You can also opt for our no-cost obligation-free home demonstration service. Call us at 0191 285 4245 today for more details.