Free Standing Footrests
The Role of the Footrest
in Today’s Workplace
Technological advances have altered the nature of many job functions
as well as the character of work environments. These changes have
led to a greater emphasis on the need for ergonomic workstations.
A well-designed footrest is especially important for seated workers
whose feet do not comfortably reach the floor. It benefits these
employees by promoting more comfortable working conditions, reducing
fatigue and enhancing performance and productivity. IAC designs
and manufactures a full range of footrests that specifically address
the needs of both seated and standing workers. There are several
physical strains on a seated worker whose feet do not reach
the floor. Lack of support for the feet puts excessive pressure
on the back of the thighs. This can lead the worker to slide
forward, resulting in low-back pain from incorrect use of
the backrest. Proper foot support also ensures even distribution
of body weight by minimizing pressure on the backs of the
legs and knees.
IAC footrests afford a seated worker improved circulation
in the legs and ankles by supporting the legs. They also readily
adjust for comfortable posture of the feet and ankles. This
makes workers more comfortable, which is likely to increase
productivity. Footrests are also recommended for standing
workers who remain stationary. Standing in one place requires
static effort to keep the knees, feet and hips immobile for
prolonged periods. This causes discomfort from muscle fatigue
as well as from insufficient blood flow.
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