Bambach Bambino

(Shown with optional backrest)

Order code: CHD

Following consultation with therapists and several years of using Bambach products with children with special needs, we have found that using a Bambach from as early an age as possible brings about the best results. The Bambino is the smallest member of the Bambach family and is designed to provide the postural benefits of the Bambach to children as young as 2 years old. It can also be used by older children who are smaller in stature or who have a narrower frame.

Key features

  • Compact saddle profile
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school or home environment
  • Easy clean black vinyl covering with distinctive gold front and rear
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black star base (457mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Standard Bambach

Order code: BAM 1SN

The standard Bambach Saddle Seat is suitable for schoolchildren from the age of 4 or 5 depending on growth and can be used by that same child through their school years and onwards into adulthood. The Bambach ensures healthy spinal posture by maintaining and supporting the pelvis in an upright neutral position. The standard Bambach, like all of the Bambach seats comes with an optional backrest and lap belt depending the individual’s needs. All Bambach seats come with an appropriate height gas lift and a star base with locking castors to suit the user environment and the particular needs of the user.

Key features

  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Cutaway Bambach

Order code: BCS

Like the standard Bambach Saddle Seat, the cutaway encourages a healthy sitting posture with all the benefits that go along with having the pelvis and spine in a neutral position. The Cutaway differs however in the fact that the front pommel is slightly narrower. This means that the user has their knees slightly closer together with less abduction of the hips. This is particularly useful for children with a narrower pelvis or more commonly for the child with muscle tightness of the adductor muscles of the inner thigh, which is a common neurological symptom (in particular in children with Spastic Diplegia CP), and may limit the child’s ability to straddle the standard Bambach.

Key features

  • Like the standard Bambach but with a narrower pommel at the front
  • Suitable for children with a narrower pelvis and limited hip abduction
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Executive Bambach

Order code: EXE

The Executive Bambach is the largest of the Bambach family. Suitable for either a larger framed user or for a younger child who requires a greater sitting surface, the Bambach Executive ensures that the users are sitting comfortably in a healthy upright posture but are also safe and secure and fully supported.

Key features

  • The largest of the Bambach seats
  • The greater seat area provides postural support for the larger user
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

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Adjustable height footplate

Order code: AFP

There are often situations when a child will be required to use a stool or sit at a higher work surface. This may be in the home to sit at the dining table for family meals, or in the school environment when participating in lessons such as science, design technology etc., using work benches. For this reason, Bambach have developed an adjustable height footplate. The footplate is fully adjustable in height and can also be rotated 180 degrees to the rear when not required and the seat used as normal. The adjustable height footplate comes with an oversized star base to ensure stability of the seat when using the footplate.

Key features

  • Can be fitted to Bambino, Standard and Cutaway seats with gas lift stems (FGL1-4)
  • Larger 5 star base for greater stability (700mm footprint)
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Graduated guide for ease of re-positioning
  • Can be rotated 180 degrees when not needed
  • All locking castors

LEFT: This image shows the graduated guide located at rear of the gas lift.

RIGHT: The footplate in store mode – Rotated to the rear allowing the user to have their feet on the floor.

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Fixed height footplate

Order code: FP (single), FT (twin)

Fixed footplates can be fitted to the star base when a child has a slight issue with seat height. These can be built up depending upon the individual needs of the child. A single footplate can also be fitted and is particularly beneficial for users with a leg length discrepancy. A single footplate can also be used to encourage active use of a weaker limb which is common in individuals with Hemiplegia. The base can also be rotated to ensure that the footplates are at the rear when not required.

Key features

  • Available for left foot, right foot or both feet
  • Strong 15mm Birch plywood construction
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Stylish footplate profile
  • Can be rotated to rear of seat when not needed
  • The height profile can be raised by fitting additional rests
  • Glides

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Spare parts are available for all Bambachs.
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Bambach case studies

Sandie Wellman

Chemotherapy Suite Manager
Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Before using a Bambach

In January 2004, upon noticing that the posture of the majority of her staff was dangerously unhealthy, Sandie Wellman, Manager of the Chemotherapy Suite at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital arranged the purchase of six Bambach Saddle Seats for use by staff while administering drugs to patients.

 

“Back Care has always been an issue that has concerned me, particularly given we spend much of our time bending and twisting, seated in awkward positions”.

 

After using a Bambach

“I noticed the changes immediately in many of our staff as soon as they started using the Saddle Seat. Not only did their posture look a whole lot better but the staff themselves reported to be far more comfortable and more supported while also being able to freely use their arms while dealing with patients. The Bambach Saddle Seat places your back in the correct position as soon as you sit on it, and is a far cry from the ordinary stools and chairs that we used to use! We will be expanding the Fleet of chairs when the Chemotherapy Day Unit merges with the Haematology Day Unit next year, as I firmly believe people in this field of work should take extra precaution in the care of their backs”.

Wai Yoong

Surgeon - OBS + GYNAE
North Middlesex Hospital

Before using a Bambach

Wai has various duties, including delivering babies and seeing patients in clinic and surgery, and he spends a lot of time seated. Wai continued to have spinal problems with his back following surgery, until he tried a colleagues Bambach.

 

“I had a back problem and I was assessed by The Occupational Health department who suggested I needed a new seat. I had already tried a Bambach which I borrowed from the Ultrasound Department, and as I found this very comfortable, I decided to take advantage of Bambach’s 30 day free trial”.

 

After using a Bambach

He now sits for long periods of time on the Bambach in a confined working area and his spinal position has improved and his pain has lessened, due to being able to lean forward whilst keeping good spinal position, instead of the bending as he used to do with a conventional seat.

 

“The Bambach Saddle Seat has helped considerably, and now I find I can work for longer periods in comfort and my back problems have diminished. When I got my own trial seat, I let ultrasound have their one back”!

Tina Turner

Phlebotomist
Sandwell Disctrict Hospital

Before using a Bambach

Tina is required to draw venous blood from patients to be analyzed and submitted for various tests. Her role requires her to see a large number of patients a day which means she spends the majority of her working day in a sitting position. The nature of her work also means that she is continually leaning forward risking placing her spine in inappropriate postures.

 

“I had previously suffered with cervical spine problems which meant that I had difficulty using the standard seats that were provided in the department. I found that using these seats all day inevitably lead to neck and also lower back pain due to my poor sitting posture”.

 

After using a Bambach

“I have now been using the Bambach for just over 12 months and find using it completely natural. I find it a lot more comfortable and a lot more practical to use than other seats in my department as it is lighter and generally more manoeuvrable. Since using the Bambach I find that I am now able to sit upright in a much better sitting posture and I no longer suffer with neck, shoulder and lower back pain”.

Samantha Everett

Sonographer
Rosie Maternity Hospital

Before using a Bambach

“Greeting patients and putting them at their ease. Scanning and discussing the ultrasound on the screen; this involves a great deal of sitting and also twisting and turning whilst manipulating the probe, following up with written reports. I suffered muscle tension in the shoulder of my scanning arm and pain in my neck and shoulders. I was referred to Occupational Health who recommended an ergonomic review”.

 

After using a Bambach

“I attended BMUS whilst employed at my previous hospital where they had Bambach’s, but which were not helping me. After speaking to a Bambach representative who explained how to set the chairs up properly, I realised that I needed to adjust the Bambach I was using, which I did and found that once it was set up properly it helped. I still have problems, but when I have been regularly using the Bambach, these are considerably lessened. I have found that when I am not able to use a Bambach for whatever reason I suffer more.

 

My physio recommended I should try it with a back to help my kyphosis but I have found that once the Bambach was correctly set up for me that this was not necessary”.

Annette Donnelly

Sister, Renal Unit
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Before using a Bambach

“My daily duties involve the day to day running of a very busy Renal Unit This includes dealing with patients including needling and the running of lines as well as the everyday management of issues within the department. I was having some musculoskeletal issues and asked my manager to look into alternative seating solutions.

 

Previous to trying the Bambach, I had been suffering with both knee and back pain and had also needed bilateral ulnar nerve surgery which meant that I was also getting elbow problems in work. This was particularly the case when spending longer periods sitting with patients who were at risk of bleeding and bending to treat patients with leg grafts”.

 

After using a Bambach

“My Manager approached the Manual Handling Department within the trust who recommended that we trial a Bambach Saddle Seat for a month. Since using the Bambach I no longer have any back or joint problems, which is great! I have now been using the Bambach for about six years and I feel that it makes everything so much easier. When my back is playing up I know that sitting on the Bambach will help to realign me”!

Caroline Enever

Senior Radiographer
Breast Services
St Lukes Hospital, Bradford

Before using a Bambach

“My job involves taking mammograms in mobile units, assisting with interventional breast procedures, working in assessment clinics and reading screening mammograms. All these activities involve repetitive bending positions for long periods of time. I am also the departmental key trainer for moving and handling.

 

I found out about the Bambach seats when doing my annual update for key trainer in moving and handling. I was shown one of the seats and shown how to use it”.

 

After using a Bambach

“I found it very comfortable and arranged to borrow it for a week in the department so colleagues could try it out. I realized that the Bambach greatly reduced bending and twisting when positioning women for a mammogram taking a lot of strain off the back and knees. Since then we have 5 Bambach’s in the department which are used for a variety of activities. We also have one on each mobile unit which greatly reduces the prolonged repetitive bending. I would recommend it to others as it encourages good posture and definitely reduces the strain on my back. When I am doing my annual moving and handling updates for staff I now ensure all staff are using it correctly”.

Gemma Frederico

Audiologist
Watford General Hospital

Before using a Bambach

Gemma works with patients maintaining their hearing aid equipment. She spends a lot of time at the computer and bending over to remove hearing aids from patients. She has 2 prolapsed discs and had 3 months off work last year and needed to prevent repetition of this.

 

After using a Bambach

“The bambach was recommended by Occupational Health following a workplace assessment. I used to have neck and shoulder pain whilst sitting during the working day and have found that using the Bambach has relieved pressure on my back and relieved the neck and shoulder pain.

 

The chair is particularly practical because of it’s compact design and it allows for ease of movement without compromising my posture. The design of the seat has helped relieve the pressure on my back and has made working easier. I tried the bambach because of the free trial and a need to be able to work without any pain, also the fact that a member of the family uses one at home”.

Julie Gray

Senior Pharmacy Technician
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Before using a Bambach

“I work on the wards seeing new patients taking drug histories, counselling patients and assessing their medication for use within the ward. I also manage a team of Pharmacy Technicians I had been suffering from extreme lower back and sacral pain and had to receive Physiotherapy on a regular basis. I had also had significant periods off with work with my back pain and on one occasion I was off for 8 weeks. My physiotherapist recommended that I try to carry out my daily tasks sitting, rather than standing. When I approached my Manual Handling Advisor he recommended I try a Bambach seat that they had on long term loan in their department”.

 

After using a Bambach

“I have been using my Bambach for approximately 2 years. Since using my Bambach my back has been fine and I have not needed to take any time off work. I no longer need to pay for Physiotherapy treatment which is a bonus. I have also developed thighs of steel! The Bambach seat does take a bit of getting used to but now I find it really comfortable, I would definitely recommend this seat to other professionals”.

Lynne Drew

Radiographer Assistant
Breast Test Wales

Before using a Bambach

Lynne’s position involves assisting the radiographers with the day to day running of the clinic. Her main roles include assisting with clinic, setting up the trolleys and processing and transferring film into the Roller Viewer for viewing by the radiographers. The processing of film and operating of the Roller View means that Lynn will often spend up to two hours at a time working in a seated position.

 

“I have tried using conventional seating but found that it is very difficult to sit and operate the Roller Viewer. If I sit at a height sufficient to operate the equipment I find that my feet do not touch the floor which is a problem. With my feet on the floor I have to stretch to operate the equipment which puts repetitive strain on my lower back and shoulders”.

 

After using a Bambach

“Using the Bambach I am able to sit comfortably and naturally and able to carry on with my work without thinking about my posture. If I ever have to use the conventional seats I find that by the end of the day my lower back is very sore. I find sitting on the Bambach really comfortable and completely natural. Now when I have to use other seats I notice the difference. it can take time to get used to a different sitting position, but once it is set up correctly it is difficult to use anything else”.

Becky Walker

Senior Biomedical Scientist
City Hospital, Birmingham

Before using a Bambach

“My current position involves performing a range of microbiological and molecular techniques and associated computing tasks. All of these may require me to sit at one workstation for prolonged periods of time.

 

Returning to work after 11 months of sick leave with severe back pain resulting in surgery to fuse vertebrae and decompress the sciatic nerve, I was unable to sit on normal laboratory seating for any length of time and needed to find an alternative. I applied for a 30 day trial of the Bambach as recommended by the physiotherapist and have not looked back since”.

 

After using a Bambach

“Having a saddle seat has enabled me to return to work and perform my duties without further back problems. Although surgery has helped to address my back problems, I still have to be careful not to put unnecessary strain on my back. Having a Bambach has meant that I can sit comfortably for often prolonged periods of time which I would not be able to do in a conventional seat. I would always recommend the Bambach to others with back problems”.

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The Bambach is the only saddle seat with published independent research proving that it works!

Gandavadi A, Ramsay J R E, Burke F J T. Assessment of dental student posture in two seating conditions using RULA methodology - a pilot study. British Dental Journal 2007; 203: 601-605.
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