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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Bambach parts and upgrades

Spare parts are available for all Bambachs.
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Free paediatric stem upgrade

The Bambach saddle seat is a therapeutic seat for life! As well as featuring an adjustable
hydraulic stem, every Bambach purchase includes a FREE stem upgrade! This ensures that as
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Testimonials

 

 

BackCare charity panel product review:
Is your chair bad for your health?

“Although saddle seats have been around for a number of years, they tend to be used by business professionals such as dentists and musicians, rather than for general back care. Several are available but most can leave comfort and quality to be desired. BackCare’s product panel tested the Bambach Saddle Seat in several different occupational situations and found it to be extremely functional and superply engineered to very high quality standards. The saddle is very comfortable and has a curved rear lip which is higher than on horse saddles or other saddle seats. This feature tends to encourage a forward pelvic tilt which keeps the spine straight, encouraging the natural lumbar curve and discouraging sitting in the forward slump,, on one buttock or fidgeting from side to side.

 

In comparison with other saddle seats on the market, this seat is superior but weighs in at the top end of the price range. However, in the panels opinion, this should not be a restraint if you are considering buying a work chair. This is a top quality product, highly functional in the war against back pain. It could be worth considering for general home use if you regularly sit for long periods in front of a computer or keyboard etc, and if you need a really back friendly stool for your all night internet browsing.”
Talkback article

 

 

Head injury rehabilitation
Assessment and treatment following brain injury

I was required to find seating solutions for a client presenting with complex needs following a severe head injury. The clients seating needs were identified through both individual OT assessment and by joint assessment with a Speech and Language Therapist. The client’s needs were jointly identified as:

 

Identification of Seating Needs:

  • To provide an upright, symmetrical position for eating and drinking to minimise the risk of aspiration
  • To encourage mobility around the home and changes in position by providing alternative seating within the home
  • To be at a suitable height to allow eating from a table, or a tray without the need to turn or flex position
  • To be at the correct height for feet to be placed on the floor (or other surface)
  • To be at a suitable height to allow the client to independently transfer to a standing position, with supervision only

 

Several individual seating assessments were then arranged and each product evaluated in terms of meeting the clients needs. It became evident that there would not be one specific product that would meet the above criteria but the one which came closest was the Bambach Seat. During the process of assessment and risk assessment, an area of need was identified regarding transferring on and off the seat and with the application of the brakes. It was recommended that the client required supervision when transferring on and off the seat and that this supervision would include ensuring that the brakes were fully engaged for safety. A trial of the seat was carried out with the client’s agreement and a graded introduction programme was devised.

 

The Bambach was then purchased and its purpose was agreed for use at meal times and when drinking fluids. The seat was additionally recommended as a ‘working chair’. It was found that the seat promoted an upright position, allowing the client to engage in activities from an improved functional position which enabled the client to use his arms and hands with more ease, compared to being seated in a wheelchair or standard chair.

 

Whilst it is difficult to separate the clinical effectiveness of the seat from a number of other variables, it is my opinion that the Bambach seat has contributed to the client’s continuing rehabilitation in relation to: improved posture, improving trunk mobility and functional use of upper limbs. The seat was able to be moved around the home easily to allow a variety of uses.
Jane Warbrick. Occupational Therapist – HPC. Associate – Head Injury Rehab

 

 

Pain Management

J has hyper-mobility in her joints and suffers pain and poor posture, she is able to sit well and is able to maintain a good symmetrical posture whilst using the keyboard on the Bambach. She is able to keep her shoulders level, with minimal effort while she worked on the keyboard. She finds that sitting in the Bambach was easier than on a conventional seat. The improvement to her posture on the Bambach in comparison to the chair she normally uses was marked b the fact that she is comfortable and relatively pain free.
23 y/o student- York

 

 

G hurt her back following a fall down a spiral staircase. She was in a lot of pain and wanted to see if the Bambach could help her. following her trial she was delighted at amount of time she was able to sit pain free on the Bambach. She also finds the ease of mobility on the seat is also very useful.
40 y/o Lecturer Birmingham

 

 

V had surgery on her lower discs, which has not been terribly successful in releiving pain in her lower back, and down her right leg. She took to the Bambach straight away and reported it much better than her current office chair. When using the Bambach,, it relieves her pain straight away and she has been using it at work every day happily without pain. She took to the Bambach straight away and reported it much better than her current office chair.
35 y/o keyboard Operator- London

 

 

Mrs T has suffered with arthritis in her hips for many years and had found sitting painful. On the Bambach she is able to sit a the table comfortably for long periods without hip pain, enabling her to enjoy her puzzles.
72 y/o Retired quizzer- Surrey

 

 

“Having ignored minor back pain for six months, my back finally gave way with a vengeance in January. After time off work and becoming very close friends with the physiotherapist I did what I should have done years ago and contacted you. I cannot praise your seat too highly, without it I would not be working full time without any back pain. Many thanks.”
Carolyn Campbell, Ponteland

 

 

“I cannot do without my Bambach Saddle Seat. My Backache comes back only after a few days without it.”
Samuel Wong, Stalybridge

 

 

“The seat has completely eliminated the lower back ache I was suffering. As well as this‚ I am really enjoying how it helps me to maintain a better posture.”
Kim Uildriks‚ The Computer Health Institute.

 

 

“The Saddle Seat works very well for me when I am painting. No longer do I have to raise the easel up and down as the seat has a great range of height control.”
Pro Hart‚ Artist

 

 

“I have suffered with a bad back for three years and frequently had time off work to cope with my injury. As I sit for the majority of the day‚ I have found your ‘saddle chair seat” invaluable. Not only does it make me sit straight but its castor wheels allow me the mobility I require to move around my work area.”
Denise Haanstro‚ Office Executive

 

 

“No more back pain or aching legs at the end of a long day. Mobility‚ adjustment and comfort make this the ideal chair for veterinarians. I love my Bambach Saddle Seat and know you”ll love yours too.”
Alice Noe-Nordberg‚ Concord Animal Hospital

 

 

“I’ve found that along with keeping my lower back in a neutral position‚ I can also get closer to the patient during normal dental procedures.”
Dr Eugene T Santacci and Dr Noelle M Fanucci‚ Creative Dimentions in Dentistry

 

 

Sciatica

“Due to recent diagnosis of sciatica, I looked for a solution as my therapist noted my poor sitting posture. Given a largely sedentary job the chair issue was most important. After a short time with the Saddle Seat my physio noted an improvement in posture and I noted a relief from the chronic pain associated with extended sitting. A short period of getting used to the seat is quickly forgotten with the pain release given from the seat itself. Thanks for a wonderful product.”
Douglas Greening. CEO Hornsby NSW

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

“As an Occupational Therapist working in the field of neurology I have found the Bambach stools a life changing piece of equipment for some of my clients with Multiple Sclerosis. It has enabled one client to continue to work as a hairdresser as she is able to alternate between sitting and standing and has enough energy left at the end of the day to have a social life too! One client says he feels like a more useful member of the family…. which has improved his self-esteem. Another lady who was too exhausted by the end of the day to do anything in the kitchen, is now able to cook a meal for her daughter, instead of having to wait for her husband to get home. The Bambach stools look like normal furniture but have an amazing impact on client’s lives unlike any other equipment I have prescribed in my 20+ years of working”
Kate Bird. Senior Neuro Occupational Therapist. ARU Tewkesbury and Cheltenham &Tewkesbury ESD team

 

 

Hip problems

“The Saddle Seat has the additional advantage of forcing the legs of a person into an adducted (knees open) position which has a positive effect on the stress exerted on the hip joints. Orthopaedic examinations show that most hip disease occur in connection with an impaired adduction. Almost all conventional chairs support an adducted (knees closed) position of the legs which is associated with a retraction of the abductors and an extension of the abductors. This chain effects are turned around here and therefore has preventive value”.
Prof. Dr re. Med G. Schumpe, Medical Practitioner, Orthopaedic Hospital, BONN, GERMANY

 

 

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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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