The Features of a Riser Recliner Chair

While a recliner chair is often thought of as a luxury item, somewhere to relax and put your feet up at the end of the day. However, as well as increased comfort, Riser Recliner chairs are an often overlooked mobility aid that offer real health benefits to patients. Rise and Recline chairs come with a range of customisable features, each of which offers a different benefit to your patient. Here are some of the key features of a riser recliner chair.

Riser Feature

The main, and possibly most obvious difference between a recliner chair and a riser recliner, is the riser feature. With this feature, the chair raises the user to a standing position, keeping their weight safely supported as it does so. This has feature has a dramatic and positive impact on a user’s mobility and their ability to live independently in their own home.

Single or Dual Motor

Most Riser Recliner chairs come with the option of either a single or dual motor configuration. With a single motor mechanism, all functions of the chair are operated by a single motor, meaning the user presses one button to rise to standing and then to sit back down and recline. With a dual motor, the user has more control over the seating configuration and is able to elevate the footrest and recline the backrest independently of one another, in order to achieve a comfortable sitting position.


With this feature, the whole chair tilts backwards, rather than just the backrest. This has the benefit of keeping the legs elevated while ensuring pelvic alignment is maintained and that pressure is distributed evenly.


A riser recliner chair traditionally requires a reasonable amount of space behind the chair in order to recline fully. With a wall-hugger mechanism, the chair slides forward as it reclines, meaning the chair can be situated against the wall and still recline fully. However, because the mechanism slides the chair forward, more space is required at the front of the chair.


All Rise and Recline chairs are available in a selection of fabric styles. This includes traditional patterns and contemporary designs, as well as wipe-clean materials for infection control.

Seating Dimensions

Importantly, all of our Rise and Recline chairs are manufactured to your patient’s dimensions. This ensures appropriate postural support for the patient while using the chair.

There are many options when it comes to choosing a rise and recline chair, all with their own benefits to your patient. To see the full range of Rise and Recline chairs and the customisation options available, request a free quote or take a look at the range on our website.

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