Rise and Recline Chairs Explained

Rise and Recline Chairs Explained

Riser Recliner Chairs are armchairs which are electric and are controlled by an easy to use handset. Not only will the chair allow you to recline backwards to put your feet up and relax, it will also smoothly lower and raise you in and out of the chair. This is an extremely useful feature for anybody who struggles with limited mobility and finds getting out of a chair difficult. Riser Recliners are available in a wide range of fabrics, styles, colours and sizes. There are even petite riser recliners which have been specifically designed for shorter users!


Whats the difference between a single motor rise and recline chair and a dual motor rise and recline chair?

Single Motor Riser Recliners

Single Motor Rise and Recline Chairs have one motor which means the backrest and footrest will work together. This means your feet will raise and the backrest will recline at the same time, making it ideal for sleeping or laying back to relax however the chair will also allow you to sit normally and will still raise you up to assist with standing from a seated position. The handset on a single motor riser recliner usually only 2 or 3 buttons making them extremely easy to operate. 

Dual Motor Riser Recliners

Electric Rise and Recline Chairs which are fitted with a dual motor mechanism provide the user with much more freedom to how they position their chair as the footrest and backrest can be positioned independently of each other. Dual motor riser recliner chairs will still allow you to fully recline the backrest and raise the legrest at the same time to allow you to lay back and relax. However they have the added benefit of having the functionality to allow you to raise the footrest up or recline the backrest on its own. Many people who suffer with issues such as water retention, cramp, leg aches and cramps will opt for a dual motor riser recliner as they have a lot more control over how the chair is positioned to suit them e.g sitting with their feet raised to relieve pressure from your feet and ankles. 

We also have a wide range of Riser Recliner Accessories available such as overchair tables and arm rest organisers.


Click here to view our range of riser recliners.