Footrests are primarily designed to bring the floor up to those that need it.
They may be necessary where a correctly adjusted desk and chair height makes reaching the floor uncomfortable or for users who are seated more
comfortably with their legs slightly raised. A footrest tilt facility can also increase the comfort of a seating position for some users and may also suit
users who wear a range of different footwear with various heel sizes.
Footrests can help leg muscle relaxation whilst seated and a free moving tilt facility aids leg and foot movement which can help improve circulation. Sometimes a Workstation Assessment will highlight the need for a footrest or footstool. Pressure on the underside of the thigh when seated correctly can also indicate the requirement for an adjustable foot rest.
Ensure desk and chair are adjusted to suit individual requirements, this will help in achieving the most comfortable workstation posture possible with your footrest.