If you are considering a high backed chair, you may also wish to purchase an accompanying footrest so the user can raise their feet and increase their comfort level. If this is the case, the user should be measured for both the chair and the footrest to ensure that both are the correct size and height and will not lead to undue pressure or muscle strain.
Most riser recliners come with an extendable footrest incorporated within the chair. To activate this, a lever is pushed forward or a button is pressed to extend the foot support section.
In some instances, additional cushioning may be required to avoid problems with pressure sores, being insecure when seated or incorrect posture. Headrests, seat and back cushions or specially shaped supports can further enhance comfort in specialist seating for people with specific health needs or posture difficulties.