Our Story

wellback kneeling chair
Wellback Kneeling Chair

Our journey began in 1986 when we developed and introduced the Wellback Kneeling Chair to the South African market.

Designed to reduce lower back pain by decreasing the pressure in the lumbar discs during sitting, this ergonomic ‘marvel’ soon became the product of choice for the South African health and computer-user markets.

The Wellback Kneeler is still manufactured in South Africa by our parent company, Karo Manufacturing and remains the benchmark kneeling chair in South Africa.

At the Wellback Shop, your back health is our primary focus. We do not simply sell products. We use our superior product knowledge, experience in ergonomics and genuine care, to try and HELP YOU.

Over the years, our range of products has changed significantly. What has not changed however, is our emphasis on designing ergonomic seating to reduce back pain caused by excessive sitting.

We want to solve YOUR back problem and find the product solution that is right for YOU.

Your health comes first at the Wellback Shop

Step into our assessment centre and showroom in Johannesburg and you will be greeted by an Office Ergonomics Risk Facilitator.

They will objectively assess your posture and recommend a solution that best suits YOUR needs. There is no hard sell or pressure to buy.

We understand what happens to your body when you sit and we will spend sufficient time with you to determine your exact needs. By applying best practices for ergonomics in the workplace, we will suggest simple changes in the way you sit and how your workplace is setup. Such changes may make a big difference to your long-term health and wellbeing.

As more and more people work from home, setting up your home office with a suitable desk and chair has become more important. To assist you, here are the 5 most important features you should look for on a home office chair.

Our qualified Office Ergonomic Risk Assessors are well experienced in their field. Some of our people have been with us for over 20 years, so you can be confident that they will be able to guide and assist you in making a decision that benefits YOU.

Not the right product for you? Our no-quibble refund promise!

We understand that it is not always possible to visit our showroom for an ergonomic assessment. Should this be the case, our site is filled with valuable ergonomic information, knowledge articles and videos, to assist you with your product selection. For example, what are the 10 important features you should look for when buying a study chair for your home office?

If you discover that the product you selected is not right for you, our satisfaction guarantee allows you to return the product within 14 days for a full refund. No questions asked!
Your peace of mind is just one of the keys to our success.