Specialist seating at RCOT 2018 Conference Belfast

Our Seating Specialist Dan Toner will be attending this years RCOT Conference at the Waterfront Belfast on 11 - 13 June 2018.

Our Product Specialist will be showcasing our range of specialist seating from Configura including the rise and recline chair and the comfort chair.

Check out full product features below or shop our full range of specialist seating here.

Are you an OT and would like to learn more about our range of specialist seating?

Our Seating expert, Dan Toner, offers assessments and demonstrations in conjunction with Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to ensure that the seat is suitable for the client and their unique needs.

Our team have been trained to the highest industry standards and regularly undertake intensive product training.

We have been a family business since 1846 so celebrate 170 years in business this year and are a registered supplier to both the NHS and HSE.

Call us today on 028 92 677 077 or email daniel.toner@johnpreston.co.uk to arrange your assessment.

Get in touch with our Seating Specialist

Specialist seating Belfast

Configura Riser Recliner Chair


Configura Rise & Recline is a highly prescriptive, adaptable lift and recline chair that can simply and easily be adapted to the individual client’s requirements with the addition of accessories, reducing the requirement for bespoke, made to measure rise and recline chairs.    Community loan stores and occupational therapists can greatly reduce the lead time to their clients and save cost incurred when issuing made to order product.

The Configura is available in a number of sizes and maximum user weights and together with the accesssoreis it can be configured to create a total of 114 sizes.

Configura is available in a choice of Duratek fabric – a simple recyclable, removable & washable cover or a hardwearing, fixed wipeable vinyl cover.  In both cases, we supply the item with a PU 2 way stretch breathable covering on the seat, backrest and legrest sections as standard.

Configura comes as standard with a removable, high risk memory foam pressure reducing cushion.   It can easily be removed and an alternative cushion fitted such as an alternating pressure cushion, or air flotation cushion.

The seat depth is adjustable thanks to a range of seat depth reducing foam blocks which attach between the backrest cushion and the backrest.  Different thicknesses of  blocks change the seat depth. Simple.

The seat height is also adjustable via a range of different height feet which can quickly be screwed on to the chairs frame allowing an additional height adjustment of 1 or 2 inches

A range of backrest cushions including a 3 section waterfall back, deep laterally contoured back and adjustable lateral back ensures a the best postural and comfort solution for the client.

Key Features

    • For ambulant, semi-ambulant and non-ambulant users
    • For moderate-severe postural management
    • Low-high risk pressure care ends
    • Wide range of size requirements
    • 114 size options (8 standard chair sizes)
    • 4 integrated, interchangeable pressure care options
    • 8 posture options
    • Single, dual motor tilt-in-space or dual motor non tilt-in-space
    • Safety functions
    • Lead time 7 working days by courier.

Configura Rise & Recline is appropriate for:

    • Ambulant, semi-ambulant and non-ambulant users
    • Accommodation and encouragement of good posture
    • Users at some risk of pressure damage
    • Users with neurological conditions
    • Users with a kyphosis
    • Users with oedemas legs and/or fluid build-up

Configura Comfort Chair


The Configura® Comfort is a revolutionary new chair which will replace the existing Configura® Rise & Recline Chair throughout 2018.

Configura Comfort chair has all the same features as the rise and recline chair as well as these additional features:

  • Fully hoist accessible with ReTurn 7500, Cricket etc. to facilitate reduced care packages
  • Integrated self-supply overlay to make fitting your own cushion easy and simple
  • No-shear back rest recline to retain pelvic stability
  • Castors for easy mobility
  • Integrated depth adjustment – no extra parts required
  • Colour matched pressure reducing fabric on seat base, arm rests and back rest
  • Significant cost reductions

Configura® Comfort is appropriate for:

  • Users at risk of pressure damage
  • Users with current pressure damage (subject to professional assessment)
  • Ambulant, semi-ambulant and non-ambulant users
  • Accommodation and encouragement of good posture
  • Users with Neurological conditions
  • Users with a kyphosis
  • Users with oedematous legs and/or fluid build-up

It is not appropriate for:

  • Demanding postural requirements
  • Users with fixtures and contractures
  • Users with a limited extension at the knees
  • Users who need to be transported from room to room
  • Bariatric users

Check out our full range of specialist seating on our online store

Directions to the RCOT conference 2018 - Waterfront Belfast

Our showroom is in Lisburn Northern Ireland