The “Jolly Back” concept was created by Lorna Taylor, a paediatric physiotherapist whilst delivering back care education to schools and nurseries.
Low Height Working
Lorna was inspired by the dedication of teaching and support staff and knew firsthand the challenges and discomfort often experienced when working at low heights with young children – bending over low tables, sitting on children’s chairs, kneeling on the floor, moving awkward play equipment, shifting heavy paperwork and books, limited space...the list could go on!
By understanding human anatomy and movement and genuinely believing in health education and injury prevention, Lorna created Jolly Back in 2009 to provide practical and ergonomic solutions for employers and employees working with young children.
Lorna set about creating her first product, the unique Jolly Back Chair, after being unable to find a low, mobile chair which would beneficially support staff - both practically and ergonomically.
Through her innovative thinking, genuine and sincere approach, combined with sheer determination, Lorna has overcome the immense challenges associated with bringing this and other new products to market.
As a response to requests for individually-tailored support and advice, Jolly Back also offers healthy backs consultancy.
“It’s a real privilege to listen to staff, understand their requirements and design practical solutions based on sound ergonomic principles”.
Lorna brings her passion and expertise as a physiotherapist (specialising in paediatrics, occupational health and ergonomics) and is committed to making a positive difference.
She continues to raise awareness (on a local and national level) of the importance of improving ergonomics and manual handling training, to reduce pain and realise potential, for children and staff within the education/childcare sector.