The Mobilise® CH5 gives you (shoulder) wings!

The Mobilise® CH5 gives you (shoulder) wings!

High (shoulder) wings and laterals on a hospital chair can provide several benefits for patients, depending on their specific needs.  We offer shoulder wings and laterals on our early mobilisation chairs, such as the Mobilise ® CH5 and the Sertain neuro chair.

High wings and laterals also allow for early mobilisation, where without, sitting out in a chair would be too difficult.


Ideally suited for patients with neuro conditions such as a stroke, which means their balance when sitting might be slightly off, wings can offer a number of different advantages.

Improved support and stability:  High wings on a chair can offer additional upper body support, helping patients maintain good posture and reducing strain on their core muscles. This is especially helpful for those who have difficulty sitting upright on their own or struggle with balance.

Pain management:  For patients with conditions that cause pain in the shoulders, neck, or back, the high wings can provide a comfortable resting place, alleviating some discomfort.  We find that some HCP’s will also put in cushions or pillows to give the patient extra support.

Security and fall prevention:  Shoulder wings can act as a barrier, preventing patients from accidentally falling sideways in the chair. This is crucial for those with weakness, dizziness, or confusion. 

If you add in an early mobilisation chair with the footplate removed, so the patient is able to put their feet directly on the floor, this can also help with a patient’s sense of balance.


Improved side support:  Laterals are small rests that extend outwards from the chair. They can provide much-needed support for patients sitting in a chair, and can be positioned where the patient is weakest; that may be by their shoulders, or around their middle, or upper torso.

Increased comfort:  Laterals offer an extra level of security, reducing fatigue and promoting relaxation during extended periods of sitting.

Improved balance during transfers:  Laterals can act as a point of leverage during transfers from the chair to a bed, wheelchair, or other surface. This helps patients maintain balance and reduces the risk of falls.


Combined, high wings and laterals on a hospital chair contribute to a safer, more comfortable, and supportive environment for patients recovering from illness, surgery, or injury.   They also promote early mobilisation.