Transitional Thera-Glide® Auto Locking Glider

  • Auto Locking Glider
  • Transitional Thera-Glide® Safety Glider
  • Transitional Style Thera-Glide
  • Transitional Thera-Glide® Safety Glider
  • Transitional Thera-Glide® Safety Glider

Transitional Thera-Glide® Auto Locking Glider

Rocking Therapy Without the Risk of Falls.  Designed for Healthcare Settings.

The Thera-Glide® provides a calming gliding motion that eases anxiety and tension while the patented auto-locking system reduces the risk of falls.  It is a stationary chair until you are fully and safely seated, then the lock automatically releases providing a soothing glide motion.  When you exit the chair, the lock automatically engages again for a steady safe egress.

The Thera-Glide’s® seat height is adjustable and adapts to different users while its automatic infinite locking system secures the chair exactly at the optimal angle for an individual’s safe egress.

The Thera-Glide® features a lock-out lever located at the rear of the chair that can be rotated to disable the glide motion and render the chair stationary regardless of occupancy. This healthcare grade can be locked in an angled position to create a wedge seat to manage slumping and sliding.  The Thera-Glide® is ideal for resident rooms or common areas in nursing homes and is a welcome addition to birthing suites in LDRP settings.  Read: The Benefits of Rocking


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The Transitional Thera-Glide® Auto Locking Glider offers all the safety features of our current Auto Locking Gliders in a balanced blend of contemporary and traditional styling.

With easier to clean virtually seamless contoured cushions and comfortable curved armrest caps, its generous 22 inch seat width, adjustable seat height, and 350 pound weight capacity this healthcare grade glider can provide comfortable and safe gliding relaxation for almost anyone.

The Transitional Style Thera-Glide® Safety Glider helps reduce falls with a patented (Patent: US 6406095B1, CAN 2323398) automatic-locking system that prevents rocking while entering or exiting the chair. Once safely seated, the lock disengages, permitting the user to experience a soothing gliding motion. When getting up from the Thera-Glide®, the auto lock engages again allowing for a steady, safe egress. It is like getting into and out of a stationary chair.

Now anyone can enjoy the benefits of a rocking chair without the fear of falls. Whether in a private residence, assisted living, nursing home or hospital labor and delivery setting, the Transitional Style Thera-Glide® is a meaningful addition to any Fall Prevention Program.

The non institutional styling of the Thera-Glide’s® exterior hides an inner structure of healthcare grade durability and strength.  The seat back, seat deck, undercarriage, and moving parts within are made of steel for years of trouble free service.  Even the precision glide bearings are warrantied for the life of the chair.  The steel frame of the Thera-Glide® auto locking glider is height adjustable allowing nursing homes to tailor the glider to an individual resident’s needs.

The Thera-Glide® Safety Glider is upholstered in easy to clean, moisture impermeable healthcare grade vinyl ideal for nursing homes and hospital settings.  We also offer specialty vinyls and Cryptons to match any setting.  All cushions on the auto locking Thera-Glide® are removable for thorough cleaning and every component of this healthcare grade glider/rocker is replaceable.  The Thera-Glide’s® steel frame is designed to perform in healthcare settings and is covered by a lifetime warranty.


“We are very pleased with the look and comfort of these chairs. The added stability and safety that they offer are well worth the extra money. Also, [Optima] was extremely helpful in the ordering process and making sure everything was as we wanted it to be. Very happy.”
-Joanne Engquist, Seattle, WA, Gethsemane Lutheran Church


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Transitional Style Thera-Glide Sizes & Specifications


Overall Height 44″ / 112cm
Seat Height Adjustable 16″ to 19″/ 40.6 to 48.3cm
Armrest Height Above Seat 6.5″ unoccupied, 7.25″ occupied
Overall Width 27 1/4″ / 69cm
Seat Width Between Arms 22″ / 56cm
Overall Length 33″ / 84cm
Seat Depth 17 1/2″/ 44.5cm
Weight 75lbs / 34kg
Weight Capacity 350lbs / 159kg
Shipping Weight 95lbs / 43kg
Shipping Method Ships Assembled via Common Carrier

Fabric Options

Stocked Healthcare Grade Vinyls

Contract grade leatherette upholstery standard, Crypton™ fabric available.

Burgundy Cabernet


Deep Sapphire Blue

Deep Sea Green

Mahogany Stain

Natural Stain

Walnut Stain

Additional Vinyls:

Additional Cryptons: