CLINICAL, Therapeutic SEATING designed for pressure care and comfort

REQUEST YOUR FREE CLINICIAN’S SEATING HANDBOOK

This practical guide to seating is written by Martina Tierney, OT, and used in academia, in clinical practice and with caregivers around the world to guide their practices around specialist seating.

The handbook contains:

  • Providing practical tips on performing seating assessments.
  • Your go-to guide for supporting various spinal presentations.
  • An extended guide to seating bariatric and paediatric patients.
  • Information on the new staging guidelines for pressure injuries.
  • Expanded, detailed patient case studies.

 

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Disability Chairs

Those that live with any form of disability are faced with the prospect of some of the most basic human functions becoming more difficult to perform. Professional carers and caregivers appreciate the detrimental effect that poor support structures can have on the body over time. This is especially true of chairs, given that even those who have complete functionality can expect to spend many hours each day in a seated position. Disability chairs are, therefore, an incredibly important piece of support furniture that transforms the lives of many.

Disability Chairs That Make a Real Difference

At Seating Matters, we have gone to great lengths to determine exactly what is required physically for those that require care, so that we could funnel this information into the creation of chairs that were built for purpose. The possibility of making a real difference for those with disabilities is the obvious benefit that we have been able to achieve. However, it is also worth mentioning that carers and healthcare professionals also stand to benefit from having better chairs for their patients.

Naturally, the focus in all workplaces today is on best practices with regards to ergonomics. Nursing staff whose patients are supported by our superior chairs are afforded the possibility to carry out their duties without having to fear personal discomfort or indeed causing discomfort. This makes enhancing the quality of life for patients much easier and allows staff to focus on their specialist care, rather than having to tend to injuries or wounds that are caused by inferior chairs.

How Using Therapeutic Seating Can Improve Quality of Life

Therapeutic seating from the team here at Seating Matters is designed to provide comfort, safety, pressure care and support for those with special needs. Our chairs have clinical evidence behind them that shows they can help to prevent pressure injuries and sores.

The findings of a 2-year study undertaken by Ulster University have been presented at over 30 international conferences, but the most telling proof that a disability chair designed and manufactured by us works is in the universally positive testimonials and feedback that we have received from users and caregivers.

Anyone in care or anyone who has secure care for a loved one wants the very best for them. Our chairs make a very real difference in alleviating many tasks and jobs for staff, which leads to cost savings that can then be funnelled into other services.

For the patients and those who need a proper supportive seat beneath them throughout the day, our chairs are the ideal solution to reduce the amount of time spent in bed as well as improving posture and overall function. However traumatic a slip or fall from a chair is for the family and carers, the impact this can have on the person with special needs is magnified many more times. Our chairs are designed to help reduce this possibility and improve their overall comfort standards.

Book a Free Seating Assessment or a Free Disability Chair Trial

Here at Seating Matters, we know that our disability chairs are vastly superior to any others available on the market today. We encourage anyone who requires a better chair, or occupational therapists working with clients with NDIS packages, or nursing home or hospital managers to get in touch to secure a free, no-obligation seating assessment or a free chair trial.

A seating assessment only lasts an hour and will allow us to determine the ideal model from our catalogue, which can then be trialled for free. We are determined to change the world of healthcare seating and so we invite you to benefit from our commitment in this regard and find the comfort that you, your patients or your loved ones deserve.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell bariatric chairs, pressure relief chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, stroke chairs, tub aged carre chairs, tilt space chairs, fall prevention chairs, motor neuron chairs, multiple sclerosis chairs, brain injury chairs, Paediatric chairs & other seating range in Australia. Browse our website for more information or contact us for more details.

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As used by

Each day I realise more and more the impact of seating on people's lives. For these people, the quality of their chair determines the quality of their life.
Martina Tierney
Occupational Therapist & Clinical Director at
Seating Matters.

Seating Range

Milano

The Milano provides dignity, pressure care and comfort for people with limited mobility. The Milano has been designed specifically for care facilities to address pressure management, falls prevention, infection control, maintenance of mobility and safe manual handling. The Milano fits people of all of shapes and sizes through its adjustable seat width, seat depth and...

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Phoenix

The Phoenix accommodates people with complex or changing needs who require high levels of postural support, pressure care and comfort. Due to its customisation, the Phoenix gifts the luxury of comfortable and supportive seating for those who may otherwise not be able to sit out of bed. The Phoenix is often used as an alternative...

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Atlanta

The Atlanta is a safe, comfortable chair that provides dignity to people at risk of falling, sliding or injuring themselves. The Atlanta can accommodate people who are challenging to seat, and is often used for those with Huntington’s Disease, late stage dementia or in a palliative care setting. The chair is low to the ground...

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Sorrento

The Sorrento chair helps people needing high levels of pressure care, comfort and posture support. It is suitable for people in any setting, including hospitals, care facilities or their own home. For people with high pressure care needs, the tilt in space can be used to improve posture and redistribute pressure. The tilt movements include...

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Monaco

The Monaco has been designed for comfort and mobility with independence at the forefront of its design. It was designed to encourage independence in sitting by supporting the body and encouraging the users to stand up independently with little assistance. The Monaco chair provides stability in sitting without compromising function. Early use of the Monaco...

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Bariatric Sorrento

The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space bariatric chair on wheels and can support patients up to 294kgs and has been designed to reduce the risk of injury to the patient and caregiver. Fully motorised to limit patient handling, the Bariatric Sorrento fully accommodates the user’s unique body shape which limits sliding, provides postural...

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Kidz Phoenix

The Kidz Phoenix is the most supportive and functional of the Seating Matters children’s range to accommodate spinal conditions and provide maximum support to highly dependent patients. The Kidz Phoenix tilt in space chair is clinically designed for complex upper body support in addition to pressure management, postural support and comfort. It accommodates those with...

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Kidz Sorrento

The Kidz Sorrento lends itself easily to changing user needs and is above all else the ultimate in comfort for children with complex medical conditions. The Kidz Sorrento is a simple to operate and functional chair which is designed to improve and maximise comfort as well as provide postural support and pressure management. With its...

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Milano

Phoenix

Atlanta

Sorrento

Monaco

Bariatric Sorrento

Kidz Phoenix

Kidz Sorrento

Clinically Researched And Trialled To Prevent Pressure Injuries And Falls

Designed by a world leading occupational therapist who understands the clinical impact of poor seating.

Learn more about the clinical research and trial behind the Seating Matters range. 

Ease Of Use

Learn how easy it is to adjust and manoeuvre Seating Matters chairs with some video instructions showing you just how easy it is.

The Benchmark For Quality

It takes continuous, careful planning to ensure our chairs are functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Each and every part of a Seating Matters chair has been engineered and devised to offer optimum quality and support for the user.

With it’s unparalleled frame warranty, we guarantee our high quality manufacturing standards and stringent testing, so you will be confident knowing you have a high quality care chair.

Reviews & Case Studies

Do you want to know what other people think about the Seating Matters chairs?

Or would you like to review some real life case studies that will go through various patient conditions and come up with real life solutions that can help provide a better quality of life for each and every patient.

Resources

Do you have any questions or are needing some extra resources?

Visit our Resources page where you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions, where you can book Training With Your Team, and download the Seating Matters brochures and product information.