Seating Matters Blog

Our clinical team at Seating Matters is made up of occupational therapists, nurses, and a doctor of physical therapy so we have a unique understanding of our patient needs when it comes to seating.
We are changing the world of healthcare seating and through this blog we are educating fellow clinicians with informational videos and how to articles,  as well as sharing key industry news, and highlighting research to support evidence based practice.

BARIATRIC CHAIR AIDS STROKE PATIENT RECOVERY

By Martina Tierney, OT Len Nixon is a bariatric gentlemen, approaching 181kg.  After suffering a stroke, Len found himself being admitted to hospital in Belleville, Ontario.  Because of Len’s bariatric condition he was spending most of his day in bed in hospital, occasionally being transferred by a lift to a…

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BEAR FOUND HIS “SAFE PLACE” IN HIS SPECIALIST CHAIR FOR CHILDREN

I often share stories of older people who are benefiting from their Seating Matters chair.  Today I want to tell you about 13 year old Logan ‘Bear’ Matthews and his Mum Alison, from Luton, UK. Bear suffers from complex epilepsy, a condition that affects his brain. Epilepsy can start at…

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Finding The Right Chair for Anne Marie With Huntington’s Disease

By Martina Tierney, OT I want to share with you Anne Marie’s Story.  For me, Anne Marie and her family’s story is one as an OT that I hear about often, but it can be difficult to explain the discomfort and danger someone like Anne Marie could be in whilst sitting…

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