About Seating Matters

Who are Seating Matters?

Seating Matters are the leading global experts and innovators in clinical seating.

Our therapeutic chairs cater to the holistic needs of patients, caregivers, hospitals, and healthcare businesses.

Designed and tested by occupational therapists, Seating Matters’ chairs have been clinically proven to reduce pressure injuries, prevent falls, provide comfort and pain relief, reduce the cost of care, and improve overall quality of life.

All of our chairs are researched, designed, and tested by occupational therapists, led by our Founder & Global Clinical Director, Martina Tierney. A world-renowned occupational therapist, Martina has dedicated her career to creating innovative solutions in the healthcare industry and improving the lives of patients. 

Why Seating Matters?

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Experts in Clinical Seating

We are the only specialised seating company, dedicating 100% of our time and resources to research, innovation, and product development in this space. 

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Demonstrated Results

Our therapeutic chairs are proven to deliver real results that meet the holistic needs of patients, caregivers and hospitals. The clinical trials speak for themselves.

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Pioneering Innovation

Our chairs represent the final step in an extensive process involving research, feedback, development, clinical trials, and ongoing enhancements. 

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Support At Every Step

Our team of Seating Specialists are dedicated to delivering in-person support, from the first patient Seating Assessment to delivery of a customised chair. 

The Experts in Clinical Seating

We won’t claim to “do it all”. We can’t take the place of an occupational therapist or full-time care team.

But what we do excel in is clinical, therapeutic seating. We are the only specialised seating company, dedicating 100% of our time and resources to clinical research, innovation, and product development in this space.

Our dedicated Seating Specialists are experts in their field and will work directly, face-to-face to support both patients and caregivers. This personalised approach enables us to make real changes in the lives of individuals and have a positive impact on healthcare businesses, reducing the cost of care and improving patient outcomes.

Our seating expertise is something we love to share – which is why we offer free resources, seating assessments, webinars and team training sessions to occupational therapists and caregivers across Australia.

Demonstrated Results

Our therapeutic chairs are proven to deliver real results that meet the holistic needs of individual patients, caregivers, hospitals, and healthcare businesses. There’s no guess work. The clinical trials and numbers speak for themselves. Among them:

Falls Prevention: 100% reduction in falls & sliding after swapping to a Seating Matters chair

Pressure Management: 75% decrease in pressure injuries after swapping to a Seating Matters chair

Early Mobilisation & Reduced Time in Bed: Reduction of time spent in bed and early mobilisation of patients who were previously immobile, sedated, or even semi-conscious.

Reduced Cost of Care: Significant reductions in cost of care, including costs involved with the treatment of pressure injuries

Improved Comfort & Quality of Life: Overall improvements in patient mental health, as a result of improved comfort, independence, mobility, social communication and physical symptoms

We are constantly undertaking research and clinical trials to ensure these outcomes are maintained and improved.

Pioneering Innovation & Excellence

We are continuously striving for advancement and innovation in clinical, therapeutic seating.

Our chairs represent the final step of an extensive process involving research, feedback, development, clinical trials, and ongoing enhancements.

It all started back in 2008 when, continually frustrated by the chairs that her patients were using and the lack of developments in clinical seating, Martina Tierney designed her very first Seating Matters chair.

Today, our dedicated Seating Matters R&D and Clinical teams continue to drive for advancements and excellence, developing new lines to meet new needs, and working full-time under the leadership of Martina.

Our mission is to share this research and information with occupational therapists and healthcare providers across the world. For this reason, we offer best-in-class training, in-person assessments and educational resources, alongside our clinical seating range.

Support Through Every Step

We’re not just products; we’re people.

Our team of Seating Specialists are dedicated to delivering in-person support to patients, caregivers, occupational therapists, and hospitals.

This applies every step of the way, from the initial seating assessment to the delivery of a customised chair, set-up of the patient, training for families and care teams, ongoing assessments and reviews, plus dedicated resources and CPD materials.

We will be there – face-to-face, on a call, or in a virtual training session – whenever you need us.

We give caregivers the means to care.