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.

How we can help you during the coronavirus disruption

As the situation continues to develop regarding coronavirus, we are taking active measures at Seating Matters to protect our colleagues, our visitors and the healthcare organisations we serve.  INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL  We’ve increased our already-rigorous cleaning practices to protect ourselves and our customers.  In addition, the product has numerous…

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Infection Control in Soft Furnishings

With heightened awareness around infection control due to coronavirus, we conducted a simple experiment to highlight areas of infection risk in fabric-covered chairs. Manufacturers and suppliers of products, like our clinical, therapeutic seating, who supply into long term care homes, community equipment recycling stores and hospitals should use materials that…

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CORONAVIRUS, INFECTION CONTROL & RISK MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE SEATING

By Martin Tierney News, Infection Control, Infection Prevention Experts from the WHO (World Health Organisation) are now warning that the coronavirus can spread via objects or surfaces. In light of the global developments of the fast-spreading coronavirus which has originated in China, we ask what impact this will have on medical equipment suppliers,…

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SEATING PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

By Martina Tierney OT  Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron/ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Alzheimher’s, Seating Assessment In a daily case load, each patient we encounter is different. They have individual needs which change and evolve throughout the duration of their medical condition.  When seating patients with complex conditions such as Huntington’s Disease,…

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KYPHOSIS AND SLIDING IN CHAIR – BEN’S STORY:

By Martina Tierney OT  Case Study, CVA, Osteoarthritis, Kyphosis Ben is an 87-year-old male, who had suffered a stroke (CVA) and also had osteoarthritis. He had a history of pressure injuries and spent up to 14 hours per day in his chair and used a patient lift for all transfers. WANT TO LEARN…

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE – HENRY & CHRISTINE’S STORY

By Seating Matters  Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoarthritis Henry and Christine are an elderly couple living in the North-Eastern United States. They have been devoted to one another for many decades, and were devastated when Christine received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2003. Although they tried many different methods to treat her condition,…

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HOW DOES A SEATING ASSESSMENT WORK?

If you’ve been following Seating Matters for a while, you’ve probably heard us mention Seating Assessments before.  Seating Assessments are scheduled appointments that we will arrange at a time and place that works for you and your clients. A trained Seating Specialist will make a home or facility call to…

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CEREBRAL PALSY – A CLOSER LOOK

By Martina Tierney, OT Cerebral Palsy, also known as CP, is a neuromuscular disorder of the central nervous system that varies based on the area of the brain that is affected*. There are several levels of disability and they are classified by the distribution of the disability. CP can also…

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INTRODUCING

SEATING MATTERS ONLINE ACADEMY

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We are excited to launch the Seating Matters Online Academy.

– A completely FREE Resource for clinicians to learn from anywhere.
– This Online Academy will include weekly webinars from our wonderful Seating Matters clinical team.
– We have always aimed to educate as many fellow clinicians as possible in order to improve the
quality of lives for patients, but unfortunately Covid-19 has resulted in our
training sessions being postponed/cancelled.

We hope that our Online Academy will be a helpful resource during this time.