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.

Lockdown Exercises: Exercises with Limited Space

By Dr Elizabeth Tierney, PT, DPT ·  If you, or someone you care for, is isolated either at home or in a care home due to Covid restrictions, you might be worried about mobility and keeping active, especially if exercise was a big part of your life prior to lockdown or isolation.   …

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How often should you change your pressure care cushion?

By Martina Tierney, OT We have found, that a common question with healthcare professionals can be ‘how often do you need to change a pressure cushion?’ The honest answer, is that there is no simple, one word answer to this question, as it depends on; • The type of cushion.•…

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Why does seating matter?

By Martin Tierney Understanding why seating matters, can make a difference to the life of patients and caregivers, preventing injury and reducing the cost of care.* What is Good Sitting Posture? By approximately ten months of age, a typically developing infant demonstrates good sitting posture. The infant sits with the…

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Milano Case Study – Sarah’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Atlanta Case Study – Margaret’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Pressure Injuries, CVA, Stroke This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images &…

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Monaco Case Study – Rachel’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Fall Prevention, Arthritis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Sorrento Case Study – Valerie’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Dementia, Limited Mobility This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Phoenix Case Study – Ben’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, CVA, Osteoarthritis, Kyphosis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Bariatric Sorrento Case Study – Alan’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Bariatric This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content © Seating…

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MISTAKES WHEN SEATING BARIATRIC PATIENTS

By Martina Tierney, OT Seating a bariatric person is complex and there are many factors to consider. It’s not as simple as providing a wider chair! Seating bariatric patients presents many challenges to both the patient and caregivers. A lack of planning and proper equipment can significantly increase the risk…

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