CLINICAL SEATING SYSTEMS designed for pressure care and comfort

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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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Bariatric High Back Chairs & Tilt In Space Seating

Many people throughout Australia require professional care as a result of their size and weight. The complications that arise from such conditions make life incredibly challenging, particularly where support and mobility are concerned.

Even if a chair is acquired that can support such patients, the reality is that their specific needs and requirements demand something that has been designed and manufactured to afford them a quality of life standard that affords them dignity and comfort. There are many bariatric chair options on the market, but none compare to those created by the team here at Seating Matters.

Bariatric Chairs for Superior Support and Mobility

Our chairs have been developed and created by a specialist group led by Martina Tierney, a world-leading expert on Occupational Therapy and seating. We strive to change the world through healthcare seating that is easy to use, designed to provide exceptional comfort and functionality and that reduces expenditure on caregivers.

The reality is that those with significant weight issues will inevitably spend many more hours per day in bed or in a sitting position. This increases the chances of secondary complications developing, which makes each day a painful, uncomfortable challenge. As an ISO 9001 Quality Management System approved company, we have undertaken considerable efforts with regards to research, design and development to create bariatric chairs that afford users the highest standards of comfort and quality.

An adaptable solution for bariatric seating

Whether you or your patient or loved one, requires a bariatric high back chair our Bariatric Sorrento chair is the ideal choice for a much-improved future. This chair can support patients that are up to two hundred and ninety-four kilograms in weight. It is fully motorised, can accommodate the unique body shape of any patient and is designed to promote better posture, support repositioning and limit sliding. Removal arms make the process of sling use and side transferring much less challenging.

Here at Seating Matters, we believe that adaptable solutions are essential when it comes to bariatric seating. We appreciate that each patient has their own needs and requirements, which means that our chairs must be flexible enough in use to afford them the dignity and sense of comfort and confidence that they are entitled to.

We also understand that patients with considerable weight are at a greater risk of infection. As such, all of our chairs have modular parts, which ensures that those responsible for care can completely dismantle them, leaving no areas unexposed or impossible to clean. They are upholstered in a hard-wearing, enduring contract vinyl that counteracts the vast majority of bacteria, as well as MRSA, E.Coli and C.Difficile.

Our extensive development process and dedication to creating a better standard, along with the clinical evidence that shows our chairs can help prevent pressure injuries and sores.

Take the Pressure Off & Buy a Bariatric Chair

At Seating Matters, we want all those who use our chairs to find the support, pressure care, safety and comfort that they have craved for so long once they finally try our brand. A bariatric chair with a tilt in space feature makes life so much easier for all those that are engaged in the care of any patient and with our chairs, you gain a product that has been manufactured to the highest standard and comes with a 7-year frame warranty.

Our unparalleled bariatric chairs are fast becoming the go-to solution that many facilities choose, including Anglican Care, Baptist Care, NDIS, NSW Government, Uniting Care Australia, Regis and Allity. Book for a free trial or a free seating assessment today and take the pressure off your patients.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell kyphosis chairs, pressure relief chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, parkinsons disease chairs, tub aged care 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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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
Founder and Clinical Director
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.