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.
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How to Conduct a Seating Assessment

A patient seating assessment is key to finding the correct seating solution. But where should you start? Here, we explore the structure and three stages of a seating assessment, key guidelines, questions to ask your patient, and important things to remember.

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The Four Principles of Clinical Seating

Pressure injuries pose significant risks to the mental and physical health of patients. Recent groundbreaking research has highlighted four key principles that, when addressed, ensure optimum pressure management and patient comfort. Do you know them all?

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A Chair for Anne Marie With Huntington’s Disease

Anne Marie has Huntington’s Disease and receives 24 hour care. She was sliding and falling every few minutes from her old arm chair, often ending up on the floor. Swapping to the Seating Matters Atlanta chair had a huge impact on the life of both Anne Marie and her family. Here is their story.

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Considerations When Seating a Client With MND

MND refers to a group of illnesses that gradually weaken muscles and have a drastic impact on an individual’s daily life. While there is sadly no cure for MND, clinical seating can help to manage symptoms and make life as comfortable as possible for those affected. Here are some things to remember when seating a client with MND.

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Supporting Families Dealing with a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you have a family member living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? Read this article to learn more about some of the complications that may arise from these illnesses, ultimately affecting the patient’s health, quality of life and overall comfort. Many of these concerns can be addressed through proper seating and correct posture.

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Sydney GoFlat™: A Chair For Amelia, Michael & Alex

Here are the stories of Amelia, a palliative care patient with a spinal cord injury, Michael, a patient with burns to 80% of his body, and Alex, who recently underwent cardiac bypass surgery. The Sydney GoFlat™ chair was life changing for these three individuals. Find out how.

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Who is Martina Tierney?

Entrepreneur. World-Renowned Occupational Therapist. Mother. Grandmother. Founder & Global Clinical Director of Seating Matters. Martina Tierney is many, many things. But, in her own words, “I suppose I was never really good at being an employee”. So how did that realisation lead to the launch of Seating Matters, and a seating revolution that would transform patient care across the globe?

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Why Do We Use Tilt in Space?

Tilt in space is a critical feature of clinical seating, where a chair physically tilts the seated person backwards without changing their position, or the angle of their hips, knees and ankles. Why is this so important? Which angle of tilt in space is right for the patient? And which Seating Matters chairs offer this feature?

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