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.

SEATING vs BED REST FOR POSTURE & PRESSURE CARE

By Martina Tierney, OT Bed rest has been prescribed to patients for hundreds of years for those suffering from illness or injury or following an invasive surgical procedure. In the mid-1940s the beliefs around bedrest and its value began to shift. It was found that soldiers in the Second World…

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Reduce Falls And Sliding From Chairs

By Martina Tierney, OT Falls Risk: Tips to Improve Patient Safety “Don’t hurt me, heal me. Try as we might, people do come to harm in ways that can be prevented. Hospital acquired infections, injuries from falls, bed sores and medical errors are examples of preventable harm that can occur…

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BARIATRIC CHAIR AIDS STROKE PATIENT RECOVERY

By Martina Tierney, OT Len Nixon is a bariatric gentlemen, approaching 181kg.  After suffering a stroke, Len found himself being admitted to hospital in Belleville, Ontario.  Because of Len’s bariatric condition he was spending most of his day in bed in hospital, occasionally being transferred by a lift to a…

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BEAR FOUND HIS “SAFE PLACE” IN HIS SPECIALIST CHAIR FOR CHILDREN

I often share stories of older people who are benefiting from their Seating Matters chair.  Today I want to tell you about 13 year old Logan ‘Bear’ Matthews and his Mum Alison, from Luton, UK. Bear suffers from complex epilepsy, a condition that affects his brain. Epilepsy can start at…

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Finding The Right Chair for Anne Marie With Huntington’s Disease

By Martina Tierney, OT I want to share with you Anne Marie’s Story.  For me, Anne Marie and her family’s story is one as an OT that I hear about often, but it can be difficult to explain the discomfort and danger someone like Anne Marie could be in whilst sitting…

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COMFORT CHAIR THAT HELPS WITH EDS AND POTS

By Martina Tierney, OT Jess Hodges is 26 and lives in Lincolnshire, UK with her parents.  Jess suffers from various conditions that effect her everyday life, resulting in her having to spend a lot of time seated and in bed.  She has epilepsy, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes(EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (PoTS).  PoTS effects Jess’s heart…

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A Chair for Lindsey: Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis Pain

By Martina Teirney. OT Lindsey Spoon is a stylish young lady living outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born with cerebral palsy, a motor and movement condition that affects her muscles and mobility. Due to her condition, she has always used a standard wheelchair to get around. Despite all the…

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