After suffering a brain injury, Janet now finds comfort in her new chair!

Case Study

In March 2019, 74 year old Janet, from Barton-Le-Clay, suffered a severe stroke, leaving her completely paralysed on the left side of her body, including her leg, arm and eye.*

With Janet’s transition from hospital to home, her comfort became the priority. “My wife can’t stand, eats pureed food, has 4 double carer calls a day and sleeps in a hospital bed” described Janet’s husband Peter, “the important thing from my point of view was her comfort.”

Each day, Janet was transferred by hoist from her hospital bed to a standard wheelchair, “sitting in a wheelchair for more than 2 hours was very painful” said Peter. “The chair could not be tilted, there was no padding.

“If you can’t walk, you either stay in bed all day or come out into a chair of some sort, and if the only option is a wheelchair, that is not very enticing.”

At Seating Matters, we have known for some time that prolonged bed rest can have extensive negative psychological & physiological effects on the patient, therefore finding a solution to get someone out of bed is extremely important.

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Peter also needed to transport Janet from her bedroom to the lounge every day, and back again, so knew he needed to find a chair that was comfortable, mobile and fitted between a normal doorway.

After endless searching online to find something suitable for Janet, similar to the chairs he had seen in the rehab centre where Janet had stayed, Peter finally came across Seating Matters.

“I had given up until Conor (local Seating Specialist) came to us” said Peter, “It was a god send. He left us a demo chair for 2 weeks and he showed us how to use it. I was able to call him with questions at any time.”

With the help of Janet’s Occupational Therapist and Seating Matters Seating Specialist Conor, the Phoenix chair proved to be the best option.

“The chair is comfortable and makes her feel psychology that she is out of bed and coming into her lounge. We then had a comfortable chair that could wheel through normal sized doors, she could go to sleep in it and that has made a tremendous difference to how we cope with the day.

“Without this chair, my wife would spend more time restricted in bed or being in pain in a wheelchair.”

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 *Note – the purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the product with some tips to consider on its use. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For advice with your personal health or that of someone in your care, consult your doctor or appropriate medical professional.

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Brain Injury Chairs

If you are looking to purchase the very best brain injury chair, you have come to the right place. Here at Seating Matters, we provide exceptional quality chairs to people with a wide range of needs and special requirements and you can find our chairs in aged care facilities, hospitals and more. It would be hard-pressed to find another company that provides the level of quality that we do. Below, you can find out more about why you need a brain injury chair and why you should make this purchase from us.

The Benefits of Brain Injury Chairs 

There are many reasons why you should be looking to purchase special chairs for those affected by brain injuries. Here are a few of the top benefits: 

  1. Better Blood Circulation – One of the top benefits of getting this type of chair is that it provides better blood circulation. This is important as poor blood circulation can lead to blood clots which then results in discomfort and even complications in their overall well-being. 
  2. Improved Relaxation – Comfort is one of the key factors in contributing to stress levels and it gives people one less thing to worry about. When people can relax in their chairs, it helps to provide a more positive experience whether this be in an aged care facility, hospital or home. 
  3. Relieves Stress – Lastly, another benefit that comes with having one of these chairs is that it can help to relieve stress. It allows people to enjoy activities in their chair such as reading or watching television, without having the distraction of discomfort. 

Each of these benefits can help to make peoples’ lives a little easier day to day and for those with short-term illnesses, it can help massively on the road to recovery. 

Why Make A Purchase With Seating Matters?

There are many reasons to choose Seating Matters when buying a new chair. This includes: 

  • Our chairs adjust to fit people with complex disabilities
  • They can be adjusted to fit the elderly
  • They provide comfort 
  • They can help to prevent pressure injuries 
  • Our chairs can help to prevent falls

The chairs that you can purchase from us are all designed by Martina Tierney who is a work leading seating expert. These chairs include: 

  • The Milano 
  • The Phoenix 
  • The Atlanta 
  • The Sorrento 
  • The Monaco
  • The Bariatric Sorrento 
  • The Kidz Phoenix 
  • The Kidz Sorrento

Get The Best Brain Injury Chair Today From Seating Matters

If you would like more information about purchasing our brain injury chair online, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. You can find our online contact form at the bottom of this page that takes just a few moments to fill out. We will then be back in touch with you as quickly as possible. Remember, you can also book a free trial of our chair if you would like to test it out first before purchasing or give us a call on 1300 001 050.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell kyphosis chairs, orthopedic chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, parkinsons disease chairs, huntington’s disease chairs, tilt space chairs, fall prevention chairs, motor neuron chairs, multiple sclerosis 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