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.

Case Study: Finding a Bariatric Chair for Alan

In this case study, we meet 41-year-old Alan – a 294kg bariatric patient, who required significant assistance from caregivers, and did not have a chair to accommodate his weight or needs. We explore the functional and postural changes that resulted from Alan’s trial of a Bariatric Sorrento chair, and hear directly from both Alan and his carers.

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Case Study: A Bariatric Chair for Stroke Recovery

This is the story of Len, a bariatric gentleman of 181kg, who was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke. Because of Len’s condition, he was spending most of his time in bed and had trouble sitting upright. The Bariatric Sorrento was a game changer, enabling Len to sit upright for most of the day and adjust his positioning, leading to a dramatic improvement in his condition and state of mind.

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A Practical Guide to Seating Bariatric Patients

Seating a bariatric person is complex and can present many challenges. It’s certainly not as simple as providing a wider chair! From not getting correct measurements to not accommodating the gluteal shelf, here are some of the common mistakes and challenges to look out for and avoid.

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This practical guide by world-renowned OT, Martina Tierney will assist you in the prescription and use of therapeutic seating for patients with various conditions. It’s the best place to start.

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