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.
Huntingtons Disease Atlanta chair

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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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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Milano Case Study – Sarah’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Atlanta Case Study – Margaret’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Pressure Injuries, CVA, Stroke This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images &…

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Monaco Case Study – Rachel’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Fall Prevention, Arthritis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Sorrento Case Study – Valerie’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Dementia, Limited Mobility This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Phoenix Case Study – Ben’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, CVA, Osteoarthritis, Kyphosis This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content…

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Bariatric Sorrento Case Study – Alan’s Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Bariatric This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content © Seating…

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KYPHOSIS AND SLIDING IN CHAIR – BEN’S STORY:

By Martina Tierney OT  Case Study, CVA, Osteoarthritis, Kyphosis Ben is an 87-year-old male, who had suffered a stroke (CVA) and also had osteoarthritis. He had a history of pressure injuries and spent up to 14 hours per day in his chair and used a patient lift for all transfers. Seating Issues: Kyphosis,…

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