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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Finding a Chair for Christine (Parkinson’s Disease)

Henry and Christine are an elderly couple living at home. They have been dealing with Christine’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and progressive symptoms. This article explores their story, challenges, and Henry’s search to find a chair that would enable his wife to live at home for as long as possible.

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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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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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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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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 (81yo, Risk of Pressure Injuries)

This is the story of Margaret, an 81-year-old nursing home resident, who was at high risk of developing pressure injuries in her existing chair.

The Atlanta was customised specifically for her needs, enabling Margaret to maintain a midline position, reduce the swelling in her lower limbs, gain independence, and no longer rely on pain medication.

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Monaco Case Study – Rachel (94yo, Arthritis, History Of Falls)

In this case study, we meet 94-year-old Rachel – an elderly patient who suffers from arthritis, requires significant assistance from caregivers, and has a history of falls. Rachel’s existing chair, which was negatively impacting her day-to-day function, was replaced with the Monaco by Seating Matters.

We explore the functional and postural changes that resulted from this ‘chair swap’, and hear directly from both Rachel and her carers. Sometimes a simple change can make all the difference.

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