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.

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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RACHEL’S STORY

Rachel, a 94 year old female, has arthritis in her left knee and a history of falls. She mobilised with a walking frame and needed assistance for all transfers. By Martina Tierney, OT Rachel was a lady who took part in a Seating Matters research trial as part of the Intervention…

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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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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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INTRODUCING

SEATING MATTERS ONLINE ACADEMY

We are excited to launch the Seating Matters Online Academy.

– A completely FREE Resource for clinicians to learn from anywhere.
– This Online Academy will include weekly webinars from our wonderful Seating Matters clinical team.
– We have always aimed to educate as many fellow clinicians as possible in order to improve the
quality of lives for patients, but unfortunately Covid-19 has resulted in our
training sessions being postponed/cancelled.

We hope that our Online Academy will be a helpful resource during this time.