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.
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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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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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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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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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