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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How to Conduct a Seating Assessment

A patient seating assessment is key to finding the correct seating solution. But where should you start? Here, we explore the structure and three stages of a seating assessment, key guidelines, questions to ask your patient, and important things to remember.

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Considerations When Seating a Client With MND

MND refers to a group of illnesses that gradually weaken muscles and have a drastic impact on an individual’s daily life. While there is sadly no cure for MND, clinical seating can help to manage symptoms and make life as comfortable as possible for those affected. Here are some things to remember when seating a client with MND.

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Supporting Families Dealing with a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you have a family member living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? Read this article to learn more about some of the complications that may arise from these illnesses, ultimately affecting the patient’s health, quality of life and overall comfort. Many of these concerns can be addressed through proper seating and correct posture.

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Why does seating matter?

By Martin Tierney Understanding why seating matters, can make a difference to the life of patients and caregivers, preventing injury and reducing the cost of care.* What is Good Sitting Posture? By approximately ten months of age, a typically developing infant demonstrates good sitting posture. The infant sits with the…

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Seating Patients with Complex Needs

By Martina Tierney, OT The below information applies to conditions including Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron/ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia &  Alzheimer’s. Book a Complex needs seating assessment In a daily case load, each patient we encounter is different. They have individual needs which change and evolve throughout the duration of…

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If you’ve been following Seating Matters for a while, you’ve probably heard us mention Seating Assessments before.  Seating Assessments are scheduled appointments that we will arrange at a time and place that works for you and your clients. A trained Seating Specialist will make a home or facility call to…

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