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: 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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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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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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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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