CLINICAL SEATING SYSTEMS designed for pressure care and comfort

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This practical guide to seating is written by Martina Tierney, OT, and used in academia, in clinical practice and with caregivers around the world to guide their practices around specialist seating.

The handbook contains:

  • Providing practical tips on performing seating assessments.
  • Your go-to guide for supporting various spinal presentations.
  • An extended guide to seating bariatric and paediatric patients.
  • Information on the new staging guidelines for pressure injuries.
  • Expanded, detailed patient case studies.

 

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Special Cerebral Palsy Chairs For Children

Children and adults with cerebral palsy require a higher degree of care and attention while they are in a seated position. Many different disorders affect those with this condition including a lack of coordination, weak muscles and tremors, all of which place the individual at a higher level of risk.

Specialised seating options are required to negate the possibility of any adverse effects that might be experienced and to limit the distress and discomfort felt. A cerebral palsy chair must provide support above all else.

The Ultimate Chair for Those with Cerebral Palsy

At Seating Matters, we have researched, designed, developed and tested a range of chairs that offer such individuals the best possible standards of comfort, quality and support available on the market today. Our background in occupational therapy affords us wealth and breadth of knowledge that is second-to-none, and which informs how we approach the needs of cerebral palsy patients with regards to seating.

We are currently the supplier of chairs to many well-known facilities throughout Australia, which include:

  • Allity
  • Anglican Care
  • NDIS
  • RFBI
  • Uniting Care Australia
  • Regis
  • NSW Government
  • Baptist Care

We want to change the world by delivering the very best healthcare seating solutions possible.

The Difference That a Supportive Cerebral Palsy Chair Can Deliver

As any caregiver to an individual with cerebral palsy knows, there is a great degree of effort required to promote proper posture. While some positions may not appear to put the individual in any great danger, the reality is that a failure to address postural management increases the risk of sustaining harmful secondary complications that can make matters worse.

A chair for a cerebral palsy child should, therefore, support optimal sitting posture. The immediate benefit that this brings is that it maintains skeletal alignment, which is necessary to prevent the possibility of skeletal deformity. This issue would undoubtedly lead to much more discomfort and would necessitate more accommodations with regards to how care is given.

By supporting optimal sitting posture, an individual with cerebral palsy stands a much better chance at feeling comfortable throughout the day, gaining a sense of independence and consequently might enjoy a better quality of life. Where physiological functioning is supported and there are fewer stressors on the body, communication and interaction are bolstered.

Our chairs are adaptable to the individual and their ability levels. With control of the posture possible, this promotes development but also makes normal daily activities such as eating and drinking much less difficult.

Get a Chair for Cerebral Palsy to Enhance Your Quality of Life

At Seating Matters, we empathise with caregivers who find themselves in the stressful position of having to help a child or adult with cerebral palsy that has fallen from their seat. Injuries aside, the psychological impact that this can have is something that both patient and carer would prefer to do without. As such, we believe in enhancing the quality of life experienced by all involved and our chairs are designed to help limit such occurrences.

A special chair for cerebral palsy designed and manufactured by our team leads to many positive changes and enhancements in the lives of those affected. We provide free seating assessments as well as a free chair trial to those considering making a change. Rest assured, our seats afford you the chance to achieve a greater standard of care and gift your patients the highest standards of comfort and safety.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell parkinsons disease chairs, orthopedic chairs, occupational therapy chairs, huntington’s disease chairs, tilt space chairs, fall prevention chairs, motor neuron chairs, brain injury chairs, Paediatric chairs & other seating range in Australia. Browse our website for more information or contact us for more details.

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Each day I realise more and more the impact of seating on people's lives. For these people, the quality of their chair determines the quality of their life.
Martina Tierney
Founder and Clinical Director
Seating Matters

Seating Range

Milano

The Milano provides dignity, pressure care and comfort for people with limited mobility. The Milano has been designed specifically for care facilities to address pressure management, falls prevention, infection control, maintenance of mobility and safe manual handling. The Milano fits people of all of shapes and sizes through its adjustable seat width, seat depth and...

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Phoenix

The Phoenix accommodates people with complex or changing needs who require high levels of postural support, pressure care and comfort. Due to its customisation, the Phoenix gifts the luxury of comfortable and supportive seating for those who may otherwise not be able to sit out of bed. The Phoenix is often used as an alternative...

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Atlanta

The Atlanta is a safe, comfortable chair that provides dignity to people at risk of falling, sliding or injuring themselves. The Atlanta can accommodate people who are challenging to seat, and is often used for those with Huntington’s Disease, late stage dementia or in a palliative care setting. The chair is low to the ground...

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Sorrento

The Sorrento chair helps people needing high levels of pressure care, comfort and posture support. It is suitable for people in any setting, including hospitals, care facilities or their own home. For people with high pressure care needs, the tilt in space can be used to improve posture and redistribute pressure. The tilt movements include...

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Monaco

The Monaco has been designed for comfort and mobility with independence at the forefront of its design. It was designed to encourage independence in sitting by supporting the body and encouraging the users to stand up independently with little assistance. The Monaco chair provides stability in sitting without compromising function. Early use of the Monaco...

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Bariatric Sorrento

The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space bariatric chair on wheels and can support patients up to 294kgs and has been designed to reduce the risk of injury to the patient and caregiver. Fully motorised to limit patient handling, the Bariatric Sorrento fully accommodates the user’s unique body shape which limits sliding, provides postural...

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Kidz Phoenix

The Kidz Phoenix is the most supportive and functional of the Seating Matters children’s range to accommodate spinal conditions and provide maximum support to highly dependent patients. The Kidz Phoenix tilt in space chair is clinically designed for complex upper body support in addition to pressure management, postural support and comfort. It accommodates those with...

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Kidz Sorrento

The Kidz Sorrento lends itself easily to changing user needs and is above all else the ultimate in comfort for children with complex medical conditions. The Kidz Sorrento is a simple to operate and functional chair which is designed to improve and maximise comfort as well as provide postural support and pressure management. With its...

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Milano

Phoenix

Atlanta

Sorrento

Monaco

Bariatric Sorrento

Kidz Phoenix

Kidz Sorrento

Clinically researched and trialled to prevent pressure injuries and falls

Designed by a world leading occupational therapist who understands the clinical impact of poor seating.

Learn more about the clinical research and trial behind the Seating Matters range. 

Ease of use

Learn how easy it is to adjust and manoeuvre Seating Matters chairs with some video instructions showing you just how easy it is.

The benchmark for quality

It takes continuous, careful planning to ensure our chairs are functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Each and every part of a Seating Matters chair has been engineered and devised to offer optimum quality and support for the user.

With it’s unparalleled frame warranty, we guarantee our high quality manufacturing standards and stringent testing, so you will be confident knowing you have a high quality care chair.

Reviews & Case Studies

Do you want to know what other people think about the Seating Matters chairs?

Or would you like to review some real life case studies that will go through various patient conditions and come up with real life solutions that can help provide a better quality of life for each and every patient.

Resources

Do you have any questions or are needing some extra resources?

Visit our Resources page where you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions, where you can book Training With Your Team, and download the Seating Matters brochures and product information.