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Improve The Quality Of Life For Someone You Love by Simply Changing Their Chair

Does your loved one spend long hours sitting down? Do they suffer from reduced mobility and function? Are you worried they might slip or fall from their chair and cause themselves serious injury? Read on to learn why correct seating and the quality of a person’s chair directly affects the quality of their life.

World famous Occupational Therapist Martina Tierney started Seating Matters to bring comfort and quality of life through better seating. Alongside her engineer husband, Martina has created the world’s leading medical chairs. Our chairs are used throughout Australia’s premier hospitals and nursing homes and have been designed specifically for the elderly and people with medical conditions such as Dementia.

With a professional seating assessment and individually fitted chair, your loved one could substantially improve their quality of life and reduce their risk of medical complications.

How Does A Free 60 Minute Seating Consultation Work?

We cover all areas of metro Sydney and come at a time that is convenient for you.

Our professional seating expert will consider all aspects of your seating needs including consideration of your current and future requirements.

Based on the consultation, we will provide the most appropriate chair from our range, adjusted to suit your needs and size.

Why a Seating Matters Chair?

The adjustability of a Seating Matters chair means your loved one gets a chair that specifically meets their needs, no matter what their shape, size or medical condition, providing maximum comfort. The width, depth and height of the chair are all customised for the user.

Using our clinical approach, we’ve designed each chair to provide support for people with high level medical needs, taking into consideration the special needs of each condition.

Our soft and durable specially developed materials are breathable and reduce sweating while being easy to clean. Standard leather, fabric or vinyl chairs from furniture stores can cause more damage to frail skin.

Back Angle Recline, Leg Elevation and Tilt-In-Space, all controlled by independent electric motors makes it easier for the user to stand, raise their legs or lay back to rest.

Our premium quality memory foam cushions have been researched and tested to provide optimal pressure management to reduce pain and risk of bed sores which can result from long periods of sitting down.

Tilt-in-Space allows your loved one to re-position their weight in the chair, reducing the risk of pressure injuries and keeping them comfortable throughout the day. Using tilt-in-space reduces weight through the buttocks and legs, providing similar levels of relief and comfort to standing. Tilt-in-space is recommended by International medical experts for reducing pressure when sitting.

Seating Matters chairs are designed to be light weight with easy-move castors to allow the user to access all areas of their home.

Imagine the discomfort of a long-haul flight every day of your life – this is what an ill-fitting chair can feel like to an elderly or frail person

Many older people and those with medical conditions spend long periods of their day sitting down. Using an ill-fitting or the wrong type of chair leads to discomfort, pain and increased risk of pressure injuries as well as many other medical complications. That’s why it’s so important they sit in a chair that has been professionally fitted and prescribed to fit their body shape and medical needs.

Seating Matters chairs have been clinically designed to help reduce the risk of these serious health complications and prevent further deterioration. A chair that improves the posture and position of your loved one can help reduce unnecessary pain and increase mobility, so they can regain freedom and enjoy a better quality of life.

Designed by A World-Leading Occupational Therapist, Researcher and Seating Expert

Seating Matters chairs have been designed by Martina Tierney, an internationally recognised Occupational Therapist, author, researcher and seating expert. Throughout her 30-year career Martina has worked in hospitals, nursing homes and home care, specialising in clinical seating prescription.

After noticing a lack of high-quality therapeutic chairs for her elderly clients, and those with limited mobility, Martina decided to design her own. Together with her husband, a qualified engineer, Martina set out to change the lives of people in need. She designed a range of therapeutic chairs for specific needs and conditions, all with the aim to reduce pain and discomfort and improve function and quality of life.

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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

See the range of chairs for yourself

Seating Range

Our highly trained Seating Specialist will recommend the most appropriate chair for your loved one after a complete seating assessment.

Sorrento 2

The Sorrento 2 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...

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Phoenix 2

The Phoenix 2 accommodates people with complex or changing needs who require high levels of postural support, pressure care and comfort. Due to its customisation, the Phoenix 2 gifts the luxury of comfortable and supportive seating for those who may otherwise not be able to sit out of bed. The Phoenix 2 is often used as...

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The Sydney GoFlat has been designed to enable safe and efficient transfers of critical care patients from lying in bed to a fully seated, clinically optimised position offering care professionals new options in early patient mobilisation. The Sydney reclines from seated to full flat in a smooth movement via a single button on the controller...

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The Denver chair has been clinically designed to bring pressure management, posture support and comfort to riser recliner chairs. The Denver has full pressure care materials throughout the sitting surface, adjustable posture supports and a stand assist riser function. The Denver has dual motors, providing leg elevation and tilt in space positioning as well as...

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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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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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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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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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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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Kids Phoenix

The Kids 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 Kids 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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Kids Sorrento

The Kids Sorrento lends itself easily to changing user needs and is above all else the ultimate in comfort for children with complex medical conditions. The Kids 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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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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Sorrento 2

Phoenix 2







Bariatric Sorrento

Kids Phoenix

Kids Sorrento


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A Chair For Lindsey

Lindsey Lives with cerebral palsy and scoliosis pain. For years, she sat in a standard wheelchair that did not properly support her posture and manage the pressure on her back, causing her a great deal of pain.

Today she is in a Seating Matters Chair and couldn’t be happier.

Our Chairs Help With

Therapeutic and Ergonomic Design Reduces the Risk of Falls and Injury

Each year, more than 110,000 Australians aged 65 and over are hospitalised due to falls – more than 3,000 of which occur getting in or out of a chair.

A Seating Matters chair can reduce the risk of falls by providing a safe and secure seating position. Having our Seating Specialist personalise the chair for your loved one’s needs and size can dramatically reduce the risk of sliding or falling from the chair. The tilt function provides further safety by making it easier for your loved one to get out of the chair.

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Here’s What Famous Physiotherapists Bob & Brad Are Saying About our chairs…

“One Of The Best Gifts You Could Ever Give A Loved One…”

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155 Thousand Followers

Each Chair Is Fully Customisable to Provide Maximum Comfort and Support

A Seating Specialist will consult with your loved one in their home and personalise a chair for their needs for them to trial free of charge.

They’ll no longer have to deal with discomfort and poor posture from sitting in standard recliners – instead they can sit in comfort and enjoy every day.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee and 7-year Warranty

We’re so confident a Seating Matters chair will be the most comfortable chair your loved one ever sits in, we guarantee it. If they aren’t satisfied with how their Seating Matters chair feels, we will provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Our chairs are so well made we offer an industry leading 7-year frame warranty.

Real People, Real Relief – Hear Why Everyday People Love Seating Matters Chairs and The Support It Provides…

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing starts from $3,995, and every chair is customised to meet individual needs. We also have hire and hire-to-buy options. 

No, we do not sell second hand chairs as every chair is customised for the user. 

All Seating Matters chairs are manufactured in Northern Ireland in our world class medical manufacturing facility. 

You can either purchase a Seating Matters chair in full or use our Rent To Buy Program. Please contact us for more details.

Seating Matters is a registered NDIS provider and our chairs can also be purchased through an Aged Care Package.

We are so confident that you will love your Seating Matters chair that we offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. That means that if you are not completely happy with your purchase within 30 days, you can return the chair for your money back.

Yes, one of our trained Seating Specialists will deliver your chair and set this up to your individual requirements.

Majority of our standard chairs can be shipped within 3-5 business days but if your chair requires any customisation, this lead time may be extended.

Yes, we are still providing in-home visits. Our Seating Specialists and Seating Matters are following all of the latest advice from the health authorities and are working by all of their provided health guidelines.

Yes, we do have a showroom located in Dural, NSW. You are required to make an appointment with our showroom so please contact us to make a booking.

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Comfortable Electric Motorised Chairs For Elderly & Disabled Adults

Those on the frontline of caregiving gain a window into just how challenging life can become for the elderly and those that have disabilities. The things that we take for granted only become apparent to us when we see the impact that something small can have on the happiness and wellbeing of others.

Chairs for the disabled & elderly, therefore, require a great deal more consideration and thought, compared to those that we are all so used to in our daily lives. Finding a chair that has the needs of those with special requirements at heart can be tough, but fortunately here in Australia, there are options.

Incredibly Supportive Chairs for the Disabled & Elderly

At Seating Matters, we are the industry leaders with regards to chairs for disabled adults. We are at the forefront of innovation and research and even though our products have clinical evidence that backs the claims that we make, we continue to develop and refine. We have over 30 years of experience in occupational therapy and have achieved the benchmark for quality.

We take careful consideration at each step of our processes and our entire team are committed to meticulous attention to detail as well as the highest standards of manufacturing. Testing is a key component of what we do to ensure that our chairs for elderly disabled patients achieve greater results and provide a sense of confidence, comfort and dignity.

How Comfortable Chairs Promote Better Living Standards

Those who work in care and tend to the needs of patients likely appreciate the importance of appropriate seating for anyone with a disability, or who is of advanced age and requires support. There are so many different injuries and problems that can be avoided simply by changing the chairs used for the elderly.

A great chair should help them to maintain mobility first and foremost, which is crucial in many different ways. Community living and social interaction are limited when a patient has poor mobility, which can lead to depression and a sense of isolation from the world they are a part of. This is especially important for those in nursing homes whose families may only be able to visit irregularly.

Comfortable chairs for the elderly should also promote good posture, which will reduce the chances of pain developing as a result of a lack of support. However, it is also worth bearing in mind that where a chair fails to achieve an optimised posture, this puts the patient at risk. They will feel insecure and unsafe, particularly if they start to slide or if they fall from the chair.

Here at Seating Matters, we appreciate that comfort reduces the possibility of agitation and the development of sores and other injuries or wounds. Our chairs are designed to prevent the possibility of infections spreading, but they also may help reduce pressure injuries and sores. Comfort is key to happy living.

What’s more, an electric chair for disabled patients makes it possible for them to maintain a degree of independence that is appropriate, and it also affords their caregivers ease of use and the ability to adapt quickly to the needs of those in their care.

We Are Changing the World of Healthcare Seating

At Seating Matters, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world of healthcare through our revolutionary seating solutions. Our motorised chairs for the disabled and all of our other products can be adjusted to the size and needs of any special care requirement.

We have received countless positive reviews from current and past clients, and the testimonials about the change our chairs have made speak to the quality of the products we provide. So, if you are searching for the best specialists chairs for disabled patients, then look no further.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell kyphosis chairs, orthopedic chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, parkinsons disease chairs, huntington’s disease chairs, tilt space chairs, fall prevention chairs, motor neuron chairs, multiple sclerosis 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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