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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Motor Neuron Disease Chairs

Dealing with Motor Neuron Disease is nothing short of incredibly challenging. As the body’s muscles become weaker and less responsive to the brain, movement and the ability to find comfort independently becomes almost impossible. As such, proper care and attention is required each day to afford those experiencing these conditions a degree of dignity and wellbeing.

A specially-designed motor neuron disease chair is something that is coveted by many and often thought to be out of reach. However, Australian caregivers can access the very best solution available today.

The Chair Motor Neuron Disease Patients Find Comfort in

At Seating Matters, our three decades of expertise in Occupational Therapy affords us a unique insight into what the requirements are of those with special needs. Many years ago, we decided to take action and create a chair that would deliver the kind of comfort, functionality, mobility and stability that any patient requiring care needs.

We committed to the research and development, ensuring that our designers and engineers spent time in clinical settings to get a true sense of what was required, and then we worked tirelessly to make, test and release the best possible chair available on the market.

Our meticulous attention to detail, high-quality manufacturing and quality standards earned us a clinically proven solution that may help prevent pressure injuries and sores.

What You Need in an MND Chair

The search for an MND chair is one that requires the ticking of many different boxes. The patient is at the heart of every decision that we made in designing and crafting our superior chairs. As such, we are dedicated to continuous improvements that will afford them even a little more comfort or functionality.

Pressure management is essential if you are working with patients that are likely to sit for prolonged periods. The discomfort they feel as time passes must be expected to increase. Our chairs are designed to provide relief on this front. We use visco-elastic memory foam combined with Darktex multi-stretch breathable fabric, which is crucial in pressure redistribution.

The features that our chairs include provide a wealth of manoeuvrability and functionality, all of which is incorporated to make both the process of care that little bit easier for hospital and nursing home staff, as well as comfortable for the patient. Tilt in space, elevating leg rest and recline, all promote ease of weight shift that is essential in effective pressure care, or when patients must be transferred elsewhere.

The presence of back angle recline, adjustable seat dimensions and lateral supports all contribute to promoting optimal sitting posture for patients, which limits the possibility of respiratory infections, pain and fixed contractures.

Finally, with regards to mobility, forward tilt, removable arms and patient lift accessibility make this much easier. Transfers are less complicated or onerous to complete and the presence of a push hand and swivel castors also facilitate ease of movement.

Our team has also gone to great lengths to prevent the spread of infections. All chairs have modular parts, which means that there are no surfaces that cannot be cleaned. The materials will stand up to hospital-grade cleaning agents and the upholstery is hard-wearing and will counteract the vast majority of bacteria.

Motor Neuron Disease Chair is the Adjustable Solution for All

At Seating Matters, we appreciate that patients come in all different shapes and sizes, and each one has their own specific needs. As such, our motor neuron disease chair can accommodate the dimensions of the majority of individuals and can be adjusted with ease to afford them the comfort that they need.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell bariatric chairs, pressure relief chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, parkinsons disease chairs, tub aged care chairs, fall prevention chairs, huntington’s disease chairs, multiple sclerosis chairs, brain injury chairs, chairs for demantia patients & 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.