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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Pressure Relieving Chairs & Cushions

Sustained pressure on any human body can create issues and cause problems that limit the ability to feel comfortable. Patients with special needs or those in elderly care are often the most at risk of developing problems when sitting since they require additional help to move about, and usually spend many more hours of the day in their chair, compared to those that have full mobility and functionality.

A pressure care chair is an ideal choice for any facility that cares for patients with such needs. Fortunately, Australia has a manufacturer that achieves the highest standards of quality and comfort, ensuring those who need to sit for long periods a better standard of living.

Looking for the Best Pressure Relief Chair?

At Seating Matters, we continually draw on our thirty years of experience in Occupational Therapy to find new ways to enhance the superior chairs that we already manufacture and supply. We are the go-to choice for nursing homes, hospitals and occupational therapists who seek to reduce the number of pressure injuries and falls in their facilities. We have clinical evidence that that shows our chairs can help prevent pressure injuries and each of our chairs can be adjusted to fit anyone or any size.

How a Bad Chair Can Lead to Many Complications

The benefits of a pressure reducing chair cushion are many. However, in some cases, the chair on which a person is sitting often negates the positives that should be felt by its presence. If the frame and design of the chair fail to support the individual needs of the person that sits in it, then the gains that are achieved by any other support device or product are limited.

Matching a chair to the patient is important. This process assesses the unique and individual needs of that person and the resultant solution put in place should be adapted accordingly. In the absence of such assessments, patients are often seated in chairs that do little to relieve the pressure they feel from sustained sitting.

The inability to move independently means that force on the body and limbs creates discomfort, agitation and this can often lead to uncharacteristic behaviour that is upsetting to both the patient and caregivers.

Here at Seating Matters, we believe that a pressure relief chair should mitigate all of the above as much as possible. We appreciate that immobility reduces the quality of life for any patient and so, our chairs are developed to promote proper posture and provide the support needed to deliver a high comfort factor.

We seek to provide chairs that are developed to enhance the ability for repositioning for weight redistribution, that are adaptable and adjustable to a person’s size, that deliver appropriate cushion use and that are also breathable.

Why Pressure Relieving Chairs Are Beneficial to Buy

To date, we have received many positive testimonials from customers who either personally, or through the deliverance of care have benefitted from our pressure relieving chairs. Our research and development work affords us with the key principles of correct positioning, seating and mobility, and we factored this crucial information into the design and development of each chair that we produce.

At Seating Matters, you can access chairs that can be adjusted without tools in less than one minute. That’s the kind of flexibility, adaptability and support that should come as standard where the care for those with special needs or those in elderly care is concerned.

Our pressure relieving recliner chairs are the benchmark for quality in healthcare. A free seating assessment is yours to claim today, so contact us to book an appointment and embrace a comfortable future.

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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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.