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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Tilt In & Space Chairs

The ability to move and adjust our body weight whenever we feel uncomfortable is very easy to take for granted. Anyone that sits or lies in the one position for a sustained period will inevitably get restless and start to feel pressure on certain parts of their body.

Aged care patients and those with special needs may recognise this feeling but cannot do anything to relieve it. A tilt and space chair makes life a lot easier and spares them the discomfort and irritation of broken skin or wounds that could have been avoided had they a more appropriate chair at their disposal.

Australia’s Leading Tilt and Space Chair Provider

At Seating Matters, we believe that all patients regardless of their situation or level of mobility deserve to have the very best chair accessible to them, or the care facility in which they are staying. Our chairs have clinical evidence to back up the claim that they can help to prevent pressure injuries and sores.

We developed each of our chairs to address the issues that any patient that must sit for long periods everyday commonly experience, to provide them with a safe, supportive, comfortable pressure care solution.

Unless we experience the issues that those who require additional care do it can be difficult to fully appreciate just how challenging the world can be. Sitting seems like something that should be straightforward, however, once you add the inability to reposition your body every fifteen minutes or so, this can quickly lead to the development of ulcers.

Tilt and Space Chairs for Improved Quality of Life

A tilt in space chair goes a long way to making the movement for those with even severe limitations much easier. Whether independently or with the assistance of a caregiver, pressure can easily be shifted away from one part of the body and onto another, bringing instant relief and comfort.

Having the ability to tilt the chair used is also incredibly valuable for patients that fear that they will fall from their seat when nobody is tending to them. All of the chairs that we produce here at Seating Matters can be adjusted without tools in less than a minute, which affords both patient and caregiver a degree of functionality and flexibility that is ideal for their immediate needs.

Consider also patients that cannot move from a rigid or fixed position seat. If they are sitting upright for a long time, this sustained pressure can lead to fatigue. What’s more, sustained pressure on their lower back as well as their skin will contribute to a faster breakdown of tissue. Given that they are likely to spend many more hours in their chair over a day than an able-bodied person, this could prove highly problematic for both patient and staff.

We Understand the Need of Our Customers

At Seating Matters, we go to great lengths to research the needs of those that we develop our chairs for. Our designers and engineers spend time in clinical settings to best understand what those who will ultimately use the chair need from it. We filter all of our expertise and knowledge into the manufacture of each chair that we produce and carry out rigorous safety and quality tests to ensure it will stand the test of time.

A tilt and space chair is an essential item for any patient with limited functionality and mobility. It delivers comfort, safety, ease of use and brings dignity at a time of great vulnerability. A free seating assessment or chair trial is yours to claim, so just get in touch with our team today.

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.