Our clinicial team at Seating Matters is made up of Occupational Therapists, Nurses, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy so we have a unique understanding of our patient needs when it comes to seating.

We are changing the world of healthcare seating and through this blog we are educating fellow clinicians with informational videos and how to articles,  as well as sharing key industry news, and highlighting research to support evidence based practice.

Martina Tierney OT

Martina Tierney is an Occupational Therapist, Author, Worldwide Educator and Clinical Director at Seating Matters. Since becoming an Occupational Therapist over 30 years ago Martina often had difficulty finding seating solutions for clients with complex needs. To provide a solution to this problem, Seating Matters was established by the Tierney family in 2006, designing and manufacturing a specialised seating range that is changing the world of healthcare seating. The Seating Matters Clinical Team have worked with the Ulster University to carry out an extensive clinical trial with staggering results on the effectiveness of specialist seating in the provision of postural support and pressure management. Martina Tierney is also the author of The Clinician’s Seating Handbook which is used around the world to teach students, clinicians and care givers on seating provision. Martina and the Seating Matters team carry out regular Education Workshops, Lunch & Learns and present our latest research at conferences worldwide to pass this knowledge on so as to influence best practice and improve patient’s lives. Martina has worked with Ulster University in the UK to complete groundbreaking clinical research on the effectiveness of specialist seating for posture and pressure management. We are keen to share this knowledge globally to educate clinicians on evidence based best practice and improve patient care. In order to achieve this we want to showcase the results and more importantly provide practical tips to clinicians and facilities on how to replicate them. Martina is truly inspirational and the certainly the leading expert globally on clinical seating having pioneered the only clinical research of it's kind, the results of which are groundbreaking, with the ability to have transformational impact for patients' quality of life, clinician's workload and healthcare budgets. We are keen to share this knowledge globally to educate clinicians on evidence based best practice and improve patient care. Martina Tierney is also the author of The Clinician’s Seating Handbook which is used around the world to teach students, clinicians and care givers on seating provision.
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7 THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEAS FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

It can be tricky to know what to buy a loved one for a gift if they are suffering from a neurological condition such ...

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FAQ: How To Adjust Lateral Supports

An important part of seating a patient in a chair is achieving midline position where possible. One of the ways we ...

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Martina Tierney OT September 12, 2019 /

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IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE CHAIR

At Seating Matters we use the latest technology and design to ensure our products are at the cutting edge of ...

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Martina Tierney OT September 11, 2019 /

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WHAT TYPE OF CHAIR FOR MY ELDERLY RELATIVE?

When I would go in to nursing homes when I started as an OT I would often see elderly residents slumped over in their ...

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Martina Tierney OT September 11, 2019 /

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FAQ: How to Adjust the Phoenix™ Chair

The Phoenix™ is most supportive and functional of the Seating Matters range. It's unique adjustability allows ...

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Martina Tierney OT September 10, 2019 /

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FINDING THE RIGHT CHAIR FOR ANNE MARIE WITH HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

I want to share with you Anne Marie's Story. For me, Anne Marie and her family's story is one as an OT that I hear ...

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BED SHORTAGES EFFECTING PATIENT FLOW

The contentious issue of bed shortages is affecting many thousands of patients in hospitals each week. A shortage of ...

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Martina Tierney OT August 29, 2019 /

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOADING THE FEET IN SITTING

In this article we consider the top 3 reasons why a footplate is essential in order to stabilise the feet and we’ll ...

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SAFE & COMFORTABLE SEATING REDUCES FALLS IN CARE HOME FOR DEMENTIA RESIDENTS

It is always such a joy to hear and see our chairs being used to help so many people and assist clinicians to achieve ...

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FAQ: Why use 45° Tilt in Space?

"If a person needs assistance with maintaining an upright position, what sitting angle should they be in?"...

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Martina Tierney OT August 26, 2019 /

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