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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FAQ: Pressure Management In Seating Matters Chairs

A pressure injury is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence caused ...

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SUPPORTING FAMILIES DEALING WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia found in elderly patients marked by the slow degeneration of ...

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HOW TO TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS FOR A NEW SEATING MATTERS CHAIR

After determining a Seating Matters chair is right for you, it’s time to take measurements. And correct measurements ...

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THE 4 PRINCIPLES OF PRESSURE MANAGEMENT IN SEATING

Pressure injuries are thought to be preventable in the majority of cases, and can cause serious health issues and ...

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FAQ: How to Adjust the Sorrento™ Chair

The Sorrento™ is designed to improve and maximise comfort as well as provide postural support and pressure ...

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FAQ: Pressure Management in Seating Matters Cushions

A pressure injury is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence caused ...

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FAQ: What is the Delivery Time of Seating Matters Chairs?

Seating Matters chairs have a 3 week turnaround time from receipt of payment. If you require a chair sooner we have a ...

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Martina Tierney OT August 09, 2019 /

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THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OF CAREGIVERS

At Seating Matters, not only do we care about the patients seated in our chairs, but also the welfare and well-being ...

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Martina Tierney OT August 09, 2019 /

SEATING PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

In a daily case load, each patient we encounter is different, with individual needs which change and evolve ...

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