FAQ: What Is the Level of Pressure Management in Seating Matters Chairs?

By Martina Tierney OT · October 27, 2016 ·

Pressure Management, FAQ

 

What Is the Level of Pressure Management in Seating Matters Chairs?

The combination of memory foam and Dartex in Seating Matters chairs give a medium to high pressure redistribution, however maximum pressure management can be achieved in a chair by applying:

'The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating'.  By using these principles, high or maximum pressure redistribution can be achieved:

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  1. Load the Body.
  2. Provide Postural Support.
  3. Effective Repositioning (Every two hours).
  4. Use an Appropriate Surface.

Discover more about the Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating by requesting your FREE copy of The Clinician's Seating Handbook here.  You can also download a handy overview poster which is a great reminder of the Four Principles here.

Click here to request a download  which covers the level of pressure management in Seating Matters chairs.  We must stress that this is a guide and each patient has different needs which must be individually considered and assessed before a decision can be made.

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For a more in depth overview on the materials in Seating Matters chairs and their pressure managing properties please click here.

 

Free Copy of The Clinician's Seating Handbook by Martina Tierney OT

 

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