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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BEN’S STORY: KYPHOSIS AND SLIDING IN CHAIR

Ben, an 87-year-old male, had suffered a stroke (CVA) and osteoarthritis. He had a history of pressure injuries and ...

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Martina Tierney OT December 05, 2019 /

in Case Study, CVA, Osteoarthritis

A CLOSER LOOK AT CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy, also known as CP, is a neuromuscular disorder of the central nervous system that varies based on the ...

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PAEDIATRIC SEATING: CHAIRS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Children who require specialist seating are typically suffering from some form of neurological disorder. This ...

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IDENTIFYING GOALS FOR CLINICAL SEATING PROVISION

When you have identified the need for clinical seating in your hospital or care facility, a suitable next step to ...

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Martina Tierney OT October 21, 2019 /

in Seating Assessment

7 RECOMMENDED CHAIR FEATURES

If you are in the process of trialing a therapeutic chair, assessing a patient for a pressure management chair or in ...

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HOW DOES A SEATING ASSESSMENT WORK?

If you’ve been following us for awhile, you’ve probably heard us mention Seating Assessments before. Seating ...

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Martina Tierney OT October 14, 2019 /

in Seating Assessment

IS IT A PRESSURE ULCER, PRESSURE INJURY OR BED SORE?

What's in a name? As clinicians, communication is a fundamental aspect of our work. Whether we are caring for our ...

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INJURY PREVENTION IN YOUR FACILITY

Falls and pressure injuries represent two of the biggest causes of preventable injuries which cause pain, distress, ...

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FAQ: How to Adjust the Monaco Chair

The Monaco™ is ideal for patients with reduced mobility or sitting balance who require comfort and support....

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Martina Tierney OT September 20, 2019 /

in FAQ

7 THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEAS FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

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