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.

MANUAL HANDLING ADVICE PART 2: Using An Active Hoist or Patient Lift To Transfer Clients Into A Monaco or Atlanta

You may have already had a chance to see PART 1 of our latest manual handling video sequence, providing tips and ...

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MANUAL HANDLING ADVICE PART 1: Using A Passive Hoist to Transfer Clients Into A Phoenix or Sorrento

Manual handling is an area I am often asked about and it is important to know different techniques that will assist ...

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CHOOSING A CHAIR FOR AN ELDERLY RELATIVE

When I visited nursing homes while working as an Occupational Therapist I would often see elderly residents slumped ...

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Martina Tierney OT July 24, 2019 /

in Elderly, FAQ

SEATING vs BED REST FOR POSTURE & PRESSURE CARE

Bed rest has been prescribed to patients for hundreds of years for those suffering from illness or injury or ...

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COMMON MISTAKES MADE WHEN USING PRESSURE CUSHIONS

I’m often asked about pressure management in seating and specifically in relation to the cushions. There is a lot of ...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN BACK ANGLE RECLINE AND TILT IN SPACE?

The difference between recline and tilt in space in seating can be easily confused. It is crucial to understand the ...

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FINDING THE BEST CHAIR FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: CALLUM'S STORY

Callum is 7 years old and lives with his mum Rebecca and dad Richard in their home in East Anglia, UK. Callum has ...

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IS IT EVER ACCEPTABLE TO USE RESTRAINT?

Every so often a very sad story appears on the news about cases of abuse of elderly patients in care homes, having ...

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Martina Tierney OT July 11, 2019 /

in Patient Safety

JESS NOW SITS IN HER "LIFE CHANGING" CHAIR THAT HELPS WITH HER EDS AND POTS

Jess Hodges is 26 and lives in Lincolnshire, UK with her parents.  Jess suffers from various conditions that effect ...

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WHAT IS A PRESSURE ULCER?

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

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