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Designed by Martina Tierney, OT
For years Martina experienced the challenges faced by carers every day and was unable to find seating solutions that catered for the holistic needs of her patients. She and her Husband James, an Engineer, went about making their own chairs to improve the comfort and quality of life for those in need. The Seating Matters chairs are now the world leaders in specialist seating. Discover more
We know how positive the effect of specialist seating can be on people’s wellbeing and quality of life so we partnered with Ulster University to carry out independent clinical research to provide us with the evidence we needed to support our beliefs. The results were staggering. We are proud to be the only specialist seating range in the world, supported by clinical evidence.
Down to the finest details we accept nothing but the best, we work to the highest manufacturing standard to ensure we have the strongest, most durable, well-engineered and designed chair in the world. Not only providing the user’s needs but supporting the caregiver also. Discover More
Researchers from the University of Ulster carried out a 2-year research project to see how proper seating can improve quality of life for older people and those with disabilities in hospital and care settings. The results will surprise and amaze you.
The Occupational Therapists and clinicians in the clinical involved lecturers from the University of Ulster, and therapists from Seating Matters, including Martina Tierney OT. The trial measured the changes that occurred by intervening with proper seating as opposed to those using regular nursing home or facility chairs.
“Mobility was not enough. Wheelchairs meet just the mobility needs of our clients but for most people, pressure, posture, comfort and function are high on the list of priorities too. I wanted to create something that would meet all of these needs in one simple to use, easily adjusted, integrated product.”
Martina Tierney, OT, Clinical Director, Seating Matters
“Seating Matters is set apart from other companies by their passion and knowledge for their product and clients. I have been to seminars and discussions and their passion never fails to impress me.” – June 2016
Lottie Armitage, OT
“The training really highlighted the importance of seating. I see how future patients
could benefit from the chairs.” – February 2016
“I would recommend the Lunch & Learn training to my colleagues and the
Seating Specialist Jamie was very knowledgeable.” – January 2016
Catherine Forster, OT
“I requested a brochure and to my delight received this within a week. I cannot recommend them enough, I’ve seen the difference it makes and I look forward to seeing more and more service users correctly seated in the future.” – June 2016
Nicola Wright, OT
“We are absolutely convinced our seating solution saved his life.”
Jim DeCicco, Chicago
Every Seating Matters chair has been designed by Martina Tierney OT and clinically trialled. Every detail has been developed and engineered to offer optimum quality and support for the user.