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Designed by Martina Tierney OT

For many 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, designed and engineered chairs to improve the comfort and quality of life for those in need. The Seating Matters chairs are now the world’s leading specialist seating.
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Clinically Trialled

We saw the positive effect specialist seating could have on a person’s health and quality of life and so we partnered with Ulster University to carry out a randomised control trial to provide evidence and the results were staggering. We are proud to be the only specialist seating range in the world supported by such comprehensive independent clinical evidence.
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Unparalleled Quality

Down to the finest details, we accept nothing but the best at Seating Matters. We work to the highest manufacturing standards to ensure we provide the strongest, most durable, well-engineered chairs in the world. These chairs have been thoughtfully designed to meet the patient’s needs whilst also supporting the caregiver.
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Seating Matters have designed the world’s leading range of specialist seating to improve comfort and quality of life for those with postural and pressure management needs.
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A Touching Video on Transforming Peoples' Lives

Researchers from Ulster University carried out a 2 year research project to investigate how proper seating can improve health and quality of life for older people or those with disabilities. The results will surprise and amaze you.

The occupational therapists and clinicians involved the in the randomised control trial included lecturers from Ulster University and therapists from Seating Matters, including Martina Tierney. The trial measured the changes that occurred by prescribing therapeutic seating as opposed to using regular chairs.

Click here to discover more about the results of this groundbreaking clinical trial.


“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 Lunch & Learn training really highlighted the importance of seating. I see how future patients
could benefit from the chairs.” – February 2016
Hayley, OT
“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 this seating solution saved his life.”
Jim DeCicco, Chicago
  • Product Range

    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.