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.
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Clinically Trialled

We know the effect of seating on people’s wellbeing and quality of life so we linked with the University of Ulster to carry out independent research to provide evidence to support our beliefs.
The results were staggering…

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Unparalleled Quality

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.
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CHANGING THE WORLD OF HEALTHCARE SEATING

Seating Matters have designed the world’s leading range of specialised seating to improve
comfort and quality of life for those with postural and pressure management needs
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“I really enjoyed the training, it was very helpful and insightful.
Thank you.” – December 2015
Rebecca McCord, OT
“I would recommend the Lunch & Learn training to my colleagues and the
Seating Specialist Jamie was very knowledgeable.” – January 2016
Catherine Forster, OT
“My new chair is much more comfortable and I can now sit up
and watch the telly.” – January 2016
David, North East England

Martina Tierney

“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
Occupational Therapist, Author, Clinical Director, Worldwide Educator and Designer of Award winning range of Specialised Seating.

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Life Changing Research

This is the research project that is changing the world of healthcare seating.

Researchers from the Ulster University 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 performing the research involved lecturers from the Ulster University, 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.

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  • 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.

    ADULT SEATING RANGE
    KIDZ SEATING RANGE

A touching video on tranforming people’s lives

This is the research project that is changing the world of healthcare seating.

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.

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