Martina Tierney an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience, has worked in acute care, community, nursing homes, rehab and many different areas of OT but struggled to find chairs to meet the clinical and functional needs of her patients.
Martina realised that her patients needed pressure care chairs which were designed to properly fit the patient’s size and which were easily adjustable in order to meet their long term needs. She set out to change the world of healthcare seating by designing therapeutic seating that would meet pressure management, posture, comfort, mobility and functional requirements.
Along with her family, Martina compiled a team of clinical designers, world leading researchers and engineers to make this vision a reality.
Good Seating Alone Was Not Enough
Even today, too many people continue to endure constant pain because of poor posture. Too many people suffer a reduced quality of life from avoidable pressure ulcers. Too much money is being spent by health services worldwide on reacting to these problems after it is too late.
Proper seating can solve each of these problems and save our health services much needed money in the process. To change the world of healthcare seating, we are increasing the knowledge available and sharing it freely with you to improve patient care and encourage evidence based practice.