Martina Tierney – My Story. My Early Days as an OT to Setting up Seating Matters

Martina Tierney talks through her journey from the beginning of her career as an OT in Northern Ireland, and how she found her passion for the area of seating due to the lack of knowledge, equipment and expertise available on the topic. She talks about how she set up the global business Seating Matters with her family, the beginnings of which started around the kitchen table.

Seating Matters are changing the world of healthcare seating.

Seating Matters create world-leading specialist seating for adults and children. They were designed by Martina Tierney, an Occupational Therapist with 30 years experience in seating patients. Martina and her colleagues at Ulster University conducted the first and only clinical trial ever carried out on seating to prove the effects on the health and quality of life of patients. This trial recorded an 88% reduction in pressure ulcers in just 12 weeks among various other clinical benefits.

This ground breaking trial is having an amazing impact on patient care across the world.

Find out about the research behind Seating Matters chairs here:

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Find out how Seating Matters can dramatically reduce the cost of care for your organisation here:

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