About Martina Tierney OT

An Occupational Therapist, Author, Worldwide Educator and Clinical Director at Seating Matters. Since becoming an Occupational Therapist over 30 years ago I often had difficulty finding seating solutions for clients with complex needs. Seating Matters was therefore established by the Tierney family in 2006, designing and manufacturing a specialised seating range to meet these needs. The Seating Matters Clinical Team worked with Ulster University to carry out an extensive clinical trial with staggering results on the effectiveness of specialist seating in the provision of postural support and pressure management. Our goal at Seating Matters is to provide training to as many Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, TVNs, Carers and all professionals involved in any way in the seating and posture of clients with complex disabilities. The importance of seating for long term disabilities cannot be underestimated and it is our goal at Seating Matters to 'change the world of healthcare seating.'​ I have written The Clinician's Seating Handbook as a guide for therapists and caregivers on how to properly seat a patient. It explains proper seating technique and its role in pressure management. You can request your FREE copy of The Clinician's Seating Handbook here www.seatingmatters.com/handbook or book a FREE Lunch & Learn session here: www.seatingmatters.com/booklunchandlearn Thanks for visiting Seating Matters, I would appreciate please share any useful content and resources with others so as together we may enhance patient care.

Pressure Injuries are not Inevitable! 95% are avoidable!

By · May 26th, 2016 ·

The Importance of Evidence Based Practice for Seating
We’re delighted with the proactive approaches to reducing pressure injuries in facilities across the world.  Like this story […]

World MS Day – Supporting Patients through Specialist Seating

By · May 25th, 2016 ·

‪#‎WorldMSDay‬ ‪#‎SpinalHealthWeek‬
Dr Elizabeth Tierney discusses the impact of our specialist seating on patients with MS or complex spinal presentations such as scoliosis or kyphosis.
To see […]

Proud to have two fantastic clinical Nurses as part of our team

By · May 12th, 2016 ·

The Importance of Good Posture in Sitting

By · May 9th, 2016 ·

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

By · May 9th, 2016 ·

As May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month USA, we are taking a look at this genetic condition which affects approximately 5-10 people out of every […]

Changing Lives – Saving Lives

By · May 6th, 2016 ·

Members of Parliament are ‘Absolutely Delighted’ to see Seating Matters go global!

By · May 3rd, 2016 ·

We love to welcome guests to our headquarters in Limavady, Northern Ireland and today was no exception.  My family and I were delighted to have […]

Martina Tierney – My Story

By · April 27th, 2016 ·

The Importance of Loading the Feet in Sitting

By · April 22nd, 2016 ·

Pressure Ulcers renamed to Pressure Injuries by NPUAP

By · April 14th, 2016 ·