Selecting the Right Chair
It is very important that the chair is adjustable to allow it to meet the changing needs of the person as their condition changes. For patients with Huntington’s disease, the chair will need to become more supportive as time goes on and it is good to start with a chair that can you can add accessories to as new symptoms arise.
The Atlanta™ in particular was designed by Martina Tierney OT to suit the needs of those with Huntington’s Disease. Individuals with Huntington’s are often very challenging to seat and can hurt themselves whilst sitting in their chairs. The Seating Matters Atlanta provides a safe, padded seated position that is comfortable and robust enough to withstand constant, vigorous, involuntary movements. The high arm rests and ramped seat on the Atlanta provide a safe position without the patient feeling like they are being restrained in their seat.
Bear in mind, each person is different and so you must use clinical judgement, knowledge of the patient, environmental considerations and personal preferences before deciding on which Seating Matters chair to use.