Kids Phoenix, Seating Matters, Specialist seating for children, scoliosis, kyphosis

The KIDZ PHOENIX™ is the most supportive and functional chair of the Seating Matters chairs and is available in both adult and children’s sizes.

A Revolution in Seating Design

The KIDZ PHOENIX™ chair provides pressure distribution due to the multi-stretch material and reflex foam in the seat cushion and offers a great deal of support with the tilt in space mechanism and adjustable supports.  In addition, the KIDZ PHOENIX™ head support accommodates those with kyphotic postures, hyperextension, or those who require upper body and head support.

The angle of the back can be adjusted to accommodate the patient and the elevating legrest can be raised and lowered, also increasing patient comfort.

Pediatric Specialist Seating supporting various spinal presentations
Pediatric Specialist Seating supporting various spinal presentations

Support and Adjustability

The tilt in space will allow all angles on the chair to remain the same while tilting the patient back, allowing their weight to be spread throughout the body and reduce pressure on a given point.  The push handle and castors allow the patient to be transported in the chair.  It is fully hoist accessible which reduces  moving and handling significantly.

The removable arms facilitate width adjustment and also side transfers.  The KIDZ PHOENIX™ arm height, seat depth and width as well as the footplate height and angle are all fully adjustable.

Seating Matters Kidz Phoenix chair for children

REAL PATIENT CASE STUDY Bear suffers from complex epilepsy. Before Bear got his Kidz Phoenix, he sat in unsafe chairs that would increase his risk of falling from the chair. Doctors told Bear’s family that he wasn’t going to live beyond 10 years old and now at 13, he much safer and happier in his Seating Matters Kidz Phoenix chair. Bear’s Mum, Alison says “I do believe that his chair has helped prolong his life and for that I am truly overjoyed”.


Pressure Management in Seating Matters Chairs

The combination of memory foam and Dartex in Seating Matters chairs give a medium to high pressure redistribution, however maximum pressure management can be achieved in a chair by applying The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating.  Discover more about the pressure management properties of the Seating Matters chairs here.

  • Tilt in space.
  • Back recline and elevating leg rest.
  • Helps manage pressure.
  • Unique adjustable back and head support.
  • Fully adjustable in under 1 minute, without tools.
  • Forward tilt for stand transfers.
  • Manual and powered options.
  • Can be made bespoke.
  • Infection control approved.


  • Risk of pressure ulcers.
  • Reduced upper body control.
  • Kyphosis.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Muscle contractures.
  • Swelling.
A ramp in the seat cushion can give a permanent degree of tilt for the users chair and can be used for the purposes of improved positioning and deceased risk of sliding. This can be exchanged for alternative seat cushion options at a later date.
This pressure management hip and arm support gives extra protection to the patient sitting in the chair by allowing immersion and envelopment of bony prominences in the arm of the chair. The arm supports help with postural alignment by supporting the arms and stabilizing the pelvis. With this added hip and arm support, the arms provide an additional level of pressure management.
A side pocket can be added onto your chair for convenience to keep personal items within reach.
These pressure redistributing supports are used for those needing thoracic/trunk support and helps reduce development or further deterioration of scoliosis, as well as promoting midline sitting for those that tend to lean to one side.
Helpful for clients whose legs abduct and externally rotate. They protect the feet from injury or objects in the path of chair movement. They also help to keep the feet supported on the footplate.
Padding can be incorporated into the footplate of the chair for additional pressure management, to accommodate or improve foot position or to further decrease the seat-to-footplate height for individual users.
The leg rest wedge helps to elevate the clients legs further.
Keep your handset accessible and in easy reach at all times with this simple handset loop.
Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
These further reduce the width of the chair to accommodate users with particularly narrow hip widths. The amount of padding is variable and these can be removed to suit the needs of multiple users.
Instrumental in keeping the chair clean and adhering to infection control protocols, especially with clients who suffer from incontinence. They can be removed and sterilised or replaced as necessary.
A tray for meals, positioning support and facilitation of activities. The tray table should only be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint.
To help keep the chair stationary, 4 braked castors can be added to the chair frame at time of ordering or in retrospect. Brakes can be engaged from the front or the back of the chair.
300mm rear wheels that provide additional ease of manoeuvrability. These can be used to control the direction of movement during transit providing smooth mobility. A wheelchair ratchet breaking system which provides a stable and secure break on the chair is included as standard with stroller wheels.
Provides additional safety during transit as well as providing a form of support for those who may have a tendency to slide out of their chairs or suffer from seizures. It is only to be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint. (HB7)
Size: Standard or Bariatric
A well-padded 2 point hip belt with squeeze-release buckle and a single pull loop for easy adjustment. (HB6)
Size: S, M, L
The four-point design provides extra security and safety by preventing the belt from riding too high in use. (HB2)
Size: S, M, L
This belt is supplied with a pin release cover to the central fixing – an ideal solution to prevent the user from inadvertently undoing the strap. (HB3)
Size: S, M, L
The pelvic positioning belt helps secure the patient around the waist and reduce sliding. (HB4)
Size: S, M, L
A positioning aid for improving stability when sitting, by promoting abduction of the upper legs. (HB5)
Size: S, M, L
Provides excellent upper body stability to encourage functional positioning. Equipped with a non-slip surface ensuring that it stays located correctly. The easy adjustment tabs are marked for size facilitating consistent positioning. (HB1)
Size: S, M

Adjustable in under 1 min

A chair which can be easily adjusted;
– on-site
– without tools
– within 60 seconds and
– fixed to limit improper adjustment.

Infection control approved

At Seating Matters we take infection control very seriously. Our chairs have been specifically designed to decrease entrapment areas where bacteria and germs can survive.

7 year warranty

Due to our extremely high manufacturing standards and stringent testing, we are confident to offer an industry leading 7 year warranty.

KIDZ PHOENIX™ Operational Manual

For more in-depth information on all the KIDZ PHOENIX™’s features, dimensions and specifications, please feel free to download the operational manual.