Sorrento Chair, Comfort chair supporting posture and function


The Sorrento™ is clinically designed for the individual who requires pressure management, postural support and most importantly, comfort.

A Revolution in Seating Design

The Sorrento chair has now become our most popular chair as it embodies, comfort, relaxation and a feeling of ease for its users. It provides comfort and support as it is very easy to use and will provide long term benefit to the user. The chair has been proven to reduce pressure, prevent sliding and falls from the chair and encourage early mobilization for bed bound patients.

It is used widely in hospitals and rehabilitation units.

Sorrento Chair, Comfort chair supporting posture and function

Maximum Support

Tilt in space can be used to improve posture and redistribute pressure.  This can also be converted to include forward tilt for rehabilitation or in self transferring situations.  The adjustable back recline will accommodate users with limited hip flexion and when used in combination with tilt in space it can prevent sliding from the chair.

Optional lateral supports and supportive pillows can help to maintain or improve posture and facilitate functional ability in activities of daily living such as eating and communicating.  The correct use of these features and accessories can also reduce common problems such as falling to the side when seated.

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.

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Valerie previously sat in an standard wooden frame chair. However, her posture improved immediately after being seated in a Seating Matters Sorrento™ chair. 


The Sorrento™ is effective for adults with the following
disabilities and conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Spinal cord injury.
  • Head injury.
  • Stroke.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Motor neurone disease.
  • Dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

The Sorrento™ is effective in seating clients with the following
postural and medical conditions:

  • Pressure ulcers.
  • Kyphosis.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Lordosis.
  • Muscle contractures.
  • Joint contractures.
  • Oedema.
  • Post-operative rehab needs.
  • Spasticity.
  • Low muscle tone.
  • Fatigue.

SORRENTO™ Accessories

Three soft, fibre filled, Dartex covered support cushions on the back of the chair that can accommodate abnormal spinal postures such as scoliosis and kyphosis while improving comfort. They can be moulded and adjusted to suit specific spinal presentations.

A unique combination of lateral fibre filled support cushions with a horizontal head pillow. This positioning can gently accommodate kyphotic or scoliotic postures and prevent falling to the side while facilitating comfort. Each of the support cushions can be moulded and adjusted to suit specific patient presentations.
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.
Fitting over the shoulders, this soft-filled pillow provides head and neck support while maintaining visual field and interaction.
This “C” shaped pillow provides lateral head support for clients with poor head control and encourages a midline head position. It increases comfort and contact with the chair and incorporates the Seating Matters pressure management used on user contact surfaces of the chair.
This pillow provides support to the head, maintaining comfort and maximising contact with the seat back, ensuring the body is loaded and positioning is optimised.
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.
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.
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.
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
The four-point design provides extra security and safety by preventing the belt from riding too high in use. (HB2)
Size: S, M, L
A well-padded 2 point hip belt with squeeze-release buckle and a single pull loop for easy adjustment. (HB6)
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.

Fabric Options

Please contact your local Seating Matters provider to find out which fabrics are available in your country.

SORRENTO™ Operational Manual

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


The descriptions included on this page reflect common features of the Seating Matters chairs.  As features and specifications vary in different parts of the world, please refer to your local Seating Specialist to confirm the exact specification in your area.