Seating Matters and Ulster University carried out a clinical trial on specialist seating to establish the impact of the Seating Matters chairs on patients’ health. The results are astounding.
Many people who suffer from long term disabilities, who are elderly or lack mobility spend long periods of time sitting. Many chairs do not incorporate necessary features for pressure management in seating. These include being able to adjust to a person’s individual size, provide postural support, repositioning for weight redistribution and appropriate cushion use.
Too often we see an over reliance on bed rest for pressure care management, despite the fact that bed rest can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s health and recovery. The prescription of correct seating enables early mobilization by supporting the patient to get out of bed earlier and therefore positively impacts their clinical outcome.
“After our seating assessment, it was the first time in 15 awful months that we could see a future for our Mum that would allow her to leave her bed.”