Healthcare Matters have been working with Seating Matters for nigh on a decade now. Seating Matters are changing the world of Healthcare Seating and we are proud to work with such a dynamic, innovative, caring company.


Healthcare Matters cover the whole of Wales for Seating Matters, as well as Shropshire, Cheshire and Merseyside. We work closely together to provide excellent seating solutions.


If you would like to arrange a free assessment or training, please contact us on 01978 269 901 or ‘click here’ to contact us.


The Story of Seating Matters


Martina Tierney Occupational Therapist and Clinical Director, has specialised in seating throughout her 30 years in practice, having worked in acute care, community, nursing homes, rehab and many different areas of OT. However, Martina struggled to find chairs to meet the clinical and functional needs of her patients.


Martina realised that her patients needed pressure care chairs which were designed to properly fit the patient's size and were easily adjustable in order to meet their long-term needs. She set out to change the world of healthcare seating by designing therapeutic chairs that would meet pressure management, posture, comfort, mobility and functional requirements.


Seating Matters began when Martina and her husband James, an Engineer, started designing custom chairs to meet the needs of Martina’s individual patients. James and Martina were passionate about solving seating problems and to support clinicians and families in doing so. This passion was passed on to their 3 sons Jonathan, Ryan and Martin who could see there was a need for patients globally and that Martina wasn’t the only therapist that could benefit from these chairs.


The Tierney Brothers are true entrepreneurs, innovators and forward thinking in driving a successful company. They have created a person-centered organisation that has the patient at the heart of every decision. The culture of continuous improvement within Seating Matters means that products and services are continually enhanced to provide the best service and help as many people in need around the world as possible.






Good Seating Alone Was Not Enough 

Even today, too many people continue to endure constant pain because of poor posture. Too many people suffer a reduced quality of life from avoidable pressure ulcers. Too much money is being spent by health services worldwide on reacting to these problems after it is too late.


Proper seating can solve each of these problems and save our health services much needed money in the process. To change the world of healthcare seating, we are increasing the knowledge available and sharing it freely with you to improve patient care and encourage evidence based practice.