About Martina Tierney

Martina Tierney qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1983 and since that time worked in various settings including
rehabilitation, mental health, nursing homes and community care.

Martina specialised in the provision of specialist seating throughout her career and set up the first privately run Occupational Therapy assessment centre in Northern Ireland, providing advice, assessments and equipment to people with disabilities throughout Ireland. Martina also works in the medico-legal field, establishing Tierney Associates as expert witnesses to the court in cases of injury and medical negligence.

As Clinical Advisor to Seating Matters, Martina overseas her team working on education and clinical research. Through these key areas, they are changing the world of healthcare seating by improving the knowledge available to the healthcare community and by Education Workshops, Lunch 'n' Learns and present their latest research at conference worldwide to pass this knowledge on to the therapists and healthcare staff. 

"Each day I realise more and more the impact of seating on people's lives. For these people, the quality of their chair determines the quality of their life"

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