Enfield-based Fortuna Mobility has told AMP just how OT (Occupation Therapist) work is vital to its mobility retail operation.
Discussing what they can add to Fortuna’s offering, mobility services manager, Elaine Ferguson said they are actually becoming more important as time goes on and as technology within the industry becomes more prevalent.
She put this down to not only people living longer, but also due to the fact people are now able to live longer in an independent capacity meaning they need the specific equipment to suit their needs.
Responding to a question on how much the OT profession helps the business and her work individually, Ferguson explains: “Massively. Occupational Therapy is a really important profession for our healthcare service, and it is often overlooked and underrated.
“This is especially important in the times we live as people want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible, to retain their individuality and enjoy their lives.”
She goes on to detail how putting OT work together with what Fortuna Mobility does as a business for its customers can only help the end-user with their needs and can often lead to a bespoke solution and one that wouldn’t have been realised without their help.
She concludes: “Working alongside healthcare professionals is really important as it enables us to provide additional perspectives on patient management with joint visits, trials and training being readily available, that is along with a variety of other things.”
This month, an interview with Fortuna’s Seb Bavetta and Elaine Ferguson features as AMP’s Big Interview.
Read it in full as part of the digital edition of the magazine here: