"Actress Trudie Goodwin has teamed up with London-based Fortuna Mobility to promote The Bambach Saddle Seat, a new solution designed to relieve back pain.
Goodwin, who starred as Sergeant June Ackland in the police drama The Bill for 23 years, and recently appeared in 5Star’s new prison drama Clink, has experienced back pain in the past. She said she now uses the Bambach seat daily to help her avoid future back issues and retain good posture.
“A few years ago I had a bulging disc in my back which took around six months to heal. Since then I’ve tried to take care of my back by doing strengthening exercises, and I’m keen to avoid future problems. After a busy day it’s easy to flop down on a chair and not think about the effect it is having on my back. But from the moment I started using the Bambach seat I could feel that it was helping me,” she added........"
Fortuna's Elaine Ferguson discusses why she believes StairSteady is an great solution for many people.
".......Customers report that they feel safe while using this product....... For many, it has brought greater independence by enabling them to use the stairs more frequently without help..... Because the concept of the StairSteady is so simple, it's ideal for most homes......."
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"London’s largest mobility supplier, Fortuna Mobility, has formed a UK partnership with market leader in eating and drinking aids, Ornamin.
Fortuna said Ormanin’s range of attractive, intelligent and functional crockery for people with limited motor skills in their hands, necks or arms, or anyone needing care, which have been developed in collaboration with Occupational Therapists (OTs) and nurses, provided the “perfect addition” to its product range supporting independent living........"
Actress Trudie Goodwin has teamed up with London-based Fortuna Mobility to promote The Bambach Saddle Seat, a new solution designed to relieve back pain.
Goodwin, who starred as Sergeant June Ackland in the police drama The Bill for 23 years, and recently appeared in 5Star’s new prison drama Clink, has experienced back pain in the past.
She said she now uses the Bambach seat daily to help her avoid future back issues and retain good posture.
"Mobility supplier Fortuna Mobility is to act as the main UK distributor for Drinkup21, an innovative hands-free drinking system, which claims to dramatically improve the health of those at risk of dehydration........."
"For customers wanting more than a basic wheelchair, the XS Aluminium Self Propelling Wheelchair offers extra features – including desk arms for easy access to work surfaces. The arms can also be removed for side transfers.
It has a cushioned back and a removable seat cushion, should a user need or prefer to use their own pressure cushion. Plus the seat and the back are tension adjustable which can help to improve comfort. I’ve found this especially helpful for people with lower back pain or who need more support......... this wheelchair has been a mainstay of our entry level wheelchair range."
The Topro Troja Neuro is ideal for people living with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's.
Elaine Ferguson discusses the features that make it a great choice.
Often customers come to Fortuna needing specialist seating urgently. Normally made to measure chairs with pressure relieving foam and multi stretch fabric can take around six weeks to arrive from most manufacturers after assessment. Bariatric chairs can take even longer. This year I’ve been very pleased with the new HCE range from Recliners offering a 48 hour dispatch from receipt of order..........
Architect Suzanne Brewer, took inspiration from two-wheeled Segway transporters and mechanical standing desks to build the prototype, which has been piloted by therapists at Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s spinal injuries unit. It incorporates a Bambach saddle seat and armrests into the design.
Elaine Ferguson highlights this new product which was recently launched under the Fortuna brand and combines quality, functionality and value. Although simple, products like these can improve the users quality of life.
“The next generation Seahorse Plus Toileting and Shower Chair has become very popular at Fortuna because it’s one of the best quality and most adaptable tilt in space showering, toileting and commode chairs in the market……..”
"The Atlas Advance Turning & Transfer Aid assists with easier movement of the user from sitting to standing (and vice versa), with the help of a carer. It’s suitable for individuals who can support their own weight, and also helps them stay active by pulling themselves up using their own strength and muscles........"
“At Fortuna year after year we've found the Apex Rapid to be our top selling scooter........
We sell a wide range of scooters and one vital aspect for us is that the manufacturer is reliable and offers good technical support……..”
Fortuna was featured in the January 2020 edition of ACCESS & MOBILITY PROFESSIONAL (amp) magazine. Elaine Ferguson and Seb Bavetta discuss how Fortuna.Bambach started and plans for the future.
"...... This product is unique and it's the only saddle seat with scientific evidence of it's effectiveness......Earlier this year actress Trudie Goodwin, formerly of The Bill and Emmerdale, started using the Bambach and is pleased with the benefits...... "
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"With back pain an increasing problem among dentists, Seb Bavetta and Elaine Ferguson spoke to Seb Evans about how Bambach is hoping to alleviate the issue.
What do riding a horse and dentistry have in common? It might sound like the start of a bad joke, but it’s far from it. It was the design and shape of a horse rider’s saddle that led to the creation of the Bambach Saddle Seats. These, in turn, have improved the lower back pain and posture of countless dentists and dental professionals around the world........."
We showcased the Armon Zero-gravity Dynamic Arm Support at the 2019 OT Show. This article reports on the role of this assistive technology in promoting functional independence.
Happylegs is a unique 'seated walking machine' which allows users who are seated for long periods to exercise passively, providing health benefits in many situations. This article discusses how Happylegs works and who might benefit from using it.
The Armon Zero Gravity Dynamic Arm Support can assist users with weakness or pain related to their arms. This sophisticated product is available through Fortuna which provides an assessment and installation service in collaboration with Healthcare professionals.
Elaine Ferguson discusses this innovative product from SitnStand which helps users stand up wherever they are.
The September issue of THIIS Trade Magazine features Fortuna as its cover story in the 'Retailer Spotlight' section, under the title THE FORTUNA FORMULA TO CONSULTATIVE RETAIL.
Turn to Pages 36-44 to read the full interview with Fortuna's Elaine Ferguson and Seb Bavetta. They discuss how Fortuna Mobility Centre started, what it does now and their plans for the future.
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