This Friday I am looking forward to opening a new business in Cairns: Freedom Prosthetics.
Co-founder Neil Greening is an amputee himself and knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of losing a limb, which has made him passionate and dedicated about providing an excellent service to the amputee community.
The prosthetist, Jerry Vella, holds a master's degree in clinical prosthetics and orthotics and has all the necessary skills and experience to use the state-of-the-art 3D scanner and Omega 3D carving machines.
This technology cuts the manufacturing time for prosthetic limbs of from three to five weeks down to an extraordinary eight hours. It is quite amazing.
The biggest benefit to the local community is the fact that Freedom Prosthetics is the only prosthetics facility open five days a week in Far North Queensland.
Furthermore, they will be offering after-hours service and weekend appointments as required so amputees no longer have to wait months for an appointment for even a simple adjustment.
Most people will never appreciate just how life changing it is for a person with a limb disability to have a good prosthetic and prosthetic support services.
Freedom is going to be a fantastic facility for people in our local amputee community, and I am excited that I will be showing my support on Friday.