AROSE welcomes therapy and allied health services provider Therapy Focus, as an affiliate member.
Therapy Focus is a not-for-profit organisation not only providing, but developing, innovative therapy and allied health services to meet client needs, wherever a need is identified. It is this mindset that led Therapy Focus to develop a dedicated business division for robotics and virtual reality services.
One of the key areas where these services are used is in remote mining communities, with a large population of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers. In these communities, virtual reality is being explored as an additional solution for delivery of allied health services to address the high prevalence of mental health issues and suicide among the FIFO workforce.
On joining AROSE, Therapy Focus CEO Angelena Fixter said: “We believe that technology is an essential ingredient for the future of health and allied health services, with the impossible being replaced with what was once only in the realms of the imagination.”
“Our goal is to take therapy beyond this world, through cost effective virtual reality solutions that allow Therapy Focus to deliver allied health services anywhere on Earth and in Space. Joining AROSE, and in collaboration with their members, we believe this is possible…What box?… Was there one?”
In welcoming Therapy Focus to AROSE, CEO Leanne Cunnold said:
“We are excited to have such a forward thinking health service provider like Therapy Focus join AROSE.”
“There is enormous potential to use the learnings and experience Therapy Focus gain from providing remote solutions to mining communities, and translate these for better mental health management across industry sectors on Earth and for future Space missions.”
“As we look to send people to Space for longer time periods and deeper exploration missions, remote healthcare to combat such things as long periods of isolation, or time away from loved ones, will be vital.”