About Solutions For Living
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
– Mark Twain
Meeting in 2004 at an interest group for Occupational Therapists working in Auto Insurance, Julie Entwistle and Brenda Power started collaborating about OT, business, and the insurance industry. When Julie started her business (Entwistle Health Solutions) in 2005, Brenda was both supportive and encouraging. Then, in 2007, Brenda started Power Occupational Therapy Services and Julie was quick to help through the sharing of resources and insight. Over time, Julie and Brenda continued to liaise as colleagues and friends, despite being key competitors in a challenging industry. Eventually, Julie and Brenda joined the two companies as they both recognized the synergies, opportunities, and collaboration that would result. With similar business philosophies, client-focused approaches, passions for the profession, leadership abilities, and critical thinking skills, Julie and Brenda knew a combined venture would be successful and definitely more fun. Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy has high aspirations to educate the public about the wonders of occupational therapy, and to help our clients to achieve their functional goals.
In 2019, Brenda and Julie decided to join their practice with FunctionAbility LP, recognizing a strong fit of both values and ethics, along with the many synergies in the high-quality services being provided to people with serious injury. FunctionAbility is an accredited and award-winning organization where together, the firms provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation services in the areas of mental health, neurology, complex orthopaedic injuries, and chronic pain across Ontario and in British Columbia.
In 2020, Julie decided to take her career in a new direction, joining the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario as the Deputy Registrar. Brenda is currently the Vice President of Community and Clinical Partnerships at FunctionAbility and enjoys her role fostering relationships and collaborations to benefit both clients and customers.