Ian received a Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland in 1993. He then spent two years as a clinical prosthetist at Otto Bock, a clinical care provider in the United Kingdom.
In 1996, Ian began working for Össur, where he played a leadership role in helping to grow the company to its current stature as a global leader in the development, manufactur,e and sale of prosthetic devices and non-invasive orthopedics. At Össur, Ian began as a clinical prosthetist based in Iceland, utilizing his unique skill set to serve patients and develop new technologies.
After a term of three years in this position, Fothergill rose within the ranks and relocated to Europe as a clinical team member training medical personnel on the design and proper use of the various orthotic devices. In this role, Ian was responsible for the education of prosthetic care providers across the globe, hosting seminars, conferences, and education programs in more than 15 countries.
Ian is now a BOCP certified Prosthetist focused on providing amputees with the most advanced, state-of-the-art prosthetic devices designed to address each individual’s needs, incorporating his long-time commitment to the advancement of the lives of amputees through increasing access to advanced technology.
In his own time, Ian enjoys triathlon training. Ian has competed multiple times in the Challenged Athletes’ Foundation Triathlon, a fundraising event to support adaptive sports equipment, training, and competition for persons with physical disabilities. Ian also enjoys kayaking and mountain biking in Washington, DC with his family.