Convaid today announced that will attend the 5th Annual Education and Equipment Expo, organized by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, to be held at Metro School, 405 Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC on January 25, 2016.
The event will feature a day of learning, centered on seating and mobility, as well as break-out sessions and exhibits. The kick-off event is a seminar entitled “Custom Contoured Seating Systems,” by Barbara Levy Crume, PT, ATP, who will address how to provide best postural control, correction and alignment of deformities and accommodation in the seated posture or children with moderate to severe neurological and/or orthopedic issues.
Every year, this event is attended by physical therapists and others from the counties surrounding the Charlotte area. This year, 14 manufacturers, including two Etac companies – Convaid and R82 – will be in attendance presenting product from their respective Etac brands. R82 is headquartered In Matthews, NC, just outside of Charlotte.
Convaid’s Mid-Atlantic Region Business Development Representative, Diane Latham-Dorsey, will demonstrate Convaid’s latest pediatric mobility offering, the Convaid Trekker, as well as other popular Convaid models, including the Convaid Cruiser, Rodeo and EZ Rider and Convaid’s state-of-the-art special needs child seating restraint system, the Carrot 3.
“Regional shows are important to Convaid. They keep us informed of the needs of specific local communities and allow our business development teams valuable one-on-one time with local physical therapists and others. In 2016, Convaid plans to expand its regional outreach at shows similar to CMS Equipment Expo and by working with national non-profits Cure SMA and United Cerebral Palsy in specific regions in North America,” said Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Global Marketing and Business Development.
Convaid manufactures lightweight, compact folding pediatric wheelchairs that accommodates functional or rest positions and increased sitting tolerance for maximum comfort is typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.
Convaid will present the Trekker at the Charlotte event. It is Convaid’s latest pediatric wheelchair that features the following highlights:
– Separate base and seating module
– Reversible seating
– Variable positioning (up to 170 degrees of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5 to 45 degrees)
– Accepts aftermarket seating
– Comes with a wide range of therapeutic and comfort options
– Easy to fold for maximal portability
– Can be used from early intervention
– Meets WC19 transport safety standards
About Convaid and Etac:
Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.
Convaid was acquired by Etac AB, in December 2015. Etac AB, offers a wide range of solutions for mobility with manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer and bathing and toilet. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia and R82 brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.