Convaid | R82 are headed to APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition, a leading-edge event that offers more than 60 education sessions alongside four days of networking and product exhibitions.

From June 21-24, 2017 the Convaid | R82 team will work from Booth 210 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, represented by Eastern Region Sales Manager Steve Ricker and Business Development Representatives Dennis Wulfkin and Jason Barrett.

“Our sales team looks forward to APTA NEXT every year as an opportunity to interface with physical therapists from all over the country.  It is a great opportunity to demonstrate our latest product offerings such as the Convaid Rodeo and Trekker and R82 Caribou and Wombat Living that will be featured this year. It is also a great educational opportunity for our team to participate in seminars offered during the event to learn more  and engage with the physical therapy community on a one-on-one basis,” Dinklo said.

Approximately 2,000 physical therapy professions will attend with most of them employed as full-time clinical supervisors, staff, or faculty who have been practicing an average of 15 years. They come to the annual event actively seeking new ideas and solutions to meet their practice needs and to earn upwards of 1.8 CEUs for full attendance of the conference.

Presenting the 48th Mary McMillan Lecture, Turning Over the Hourglass, is Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, where Shields will call upon his experience as a clinician, scientist, educator, and administrator to discuss areas of research, education, and practice that he believes will be instrumental to meet the challenges beyond the year 2020. Click here to preview a snippet on the topic.

Convaid | R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne 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.

The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.

Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market.

The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.


A California US-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact-folding, lightweight, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. Convaid’s strengths are in design, manufacturing and marketing of pediatric products, which fulfil a clear niche in the mobility market.

Convaid has been a part of the Etac Group since 2015.


Through the years R82 has developed into a strong international brand within children’s rehabilitation. R82’s wide range of products with countless customizing options enables a child to participate in all daily activities.

R82 has been a part of the Etac Group since 2011.

R82 core values: Danish Design, Quality & Innovation


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Etac, Immedia, Molift & Star website



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