At this year’s American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in New Orleans, Convaid |R82 will present the Convaid Flyer – a tilt-in-space wheelchair that grows in length, width and depth that launched in January 2018.

From February 21-24, 2018 the Convaid | R82 pediatric team will work from Booth 1830 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, represented by Western Region and Canada Sales Manager Charles Larose, Education Manager Sally Mallory and Territory Manager Chris Reidmiller. Attending on behalf of Etac’s adult division is Derek Fletcher, in Booth 1832, who will display Etac’s product line of lifts, hoists and slings.

Sales Manager, Western United States and Canada, Charles Larose pictured with young R82 Mustang user

R82 products to be featured at APTA CSM include the R82 Mustang, an anterior/posterior gait trainer; the R82 x:Panda, a multi-adjustable dynamic seat that offers seat width and depth adjustment and sliding back growth; the R82 Caribou, a standing frame supports prone or supine standing positions that easily toggles between horizontal and vertical positions; alongside R82 Wallaroo, a forward-facing child restraint.

“It is exciting that both our pediatric and adult sales teams can reach out to physical and occupational therapists at this valuable event. It is important that physical therapists learn about the all-day and whole-life solutions provided by the umbrella of Etac brands. It is also a great educational opportunity to be able to participate in seminars and engage with specialty physical therapists to grow our network of service providers and experts,” said Ryan B. Williams, President, Etac NA.

About the Convaid Flyer

For therapists working in Early Intervention with three to five-year olds transitioning into the school system, the dilemma arrives with parents often preferring a lightweight stroller base versus the standard heavier wheelchair.  Another scenario occurs when the older child or young adult lacks endurance, strength to ambulate throughout the day or self-propel, but does ambulate in classroom brief periods. Bridging this gap is the Convaid Flyer is a lightweight, modular and portable wheelchair developed with youth-orientated aesthetics and growth in mind.

The Convaid Flyer is a width-expandable pediatric wheelchair that has a uniquely designed tilt-in-space base and accepts more complex adaptive seating, comes with optional recline and a large selection of options and accessories to achieve ideal positioning and support. The modular design allows for easy removal of the seating module from the mobility base for simple lifting and more compact transport.

The Convaid Flyer, a lightweight, portable, modular tilt-in-space wheelchair makes its APTA debut


Event organizers expect over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals for the largest conference on physical therapy in the country that will offer programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections. Attendees 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.

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.

Convaid | R82

Convaid | R82 enriches the lives of special needs families by developing and manufacturing best-in-class, easy-to-use, convenient and attractive seating, standing, walking / gait, transportation and hygiene products for all stages of a young person’s life – from childhood through young adult. We develop products tailored to individual needs. Through comprehensive development, Convaid | R82 is constantly moving forward — without compromising quality of service and closeness to the customer.

The objective of each and every Convaid | R82 employee is: adjustment to individual needs to provide the child the greatest possible freedom – in a world in movement. As part of Etac, the company believes that everyone should be able to live a free and independent life and pursue their dreams regardless of any physical circumstances.

Convaid | R82 offers seating, standing, walking, transportation and hygiene solutions for those living with 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.


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