Convaid is headed for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting (CSM), to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center., from February 17-20, 2016. Convaid’s business development team will showcase Convaid’s latest pediatric mobility offering, the Trekker, at Booth 1654.

The four-day Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) will bring together more than 11,000 physical therapists from all parts of North America. Event programming was designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, with sessions starting as early as 6:30AM and continuing throughout the day.

Convaid’s Pacific Region Business Development Representative, Rebecca Hombs, will demonstrate Convaid’s latest pediatric mobility offering, the Convaid Trekker, daily at 1PM for the duration of the show. Convaid’s core product line of pediatric mobility products – the Convaid Cruiser, Rodeo and EZ Rider — will be on hand during the event, as well as Convaid’s state-of-the-art special needs child seating restraint system, the Carrot 3.

Convaid Trekker is the latest in Convaid’s product line of best-in-class, convenient, lightweight compact folding pediatric wheelchairs. The fully customizable, tilt-in-space Trekker accommodates functional or rest positions, providing increased sitting tolerance for maximal comfort. The Trekker comes in Cordura in a wide range of attractive colors. This easy-to-use, portable chair meets the needs of caregiver, user and therapist alike. The Trekker features a separate base and seating module, which is reversible, allowing the user to easily face away or toward the caregiver. It can also accept various brands of adaptive and aftermarket seating, accommodating needs of therapists and users. The chair allows for up to 170 degrees of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5 to 45 degrees. The Trekker comes with a wide range of clinical and user-friendly options. The Convaid Trekker is available in sizes 12 and 14. It is convenient and easy to fold for maximal portability and comes with a transit option that meets WC19 transport safety standards. It is attractive, highly durable, provides for therapeutic necessities, comes with a lifetime guarantee and is made in the USA.

Convaid Trekker highlights include:

– 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
– Lightweight
– Easy to fold for maximal portability
– Can be used from early intervention
– Can be used as an all-day chair
– Meets WC19 transport safety standards

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.

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.


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