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Show sponsor Etac R82 to offer educational seminars, product workshops and a R82 product “Review and Revive” service at Kidz to Adultz Wales

As the main event sponsor of Kidz to Adultz Wales, R82 will host a series of interactive on-stand seminars led by R82’s Managing Director Jon Preater, and Helena Poulton, Advanced Practitioner OT and Consultant to R82. The seminar programme includes:

  • 10am: “Considerations when choosing toileting and bathing equipment”
    Helena Poulton, Advanced Practitioner OT and Consultant to R82

  • 11am: “Benefits of Abducted Standing with Gazelle and the R82 Next Step Development Plan with the Mustang”
    Jon Preater, R82 Managing Director

  • 12pm: “A look at the Flamingo High Low and Heron”
    Helena Poulton and special guest Ben Joseph.
    Ben, 19 and a user of disability equipment, will share his experience of being involved in assistive product design including R82’s Heron.

  • 1pm: “Headpod” – a look at the suspension head support system which promotes midline symmetry”

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In addition, Helena Poulton, Advanced Practitioner OT and Consultant to R82 is hosting a seminar (Hall 2, Seminar Room 1) entitled “As long as it’s not pink, I don’t mind” which discusses the role of children and families in the design and manufacturing of seating equipment and the positive outcomes achieved through their involvement.

Etac R82 supplies products from Etac, R82, Molift and Immedia and now, the newly acquired Convaid brand. Highly regarded by families and healthcare professionals, the assistive product range includes wheelchairs, buggies, standing and walking aids, toileting and bathing equipment as well as manual and mechanical transfer aids.

At the new Kidz to Adultz Wales event, Etac R82 will be introducing its specialist Convaid buggies - the multi-terrain Scout, lightweight Rodeo and the all-day Trekker with reversible seating options. The new R82 Flamingo High Low toilet and showering chair, with height-adjustable and back recline features will be demonstrated.

On stand A10, visitors will find an extensive range of R82’s child rehabilitation products including the Gazelle and Rabbit standing frames and Mustang and Crocodile walking aids. From R82’s assistive seating range, the indoor/outdoor paediatric Kudo wheelchair, Wombat functional activity chair and Stingray High Low, buggy and car seat will all be available for hands-on demonstrations. The stand will be further complemented with a selection of R82 toilet and bathing products including the Penguin, Manatee, Orca and the multi-functioning Heron. For visitors with an interest in products for transferring children and young adults and to assist carers, the portable Molift Smart 150 hoist and Molift Raiser sit to stand transfer platform will be available for hands-on testing

This year Etac R82 is also providing a stand “Pit Stop”. Visit the specialist team with your R82 product for a free “review and revive” service.  The Product Advisors on hand will be able to adjust equipment for growth or changing needs. Also, new to Kidz to Adultz Wales, try out the Heron or Flamingo High Low and play “Fish a Duck” to win a prize!

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