Etac R82 to deliver interactive, educational workshops at “Kidz to Adultz in the Middle”

Etac R82, a renowned supplier of specialist disability equipment for all ages

Etac R82, a renowned supplier of specialist disability equipment for all ages, from young children to adults, will be exhibiting and hosting education seminars at “Kidz to Adultz in the Middle” (10.02.16, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. 9.30am – 4.30pm).

The Etac R82 product range is highly regarded by healthcare professionals and families and includes the trusted R82, Etac, Molift and Immedia brands. Their high quality assistive products include wheelchairs, buggies, standing, walking, toileting and bathing aids as well as manual and mechanical transfer aids.

On stand D1, Etac R82 will be showcasing a wide range of these products including the innovative R82 Gazelle standing frame, Mustang and Crocodile walking aids, Stingray car seat and x:panda seating system. Visitors to Kidz will be able to witness first-hand the unique features of the world-class x:panda which include a multi-adjustable configuration, patented recline adjustment and dynamic backrest.

A selection of R82 toilet and bathing products such as the Heron Manatee, Flamingo and Penguin will also be on display.

From the Etac portfolio, Molift hoists and the sit-to-stand Molift Raiser will be demonstrated to illustrate how carer support can be optimised and user dignity maximised. With particular interest to parents, Andrew King, Etac’s Sales Manager, will present the Molift Air hoist and Molift Smart portable folding hoist, along with essential advice regarding hoist and sling selection for transferring children. As a further product highlight, the revolutionary Headpod, a suspension head support system which promotes midline symmetry and active control, will be showcased on stand D1.

Expert R82 Clinical Consultants will be holding ‘must attend’ product workshops and will be available for questions on a one-to-one basis. These consultants include Frances George, Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc, BSc, HPC, MCSP who will discuss the benefits of abducted standing in children with Cerebral Palsy using a current R82 case study. Gail Russell, Occupational Therapist, BSc, PG Cert will be talking about working with children with asymmetric posture, pressure care and dynamic seating which will include the new x:panda workbook, as well as hosting one of the event’s free CPD accredited seminars: “Essential Requirements for Seating Intervention”. Delegates will learn the importance of a physical assessment to ensure appropriate individual seating support with optimal positioning for function and participation.

Andrew King, Etac’s Sales Manager, comments: “Kidz to Adultz in the Middle” is one of the largest, free UK events dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and the professionals who support them. We are delighted to be showcasing our successful range of R82 children’s products that are best sellers throughout the world. Our product range is developed by paediatric experts, supported by clinical research and delivers safe, adaptable and bespoke assistive solutions to children of all ages and their families.”

Find out more about our products at:

Theraposture’s Price-beating Promise for Care Cots and Beds at Kidz-in-the-Middle

Theraposture is inviting all professional visitors to stand C4 to discuss their unbelievable offer to better any comparable child’s adjustable care cot or bed quote at Kidz-to-Adultz-in-the-Middle.

The offer ends 31st March 2016.

Stand C4, Thursday 10th March 2016, Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE. 9.30am – 4.30pm

Theraposture_at_Kidz-in-theMiddleTheraposture is the trusted choice for families and OTs looking for innovative, aesthetically pleasing quality power-adjustable Cot or Bed for disabled children or young adults. This family-run business has provided tailor-made sleeping solutions with reliable profiling and variable height mechanisms since 1981.

Come to Kidz to Adultz in the Middle and see the exceptional quality of Theraposture’s products to truly understand how remarkable this price beating offer really is.

  • 35 years of working closely with OTs
  • 14-day Suitability Guarantees
  • Quality, safe and aesthetically pleasing products
  • BSEN 60601-2-52 compliant
  • Wide ranging appointment times including after school
  • Free home assessments and demonstrations with CRB checked experienced advisors
  • Fully inclusive market-leading warranties
  • Proud partners with Newlife

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director said: “This unbelievable price-beating offer at the Kidz exhibition in Coventry is not to be missed. We would invite all Professionals to challenge us with any quote they have for comparable products. Even with this lower price, every quality Theraposture Paediatric cot and bed will still come with the high levels of service and support associated with our name. In terms of the products we will have on display, will be showcasing the Mascot Mk2 cot, a padded wide Hannah cot and a Theracare Low bed. There will be lots of chocolates available on the stand too – ready for you to enjoy whilst discussing your specialist cot and bed needs!”


Loopwheels on MobilityRoadshow

The Nottinghamshire company behind the revolutionary new shock-absorbing wheels, Loopwheels, are looking forward to another great show at Mobility Roadshow in May. Last year’s show at Castle Donington was a huge success for them.

Director Gemma Pearce says: “We had a fantastic show last year. Loopwheels were brand new on the mobility market. People came straight to our stand to try loopwheels on their chairs, and there was plenty of opportunity for people to test out the wheels on the grass, paving and kerbs near our stand. We took a lot of orders at the show and have many happy customers as a result! There was a real buzz around the stand.

We’re very much looking forward to this year’s show at Silverstone, particularly as it’s such an iconic venue. We now sell loopwheels through stockists in 13 countries around the world. We’re really proud to manufacture a British-designed product in the UK, and although I’m expecting a UK audience at the show itself, I think many of our customers abroad who follow our news will really connect with a world famous British name like Silverstone.”

Read more…

Abacus Healthcare Install Shuttle 200 Ceiling Hoists at Flagship Rehabilitation Centre

The Heathfield Neuro Disability Service (formerly the Priory Hospital Heathfield) is an inpatient hospital for men and women who have acquired brain injury or neuro-degenerative illnesses. The hospital provides a longer term package of care for adults and has recently been refurbished and now includes Abacus Shuttle 200 ceiling hoists.

ceiling track hoist

A new high specification wing includes attractive leisure and dining rooms, a specialist rehabilitation therapy centre and nine fully accessible en-suite bedrooms. Each bedroom incorporates high quality fixtures and fittings and an Abacus ceiling track hoist for safe transfer of semi and non-ambulant residents from bed to wheelchair.

H track ceiling hoist

Abacus was selected to specify, supply, install and commission nine Shuttle 200 ceiling track hoists. These rail and motor unit systems provide powered assistance for carers when transferring patients around the bedroom, commonly from bed-to-wheelchair/bathing transit chair. The hoists combine with a variety of slings so that appropriate support is provided to every user.

You can read and download the full case study here

TGA Mobility Scooter Helps Ex-Celebrity Bodyguard and Crash Survivor Continue Charity Work For Essex Air Ambulance


Sean Russell on TGA Mobility Scooter

Sean Russell from Clacton-on-Sea, retired/disabled bodyguard and Essex Air Ambulance fundraiser, on his new TGA Limited Edition Breeze S4 mobility scooter. Pictured here with Karen Moore, Essex Volunteers Administrator and Steve Biscoe from TGA Mobility.

Sean Russell, 48 from Clacton-on-Sea, is a retired Close Protection Specialist whose life was saved by Essex Air Ambulance following a serious Road Traffic Accident. Despite his disabilities, Sean can now continue his fundraising for the Air Ambulance through ownership of a new limited edition TGA Breeze S4 mobility scooter.
Before his accident Sean was a successful international bodyguard responsible for protecting high-profile clients such as the Spice Girls and King Hussein of Jordan. In 2007 he was unfortunately knocked off his moped at speed and sustained serious injuries, especially to his legs. He was rescued by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team on board the Essex Air Ambulance who were able to save his life. Since that horrific day, Sean has been able to demonstrate his gratitude through volunteering and fundraising for the charity.
Sean has undergone several operations to reconstruct his legs, including a pioneering ankle transplant, and continues to rebuild his life to this day. Nevertheless walking is extremely difficult hence the need for a mobility scooter to remain independent and mobile. Sean regularly organises merchandise sales, presentations and air show events for Essex Air Ambulance – all easier now with the help of a mobility scooter made famous on BBC’s Top GearRead more……