Leading specialist in assistive equipment, Etac R82, to present free-to-attend CPD-accredited seating seminar at Kidz to Adultz South on the 17 May at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Previous held in Reading the new event venue is thought to be more spacious with enhanced facilities. With extra capacity, more healthcare professionals, families and young people with disabilities with be able to see and experience the latest assistive products and services. As part of the renowned Kidz educational programme, Etac R82 will be presenting a CPD-accredited seminar for all OT’s, Physiotherapists and Moving and Handling specialists.

Seminar Information

SEMINAR ROOM 2. 11:30am – 12:30pm
Paediatric Postural Seating Assessment Tips

Joanne McConnell, Occupational Therapist and Etac R82 Clinical Manager.
Jo is well known and respected within the industry through her 25 years of experience within paediatrics and complex disabilities. She has worked for the NHS and continues to major in posture and mobility.

Jo’s seminar will focus on motor development both in terms of milestones and the early signs of impaired movement. It will review posture and the need for specialist equipment for children with disabilities. Topics presented will include specialist seating and how to assess a child with postural needs in terms of symmetry vs asymmetry alignment, hip and leg positioning. Other considerations such as posterior pelvic tilt, deformities of the spine / scoliosis, muscle tone and spasticity will also be highlighted.


Visit stand D0 where there will be a wide selection of products from Etac, R82, Immedia, Molift, Convaid and Star Cushions. Highlights will include the popular Molift Smart 150 hoist which is ideal for lightweight transportation and the R82 Stingray and Cricket buggies as well as the Convaid range which offer great choice over a wide range of needs. The new R82 Meerkat dynamic stander which promotes learning through movement will also be on stand.