Exhibitor Press Releases

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a poorly understood condition which affects many people in the UK and across the globe is a painful and debilitating neuropathic condition that affects approximately 5% of all injuries that occur. According to research CRPS affects 1 in 3,800 people in the UK which is approximately 15,000 newly diagnosed cases every year, which doesn’t account for those who may have been undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

    It isn’t as rare as you think, therefore all healthcare professionals should be able to identify the condition, know its signs and symptoms and be able to formulate a treatment plan. As a charity we raise awareness about CRPS amongst the public, health & legal professionals by providing awareness sessions, so diagnoses can be made quicker & treatment started more rapidly.

    November is CRPS awareness month and so it's a perfect time for you to develop your professional skills and learn about a condition you may never have heard of!

    Come and speak to the team at Stand H52 to learn more about the condition and how to access our CRPS awareness sessions for HCPs.

  • Brotherwood, the UK’s leading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists, reached a historic milestone – converting and supplying their 5000th new WAV to yet another delighted client. 


    The gleaming Obsidian Black Mercedes-Benz V-Class with Brotherwood’s unique ‘Klastar’ lowered floor conversion was delivered to the Wilkinson family, who can now enjoy comfortable journeys in and around their home town of Southampton and further afield. The Brotherwood conversion enables daughter Sophie to travel inclusively as part of the family, whilst seated in her bespoke wheelchair.

  • After visiting the Gartec Home showroom, Nicky, James, 4 year-old Isla and their Occupational Therapist chose the 6000 home lift for adapting a new extension in Windlesham for Isla’s progressive genetic condition, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP).

    The Gartec Home 6000 lift is a hugely versatile lift, offering a large size for electric chairs, 410kg capacity, and doors on multiple sides which meant the lift didn't have to open in Isla's bedroom.

    It was important the lift didn't look like a 'disability product' to keep their home feeling like a home. The 6000 was finished in glass and white to match the new extension.

    “Having the lift is already making day-today living so much easier and moving between floors is now stress-free”

    Nicky, James and Isla are thrilled with the lift and Isla loves to show her friends. Gartec Home maintain the lift for the family.

    Want to know more? Contact Gartec Home on 01296 397100 or visit www.gartechome.com.

  • Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions for disabled bathers, will be unveiling the latest addition to its proven range at the OT Show – the new Gemini 2000 variable height bath.
    (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • Etac R82, a division of the respected Scandinavian Etac Group, will be debuting an outstanding range of pioneering mobility equipment solutions and educational programmes at OT Show 2018.

    (OT Show, Stand C70, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • ADS provide the very best in door automation solutions, making access to homes and businesses more convenient. 

    Almost any type of door can be automated. Subject to the existing door being in good condition, it is possible to retro-fit automatic door openers to existing doors. Our door openers can be fitted to all types of doors.

    Everyone can benefit from door automation as it is a convenient entrance system when your hands are full. People who benefit most are parents with small children, busy restaurants, shop doorways, the elderly, the disabled and care homes. 

    Having an automated entrance system is an ideal solution for disabled people, as wheelchair users can find opening doors especially awkward. We fully understand the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and ensure that our automated entrance systems are fully compliant with these specifications. 

    ADS also specialize in full home automation. Home automation is the control of anything in the home that has an electrical supply. Ultimately, it is about making life in and around the home and garden easier and safer. It provides improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. 

    Home automation for the elderly and disabled can provide increased quality of life for persons who might otherwise require caregivers or institutional care. The popularity of home automation has greatly increased in recent years due to much higher affordability and simplicity. 

  • Lewis Reed prides itself on providing a fantastic fit, funciton and finish with regards to it's converted vehicles.

  • HD in the Community. Enhancing care for all.
    Specialist manufacturers of moving, handling and enablement equipment for over twenty-five years , our Community Range has grown and developed around your needs - whether you are an OT, Physiotherapist, Community Nurse, District Nurse, Carers or living in your own home and requiring assistance in making daily living a little bit easier.


  • TGA will be showcasing why its award-winning wheelchairs, powerpacks, powerchairs and mobility scooters deliver enhanced postural support and moving and handling advantages at The OT Show.

  • MemRabel 2 has helped thousands of people to live more independently through, the use of personalised memory prompts set as daily alarm reminders. MemRabel 2 has over 100 pre-installed videos, photos and voice reminders, which cover typical daily living reminders such as medication, daily routines, home safety and appointments.

  • What is Handi Calendar? How can an app on a phone help someone to become more independent and understand time or help them to process an activity like packing a bag for school or work?

    Based on over 40 years of experience and supported by research evidence Abilia's cognitive aids can improve someones quality of life by increasing their independence.

  • Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions, will be launching its integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show – now available in its Gemini 1700 and 2000 baths (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions, will be launching its integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show – now available in its Gemini 1700 and 2000 baths (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • New innovative range of beautiful clothes, designed to make life easier for women who like to look g ...
  • Symphony are launching Freedom at the Occupational Therapy Show (Stand B70) at the NEC in Birmingham this year. Freedom is an exciting multi-generational accessible kitchen concept where each and every kitchen embraces specialist design features and the latest kitchen styles. Freedom has been designed with the user at the forefront and addresses the recommendations from the Approved Doc-M 2015 (ADM) and Wheelchair Housing Design Guide 2018 (WHDG).

    Developed in partnership with Adam Thomas, the UKs leading expert in accessible kitchen design, Freedom by Symphony is leading the way in designing for an individual’s requirements as well as the growing number of multigenerational households.

  • Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, will be delivering a series of engaging assistive bed-based educational CPD accredited presentations on the Theraposture stand at the OT Show (B41, NEC, 21 and 22 Nov).

  • Theraposture, the market leader with the widest range of rotating beds, will be unveiling its latest addition to the Rotoflex range at the Occupational Therapy Show - the Rotoflex 235 Plus (Stand B41, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • Working in conjunction with Abacus, Kate Sheehan and Simon Murnane, Occupational Therapists, will be delivering OT Show seminars focusing on the justification of an accessible bath to ensure positive occupational outcomes.

  • The history of the Huntington’s products designed and manufactured by Novacorr is an interesting one. In 2011 Keith Atkinson, Managing Director of Novacorr was contacted by an Occupational Therapist. Novacorr had been manufacturing equipment for bariatric clients and clients with spinal injuries and had developed a reputation as a company that solved. On this occasion the OT asked Keith to go out and look at a bed for a patient with Huntington’s Disease. The OT had exhausted all other options and still had no solution for her client.

    Keith had never come across Huntington’s Disease before, so was shocked to see a lady lying on a mattress on the floor, with her arms and legs jerking around and the client making noises as though she was choking. Keith initially had to leave the room as he was so upset by what he had seen.

    Moved by his experience, Keith set out to make a solution which would provide safety, comfort and dignity to this client and those with similar symptoms. This has become an enduring passion not just for Keith, but for the whole family and the whole company.

  • Loopwheels have just launched Loopwheels Clinical Indications. This will help clinicians assess whether vibration reducing Loopwheels should be a key part of equipment needs. It follows 3 years of development, testing, research and user testing and feedback.

  • As Invacare return to The OT Show as Education Partner for another year on the 21st and 22nd November 2018, the market-leading manufacturer and supplier is excited to be bringing new introductions to its Safe Patient Handling range.

  • Are you passionate about leading change in MSK care?

    Arthritis Research UK are delighted to launch our MSK Champions leadership development initiative.  Our aim is to create a community of role models and ambassadors to champion change and work with us to improve the way musculoskeletal care is provided. We’re developing a UK-wide community of leaders and influencers to champion change in musculoskeletal health services.

  • More than just a magazine

    04 Sep 2018 Rosalind Tulloch The OT Magazine

    The OT Magazine is designed as a resource to help occupational therapists keep up to date with developments in the industry, to discover the work happening in other areas of the profession, to find new independent living aids for patients, to read about emerging roles of occupational therapy and to share practices and innovative projects that other OTs are developing.

  • “Your Mobility has an exciting range of new and updated products that are very much aimed at facilitating or improving the ability for people to continue to live in their own homes or in a care home. We are specifically looking to raise awareness of our products and demonstrate the very comprehensive, solution based, benefits they offer to both users and carers alike.  Attending the OT show is part of a new promotional campaign aimed at raising awareness and product knowledge to Occupational Therapists and other health care professionals.”

  • Pressure ulcer prevention using an alternating-pressure mattress overlay: the MATCARP project

    08 Aug 2018 JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 2 7 , NO 8 , AUGUST 2 0 1 8 from Sylvie Meaume & Marc Marty PHARMAOUEST PREVENTIX

    It is an article presenting results of our PM 100A EVO air mattress from studies and tests undertaken by Nukleus, a contract research organisation.

    The primary objective was to assess the incidence of
    pressure ulcer (PU) in patients at high risk of PU and lying between
    15–20 hours per day on an alternating-pressure mattress overlay
    (APMO). Secondary objectives were the patient’s satisfaction with the comfort of the APMO, patient acceptance of its sound level, and the care team’s assessment of its use and the moisture level.

  • The first Antibacterial automatic pill dispenser from Pivotell

    All Pivotell Advance and MK3/11 Dispensers now incorporate Biocote, a premium silver ion technology that is introduced during the manufacturing stage to provide the ultimate protestion against harmful microbes such as bacteria, mould and even viruses. 

  • The TR 3200 battery operated shower trolley has a 200 kg patient weight limit, its unique side mounted column allows the trolley stretcher to overlap the bed further for a safe and easy resident transfers.

  • Neat RF Jelly bean

    28 Nov 2017

    Wireless easy to press jelly bean, can be mounted anywhere in a property and with different colours can be used to mean different events for its users.

  • LegittLunge

    22 Nov 2017 Mandine Wilson

    A new, unique and patented frame to help you maintain your leg strength and learn how to get up from the floor easily without falling over!

    Tested and proven helpful for every able body, including those with special needs, back and/or knee pain.

    Live the independent life you want!!

  • On May 25th 2018, the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes in to force.  Are you prepared?



    On stand J71, at The OT Show, Topro Limited

    will be exhibiting examples from its comprehensive range of rollators.


    Making its UK debut at the show will be the ever popular 2 in 1 rollator and wheelchair, the Rollz Motion 2 which is now available in four new colours (island blue, pebble white, matt black and dark purple).








    Repose Furniture, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke seating solutions will be showcasing examples from its comprehensive range of healthcare chairs on stand B19. In addition to the chairs on show, the Repose team will be on hand to demonstrate the products on display, answer any questions and book assessments with Occupational Therapists and their clients.  At this year’s event Repose is also running a ‘Mirror Mirror’ competition with its famous Selfie Sid. To be in with a chance of winning a Hotel Chocolat hamper worth £50 all visitors need to do is visit the stand and take a selfie with Sid in the state of art mirror photo booth


  • Bath cushions and bathing seats

    20 Nov 2017 D O'Leary

    Aqua padding is the only independent manufacturer of bath seats and bathing cushions. Our aim is to supply the best product possible to make bathing safe and comfortable.

    All our products can be bespoke to fit the exsting equipment and to suit the user's needs.

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