Pacer Gait Trainers - Mini & S

Providing outstanding support in learning to walk


Use the slides below to learn more about the features that make the Rifton Pacer gait trainer the most versatile, adaptable and durable patient mobility aid on the market today.

Foldable frame

  • Medium (K502) and XL (K504) Pacer walking frames fold for storage or transport, and can fit in most car trunks. To fit the frame in your trunk, some accessories may have to be removed. Use the black, two-handed release catches to fold or unlock the frame. Mini (K509) and small (K501) frames fit in most trunks without folding.


    Watch a demonstration of how to collapse the frame.

  • The folded frame can fit in most car trunks. (Mini and small Pacers fit in most trunks without folding.)

Easy rear access

  • The Pacer is designed for easy rear access to make transfers into and out of this mobility walking aid as smooth as possible, whether the client will face forwards or backwards in the frame.

    This clip shows how the chest prompt can be opened and adjusted for easy access.


Height adjustable

  • Rifton's Pacer mobility walking frames are height adjustable in 1" increments, with no tools needed. The frame's top bar should be set to the client's waist height. Watch the video clip for a height-adjustment demo and consult the dimensions chart for details of each Pacer size's range of height adjustment.

    (The mini (K509) Pacer frame is not height adjustable, but hand loops, handholds, or arm prompts can be height-adjusted to meet the child's needs.)

    Watch a height-adjustment demo.

  • The frame's top bar should be at waist height. Choose a frame that will allow for growth, if applicable.

Innovative casters

  • Innovative casters have separate swivel lock, brake, variable drag, and one-way ratchet control features. Use any combination to control the Pacer's speed and direction.

  • Variable drag: Use this to slow down fast-moving clients, prevent veering, or help clients navigate corners. Vary the drag by rotating the dial from zero to max.

    Brakes: Independent of the drag function. To apply, depress bottom half of white brake pedal; to release, press top half.

  • Swivel lock: Each caster swivel-locks independently. Lock all 4 to help clients walk in a straight line, or just the two rear casters to eliminate drifting sideways. Release swivel lock on all casters for movement in any direction.

    One-way ratchet control: Set each caster to prevent involuntary backward movement. Works best when casters are also swivel-locked.

Posterior positioning

  • Clients can be placed in the posterior position while gait training in the Pacer. Prompts and supports can be reversed and moved along the top bar of the frame to whichever position best matches the client's needs.

    This clip shows the Pacer being used in the posterior position.

  • Taking off is easy in the XL Pacer in the posterior position.

Prompts attach anywhere

  • Prompts and supports – such as armrests and chest support – attach anywhere along the Pacer frame's top bar, and are easily removed when a client no longer needs them. This feature also allows the Pacer to be easily adapted to a successive client's needs in a school or in an institution.

    This clip shows how to attach a prompt.

  • Press the clamp button to adjust each prompt in 1" increments.


  • Carmakers believe in the long-term benefits of baked-on powder coating. So do we.

    Designed to stand up to wind and weather, our colors also conform to American and European toy safety standards.

    Our Pacer gait trainer is available in 4 colors: blue, red, lime and raspberry. This slide shows a blue Pacer; swipe or click the arrows to view the other colors.

  • The Pacer in red.

  • The Pacer in lime green.

  • The Pacer in raspberry.