Rifton Pacer Accessories
Roll over the buttons at left for details on the function of each accessory and how they can be used to enable partial weight bearing gait training or over land gait training, based on your client's needs. Consult a sizes & dimensions chart to determine which size will best match your client, or read about specific Pacer features.
This young girl is using the Rifton Pacer with arm and chest prompt supports for over ground gait training.
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Arm prompts, often crucial components of gait training equipment, accommodate numerous positioning requirements. Adjust them tool-free while the user is in the Pacer. Height, rotation, angle, lateral proximity, forward and backward adjustments can be made in minutes.
- Placed at elbow height aligned with shoulders, arm prompts assist partial weight-bearing gait training
- Placed at the front of the Pacer frame, they encourage a forward-leaning posture
- Angled upward, arm prompts encourage active upper trunk and head control
- Individualized positioning accommodates contractures
The chest prompt is available in three sizes and accommodates a wide range of users.
- Holds the torso at the desired angle, with tilt adjust forward or back in 15° increments
- One knob adjusts both tilt-angle and width of chest prompt
- Adjustments are tool-free and can be made while client is in the Pacer
- Chest prompt stays open for easy transfers
- Cover is cleanable, healthcare-grade vinyl
- Fits snugly to support dependent users, or wraps loosely as a training guide for gaining independent trunk control
- In its lowest position it becomes a hip corral
- Fits all earlier Pacer gait trainer models
Rifton’s pelvic support can provide all the positioning and weight-bearing necessary with none of the bulk and rigidity of our standard hip positioner.
When ordering a new Pacer with the pelvic support as your primary, weight-bearing appliance, you will also need a pair of handholds. If purchasing the pelvic support to replace an existing hip positioner, you can order it without handholds as an accessory.
The hip positioner swings with a client’s walking motion, allowing the user to shift weight from one leg to the other.
- Rings on the posterior strap of the hip positioner or pelvic support clip onto the Pacer frame allowing you to quickly secure a client following transfer
- Raise the handholds and shorten the straps for partial weight-bearing gait training
- Lower the handholds and lengthen the straps for use as a safety sling
- To keep the user’s pelvis midline, and behind the shoulders, attach the anterior straps farther back on the Pacer frame
- The hip positioner pad, sold separately, slips over the hip positioner to give cushioned comfort
- The hip positioner is sold with one pair of handholds
Thigh prompts swing freely with the user’s stride, and prevent leg scissoring while encouraging weight-bearing.
- Thigh prompts are medially and laterally adjustable
- The thigh prompt inside strap maintains leg separation
- The outer curve limits leg abduction
- Thigh prompts can prevent a client from turning within the Pacer frame
- Large and small thigh prompts are available
Ankle prompts snap securely onto the bottom bar of the Pacer frame and have:
- Comfortable padded ankle straps
- Adjustable strap length that determines foot separation and prevents scissoring
- Moveable clips that limit stride length and control stride placement
- Smaller ankle prompts suitable for the youngest clients come with the Mini & Small Pacer models
Handholds can be placed anywhere along the top bar of the Pacer frame. A pair of handholds automatically comes with every hip positioner or pelvic support; an extra pair can be purchased for additional support.
- Handholds are height adjustable
- And they adjust in four rotational directions
- They can be used by either the caregiver or the client
The communication tray is height and angle adjustable. It holds small occupational objects and communication devices weighing less than 10 pounds.
The optional attendant guide bar attaches to the center front of the top bar of any size Pacer
- It enables caregivers to guide clients while gait training
- Can be rotated 180° to pull from the front or push from behind the Pacer
Hand loops can be used on any size Pacer.
- They attach as a pair or singly anywhere along the Pacer's top bar
- Hand loops are height and angle adjustable
- Providing a handhold boosts a client's sense of stability and confidence while moving