to learn more about the accessories available with the Rifton Activity Chair, designed to fit each child's unique positioning needs.
Recommended for all chairs with wheels, push handles make it easy for the caregiver to maneuver and transport a client in the Activity Chair from one place to another.
Headrests optimally position clients with poor head control. Choose a flat, contoured, or winged headrest. All headrests adjust front to back and up and down. Winged headrest adjusts from almost flat to 90°. They attach tool-free to the backrest using Rifton's unique two-knob adjustment system.
Flat and contoured headrest surface: 9" x 5"
Winged: 16" x 5" when flat to 6" between wings at 90°
Necessary for clients who need good upper body support, lateral supports are important for proper alignment of the spine. Laterals help position your client correctly and securely and are independently adjustable vertically and horizontally. Lateral supports can be purchased with or without a chest strap attached.
Small 5" x 4" — Large 6½" x 5"
Lateral supports with chest strap: With the addition of a wide chest strap to the laterals, clients without upper torso control gain added trunk support and security to help correct alignment of the spine.
The chest strap provides added trunk support with its wide and comfortably padded strap. The chest strap is for clients without upper torso control who need extra support and security. Made from padded, anti-microbial, high-performance material.
Small 34", Med. 40", Large 52"
Width of strap: Small 3", Med. 3¾", Large 4"
Note: This chest strap may be used with the lateral supports, but will not be in line with them. To combine chest strap and lateral supports on the same accessory, see Lateral supports with chest strap.
The tray attaches to armrests and provides a work, play and feeding surface with raised edges. Tray can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down, and can be raised or lowered to suit your client's needs.
Small 19" wide x 18" deep
Med. 22" wide x 20" deep
Large 25½" wide x 23" deep
Note: The tray attaches to the armrests only, not to forearm prompts.
A handhold attaches to tray for arm and hand positioning to control spasticity. Handholds are especially for clients with spastic muscle tone and are helpful for proper joint alignment.
A butterfly harness may be necessary for clients needing more support for trunk control while sitting. When adjusted to fit snugly and comfortably, the butterfly harness provides maximum anterior support giving security, safety and freedom of movement.
The slim-cut butterfly harness performs the same positioning function as the regular butterfly harness. It is an alternative especially designed for larger female clients.
A thigh belt gives additional support and security for the client’s thighs while helping to adduct their knees.
Small 32", Med. 41", Large 52"
The pelvic harness is an alternative to a typical seatbelt and firmly positions a client’s pelvis by securing hips and upper thighs without pressure on the abdomen. The pelvic harness provides a stable, comfortable base for postural control and encourages proper alignment of the spine. It also controls extreme extensor spasticity that can result in sacral sitting.
Small 22", Med. 25", Large 31"
Hip guides provide a snug, comfortable fit giving the client security and safety. Placed at the sides of the pelvis to align a client’s torso, they provide maximum support of trunk control while sitting. Hip guides can also be important for proper alignment of the spine. They independently adjust vertically and horizontally. Hip guides are attached to the arm supports and can therefore be easily removed with them for transfers. Hip guides can be used with both types of arm supports— armrests or forearm prompts.
Small 3¼" x 5½" and Large 4" x 9¼"
An abductor is necessary for good joint and body alignment of clients with poor muscle control. The abductor separates knees and helps to control spastic muscles that cause legs to scissor. The abductor can be adjusted backward and forward in three positions to improve postural control.
Small 3" x 6" x 3½" and Large 4" x 7½" x 4"
Adductors are necessary for clients with limited muscle control that results in abduction of lower extremities. Adductors provide a comfortable lateral boundary for client’s knees and maintain proper body and joint alignment by supporting each leg individually.
One size only: 5" high x 6" long
The leg prompts are helpful for clients with limited muscle control and maintain body and joint alignment when sitting, by supporting each leg individually with a strap that passes around the front. Leg prompts move both in and out, and laterally for maximum adjustment.
Small 14", Med. 16", Large 18"
The footboard is used for placement of feet and some weight-bearing through legs and feet during functional sitting activities. Also required for attaching sandals and ankle straps to meet specific positioning needs. The footboard swings backward out of the way for sit-to-stand transfers, or clients can use the footboard as a step for transfers.
The footboard lift (below) provides additional elevation, enabling shorter legs to reach the footboard. Available for all three chair sizes.
Small adds 3" — Med. and Large add 4"
Ankle straps require the footboard and secure the feet of clients with limited muscle control and excursion movement. They enable a moderate range of movement while improving independence in postural control. Ankle straps help maintain body alignment by supporting each leg individually.
Max. circumference: Small 12", Large 16½"
Note: Ankle straps cannot be used simultaneously with sandals.
Sandals require the footboard and are necessary for clients who are unable to control leg movement. They adjust to correctly position client's feet. Sandals also align the client's body for optimum positioning, enhancing good posture and proper joint alignment.
Small 3" x 7", Med. 4" x 9", Large 5" x 10½"
Note: Sandals cannot be used simultaneously with ankle straps.
Wedges require sandals and are especially for clients with specific ankle positioning needs or uneven leg lengths. Position them under the sandals to enhance good posture and align body for optimum positioning. Use them to raise heels or toes, or combine two wedges under one sandal to add flat lift. Same measurements as sandals.
Thickness: Small 1", Med. 1¼", Large 1½"
The lumbar and seat support kit can be custom cut for extra postural support and proper joint and spine alignment for a specific client. Insert the lumbar support behind the backrest pad and place the seat support under the seat pad, toward the front, to prevent client from sliding forward. Made from durable, dense foam. Attaches with adhesive-backed hook and loop strips.
The backrest filler pad fills the space between the bottom edge of the backrest and the top edge of the seat when backrest is in one of the top three positions. Can be used to provide additional lower back support.
The Mini kit makes the small Activity Chair a prime option for the smallest child — from approximately eight months up to two years. Remove it as the child grows and use the same chair for many more years.
Footboard lift adds 3", trunk support max. circumference is 26", backrest pad is 1" thick
Some Whitmyer headrests can now be installed on all Rifton Activity Chairs. This adapter plate gives you the option to use a Whitmyer M2100 headrest mounting bracket and the Whitmyer Onyx headrest support system. (Note: Rifton supplies only the adapter plate and a wrench. Whitmyer mounting brackets and headrests must be purchased from a Whitmyer supplier.)