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Seat and back with pads (specify color), tilt-in-space base, seatbelt, arm supports and adjustable legs.
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Backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back to the desired position.
Backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back to the desired position. The optional spring allows for calming through self-generated motion – ideal for clients with autism. The spring column can be locked when not in use.
The spring option provides 10° of motion.
The tilt-in-space feature encourages sit-to-stand and resting positions.The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back.
The tilt-in-space feature encourages sit-to-stand and resting positions. The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back. The spring allows for calming through self-generated motion. The spring column can be locked when not in use.
Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control. Rifton’s armrests can be raised or lowered individually to accommodate clients who need extra trunk stabilization and can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down. The tray accessory attaches to the armrests.
Armrest top surface: 3" x 12"
Forearm prompts facilitate head and trunk control while sitting and secure distal placement of upper extremities. This enables the use of the pelvic girdle and trunk core muscles for improved postural stabilization and strengthening. Rifton’s forearm prompts are fully adjustable for optimum positioning.
Padded area: 5"x 8½"
Range of adjustment from elbow to fist: 10½"–16"
Height-adjustable in 1" increments, these legs allow you to position your client at optimum height. The grippy tips of the stationary legs are designed to keep your client from sliding and moving across the floor, even with dynamic rocking.
Seat height above floor: 16½ - 20½"
Seat height above floor:
Sm chairs: 18½ - 21½"
Md chairs: 19 - 23"
Lg chairs: 20 - 24"
Height-adjustable in 1" increments, these legs allow you to position your client at optimum height. The casters are an added feature, making your standard base chair easy to move when transitioning from one classroom to another.
Seat height above floor: 16 - 20"
Comfortable seat and backrest pads are essential for providing cushioned support and preventing decubiti. Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. The seat pads can be turned front to back for longer wear. Pads are available in six color choices.
sixComfortable seat and backrest pads are essential for providing cushioned support and preventing decubiti. Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. The seat pads can be turned front to back for longer wear. Pads are available in six color choices.
Headrests optimally position clients with poor head control. Contoured headrests adjust front to back and up and down. They attach tool-free to the backrest using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.
Dimensions: 9"x 5"
Headrests optimally position clients with poor head control. Flat headrests adjust front to back and up and down. They attach tool-free to the backrest using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.
Headrests optimally position clients with poor head control. Winged headrests adjust front to back and up and down. The side wing pads adjust from almost flat to 90°. They attach tool-free to the backrest using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.
Dimensions: 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.
Dimensions: 5" x 4"
Dimensions: 6½" x 5"
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.
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.
The Large Tray attaches to armrests and provides a work, play and feeding surface with raised edges. It 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.
Dimensions: 25½" wide x 23" deep
The 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.
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.
Max. circumference: 52"
Width of strap: 4"
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 is an alternative butterfly harness especially designed for larger female 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 may also be more suitable for clients with a feeding tube, depending on the location of the port. For a client who is the minimum size for their Activity Chair the slim cut butterfly harness may provide a better fit, especially for children who have narrow shoulders.
Thigh belt gives additional support and security for the client’s thighs while helping to adduct their knees.
An alternative to a typical seat belt, Rifton’s unique pelvic harness 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.
Max. circumference: 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.
Dimensions: 4" x 9¼"
Necessary for good joint and body alignment of clients with dysfunctional 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.
Dimensions: 3" x 6" x 3½"
Dimensions: 4" x 7½" x 4"
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
Helpful for clients with limited muscle control, leg prompts 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.
Max. circumference: 18"
For placement of feet and some weightbearing through legs and feet during functional sitting activities. Also required for attaching sandals and ankle straps to meet specific positioning needs. The footboard swings back out of the way for sit-to-stand transfers, or clients can stand on footboard for transfers.
The footboard lift provides additional elevation, enabling shorter legs to reach the footboard. Available for all three chair sizes.
Adds 4" to footboard.
Ankle straps 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: 16½"
Sandals are necessary for clients who are unable to control leg movement, sandals adjust to correctly position client’s feet. They also align the client’s body for optimum positioning, enhancing good posture, and proper joint alignment.
Dimensions: 5"x 10½"
Wedges 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.
Dimensions: 5"x 10½"
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. It can be used to provide additional lower back support.
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.)
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