Stories Made in the USA: A Gallery of Our Manufacturing Process March 25, 2014 by Carmen Hinkey
I have this habit of looking in a new garment or pair of footwear to see where it was made, and I’m comforted when I find the mark of American craftsmanship and manufacturing. But that doesn’t touch the assurance we need when we are sourcing devices for the members of our society for whom only the best is good enough. That ‘best’ is delivered by our own citizens’ hands, and...
News Merry Christmas, Everyone! December 20, 2013 by Carmen Hinkey
Apparently even Santa needs an extra lift now and then. Today we received a Christmas photo from our distributor in Germany (who has fallen in love with our TRAM), and we couldn’t resist passing it on to all our blog readers! Merry Christmas from all of us at Rifton.
PT/OT Using the Rifton TRAM for Molding Custom Seat Cushions December 17, 2013 by Barbara Crume, PT, ATP, C/NDT
An Unexpected Benefit I work in a seating clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, and for years I’ve struggled with an intractable hurdle. For my patients with spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions I frequently use the custom seat cushions made by Ride Designs which involves the use of a seat simulator made of very soft crushable foam, similar to what a florist uses for flower...
Letters of Medical Necessity Rifton TRAM Sample LMN: Adult homecare
Components of a Letter of Medical Necessity for use in the homecare of an adult. Note: Every reasonable effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information. However, sample letters of medical necessity are not intended to provide specific guidance on how to apply for funding for any product or service. Health care providers should make the ultimate determination as to when to use a specific...
Videos Seated Transfer: Rifton TRAM video 1
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short step-by-step guide demonstrates how you can quickly and easily transfer your client in the seated position. Because the TRAM uses no sling, it’s ideal for toilet transfers.
Videos The Sit-to-Stand Lift and Gait Training: Rifton TRAM video 2
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short step-by-step guide demonstrates how you can quickly and easily raise your client from the seated position to standing and then proceed to gait training or ambulation.
Videos Using the Forearm Supports: Rifton TRAM video 3
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s forearm supports to improve the transfer experience and give your client positioning support to improve gait posture.
Videos Using the Direction Locks: Rifton TRAM video 4
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s versatile direction locks to improve the TRAM’s handling particularly when gait training.
Videos Using the Scale for Weighing and Off-weighting: Rifton TRAM video 5
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s optional built-in scale to quickly weigh your client during the course of a routine transfer and also to measure how much weight your client is bearing during gait training and standing practice.
PT/OT Safe Patient Handling and Movement August 27, 2013 by Lori Potts, PT
It is an exciting time in the field of rehabilitation. For people who have sustained a neurological injury such as a stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury there is now hope for regaining the ability to ambulate and sometimes even achieving a full recovery. In the past, a neurological injury was viewed as irreversible, and rehabilitation was focused on helping patients adapt and...
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