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  • Tips & Advice

    Medicaid Funding for Adaptive Tricycles

    As most of you undoubtedly know, for children with disabilities exercise such as cycling with a special needs tricycle can be therapeutic as well as fun. Cycling may provide a variety of health benefits unavailable through other medical interventions. For example, children with severe mobility limitations may have few, if any, other options for strengthening their cardiovascular system. In fact, cycling...
  • Tips & Advice

    Medicaid Funding for Adaptive Tricycles

    As most of you undoubtedly know, for children with disabilities exercise such as cycling with a special needs tricycle can be therapeutic as well as fun. Cycling may provide a variety of health benefits unavailable through other medical interventions. For example, children with severe mobility limitations may have few, if any, other options for strengthening their cardiovascular system. In fact, cycling...
  • Tips & Advice

    Using Slip Sheets to Position the TRAM Walking Saddle

    Therapists are always looking for ways to accomplish patient transfers as simply and quickly as possible without excessive repositioning of the patient. Today we’re sharing a great hack from Jamie Haines, PT, DScPT, NCS at Central Michigan University for getting the TRAM Walking Saddle in place under the client without the extra seated transfer.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding...
  • Tips & Advice

    Using Rifton’s New Multi-Positioning Saddle for Easy Transfers into the Gait Trainer

    The Rifton Pacer’s Multi-Positioning Saddle (MPS), in addition to providing weight-bearing support and excellent positioning for the pelvis, greatly simplifies transfer into the gait trainer. Here are the steps for a streamlined and safe transfer from a wheelchair into the Pacer. It is best performed with two caregivers. Preparing the Gait Trainer for a Transfer Lock the caster brakes. Undo...
  • News

    Dancing with the Stars at the Center for Disability Services

    ABC’s Dancing with the Stars gets great ratings, and it’s even entertaining at times, but nothing compares to the stars at the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York. Paired with professional dancers, these performers make their way across the stage in Pacer gait trainers and Activity chairs in a showcase of music, dance and artistic expression. Support from The Arts Center of the...
  • Rifton Wave (Bathing & Transfer)

    Providing a stable, cushioned yet quick-drying seat for bathing in or out of tubs and showers, the Rifton Wave makes bathing a more relaxed and pleasant experience for both user and caregiver.
  • New Pacer Gait Trainers - M & L

    Better than a traditional walker, the New Rifton Pacer gait trainer offers a range of functional weight-bearing assistance options to improve ambulation.
  • Tips & Advice

    Donate Your Used Equipment

    These organizations accept used adaptive equipment to re-furbish and provide it to families in need in the US or internationally. If you know an organization not listed here, or if you have feedback on those recommended on this page, please email us at info@rifton.com. To find an organization that offers the opportunity to loan, borrow, or directly exchange equipment via web-based information exchange...
  • PT/OT

    Benefits of Early Mobility

    Early Gait Training: Positive Outcomes for the Long Term Think about it. The more you practice, the better you get – at anything. As author Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book “Outliers,” the one point that distinguishes a violinist from a virtuoso is practice- at least 10,000 hours of it. This applies to any field regardless of nature or nurture. So with early gait training, a child...
  • News

    Announcing the Rifton Wave

    Hygiene and health go together. When we make bathing easier we have healthier clients. So we’ve always been interested in how we can improve our bath chair, and we have been collecting product design ideas for a long time. We’re happy to announce the launch of our all-new Wave system, a thoroughly reimagined bath system to make bathing or showering better—for the client and for the...