Tips & Advice

When the Pacer Chest Prompt Is Too High

An Instructional Video

July 14, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Cathy Ripmaster, PT, demonstrating the correct positing of the Rifton Pacer chest prompt

Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT demonstrates some ways to fix a common problem with positioning in the Pacer.

PT/OT Toileting Concepts for Children with Disabilities June 28, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
For many parents and teachers of children with special needs, toileting seems like an unattainable goal. In this webinar, Lori Potts, PT discusses strategies to address these barriers for improved toileting successes.
Tips & Advice Reverse the Pacer’s Multi-Positioning Saddle in Just 10 Seconds May 20, 2021 by Lori Potts, PT
Many of our customers love the versatility of the new Rifton Pacer, but not everyone knows the simple and quick trick to reverse the Multi Positioning Saddle (MPS) allowing an individual to benefit from the pelvic positioning and weight bearing assist while using the Pacer gait trainer as a posterior walker. Here are the simple steps to make this happen: .embed-container { position: relative...
PT/OT Benefits of Dynamic Movement in Gait Training May 18, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Functional ambulation is a primary goal for people with disabilities. In today’s webinar, Lori Potts, PT discusses how incorporating dynamic movement contributes to effective gait training interventions.
Tips & Advice Functional Positioning of the Pacer Chest Prompt April 29, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
In the next installment of our Pacer Positioning In Depth video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT discusses options for placement and functional use of the chest prompt on the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Evidence Based Practice Evidence Update: Long-Term Benefits of Abducted Standing in Children with Cerebral Palsy April 12, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Children with CP who do not walk are at risk for hip displacement. This recent study contributes new insights into the preventative benefits of standing in hip abduction.
Tips & Advice Functional Positioning of the Pacer Arm Prompts March 22, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
In the first of a new video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT discusses options for placement and functional use of the arm prompts on the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Tips & Advice Solving Transfers with the Rifton TRAM January 12, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Use the TRAM to make transfers out of a wheelchair with fixed armrests.
PT/OT Physical Activity Disability and Health November 30, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Creative mobility initiatives and activity-based strategies can improve health and foster inclusion for children with disabilities.
PT/OT Part 2: Implementing Early Mobility: The Way of the Future November 04, 2020 by Lori Potts, PT
Many patients returning home after being hospitalized for severe respiratory failure, such as those recovering from COVID-19, are now confronting significant physical, neurological, cognitive and emotional issues. To describe this wide variety of challenges, experts use the term “post-intensive care syndrome” or PICS.
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