Elena Noble, MPT

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Elena Horning, MPTI didn’t know what to expect when I first joined Rifton in 2007, but I was looking for a challenge.

I found that challenge and enjoy the work. It involves a little of everything – marketing, clinical pediatrics and orthopedics, conducting educational workshops, watering the office plants. I absolutely love the interaction with people who use our equipment and I occasionally make it down to the factory floor to help with the production of Rifton products.

And you guessed it. Being a PT I value good health and exercise. Playing cards does rank pretty high along with fellowship and plenty of good laughs. And most importantly I am the mother of three beautiful daughters and a proud graduate of West Virginia University. Go Mountaineers!

Evidence Based Practice Evidence Update: The Effects of Inclination, Hip Abduction, Orientation and Tone on Weight-Bearing in Adaptive Standers September 06, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
This new exploratory and descriptive study is the first to measure weight-bearing during standing in different degrees of hip abduction, stander inclination and stander orientation.
Tips & Advice When the Pacer Chest Prompt Is Too High July 14, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
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.
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.
Tips & Advice Beyond the Stander May 28, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Encouraging standing development means thinking creatively. In the home, we can teach standing skills during routine sit-to-stand transfers or toileting breaks. Here’s how to get started.
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