Pacer Gait Trainer

The therapist inspired gait training system


Our gait trainers are used to assist clients with a multitude of motor limitations. Each client needs support customized to particular needs. With these components you can configure your Pacer gait trainer to your precise requirements.

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Arm prompts

  • Arm prompts include height, rotation, angle, lateral proximity and forward/backward adjustments to accommodate numerous positioning requirements.

    Padded surface area: small 4½"x 8", large 5"x 9"

    Adjustment range: (elbow to fist): small 9"– 12½", large 10½"– 15"

  • A set of arm prompts mounted in the most typically-used position on a Pacer gait trainer frame. Placed at the front of the Pacer frame, they encourage a forward-leaning posture.

Arm platforms

  • Arm platforms with handgrips.

  • Arm platforms offer a simple alternative for clients who need less arm positioning. They attach to our adjustable arm prompt base and are made of integral skin foam for padded comfort and easy cleaning. Arm platforms are available with or without handgrips.

    Padded surface dimensions: 13½"x 5½"

  • The arm platforms in use.

Hand loops

  • Hand loops can be used on any size of Pacer. Hand loops attach as a pair or singly anywhere on the Pacer’s upper frame and are height and angle adjustable to fit each client’s unique needs.

  • Providing hand loops boosts a client’s sense of stability and confidence while moving.


  • The handlebars are available for any Pacer. In combination with the simple chest pad, they form a lightweight configuration perfect for higher functioning users.

    Handle height from pivot to top: small 5", large 7"

  • For users who need less arm support, the handlebars attach quickly and adjust easily.

  • The handlebars in use on the small Pacer.

Chest pad

  • The chest pad is ideal for less involved users. Its anterior support pad offers angle adjustment, and its single support strap allows for easy transfers and quick positioning.

    Range of circumference: small 14" – 28", med 22" – 40", large 28" – 50"

    Pad height: small 4", med 5", large 6"

  • The chest pad is available for the small, medium and large Pacer sizes. Together with the MPS and handlebars it forms a simple configuration perfect for higher functioning users.

  • The chest pad in use on the small Pacer.

Chest prompt

  • The chest prompt is available in three sizes and accommodates a wide range of users. It holds the client’s torso at the desired angle, with tilt adjust forward or back in 15° increments. One knob adjusts both the tilt-angle and width of the chest prompt.

    Range of circumference: small 14"– 28", med 22"– 40", large 28"– 50"

    Height: small 4½", med 6½", large 8"

  • Adjustments to the chest prompt  are tool-free and can be made while client is in the Pacer. The cover is cleanable, healthcare-grade vinyl. The chest prompt fits snugly to support dependent users, or wraps loosely as a training guide for gaining independent trunk control.

Multi-position saddle (MPS)

  • The multi-position saddle (MPS) enables finely tuned positioning of the pelvis. Adjustable in five directions to accommodate each client’s posture, the MPS easily attaches to both the dynamic and standard upper frames.

    MPS seat pad dimensions:
    Width at back: small/med 3½", large 5¼"
    Width at front: small/med 3", large 4½"
    Length: small/med 9½", large 10¾"

  • Saddle height adjusts to fine-tune the position of the pelvis during gait.

    Adjustment range: Large: 8½", Med: 8½", Small: 5½"

  • Saddle depth adjusts to optimally position the pelvis in relation to the upper body to encourage forward motion during ambulation.

    Adjustment range: Large: 5", Med/Small: 4"

  • Saddle angle is adjustable to position the pelvis in anterior or posterior tilt for the most effective gait pattern.

    Adjustment range:
    Large: 15° forward and 15° back
    Med/Small: 7° forward and 7° back

  • Hip corral depth and height adjustments provide cushioning and support for the pelvis at the level of ASIS.

    Adjustment range:
    Large: depth 3", height 3"
    Med/Small: depth 3", height 2"

  • An optional nylon spandex cover fits tightly over the MPS seat pad and decreases surface friction

Pelvic support

  • For clients who need less abduction, the pelvic support is a softer alternative to the hip positioner. It provides weight–bearing assistance and freedom of movement while clients build strength and stamina.

    See Sizing for user and item dimensions.

  • For clients who need less abduction, the pelvic support is a softer alternative to the hip positioner. It provides weight-bearing assistance and freedom of movement while clients build strength and stamina.

  • The pelvic support is made of microbe-resistant polyurethane over a core of closed cell foam padding. It will withstand routine cleaning with a 10% bleach solution. This foam and web-reinforced construction is comfortable yet durable.

  • To determine the correct size pelvic support needed, measure half of the user’s thigh circumference:

    Small: 4" – 8"
    Medium: 6" – 10"
    Large: 8" – 14"

Hip positioner

  • The hip positioner is designed to encourage good positioning for gait training. It enables natural pelvic movement and lower extremity weight-shifting, and provides good abduction. A pad is available for added comfort.

    See Sizing for user and item dimensions.

  • Rings on the posterior strap of the hip positioner or pelvic support clip onto the handholds mounted on the Pacer frame, allowing you to quickly secure a client following transfer.

Thigh prompts

  • Thigh prompts swing with the user’s stride and prevent leg scissoring. They are height adjustable in the medial and lateral positions and prevent the user from turning within the Pacer frame.

    Length (from clamp to strap): small 5"– 8", large 5"– 11”

    Max. leg circumference: small 15", large 20"

  • The thigh prompts assist leg abduction. Used with the ankle prompts they can also prevent scissoring.

Ankle prompts

  • Ankle prompts snap securely onto the frame and have comfortably padded ankle straps. The spring adjusters limit stride length and control stride placement. Adjust the strap length to determine foot separation and prevent scissoring.

    Shown at left are two ankle prompts for the Pacer gait trainer frames. The top one is for the utility base and the bottom one is for the standard base.

  • Ankle prompts help to prevent scissoring. Used with the thigh prompts they can assist with leg abduction.


  • The odometer makes it easy to record client progress in any setting, in either feet or meters.

    The odometer is an option when choosing your Pacer base.

  • The odometer looks simple, but has a lot of functions.

    To reset display to 0, press the reset button. To display total lifetime distance traveled, press and hold button for 1 second. Lifetime distance will be displayed in kilometers or thousands of feet, depending on unit setting. To switch between feet or meters, press and hold button until units change (approximately 10 seconds).

  • It’s no longer necessary to count floor or ceiling tiles to mark walking progress!


  • The ergonomic handholds are height-adjustable and can be positioned in four directions and placed anywhere along the top bar of the frame. A pair of handholds automatically comes with every hip positioner or pelvic support; an additional pair can be purchased if needed.

  • Handholds can be used by caregiver or client.

Communication tray

  • Our communication tray features a mounting system with a range of positions. Great for holding tablets and other mobile devices.

    Inside dimensions: 8½"x 11"

    Max. working load: 10 lb.

  • The communication tray is a handy surface for small devices.

Attendant guide bar

  • The guide bar is made of lightweight, high strength aluminum alloy. It attaches to the front tube of the standard or utility base with a quick-release clamp, and enables the caregiver to guide the Pacer from in front or behind.

  • The guide bar enables caregivers to guide clients while gait training and can be rotated 180° to pull from the front (as shown) or push from behind the Pacer.

  • The guide bar can be held by the caregiver with their right or left hand.

Hand brakes

  • The optional hand brakes combine both running and parking brake functions in a simple lever-action control. The brakes attach to the arm prompts and can be quickly removed when not needed.

    Note: Since retrofitting is complex, we recommend ordering brakes with the original purchase.

  • The hand brakes are designed for use by client.

Accessories tote

  • A tough and attractive tote bag big enough (14"x 16"x 9") to keep all your Pacer accessories together when not in use. Made of black ballistic nylon with a zippered top, here’s a bag that will hold up to whatever you throw in it and still look great.

    And like all things Rifton, it’s made in the USA.

  • The accessories tote