Boy with dad in pacer

Pacer Gait Trainer

The therapist inspired gait training system

Ready to go everywhere.

Gait training has come a long way since we introduced our first model in the 1980s, and our Pacer continues to evolve and improve to meet our customers’ needs. Over the years your suggestions have helped us keep our design at the cutting edge.

Download the Pacer brochure.

Download the Pacer positioning checklist.

Two young boys, both in Rifton Pacers, stand in front of an outdoor school entrance while a physical therapist looks on.

Why dynamic?

Walking is complex. When we talk about dynamic gait training we refer to the often unobserved but significant shifts of body and weight that occur in typical gait patterns. In the therapy community there is a growing consensus that a well-positioned pelvis in combination with dynamic movement is critical to successful gait training. A specialized gait trainer, like the Pacer, helps achieve this proper positioning and provides the dynamic weight-bearing and weight-shifting needed for a more natural gait pattern and easier stepping.

The Pacer
The Pacer, because it can be configured in so many ways, can accommodate clients of every ability, in any environment. Everything about the Pacer encourages progress for clients so nothing stands between them and the places they want to go. It’s the versatility and dependability you’ve come to expect from Rifton.

The Pacer is easily configured to meet your client’s every need. Choose between dynamic and standard upper frames and pair them with standard, utility and treadmill/stability bases.


Use the slides below to learn more about the features that make the Pacer gait trainer the most versatile, adaptable and durable patient mobility aid on the market today.

  • 1 Dynamic movement
  • 2 Choice of two uppers
  • 3 Easy height adjustment
  • 4 Versatile in every setting – a system built on two bases
  • 5 Quick and easy positioning
  • 6 Smoother transfers
  • 7 A measurable improvement
  • 8 Infinite control for effective movement
  • 9 Old Pacer prompts attach on new frame
  • 10 Easily transportable
  • 11 Colors
A red Rifton Pacer gait trainer with an MPS and arm platforms attached 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


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.

Rifton Pacer arm prompts (K512)
Arm prompts
Rifton Pacer gait trainer arm platforms with handgrips
Arm platforms
k579 rifton pair of hand loops
Hand loops
The handlebars for the Rifton Pacer gait trainer
The chest pad for the Rifton Pacer gait trainer
Chest pad
Rifton Pacer chest prompt
Chest prompt
Rifton Pacer gait trainer Multi Positioning Saddle or MPS
Multi-position saddle (MPS)
k556 rifton small pelvic support with handholds
Pelvic support
Rifton Pacer hip positioner with two handholds
Hip positioner
Rifton Pacer arm prompts (K512)
Thigh prompts
Rifton Pacer gait trainer ankle prompts
Ankle prompts
Rifton Pacer gait trainer pacer odometer located on a rear wheel.
k519 rifton pacer handholds
Rifton Pacer gait trainer communication tray
Communication tray
Attendant guide bar for the Rifton Pacer gait trainer
Attendant guide bar
A pair of handbrakes for the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Hand brakes
Rifton Pacer accessories tote bag
Accessories tote

Sizes & Dimensions

Important: User’s weight must not exceed the maximum working load.

Key user dimensions (inches)

Measure the vertical distance from the bent elbow to the floor while the user is standing upright.

Rifton Pacer mini frame K610 Mini Pacer
Elbow height :

15½ – 20½

Rifton Pacer small frame K620 Small Pacer
Elbow height :

18½ – 27½

Rifton Pacer medium frame K630 Medium Pacer
Elbow height :

24 – 35

Rifton Pacer large frame K640 Large Pacer
Elbow height :

32 – 47

Rifton Pacer XL frame K650 XL Pacer
Elbow height :

34 – 49

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