Videos Standing with the E-Pacer
Watch this video to learn how to safely transfer and position the patient in the E-Pacer, so that they can facilitate knee, hip and back extension while keeping good posture and standing.
Videos E-Pacer Introduction
This video is an introduction to a series educating therapists how to use the E-Pacer in Inpatient Rehabilitation for patients with acute onset hemiplegia.
Videos Walking with the E-Pacer
Most patients with severe hemiplegia have difficulty moving or advancing the affected limb during swing phase as well as difficulty bearing weight during stance phase. Because the arm on the weak side is usually affected as well as the leg, patients often lack the grip necessary to use a walker for support. With the Rifton E-Pacer, a rolling stool, a knee brace, and a strap known as a Husky Hang-All, which contains a carabiner, a patient can overcome these obstacles and begin walking much sooner. Watch the video to learn more.
PT/OT Improving Rehabilitation Prospects with the E-Pacer September 10, 2019 by Linda Rusiecki PT, DPT, CBIS
Individuals hospitalized due to stroke or brain injury have one over-arching goal: to return home and into the community again. Unfortunately, many individuals with lasting debility require placement in long-term care or assisted living instead. This isolation and loss of independence can be devastating to patients and families. Because independent walking is a primary predictor of whether a patient...
Evidence Based Practice Evidence Update: Stretching and Resistance Exercise in Children with CP August 12, 2019 by Elena Noble, MPT
Improved joint range of motion (ROM) and strength certainly contribute to better functional outcomes in children with cerebral palsy (CP), but is stretching and progressive resistance exercise an adequate intervention to achieve the end? Previous research shows that children with CP have shorter hamstring muscles than their peers. A short or spastic hamstring muscle contributes to gait deviations, and...
How To's Pacer Prompt Reduction Strategies: Examples A and B
Use only the components that the individual requires for walking posture and alignment. Every individual is unique, and therefore prompt reduction should be customized to the individual.
Tips & Advice Pacer Prompt Reduction July 16, 2019 by Lori Potts, PT
See also: Part 2: Prompt Reduction Strategies. Using the Rifton Pacer’s full range of adjustment possibilities will help you meet goals for mobility and activity. Individuals who cannot bear weight fully through their lower extremities, or need prompting for alignment need appropriately positioned prompts and supports. Motor skills acquisition and strength building are best achieved when an...
Videos Functions of the Pacer Caster
  Brake: Fully locks the Pacer wheel. Drag: Creates resistance on the wheel. Swivel Lock: Positions and maintains the wheel in a straight line (no lateral movement). Direction Lock: Positions wheel to move in one direction only (blocks involuntary backward movement). Odometer: Record client progress in feet or meters (selected at the time of purchase).
Letters of Medical Necessity Rifton Wave Letter of Medical Necessity
View a sample letter of medical necessity for the Rifton Wave Bathing and Transfer System. It is not intended to provide specific guidance on how to apply for funding for any product or service. Health care providers should make the ultimate determination as to when to use a specific product based on clinical appropriateness for a particular patient and applications to any funding source must accurately reflect the facts unique to individual applications. Download PDF (634.1 KB)
Letters of Medical Necessity Compass Chair Letter of Medical Necessity
View a sample letter of medical necessity for the Rifton Compass Chair. It is not intended to provide specific guidance on how to apply for funding for any product or service. Health care providers should make the ultimate determination as to when to use a specific product based on clinical appropriateness for a particular patient and applications to any funding source must accurately reflect the facts unique to individual applications. Download PDF (656.1 KB)
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