Guidelines for Functional Use of the Rifton Mobile Stander
As its name suggests, the Rifton Mobile Stander combines all the benefits of mobility with a supportive standing frame. It is far more than prone or supine standers which are passive positioning devices. It is also more than an upright wheelchair. Using the prompts of the mobile stander correctly can improve an individual’s standing ability and, through movement, effectively challenge their balance...
FAQ on building standing skills with the Rifton Mobile stander
Why is standing so important?
The physical and emotional benefits of standing are proven and extensive. They include improved bone density, prolonged stretching for tight muscles at hips, knees, and ankles, and improved function of the pulmonary and digestive systems.
Standing also provides immeasurable social benefits by enabling a client to interact at the same level as the majority of his or her peers...
Why use a Rifton Mobile Stander?
1. To promote upright interaction
The Mobile Stander enables clients with conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, leg amputation, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury who are unable to stand and walk independently to become mobile while safely supported in an upright position. A client standing in the Mobile Stander is at the eye level of peers, facilitating...