An Unlikely Hero
At Rifton we talk a lot about heroes. They are the people we meet at schools and hospitals who care for people with multiple – and sometimes overwhelming – disabilities. People like Alicia in the photo at right, a physical therapist at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, who is helping Derrick learn to walk.
But take another look. Something has caught Derrick’s eye. Notice the...
Activity Chair Success, One Child at a Time
Contributed by Amorita Durgin, Account Manager
Before ten-year-old Thomas received his new activity chair much of his day was spent transferring in and out of different pieces of equipment. His feeding chair had no tray, so he had to switch to a prone stander to do homework. Thomas’ grandmother found that chair difficult to use anyway, as it was too low to the ground and he kept sliding out of it...
Great New Video: Proper Positioning and What it Can Do for a Child
Here is a heartwarming video sent to us by Braxton’s dad which I thought you would appreciate. Braxton has a rare form of Rett Syndrome; there are only five others cases like his. He has survived beyond the expected 14 months of age and is a much loved member of the family. He recently received a Rifton Activity chair from the Overland Park Fire Department Benevolent Association and it has...
A Memorable Visit to Rifton
Mary is four years old and has SMA. She visited Rifton with her parents to try out the new Activity Chair. This successful trial with adaptive seating was captured on video.
Adaptive Seating Breakthrough
This testimonial just came across my desk and I want to share it with you. It’s always a thrill to hear how adaptive seating can improve the quality of life for a child. It is also a great intro to an article I will be posting soon explaining the benefits of adaptive seating.
Contributed by Tara Cicchelli, CCS OT in San Diego, CA
We received the new Rifton Activity Chair last week, and we absolutely...