Tips & Advice Addressing Insurance Denials of Standing Devices August 04, 2021 by Lori Potts, PT
NCART recently published this excellent resource providing clinicians with evidence-based guidance in responding to insurance denials for standing devices.
Tips & Advice When the Pacer Chest Prompt Is Too High July 14, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT demonstrates some ways to fix a common problem with positioning in the Pacer.
Tips & Advice Functional Positioning of the Pacer Chest Prompt April 29, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
In the next installment of our Pacer Positioning In Depth video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT discusses options for placement and functional use of the chest prompt on the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Tips & Advice Functional Positioning of the Pacer Arm Prompts March 22, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
In the first of a new video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT discusses options for placement and functional use of the arm prompts on the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Tips & Advice Solving Transfers with the Rifton TRAM January 12, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Use the TRAM to make transfers out of a wheelchair with fixed armrests.
Tips & Advice Beyond the Stander May 28, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Encouraging standing development means thinking creatively. In the home, we can teach standing skills during routine sit-to-stand transfers or toileting breaks. Here’s how to get started.
Tips & Advice The Four P’s of Gait Training in the Home April 24, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Providing therapy services for your child at home has a unique set of challenges. Here are some tips and ideas for crafting a successful home gait training session.
Tips & Advice Guidelines for Functional Use of the Pacer Gait Trainer Part I October 07, 2019 by Elena Noble, MPT
The Pacer gait trainer is a walking device used across pediatric settings and adult rehabilitation settings to support individuals with disabilities in upright postures and ambulatory activities. With the appropriate supports in the gait trainer, independent mobility becomes a possibility. Each Pacer accessory (or prompt) adjusts to accommodate any positioning need or is otherwise easily removed to...
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...
Tips & Advice What To Do About Gait Trainer Seat Sitters June 10, 2019 by Elena Noble, MPT
Do you work with children whose hips won’t stay forward during gait training? Or those kids who sit on the seat of a gait trainer when you want them upright? Whether from hypotonia or decreased core stabilization, here is a great idea to help cue those hips forward in the Rifton gait trainer. 1. Position the handholds of the Rifton Pacer upside down and towards the back of the top bar. 2. After...
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