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 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 Comparing Rifton’s Three Gait Training Devices August 09, 2017 by Elena Noble, MPT
Since gait training is a focal rehabilitation activity, we’ve done our best to design gait trainers that meet all needs. In addition to our pediatric line of gait trainers we have three devices that can be used by heavier, larger clients: the TRAM, the XL Pacer and the E-Pacer. While the TRAM is good for tight spaces or if you need a device that can double as a toileting or transfer aid, for full...
Tips & Advice Five Fabulous Features of the New Pacer Caster July 11, 2017 by Lori Potts, PT
While redesigning the Pacer we took the opportunity not only to improve the existing functions, but to add an odometer to encourage data collection and record progress. For gait training, there’s nothing else like our caster.
Tips & Advice Weight-bearing Assistance and Pelvic Positioning with the New Pacer Gait Trainer June 20, 2017 by Lori Potts, PT
Rifton’s new Pacer gait trainer has three options for weight-bearing assistance and positioning of the hip girdle:   1. the multi-positioning saddle   2. the hip positioner,  and   3. the pelvic support Here’s a brief description of each with our recommendations to help you choose the right one for your clients. Multi-Positioning Saddle The multi...
Tips & Advice Arm Prompt Adjustment Tutorial May 16, 2017 by Elena Noble, MPT
The arm supports of the Rifton Pacer are central to good positioning and gait control. When placed correctly, they assist with weight-bearing, weight-shifting, head control, upper extremity stability and steering. We find, however, that some users don’t make use of the full range of adjustments that are available on the arm prompts,so here's a great resource to guide good positioning.
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