Adaptive equipment use

Evidence Based Practice Evidence Update: Shining a Spotlight on Supported Standing for Children and Young Adults with Non-Ambulatory CP February 02, 2023 by Ginny Paleg, PT
A recent scoping review on supported standing describes the evidence, outcomes and lived experience of adaptive standing intervention in children and young adults with cerebral palsy.
PT/OT The Nice F-Words for Children with Medical Complexity December 20, 2022 by Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD
For those of us working with medically fragile children we have our own set of F-words, and none of them unpleasant. Aligned in the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the F-words of Fitness, Function, Fun, Friends, and Family provide a lighthearted pathway to rehabilitation and a healthy future for children with disabilities.
Videos Rifton Tricycle Initial Assembly
Watch this video to see instructions for the initial assembly of your new Adaptive Tricycle.
Evidence Based Practice Evidence Update: Maintenance of Functional Gains Following an Adaptive Cycling Program November 02, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
Current evidence endorses adaptive cycling as an effective and promising intervention to improve motor and social outcomes for children with cerebral palsy.
PT/OT Adaptive Tricycles in Schools September 29, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
For a child with a disability such as cerebral palsy, the primary goal for the school-based therapist is to improve access to education.
PT/OT Clinical Perspectives on Postural Management for Hip Health July 13, 2022 by Michelle Meier, PT, DPT
Recent research provides evidence-based guidelines for postural management intervention in lying, supported sitting and standing for children with non-ambulant CP.
PT/OT Pacer Positioning In Depth June 10, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
In this video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MSPT presents positioning tips and guidance for the different features of the Pacer gait trainer to address a variety of support needs.
Evidence Based Practice Updates in Motor Learning February 14, 2022 by Lori Potts, PT
Research continues to increase knowledge in the field of motor learning. Understanding the mechanisms of motor learning can contribute to therapist interventions to further promote motor skills.
Stories Death of a Father and a Founder December 14, 2021 by Joe Keiderling
Last month saw the death of one of Rifton’s founding fathers. Jerry Voll grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied for the ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
Therapeutic Benefits Student Achievement in Adapted Physical Education Through Teamwork and Practice
Angela Campbell, MS, APE Specialist, discusses the role of the collaborative special education team towards helping children achieve their adapted physical education goals.
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