Adaptive mobility equipment

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.
Tips & Advice Navigating the Funding Maze for Assistive Technology August 08, 2022 by Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD
These funding tips will help you successfully navigate funding sources more effectively and avoid unnecessary delays, to get children the equipment they need.
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.
Videos Chest Prompt
Cathy Ripmaster, MSPT demonstrates the chest prompt on the Rifton Pacer and discusses positioning for effective gait training.
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