Features and Benefits of the Wave Bathing System
For people with significant support needs, bathing is essential to health and hygiene. However, transfer difficulties and the lack of appropriate supportive equipment often make it one of the most difficult tasks for families and caregivers.
If you care for someone who needs help with transfer and you don't have an accessible shower, your options for bathing aren't great – either bathroom...
Arm Prompt Positioning Tutorial
The arm supports of Rifton's Pacer gait trainer offer a wide variety of positioning options for upper extremity stability, comfort, steering, and assistance with head control, weight-bearing and weight-shifting. Use this tutorial as a guide for great positioning outcomes.
The clamp is the foundation for arm...
Rifton TRAM FAQs
Who uses the TRAM?
The Rifton TRAM is a multi-purpose device used for sit-to-stand lifting, gait training, assisted transfers and toileting.
The TRAM is used by children and adults presenting with a wide range of developmental and acquired disabilities including TBI, CVA, SCI, post hip replacement surgery, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.
Always have a qualified healthcare...
Guidelines for Functional Use of the Rifton HTS
The Rifton HTS redefines toileting for people with disabilities. Superior tool-free adjustability and a broad range of supportive accessories provide a comfortable, effective hygiene experience. And although simple in design, the HTS can accommodate almost any situation. But to get the most out of your HTS you need to understand its broad capabilities and configurations.
Guidelines for Functional Use of the Rifton Mobile Stander
As its name suggests, the Rifton Mobile Stander combines all the benefits of mobility with a supportive standing frame. It is far more than prone or supine standers which are passive positioning devices. It is also more than an upright wheelchair. Using the prompts of the mobile stander correctly can improve an individual’s standing ability and, through movement, effectively challenge their balance...
Guidelines for Functional Use of the Pacer Gait Trainer part II
In the Pacer gait trainer children with a wide variety of disabilities can gain independent movement while provided with appropriate support. The Pacer accessories (we call them prompts) are infinitely adjustable to accommodate the individual needs of almost any person.
Many people use the Pacer without fully appreciating the adjustments that are possible. Last week we took a closer look at the Pacer frame...
Guidelines for Functional Use of the Pacer Gait Trainer part I
In the Pacer gait trainer children with a wide variety of disabilities can gain independent movement while provided with appropriate support. The Pacer accessories (we call them prompts) are infinitely adjustable to accommodate the individual needs of almost any person. Each prompt is also removable so as the client’s motor skills improve they can be removed.
Many people use the Pacer without fully...
Child Safety: Concerning Appropriate Use of Straps and Supports with Rifton Chairs
Recently the media have reported on incidents where children with disabilities have been strapped into chairs or toileting systems as a behavioral restraint and in an entirely inappropriate (and abusive) manner. Parents and child advocates are understandably concerned about such inappropriate use. Some have faulted the design of the seating or toileting systems involved.
It is, however, important to...
Why use a Rifton Mobile Stander?
1. To promote upright interaction
The Mobile Stander enables clients with conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, leg amputation, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury who are unable to stand and walk independently to become mobile while safely supported in an upright position. A client standing in the Mobile Stander is at the eye level of peers, facilitating...