Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT, demonstrates the chest prompt on the Rifton Pacer and discusses positioning for effective gait training.
Cathy Ripmaster, PT demonstrates the arm prompts on the Rifton Pacer and discusses positioning for effective gait training.
Introducing “Pacer Positioning in Depth,” a new video series with Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT. We’ll talk about the various Pacer support and positioning components and demonstrate how to use them.
Pacer Handlebars & Chest Pad
The Pacer handlebars and chest pad form a lightweight configuration perfect for higher functioning users. Available for small, medium and large Pacers, these components allow easy transfers and quick adjustment.
Watch the inspiring story of Johnny Agar, an athlete and Rifton Pacer user.
MPS Posterior Adjustment
Watch this video to learn how to quickly and easily reverse the Multi Positioning Saddle (MPS) of the Rifton Pacer when using it as a posterior walker.
Functions of the Pacer Caster
Brake: Fully locks the Pacer wheel.
Drag: Creates resistance on the wheel.
Swivel Lock: Positions and maintains the wheel in a straight line (no lateral movement).
Direction Lock: Positions wheel to move in one direction only (blocks involuntary backward movement).
Odometer: Record client progress in feet or meters (selected at the time of purchase).
Pacer Treadmill Base Demo
Lori Potts, PT demonstrates how the Pacer can be used over a treadmill with the innovative treadmill base.
This is Rifton’s treadmill base and would be used over a treadmill that is set up in a clinic or home. The idea here is that we first establish the optimal settings for a particular child and then approach the treadmill walking. When the child is about ready to step up...
The Advantage of Dynamic Movement: Rifton Pacer video 4
During ambulation the pelvis wants to move freely, both vertically and laterally. Most gait trainers limit these normal biomechanics – until now. The Pacer from Rifton offers an upper frame with fabulous new possibilities: vertical movement for dynamic weight bearing and lateral movement for dynamic weight shifting.
Watch more videos in this series:
Getting to Know the MPS Adjustments