PT/OT Anchors: A Way to Increase Independence June 11, 2013 by Diane McCormack, OTR
Rifton’s Anchor family is more than a collection of suction cup grab bars and hand grips. The Anchor family is a set of distal arm stabilizers that enhance proximal stability of head, shoulder, trunk and pelvis. In essence, they assist students and young adults in becoming more independent in the classroom, community and home. Previously, a hierarchical development theory emphasized working on...
Stories Anchors: Matthew August 20, 2008
K.D. Nesbitt, Special Education Teacher Noblesville, IN The elbow anchor gives Matthew the chance to accomplish tasks he otherwise could never do. His motor condition causes his arms to move rapidly and abruptly. He often knocks things over when he tries to reach them or pick them up. Matthew has always struggled – even to get food to his mouth without knocking everything off his tray. If I put...
Stories Anchors: Derek July 17, 2008
Derek uses the elbow anchors while sitting at a multi-purpose table. He sits like this every day during morning group. Derek also uses the elbow anchors at the lunch table, while sitting in a Rifton advancement chair. (We use the advancement chair without the L-bars and arm prompts.) The elbow anchor has been a great tool for our students who are still working on head and trunk control while sitting. The...
Therapeutic Benefits Benefits of Upper Extremity Stabilization with Rifton Anchors
The Rifton Anchor stabilizes the user's arm to provide upper trunk support. An Anchor can assist a user affected by uncontrolled motor movement and can be used alone or together with another Anchor. Upper extremity stabilization allows the user better control and function of the arm that is free. Stability: The Arm Anchor and the Elbow Anchor used as an arm stabilizer can help a child sit upright at a...
How To's The Anchor family of grab bars
Imagine work and play activities made a whole lot easier for a child or young adult by simply stabilizing one of their arms! With Rifton’s new family of sturdy, portable Anchors, this concept is in your reach. The Anchor Family - portable suction cup grab bars for people with disabilities. Arm Anchor - forearm stabilizer, with straps around forearm and wrist...
PT/OT Learn About Move April 19, 2006
MOVE International MOVE International is dedicated to helping children and adults with severe disabilities. The MOVE Curriculum teaches functional motor activities for increased independence in sitting, standing and walking. With Mobility Opportunities Via Education®, individuals acquire strength, balance, and motor skills for participation in life activities and improved quality of life. Read a...