PT/OT Adapted Standing Interventions for Children with Medical Complexity February 19, 2024 by Tanya Myers, PT, DPT, AnnMarie Stauffer, PT, DPT, and Lisa Gradziel, PT, DPT
Standing is thought to have many benefits for children with multiple disabilities including bowel management, bone density, tone management, range of motion, and pain management among others.
Evidence Based Practice Supported Standing: A New Perspective on Physical Activity for Children with CP November 21, 2023 by Michelle Meier, PT, DPT
Physical inactivity is the fourth risk factor for mortality worldwide. In 2010, to counteract the debilitating effects of inactivity and sedentary lifestyles, the World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines for physical activity across the lifespan.
PT/OT Achieving Optimal Standing Outcomes with the New Rifton Stander August 23, 2023 by Michelle Meier, PT, DPT
Consider the key features and benefits of the new Rifton stander—and how to maximize these to achieve the best standing outcomes for children with disabilities.
Videos Size 1 Stander: Supine Transfer
See a demonstration of a transfer into the Size 1 Stander in supine configuration.
Videos Size 1 Stander: Prone Sit-to-Stand Transfer
See a demonstration of a sit-to-stand transfer using the Size 1 Stander in prone configuration.
Videos Size 1 Stander How-To Videos
Watch these short videos to learn how to correctly use and adjust the components on the Size 1 Stander.
Evidence Based Practice Adaptive Standing in Early Intervention for Children with CP August 10, 2023 by Elena Noble, MPT
The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time of cognitive, emotional and physical development. Early active movement and environmental exploration drive development through the building of cortical connections and physical adaptation in response to the movement.
Videos Rifton’s New Size 1 Stander
Rifton’s all-new Size 1 Stander offers full hip abduction, easy transfers in both supine and prone configuration, effortless body tilt and height adjustment.
Videos Rifton Equipment Testimonial
A mother discusses the critical role adaptive equipment plays in her daughter’s life.