How To’s Cleaning Rifton Equipment
All of our products are tested to withstand a 10% bleach solution. Because of this, we expect that most commercial disinfectants can be used on our equipment without harming it...
How To’s Guidelines for Functional Use of Large Supine Stander
The Rifton Large Supine Stander has a unique new transfer height adjustment feature. When horizontal, the Large Supine Stander lowers to 21" for easy sitting transfers. While horizontal, it can be raised up to 30" to accommodate other transfers such as from a bed or gurney. Transfers can be performed effectively and safely decreasing risk of back strain for the caregiver. The crank that controls horizontal...
Therapeutic Benefits Standing Tall
By Mark P. Warner, PT, ATP Pediatric physical therapy has been my career for almost fifteen years. Working in a variety of settings, including acute care, school-based therapy and outpatient rehabilitation, has allowed me to witness the benefits children with special needs gain from using assistive technology. During the past ten years, a considerable amount of my continuing education has focused on...
How To’s Features of Rifton’s Large Supine Stander
Rifton’s redesigned Large Supine Stander has many new features: Height adjustable when horizontal from 21" up to 30" for optimal positioning during transfers. Lower the Large Supine Stander to 21" and it accommodates sitting transfers from most chairs/wheelchairs. In the horizontal position it can be raised up to 30" to accommodate other transfers such as transfers to or from a bed or...
Therapeutic Benefits Standing Aids
This article contains selected excerpts from the ABLEDATA FACT SHEET ON STANDING AIDS, reprinted with permission from ABLEDATA. Introduction People rarely think about the ability to stand and how it affects their daily lives. Standing is an alternative to sitting. It gives us greater access to social, vocational, and recreational activities. It improves the body's physiological functioning. The right...