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  • Product Manuals

    Download or view our product manuals in pdf format.
  • About

    Our History Rifton began in 1977 as an offshoot of Community Playthings, a leading manufacturer of furniture and equipment for early childhood settings. When our designers paid a neighborly visit to a Connecticut home for children with disabilities, a therapist asked if they could custom-build a chair for one of their residents. In the next months similar requests trickled in, and before long designers...
  • Service

    Replacement parts Our replacement parts service is available to keep your equipment up and running. Give us a call. It is helpful to have the serial number from the product when you call. For older items we are able to supply common replacement parts if the design has not changed significantly. Your customer service representative can help you with any questions you may have about our products. Call...
  • Made in the USA

    Rifton Equipment represents the best of American values. Every piece of Rifton’s adaptive equipment comes from our factories in New York and Pennsylvania. Quality is our top priority, so we only work with suppliers and vendors that meet our high standards. And by partnering with local suppliers we help support the region’s economy and renowned vibrancy. Read more about our company. Our promise...
  • Assembly

    At Rifton, every detail is given complete attention, and every piece of equipment is custom-configured to meet the client’s specific needs. We adhere to strict quality control. Before any order leaves our factories, it is personally inspected and signed off to ensure quality and safety. We are people building for people – every component of a Rifton product is welded, assembled...
  • Design

    Our innovative and functional designs are the direct result of therapist feedback. Each component is thoughtfully designed and engineered to meet the needs of both therapists and clients. And we are constantly upgrading our products to bring you and your clients the opportunity for better results. Each new piece of equipment goes through rigorous testing before it’s...
  • PT/OT

    New Webinar: An Introduction to MOVE™

    Last week, Rifton offered a 30-minute webinar providing an introduction to the philosophy and practice of the MOVE Program: Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience. Under the MOVE program, teachers, clinicians, and parents join together to assess an individual's ability and then teach key motor skills incrementally. Everyone benefits. Watch the recording or read the transcript here. The webinar...
  • Stories

    The Compass Chair: A Classroom Seating Option for the Child with Autism

    It’s an ongoing discussion, and one that anyone involved in some way with students with autism are familiar with. How do I get my students to concentrate so that they can learn? Can they ever sit still enough at a desk to learn the basics of reading, writing and math? Can I expect my student with autism to sit and attend in class in the same way I expect it of my regular education students? If there...
  • News

    Unlikely Funding Source for Adaptive Equipment in Ohio

    Employer work-place injury within schools may sound unlikely, but for those health professionals routinely assisting students with disabilities in school, it is not uncommon. In fact, the injury rate of health professionals engaging in lifts, transfers and re-positioning of patients ranks equally with those working in heavy construction settings.1,2 For this reason, in June of 2018, when the Ohio Bureau of...