Walking is a complex function. Dynamic gait training refers to the often unobserved but significant shifts of body and weight that occur in typical gait patterns. Amongst therapists, there is a growing consensus that a well-positioned pelvis in combination with dynamic movement is critical to successful gait training. A specialised gait trainer, like the Rifton Dynamic Pacer, helps achieve this proper positioning and provides the dynamic weight bearing and weight shifting needed for a more natural gait pattern and easier stepping.
Rifton’s Dynamic Pacer
The Dynamic Pacer is a system comprising of an upper frame with a choice of bases, to accommodate users with a broad range of abilities, in a variety of settings. Everything about Rifton Pacers encourages progress, so nothing stands between the user and the places they want to go. And like all of their products, the Dynamic Pacer comes with the quality and dependability you rely on from Rifton.
User Size Guide:
Mini Pacer: maximum user weight 22.6kg
Small Pacer: maximum user weight 34kg
Medium Pacer: maximum user weight 68kg
Large Pacer: maximum user weight 90kg
X-Large Pacer: maximum user weight 113kg
We’re always keen to hear from parents, carers, children, young people and therapists who want to share their story with us! If you, or someone you know has benefitted in a positive way from using equipment from the Jiraffe range, why not get in touch and share your story. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer
Designed for a wide range of clients with varying abilities, the Pacer provides outstanding support and control as they walk. Users learn to initiate forward motion and maintain forward momentum, building skills and muscular control with every step.
Rifton Pacer gait trainers are renowned for their modular design, durability, adaptability and flexibility. When appropriately supported and positioned in a Pacer, thousands of people of all ages have enjoyed independence and improved strength and confidence.
As with all Jenx Products, The Multistander Standing System has been created alongside therapists and carers to make sure it meets everyone’s needs. Now offering the Size 2, which means this highly versatile 3 in 1 standing frame is now suitable for children from around 9 months right up to 13 years across two sizes and provides highly supportive standing in prone, supine or upright.
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