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Gait training has come a long way since we introduced our first model in the 1980s. And over the years our customers have faithfully delivered design suggestions. Now, we’re proud to respond with the redesigned Pacer. We know you’ll see your ideas reflected in this newly imagined gait trainer. Download the New Pacer brochure.
Walking is a complex function. When we talk about dynamic gait training we refer to the often unobserved but significant shifts of body and weight that occur in typical gait patterns. In the therapy community there is a growing consensus that a well-positioned pelvis in combination with dynamic movement is critical to successful gait training. A specialized gait trainer, like the new 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.
The New Pacer
It’s a system comprising an upper frame with a choice of bases, to accommodate clients with a broad range of abilities, in a variety of settings. Everything about Rifton Pacers encourages progress for clients so nothing stands between them and the places they want to go. And like all of our products, the new Pacer comes with the quality and dependability you rely on from Rifton.
Walking is dynamic. As we take steps to move through space we make subtle but significant shifts of the body both vertically and laterally. When providing gait training it’s important to accommodate this dynamic movement rather than restrict it.
Dynamic upper frame. A sophisticated, compact mechanism allows this upper frame to float 3″ up and down and 2″ side-to-side, providing dynamic body support. These powerful features enable the vertical and lateral movements that occur naturally as we shift weight from one leg to the other. If your client doesn’t need this movement they can be locked out independently.
Both our upper frames feature a single telescoping column with a gas spring to make height adjustments easy.
The Multi-position Saddle (MPS) is the ultimate positioning accessory for easy transfers and gait training.
The MPS hip corral quickly provides the pelvic stability needed for upper and lower body mobility. Additionally, the MPS has five adjustments for quick and easy pelvic positioning.
The MPS can be used for anterior and posterior gait training.
The MPS makes transfers, especially for heavy clients, so much easier (and safer). By placing the upper frame and MPS in their lowest positions you can ease your seated clients onto the saddle.
No more counting tiles! Now available on every New Pacer base as an option, Rifton’s new odometer makes it easy to record client progress in any setting, in either feet or meters.
Really good isn’t good enough when it comes to mobility, so we took your advice and made our acclaimed casters work even harder.
You said you could use foot-actuated swivel locks. We agreed.
You asked for improved swivel with low turning resistance. We listened. No one else makes a caster like Rifton.
Variable drag: Made with the same material used in automotive brakes, our variable drag feature gives you greater control with the simple twist of a dial.