Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer

The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer is suited to a wide variety of clients of different abilities, allowing them the flexibility to learn to walk, gain momentum and improve the muscle tone and use. It’s known for the modular design that provides flexibility and durability and can help with cognitive development and skeletal growth.

This trainer assists in the appropriate placement of the pelvis to provide dynamic weight bearing and weight shifting, both of which are necessary for a more natural gait pattern and easier walking.

The Rifton Pacer includes an upper frame and three bases that can be used to accommodate customers of various abilities – the bases are indoor, utility and over-treadmill. Major features include the foldable frame, allowing it to fit into most boots, easy rear access, and multi-positioning saddle which is adjustable in five directions so it’s ideal for perfect pelvic positioning. It has casters with a swivel lock, swivel release and brake to give greater control, and the top bar of the frame can be adjusted so it sits at waist level at all times.

With the Rifton Pacer, you don’t need any tools to modify the height, which can be done in one- or 2.5-inch increments; and the variable drag function will slow down fast-moving clients, help them to navigate corners better and stop them from veering in the wrong direction. Users can also be placed in either the anterior or posterior position with a few simple adjustments.

There are five sizes available, with the Mini suitable for up to 22 kilos, the Small for 34 kilograms, Medium for 68 kilograms, Large for 90 kilograms and XL for 113 kilograms. It’s available in five colours, including red, blue, grey, lime and pink and the colours are designed to withstand the weather. There are also a range of accessories available.

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There are five Rifton Pacer models available:

Mini
Small
Medium
Large
XL

There are three Rifton Pacer bases available:

Standard base

The standard base, with improved casters and features, provides exceptional functionality and support. It is designed to be used on smooth surfaces. Indoors or out, the standard base takes users where they need to go.  

Utility base

Bring your gait training outdoors or in with the utility base. Featuring large, rugged wheels and greater base width, the utility base provides  better mobility on rough surfaces. The utility base is not recommended for use in the posterior (reverse) position.

Treadmill/Stability base

Available in two widths, the treadmill/stability base straddles almost any treadmill. Over ground, the treadmill/stability base provides all the functions of the standard base, plus extra stability for those that need it. And you can adjust it from floor to treadmill height with the press of a button.

Features:

Rifton Pacer - tool free adjustments
Tool free adjustments 

With the Rifton Pacer, you don’t need tools to adjust the height, which can be done in 1 or 2.5″ increments. The Pacer features a single telescoping column with a gas spring to make height adjustments easy. 

Rifton Pacer - walking is dynamic
Dynamic movement 

Walking is dynamic. As we take steps to move through space we make subtle but significant shifts of the body both vertically and laterally. The Pacer with the dynamic upper frame accommodates the natural side-to-side and up and down movements of the body during step-taking to facilitate a more effective gait pattern.

Smoother transfers

The Multi-position saddle 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.

Easy to measure!

No more counting marks on the floor. The new odometer, available as an option, makes it easy to record user progress in any setting. 

Infinite control for effective movement

The Pacer casters’ five functions let you fine tune the Pacer’s movement as your clients gain control. The variable drag function is made with the same material used in automotive brakes, and gives you greater control with the simple twist of a dial.

Rifton Pacer- transported in boot
Easily transportable 

The detachable upper frame makes it easy to stow and transport the Pacer. 

Dimensions

To determine the optimal size model of the Rifton Pacer, measure the vertical distance from the bent elbow to the floor while the user is standing upright. Make sure to choose the size that allows for growth.
 K610 miniK620 smallK630 mediumK640 largeK650 XL
Elbow Height 39cm - 52cm47cm - 70cm61cm - 89cm81cm - 119mcm86cm - 124cm
Maximum working load22.6kg34kg68kg90kg113kg
Overall width52cmStandard base: 58.5cm
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 89cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 101.5cm
Standard base: 66cm
Utility base: 76cm
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 89cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 101.5cm
Standard base: 71cm
Utility base: 81cm
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 89cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 101.5cm
Standard base: 80cm
Overall length57cmStandard base: 66cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 104cm
Standard base: 76cm
Utility base: 92cm Treadmill/stability bases: 104cm
Standard base: 91cm
Utility base: 103cm Treadmill/stability bases: 104cm
Standard base: 101cm
Floor to top of arm prompt39cm - 52cm48cm - 73cm61cm - 89cm81cm - 119cm86cm - 124cm
Floor to top of Multi-Position SeatN/A25.5cm - 51cm24cm - 60cm43cm - 89cm49cm - 124.5cm
Frame Height32cmStandard and utility bases: 40.5cm - 53cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 56cm - 86cm
Standard and utility bases: 54.5cm - 68.5cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 60cm - 91.5cm
Standard and utility bases: 72cm - 98cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 75cm - 118cm
Standard base: 79cm - 104cm
Base Height (without upper frame)N/AStandard base: 28cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 54cm - 71cm
Standard and utility bases: 37cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 54.5cm - 71cm
Standard and utility bases: 40.5cm
Treadmill/stability bases: 54.5cm - 71cm
Standard base: 47cm
Frame weight4.6kgStandard base: 4.7kg
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 12.4kg
Wide treadmill/stability base: 12.7kg
Standard upper: 2.7kg
Dynamic upper: 3.4kg
Standard base: 6.8kg
Utility base: 8.4kg
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 12.4kg
Wide treadmill/stability base: 12.7kg
Standard upper: 3.4kg
Dynamic upper: 5.2kg
Standard base: 7kg
Utility base: 8.7kg
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 12.4kg
Wide treadmill/stability base: 12.7kg
Standard upper: 4.3kg
Dynamic upper: 6.1kg
Standard base: 10.2kg
Standard upper: 5kg
Dynamic upper: 6.8kg
Dynamic upper movementN/AVertical: 3cm
Horizontal: 3.8cm
Vertical: 5cm
Horizontal: 5cm
Vertical: 5cm
Horizontal: 5cm
Vertical: 5cm
Horizontal: 5cm
Castor diameter4"4"Standard and treadmill bases: 5.5"
Utility base front castors: 8"
Utility base back wheels: 11.5"
Standard and treadmill bases: 5.5"
Utility base front castors: 8"
Utility base back wheels: 11.5"
Standard and treadmill bases: 5.5"
Utility base front castors: 8"
Utility base back wheels: 11.5"
Maximum treadmill widthN/ANarrow treadmill/stability base: 73.5cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 86cm
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 73.5cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 86cm
Narrow treadmill/stability base: 73.5cm
Wide treadmill/stability base: 86cm
N/A
Maximum treadmill heightN/ATreadmill/stability bases: 28cmTreadmill/stability bases: 28cmTreadmill/stability bases: 28cmN/A
Warranty Information
If a Rifton product breaks or fails in service during the first year, Rifton will replace it free of charge.

Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
The Rifton Pacer has been tested to and complies with the following standards:

  • ISO 11199-3:2005

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