Rifton Dynamic Standers
Stronger bonds. Stronger bodies.
Eye to eye, smile to smile – engaging with peers is so much more rewarding for children with special needs when they can interact in an upright and mobile position. And the Dynamic Rifton Stander makes it easy – even for kids with no weight-bearing ability.
The Dynamic Stander gives children who would otherwise be wheelchair-bound greater independence and mobility. Even more important, this mobile wheeled stander helps strengthen critical motor skills so a child can progress toward independent standing.
Freedom to explore
With the Dynamic Stander’s removable large wheels in place, children can self-propel in a standing position – free to explore their surroundings alongside their playmates.
Freedom to participate
Pop off its removable large wheels, and the Dynamic Pediatric Stander easily rolls right up to a table or a counter for participation in crafts and other stationary activities.
The Dynamic Stander is available in three fun colors: blue, raspberry and lime. Its padded body support is covered with health-care grade vinyl.
Why use a Rifton Dynamic Stander?
1. To promote upright interaction
The Dynamic stander enables clients with conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, leg amputation, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury who are unable to stand and walk independently to become mobile while safely supported in an upright position. A client standing in the Dynamic stander is at the eye level of peers, facilitating social interactions with their environment.
2. To improve weight-bearing, weight-shifting, and trunk control
The Dynamic stander can be used to promote development of the motor skills necessary to increase independence in standing.
Self propulsion in the stander stimulates the vestibular system, cerebellar input for balance, and somatosensory cueing – all of which leads to improved trunk control and righting responses.
Weight bearing within prescribed limitations in an upright position has been shown to be beneficial for strength, bone mineral density, intestinal motility, postural control, tone reduction, musculoskeletal development, pulmonary function, and integumentary integrity.
3. It’s versatile and easy to maneuver.
Available in five sizes, the Dynamic Stander is designed for children and adolescents from 25″ to 65″ tall, from 50 to 175 lbs. Versatile accessories can help you customize the stander for your client’s needs. Because it was designed for children, the Dynamic stander is very easy to move and maneuver, allowing your client the greatest possible mobility and independence.
Rifton Dynamic Standers Features
Adjustable Body Support
Body support adjusts to a child’s changing size and support needs. A child who is 25″ tall fits into our smallest Stander with room to grow.
Soft fleecy straps provide back or neck support
The optional and adjustable communication tray can hold small objects or activities for easy access.
With our Stander, you can choose optional arm prompts to help children improve head and shoulder control, and remove them as control improves
Our unique adjustable seat pad allows gradual increases in weight-bearing as the child builds standing skills.
Knee straps provide abduction when desired (extras are available on request.)
We’ve made our deck extra wide for simpler transfers and for more user participation in the sit-to-stand process.
Large casters allow the Stander to move easily during activities, yet lock securely during transfer
Optional large wheels pop on and off with the push of a button and allow for easy, safe self-propulsion
The optional wheels lock to keep the Stander firmly in place.