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Rifton large activity chair with standard base is designed as an ideal seating choice for individuals with mild to moderate physical involvement.
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Rifton large activity chair with standard base is for regular classroom use and ideal for students with autism who need calming through self-generated motion (self-stimming). Rifton activity chair has revolutionized adaptive seating and it is ultimate in classroom and home. Versatile, adaptable, durable - this is the chair therapists designed. Rifton activity chair is perfect for feeding, speech therapy, active learning, and for clients with sensory processing challenges. Wide range of optional accessories available to create an adaptive chair providing customized active seating for client - whether in early intervention, school, home, rehab or day hab - from the client with autism to one with more involved physical challenges such as cerebral palsy.
Tilt-in-space - All Rifton activity chairs have tilt-in-space, which encourages sit-to-stand and resting positions. Tilt-in-space can be activated tool-free while client is in the chair. The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back. In addition to tilt-in-space, every Rifton activity chair's backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back.
Spring option - The optional seat and backrest springs on the Rifton activity chair standard base (and the backrest spring in the hi/lo base) allow for calming through self-generated motion - ideal for clients with autism.
Caster swivel lock - When the caster swivel lock is engaged, the Activity chair can be pushed in a straight line without drifting to the side. When lock is disengaged, casters will swivel and the chair can be maneuvered into tight spaces.
Arm support options - Rifton’s armrests can be raised or lowered individually to accommodate clients who need extra trunk stabilization and can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down. Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control.
Choice of 6 pad colors - Comfortable seat and backrest pads are essential for providing cushioned support and preventing decubiti. Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. The seat pads can be turned front to back for longer wear. Pads are available in six color choices.
Tool-free adjustments - With all adjustments easy to make - and no tools required - Rifton activity chair is an ideal choice for the busy special needs classroom or at home. The lateral supports are fully adjustable in height, width and angle - all with one knob, which, by the way, can't ever fall off and get lost.
Standard base leg options - Long or short height-adjustable legs, either stationary or with casters for the Standard base: Adjustable in 1" increments, these legs allow to position client at optimum height. The grippy tips of the stationary legs are designed to keep client from sliding and moving across the floor, even with dynamic rocking. The legs with casters are an added feature, making standard base chair easy to move when transitioning from one classroom to another.
Adjust with client in the chair - Rifton activity chair can be easily adjusted while a client is in the chair. This saves time and makes adjustments much simpler to gauge. Seat depth can be safely and easily adjusted while a child is in the chair, by pulling the handle beneath the seat.
Rifton activity chair checklist
Long Legs: 26¼"
Short Legs with Casters: 27¾"
Long Legs with Casters: 27¾"
Seat Height above Floor
Short Legs: 16½" - 20½"
Long Legs: 20" - 24"
Short Legs with Casters:16½" - 20½"
Long Legs with Casters: 20" - 24"
Seat Height above Footboard,
with Footboard Lift
15" - 20½"
11" - 16"
without Hip Guides
11" - 14"
15" - 20"
Armrest Height above Seat
7" - 10½"
Distance between Laterals
9½" - 14"
Backrest Height above Seat
19" - 24"
Headrest Height above Seat
19½ "- 29½"
Maximum Working Load
Rifton activity chair manual
Rifton activity chair order form
Rifton large activity chair brochure
Seating system measurement guide
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - footrest
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - introduction
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - spring option
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - pelvic positioning (a)
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - pelvic positioning (b)
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - leg & feet positioning
Rifton Activity Chair Informational - attaching the seat
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - seat angle adjustments
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - seat height adjustments
Rifton Activity Chair Informational - range of measurements
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - trunk, arm & head positioning (a)
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - trunk, arm & head positioning (b)
Rifton Activity Chair Inservice - backrest height & seat depth adjustments
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