Rifton Activity Chair
- Tool free adjustments while client is in the Rifton Activity Chair
- Accessories create an adaptive chair for every challenge from autism to cerebral palsy
- Two chair base options – Hi/lo base for transfers and positioning; Standard base for regular classroom use
Therapists everywhere say the Rifton Activity Chair is perfect for feeding, speech therapy, active learning, and for clients with sensory processing challenges. Not only that; parents see what it can do for their child in the classroom and realize how much they need it at home, too.
Rifton’s clinical positioning chair has revolutionized active seating. Versatile, adaptable, durable – this is a chair therapists designed.
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With all adjustments easy to make – and no tools required – the 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.
Adjust with client in the chair
Unlike a reclining wheelchair, the Rifton Activity chair can be easily adjusted while a client is in the chair. This saves time and makes adjustments much simpler to gauge.
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 your client is in the chair. The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back while the hi/lo base tilts 15° forward and 25° back. In addition to tilt-in-space, every Rifton Activity Chair’s backrest angle adjusts 5° forward and 20° back.
The optional seat and backrest springs on the standard base (and the backrest spring in the hi/lo base) allow for calming through self-generated motion – ideal for clients with autism.
Arm support options
Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control. Armrests can be raised or lowered individually and can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down.
Armrest top surface:
small: 2¼” x 8¾” large: 3″ x 12″
Hi/lo base foot pump
The foot pump allows you to lower the client in the chair until his or her feet are on the floor, or raise it to a 32″ high table.
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.
Choice of 6 pad colors
Rifton’s backrest and seat pads are made of polyurethane foam covered with a cleanable, healthcare-grade polyurethane-coated fabric. Pads are available in six color choices.
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 you to position your client at optimum height. The grippy tips of the stationary legs are designed to keep your client from sliding and moving across the floor, even with dynamic rocking. The legs with casters are an added feature, making your standard base chair easy to move when transitioning from one classroom to another.
Activity chair product manual