Therapists everywhere tell us the Rifton Activity Chair is perfect for feeding, speech therapy, active learning and for clients with behavioral 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 revolutionised active seating. Versatile, adaptable, durable – this is a chair therapists designed.
Wide Range of optional accessories available to create an adaptive chair providing customized active seating for your 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.
- Two chair base options:
Hi/lo base for easy transfers, optimal positioning, and instant access to any activity.
Standard base for regular classroom use
Choice of 3 pad covers (Blue/Red/Cream)
Adjustments of the chair can be mad while the child is in the seating system
Both the standard hi/lo base Activity chairs have a completely adjustable tilt-in-space feature. The standard base tilts 15° forward and 15° back while the hi/lo base tilts 15° forward and 25° back. Tilt-in-space is a valuable addition to any positioning chair because it encourages sit-to-stand and offers a variety of resting positions right in the classroom. Best of all it can be adjusted tool-free while your client is in the chair.
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 (self-stimming) – ideal for children with autism. The spring column can be locked when not in use.
Hi/Lo base chair dimensions (inches)
|Seat height above floor||10 – 25||12 – 23||16 – 24|
|Seat angle for tilt–in–space (degrees)||15° forward, 25° back||15° forward, 25° back||15° forward, 25° back|
|Backrest angle (degrees)||5° forward, 20° back||5° forward, 20° back||5° forward, 20° back|
|Seat height above footboard||9 – 12 with “mini kit“: 6 – 9||12 – 16½ with footboard lift: 8 – 12½||15 – 20½ with footboard lift: 11 – 16|
|Seat width with hip guides without hip guides||7 – 9 12||8½ – 11½ 14||11 – 14 17|
|Seat depth||8 – 12 with “mini kit“: 7 – 11||11 – 16||15 – 20|
|Armrest height above seat||5 – 7½||7 – 10½||7 – 10½|
|Trunk support width||5½ – 11½||6½ – 12||9½ – 14|
|Backrest height||12½ – 15½||15½ – 19||19 – 24|
|Headrest height above seat||14½ – 21||17½ – 24½||19½ – 29½|
|Maximum working load (lbs)|