Elbeton, GA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution alliance with Rifton Equipment to offer their large sized Dynamic Stander to a wider consumer market. Headquartered in Rifton, New York, Rifton Equipment began in 1977 as an offshoot of Community Playthings, a leading manufacturer of furniture and equipment for early childhood settings. When approached by a therapist from a Connecticut home for children with disabilities to see if Community Playthings could build a custom chair for one of their residents, the subsequent successful design attracted more and more similar requests and before long, Community Playthings initiated a whole new line of equipment for disabled individuals as Rifton Equipment.
As “products for life from people who care”, all of the Rifton products are designed with feedback and input from therapists to be easy to use and fully functional for real world utilization. They make a wide assortment of adaptive products to help children and adults to achieve their goals including adaptive tricycles, adaptive seating, toileting systems, gait trainers, bath chairs, wheelchair desks and standers. Their Dynamic Standers provide new independence and standing mobility for wheelchair-bound children and teens, helping them to engage more directly with their peers by interacting in an upright and mobile position. Even young users with no weight-bearing abilities can use this stander, and it also helps strengthen critical motor skills to progress the user toward independent standing goals.
Disabled children and teens are able to self-propel in a standing position with the large wheels of this equipment, enhancing exploration and freedom, while removing the wheels will allow the stander to roll right up to a table or counter top, making it easier to participate in stationary activities. The Dynamic Stander improves weight-bearing, weight-shifting and trunk control skills and helps to promote the development of the motor skills necessary to increase independence in standing. It enables users with conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, leg amputation and traumatic brain injury the ability to become mobile while safely supported in an upright position.
“We are thrilled to introduce more consumers to the wonderful benefits of the large Dynamic Stander from Rifton Equipment,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “The self-propulsion offered in this stander stimulates the vestibular system, somatosensory cueing and cerebellar input for balance, all of which can lead to improved trunk control and righting responses. A varied assortment of accessories and options help to customize this stander for each child's unique needs and goals. We are very proud to offer this, and all of the fantastic adaptive equipment from Rifton to our customers at Rehabmart.com.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.