Activity Chairs

Therapists everywhere tell us 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.


The Benefits:

  • Tool free adjustments, while client is in the Rifton Activity Chair.
  • 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.


Rifton Activity Chair
Rifton Activity Chair
Rifton Activity Chair


Two Chair Base Options:

  • Hi/lo base for easy transfers, optimal positioning, and instant access to any activity.
  • Standard base for regular classroom use and ideal for students with autism who need calming through self-generated motion (self-stimming).


  • Tool-free adjustments

    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 – all with one knob, which, by the way, can't ever fall off and get lost.
  • 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. Seat depth can be safely and easily adjusted while a child is in the chair, by pulling the handle beneath the seat.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. The spring column can be locked when not in use.
  • Arm support options

    Armrests provide lateral boundaries as well as upper extremity weight-bearing assist to aid trunk control. 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. The tray accessory attaches to the armrests.
  • Hi/lo base foot pump

    The large and medium hi/lo bases are height-adjustable via a 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. The chair's height can also be easily set for lateral transfers. The small hi/lo base is equipped with a gas spring to serve the same function.
  • 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.
  • Choice of 3 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 three color choices.

Rifton activity chair push handle

Push handles

Recommended for all chairs with wheels, push handles make it easy for the caregiver to maneuver and transport a client in the Activity Chair from one place to another.

Rifton activity chair headrest


Headrests optimally position clients with poor head control. Contoured headrests adjust front to back and up and down. They attach tool-free to the backrest using Rifton’s unique two-knob adjustment system.

Dimensions: 9"x 5"

R828 Rifton activity chair lateral

Lateral supports

Necessary for clients who need good upper body support, lateral supports are important for proper alignment of the spine. Laterals help position your client correctly and securely and are independently adjustable vertically and horizontally. Lateral supports can be purchased with or without a chest strap attached.

Small: 5" x 4", Large: 6½" x 5"

R802 Rifton activity chair chest strap

Chest strap

The chest strap provides added trunk support with its wide and comfortably padded strap. The chest strap is for clients without upper torso control who need extra support and security. Made from padded, anti-microbial, high performance material.

Maximum circumference: Small: 34" , Medium: 40", Large: 52"

Tray & handhold

Tray & handhold

The tray attaches to armrests and provides a work, play and feeding surface with raised edges. It can be set at angles ranging from horizontal to 60° up or down, and can be raised or lowered to suit your client’s needs.

Note: The tray attaches to the armrests only, not to forearm prompts.

R834 Rifton activity chair butterfly

Butterfly harnesses

Necessary for clients needing more support for trunk control while sitting. When adjusted to fit snugly and comfortably, the butterfly harness provides maximum anterior support giving security, safety and freedom of movement.

rifton activity chair thighbelt

Thigh belt

A thigh belt gives additional support and security for the client’s thighs while helping to adduct their knees.

Maximum circumference: Small: 32" , Medium: 41" , Large: 52"

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Pelvic harness

The pelvic harness is an alternative to a typical seatbelt and firmly positions a client’s pelvis by securing hips and upper thighs without pressure on the abdomen. The pelvic harness provides a stable, comfortable base for postural control and encourages proper alignment of the spine. It also controls extreme extensor spasticity that can result in sacral sitting.

R814 Rifton activity chair hip guide

Hip guides

Hip guides provide a snug, comfortable fit giving the client security and safety. Placed at the sides of the pelvis to align a client’s torso, they provide maximum support of trunk control while sitting. Hip guides can also be important for proper alignment of the spine. They independently adjust vertically and horizontally.

R884 Rifton activity chair abductor


Necessary for good joint and body alignment of clients with dysfunctional muscle control. The abductor separates knees and helps to control spastic muscles that cause legs to scissor. The abductor can be adjusted backward and forward in three positions to improve postural control.

R892 Rifton activity chair adductor


Necessary for clients with limited muscle control that results in abduction of lower extremities. Adductors provide a comfortable lateral boundary for client’s knees and maintain proper body and joint alignment by supporting each leg individually.

R854 Rifton activity chair leg prompt

Leg prompts

Helpful for clients with limited muscle control, leg prompts maintain body and joint alignment when sitting, by supporting each leg individually with a strap that passes around the front. Leg prompts move both in and out and laterally for maximum adjustment.

rifton activity chair footboard


The footboard is used for placement of feet and some weight-bearing through legs and feet during functional sitting activities. Also required for attaching sandals and ankle straps to meet specific positioning needs. The footboard swings backward out of the way for sit-to-stand transfers, or clients can use the footboard as a step for transfers.

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Ankle straps

Ankle straps require the footboard and secure the feet of clients with limited muscle control and excursion movement. They enable a moderate range of movement while improving independence in postural control. Ankle straps help maintain body alignment by supporting each leg individually.

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Sandals require the footboard and are necessary for clients who are unable to control leg movement. They adjust to correctly position client's feet. Sandals also align the client's body for optimum positioning, enhancing good posture and proper joint alignment.

rifton activity chair wedges


Wedges require sandals and are especially for clients with specific ankle positioning needs or uneven leg lengths. Position them under the sandals to enhance good posture and align body for optimum positioning. Use them to raise heels or toes, or combine two wedges under one sandal to add flat lift. Same measurements as sandals.

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Lumbar and seat support kit

The lumbar and seat support kit can be custom cut for extra postural support and proper joint and spine alignment for a specific client. Insert the lumbar support behind the backrest pad and place the seat support under the seat pad, toward the front, to prevent client from sliding forward. Made from durable, dense foam. Attaches with adhesive-backed hook and loop strips.

rifton activity chair filler pad

Backrest filler pad

The backrest filler pad fills the space between the bottom edge of the backrest and the top edge of the seat when backrest is in one of the top three positions. Can be used to provide additional lower back support.

R812 Rifton activity chair mini kit

Mini kit

The mini kit makes the small Activity Chair a prime option for the smallest child – from approximately six months up to two years. Remove it as the child grows and use the same chair for many more years.

R804 Rifton activity chair adapt plate

Whitmyer adapter

Some Whitmyer headrests can now be installed on all Rifton Activity Chairs. This adapter plate gives you the option to use a Whitmyer M2100 headrest mounting bracket and the Whitmyer Onyx headrest support system.



Free demonstration is available (Hong Kong and Macau)

Please feel free to contact us at +852 2416 8321 or via email info@deltason.com for further information and quotation.