Pacer Gait Trainer

That simple idea inspired us to design the ever-growing family of Pacers. With five Rifton Pacer gait trainer sizes, we’ve ensured that more clients – infants as young as nine months and adults up to 275 lbs – can experience the benefits of walking and gait training.

Designed for a wide range of clients with varying abilities, Rifton Pacer gait trainers are renowned for their modular design, durability, and flexibility. When appropriately supported and positioned in a Pacer, thousands of people of all ages have enjoyed independence and improved strength and confidence.




rifton pacer gait trainer adultTherapeutic benefits of gait training:

  • Improved cognition
  • Muscle development
  • Skeletal growth and increased bone density
  • Social development and integration

Benefits of using the Pacer for gait training:

  • Prompts that attach anywhere; no tools required
  • Simple height adjustments in 1" increments
  • Innovative casters with swivel lock, brake, variable drag and one-way ratchet control
  • Folding frame that fits easily in car trunks and through 32" doors
  • Accessories that accommodate posterior or anterior gait trainer use
Pacer Gait Trainer
Pacer Gait Trainer
Pacer Gait Trainer
Pacer Gait Trainer
  • Foldable frame

    Medium (K502), large (K503) and XL (K504) Pacer walking frames fold for storage or transport, and can fit in most car trunks. To fit the frame in your trunk, some accessories may have to be removed. Use the black, two-handed release catches to fold or unlock the frame. Watch the video to see a demonstration. Mini (K509) and small (K501) frames fit in most trunks without folding.
  • Easy rear access

    The Pacer is designed for easy rear access to make transfers into and out of this mobility walking aid as smooth as possible, whether the client will face forwards or backwards in the frame.
  • Height adjustable

    Rifton's Pacer mobility walking frames are height adjustable in 1" increments, with no tools needed. The frame's top bar should be set to the client's waist height. Watch the video clip for a height-adjustment demo and consult the dimensions chart for details of each Pacer size's range of height adjustment. (The mini (K509) Pacer frame is not height adjustable, but hand loops, handholds, or arm prompts can be height-adjusted to meet the child's needs.)
  • Innovative casters

    Variable drag:
    Use this to slow down fast-moving clients, prevent veering, or help clients navigate corners. Vary the drag by rotating the dial from zero to max.

    Independent of the drag function. To apply, depress bottom half of white brake pedal; to release, press top half.

    Swivel lock:
    Each caster swivel-locks independently. Lock all 4 to help clients walk in a straight line, or just the two rear casters to eliminate drifting sideways. Release swivel lock on all casters for movement in any direction.

    One-way ratchet control:
    Set each caster to prevent involuntary backward movement. Works best when casters are also swivel-locked.

  • Posterior positioning

    Clients can be placed in the posterior position while gait training in the Pacer. Prompts and supports can be reversed and moved along the top bar of the frame to whichever position best matches the client's needs.
  • Colors

    Carmakers believe in the long-term benefits of baked-on powder coating. So do we. Designed to stand up to wind and weather, our colors also conform to American and European toy safety standards. Our Pacer gait trainer is available in 6 colors: blue, red, lime, champagne, raspberry and purple.

k522 rifton pacer accessories tote bag

Accessories tote bag

A tough and attractive tote bag big enough (14" x 16" x 9") to keep all your Pacer accessories together when not in use. Made of black ballistic nylon with a zippered top, here’s a bag that will hold up to whatever you throw in it and still look great.

rifton pacer mounted chest prompt

Chest prompt

Adjustments to the chest prompt are tool-free and can be made while client is in the Pacer. The cover is cleanable, healthcare-grade vinyl. The chest prompt fits snugly to support dependent users, or wraps loosely as a training guide for gaining independent trunk control.

Arm prompts

Arm prompts

A set of arm prompts mounted in the most typically-used position on a Pacer gait trainer frame. Placed at the front of the Pacer frame, they encourage a forward-leaning posture.

Hip Positioner

Hip Positioner

Rings on the posterior strap of the hip positioner or pelvic support clip onto the handholds mounted on the Pacer frame, allowing you to quickly secure a client following transfer

rifton pacer pelvic support flexible

Pelvic support

Offering a less rigid, narrower fit for larger clients or those who find the hip positioner too bulky between the thighs, the pelvic support is ideal for the youngest walkers and others who need support with minimal abduction.

Thigh prompts

Thigh prompts

Thigh prompts swing freely with the user’s stride, and prevent leg scissoring while encouraging weight-bearing because the thigh prompt inside strap maintains leg separation while the outer curve limits leg abduction. Thigh prompts are medially and laterally adjustable and can prevent a client from turning within the Pacer frame. Large and small thigh prompts are available.

Ankle prompts

Ankle prompts

Ankle prompts snap securely onto the bottom bar of the Pacer frame and have comfortable, padded straps that can be adjusted to help determine foot separation and prevent scissoring. Moveable clips along the ankle strap bar limit stride length and control stride placement. Smaller ankle prompts suitable for the youngest clients come with the mini and small Pacer models.

k519 rifton pacer handholds

Extra set of handholds

Handholds can be placed anywhere along the top bar of the Pacer frame. A pair of handholds automatically comes with every hip positioner or pelvic support; an extra pair can be purchased for additional support. Handholds are height adjustable and also adjust in four rotational directions. They can be used by either the caregiver or the client.

Communication tray

Communication tray

The communication tray is height and angle adjustable. It holds small occupational objects and communication devices weighing less than 10 pounds.

Attendant guidebar

Attendant guidebar

The optional attendant guide bar attaches to the center front of the top bar of any size Pacer. It enables caregivers to guide clients while gait training, and can be rotated 180° to pull from the front or push from behind the Pacer.

Hand loops

Hand loops

Hand loops can be used on any size Pacer. Providing a handhold boosts a client's sense of stability and confidence while moving. Handholds attach as a pair or singly anywhere along the Pacer's top bar, and are height and angle adjustable to fit each client's unique needs.



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.