Dr. Rich Atkin PT, DPT, MSPT, CEAS I&II
"Therapy for the Individual"
Dr. Rich Atkin is a Physical Therapist specializing in safe patient handling and mobility in the healthcare setting. He has been instructing Nursing and Therapy personnel for over 8 years regarding safety in the rehab, hospital, SNF, and other areas of patient care. He is a practicing Rehab Therapist specializing in stroke and neurological conditions. With 17 years of experience in most therapy settings, he has helped hundreds of individuals from the most challenging transfers to the most basic; from overall safety to job satisfaction, or culture changes at work to preventing injuries.
Ergonomic intervention and safety for the healthcare provider are two key elements when caring for others in any setting.
-“This taught me things I haven't learned in 30 years of nursing
-“The class was Very Helpful”
-“I felt this inservice taught me safer and easier ways to transfer pts. These techniques make me feel safer than the ones I've been taught in the past”
-“This is innovative and would help greatly reduce staff injuries and increase patient confidence with transferring”
-“Well presented with hands on-excellant”
-”Instructor knew the techniques very much, well prepared, well explained.”
“I wish I had this sooner!”
-”I think all employees should have this class”
-”very helpful tips and reminders for protecting myself”
-”It was great training”
-“very informative and interesting!” -“I liked all of the hands-on (training)”
-“I recommend this class to others” -“Rich was very informative, enthusiastic, and made the course very fun with the demonstrations! Excellant insctructor and course!” -“Very effective and informative course that all healthcare workers need to learn.”
-”Everyone was very informed and presented well.”
-This course should be marketed to OT and PT grad schools!”
-”learned valuable techniques that I can apply immediately.”
-”loved this class and learned a lot!”
-Excellant presenter/teacher and relates to each participant. Every hospital and nursing home should send staff to this course.
- "Awesome job"
-"I liked your take of transfers and body mechanics. I will use the one handed transfer technique for the rest of my career."
-”This was an excellent presentation”
-”Eye opener training...need more time for the session”
-”Very good and beneficial”
-”This was a great course. I learned so much!”
-"The videos were excellent"
-"I wish I had known this when I first graduated in 1978!"
-"Very personable. Great explanations"
-"you really helped me for my future in healthcare!"
-"Very engaging and enthusiasm and real life application was appreciated."
-"The video clips were great and the hands on"
-Very informative and realistic"
-"I would have loved to have learned this earlier and in school!"