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Walk this way: Using SPHM devices to support advanced balance & ambulation challenges

Learning objectives

The participants will:

  • Recognize risk factors associated with ambulation/gait of patients/residents
  • Select patients & patient populations appropriate for protected gait tools
  • Demonstrate patient handling techniques that can facilitate mobility outcomes safely
  • Explain how ambulation tools can be integrated into a safe mobility program


Andrew Rich MS, OTR/L, CSPHP

Clinical Solutions Manager - Arjo

Andy Rich received his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Rush University. Upon graduation in 1997, he worked in the more traditional roles as an occupational therapist. In 2004, he entered the world of safe patient handling. He served as a member of on the board of directors for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. Andy uses his passion and creativity to help design safe patient handling products and programs that help both patients and caregivers remain safe while receiving or providing care. Andy speaks at numerous regional and national conferences on topics ranging from making a business case for a safe patient handling programs to how to create and sustain success in safe patient handling in the long term. For 20 years, he has worked as a consultant, clinical manager and solution manager for Arjo’s MOVE and PHD Program. Here he has led teams using behavioral based safety, right-just culture, system theory, improvisational comedy and simple strategies to infuse fun and passion into change initiatives creating results both his mother and clients are uber-proud of.

Stephanie Radawiec, PT, DPT, MBA