Mike Osborn, ATP, CRTS is the managing parnter at Alliance Rehab & Medical Equipment LLC. Mike received his B.S. in Business Administration in 1991. He entered the healthcare industry in 1994 working for a small DME, Home Medical Supply in Southeast Missouri. Mike received his ATS (ATP) certification through RESNA in 1997 and obtained the CRTS credential throught NRRTS in 2001. Mike continued to work in the Rehab Technology Supplier role for Home Medical Supply through late 2006. Mike and his partners founded and opened Alliance Rehab & Medical Equipment in 2006 and now have 5 locations servicing all of Missouri and parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Illinois. Mike has also been very active with NRRTS for the past 20 years. He was a part of the NRRTS Board of Directors filling mulitple positions including the Presidents role. Mike was awarded the Simon Margolis Fellow Award in 2019. He has been apart of the Region D MAC committee as well as sitting on the Christain County Developmental Disabilities SB40 Board of Directors. Mike has been a proactive advoacate for the Complex Rehab Technology industry both on the Federal level as well as the State level. Mike has a passion for the Complex Rehab Technology and the many individuals that are impacted by CRT.
David is a seasoned Assistive Technology Specialist at Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. With over 30 years of experience in the field, David provides seating, positioning, and mobility solutions for patients in the hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit through assessment and application of off the shelf components through the design and construction of custom systems.
Prior to working in the Assistive Technology Field, he worked in technical theater and screen for organizations including Gateway Playhouse, Showman Fabricators, The Roundabout Theater, and Macy’s Parade Studio. David worked on such projects as building the sets for Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” and MTV’s “Remote Control.” In fact, he still participates annually to set up and dismantle the floats for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. David holds a Bachelor of English degree from Wagner College and served as editor for the college’s literary magazine and built scenery for the college theater.
David began working in the field of Assistive Technology in 1991 working with organizations such as The Matheny School and Special Hospital and The Center for Rehabilitation Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital. In these roles he provided seating and mobility for the residents and outpatients by customizing seating products and by interfacing with augmentative communication and computer access. He provided services for inpatient rehabilitation patients and outpatient seating clinics as well as designing and fabricating custom fixtures for research projects. David has also worked at Quantum Rehab as a Project Manager in the development of new products and served as an RTS for National Seating and Mobility serving clients in Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern New Jersey.
David joined Fondacion Manos al la Ayuda for a medical mission in Ecuador where he led a team assessing and setting up seating and mobility systems for the students at two specialized schools. David has also participated in an NYU medical mission to Haiti, providing services at Ruth’s Home for Thrown Away Children and Wings of Hope in Port-au-Prince. David is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (1998), Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (2003), and Seating and Mobility Specialist (2012). He is a member of the RESNA ATSC Emergency Stair Travel Devices Standards Committee. David co-authored the RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems, and Secondary Supports for Positioning vs Restraint. He has participated in item writing for the original RET and SMS examinations, and participated in an item writing workshop for a revision of the ATP examination. In his current role, David calls Children’s Specialized Hospital “home”, where he is part of a team serving the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges. There, he has partnered with other hospitals within the heath system on special projects to customize post-surgical equipment for exceptional children. In his spare time, David can be found at the Blue Mountain Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association cutting shingles on a vintage Oliver shingle mill from 1896 or working in his barn shop or garden. He lives in an early 19th century farmhouse in Lower Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania with his wife, youngest daughter, a cocker spaniel, three guinea fowl, and too many cats.