How do you engage patients in the rehab process? How do you address behavioral change, barriers to change, and improve patient participation, retention, and course of care completion? 


I had the opportunity to discuss that very topic with Natalie and Jessica from the Glass Half Full Podcast. We discuss how behavioral change and factors related to that area affects patient engagement throughout the rehabilitation process. We also talk about specific tactics that clinicians can use to incorporate some of these principles in daily practice. 


Here’s the summary from the episode page: 


This week, Natalie and Jessica talk with Rafi Salazar about health behavior change. In particular, we discuss the importance of patient engagement in the rehab process. We talk about health behavior change, and approaches therapists can use to promote engagement and health behavior change to improve rehab outcomes.


Check out the full episode here!


I also put together a resource page for listeners of the episode. It’s full of free downloads, resources, & reads to help you address behavioral change in your daily practice. 


Check Out The Resource Page Here


How do you address readiness to change and the other factors associated with behavioral change in your practice? Do you train your staff on effective communication methods?  Share any additional resources that you found helpful in the comments below!

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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L is the president and CEO of Rehab U Practice Solutions. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. He worked as the lead clinician in an outpatient specialty clinic at his local VA Medical center. He also has experience as an adjunct faculty instructor at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT), and as a consultant working for the State of Georgia’s DBHDD. He is also on the Board of Directors for NBCOT. He works to help healthcare clinics and organizations deliver uniquely impactful patient experiences by improving service delivery through training & advisement and through courses & training programs.

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