If you’ve been following along for a while, you likely know that I believe that the Biopsychosocial Model of healthcare is a key element in delivering the ultimate patient experience. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mandy Chamberlain for the Seniors Flourish Podcast to discuss the biopsychosocial model and how Occupational Therapists can begin to implement it into daily practice. Check out the episode here.


We talked a little bit about my OT journey and then dove right into the biopsychosocial model and how it has impacted my career and the way I managed care in the clinics I worked in. I even told my “Shoulder is a Shoulder” story. Check out the episode here!


→ 3 Key Takeaways

  1. Utilizing the biopsychosocial model in occupational therapy can help be a more holistic practitioner
  2. Using the biopsychosocial model can help you be more client centered and have better outcomes
  3. It can help address more psychological factors in a medical model


Check out the episode here!


I also put together a resource page for listeners of the show. It’s full of free resources and downloads about the biopsychosocial model and some tools to help integrate it into care. It’s even got a link to our new Biopsychosocial CEU Course


Check Out The Resource Page Now!


Have you begun to implement a biopsychosocial approach in your clinic and treatment?  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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