REHAB U PRACTICE SOLUTIONSChanging the way clinicians do business!
Who We Are
Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L
BIO: A licensed Occupational Therapist practicing in the State of Georgia, Rafael (Rafi) is a graduate of the Augusta University (formerly MCG) Department of Occupational Therapy class of 2012. Rafi has worked in a variety of settings, from orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, to academia, and even healthcare consulting. He spent the majority of his clinical experience working at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he was the lead clinician and clinical education coordinator for the outpatient specialty rehab program. In this role, he treated many veterans with chronic pain and helped to establish an interdisciplinary pain management program. In that role, Rafi led a team to roll out a patient engagement initiative rooted in relationship-based care. He also coordinated clinical education for his OT department. After leaving the VA, he embarked on a journey as a clinical consultant, working on a multi-million dollar project for the Georgia Department of Behavioral health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in transitioning individuals from state-run institutions into community residences. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences and to establish statewide mobile integrated clinical services for individuals on the state medicaid waiver program. As part of that project, Rafi developed and launched a large internal marketing & communications campaign aimed at increasing awareness for internal stateholders about integrated clinical services within the state. He also developed protocols and systems to coordinate and manage interdisciplinary collaborative care within the State’s Medicaid Waiver system. He also has experience as a faculty member at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, and has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT). Rafi serves on the Board of Directors for NBCOT. Rafi is also a cofounding member of CRA Learning, a continuing education and training company serving clinicians who work with adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Education: Graduated from Augusta University (formerly MCG) 2012, Masters in Health Science, Occupational Therapy
Professional Involvement: Licensed Board Member on Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy, Faculty Instructor & Assistant Professor at Augusta University’s OT Department, Volunteer with NBCOT for item development & enhancement as well as Clinical Simulation Committee, Clinical Education Coordination, Board of Directors for NBCOT
Specialty Areas: Upper Extremity Orthopedics, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Hand Rehabilitation, Adult Physical Dysfunction, Post-Surgical and Sports-Related Injury Rehabilitation, Clinical Consulting, Case Management, Community Support, Integrated Clinical Support, Community Integration, Accessibility Consulting, Integrated Clinical Program Development, Mobile Clinical Care, Rehab Consulting, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Marketing & Communications Strategy, Business Development, Patient Engagement & Retentions Strategy
We are on a mission to radically change the way therapists do business! We want to help our clients break out of the cookie-cutter paradigm that leave them burned out, stressed out, and wanting more for themselves and their patients. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies to improve patient experience, engagement, and outcomes. We want you and your patients to love what you do and value the skill and knowledge you bring to the table.
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