Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation

Reduce case time, lost work hours and income payments

biopsychosocial rehabilitation

Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation

Best practice injury management and rehabilitation systems

Abilita Services has developed a range of psychosocial assessment tools, coupled with health coaching and training courses to support the implementation of a structured Biopsychosocial (BPS) Approach within health and injury management systems.

Founder, Dr Pam Garton is an Occupational Therapist who has provided biopsychosocial innovation, education and training for over 30 years. In 2020, LaTrobe University awarded a Doctor of Philosophy for her analysis of the Biopsychosocial Approach and the benefits and challenges associated with its successful implementation within Workplace Rehabilitation.


Reduction in Income Maintenance


Increase in Work Hours


‘Mostly’ or ‘Very’ Satisfied with Rehab


Abilita Domains provide solution-focused biopsychosocial measurement and guidance.

A structured Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation system is the only way to accumulate critical psychosocial data throughout a personal injury claim. Abilita uses triage tools to first identify psychosocial risk and then comprehensive self-report questionnaires to identify and measure baseline, influential biopsychosocial factors. Impact and Review assessments are conducted to measure the change in those factors during and after the planned intervention. Online automated reporting provides a record of the measurements at various stages.

When this data contributes to a central database it supports evaluation of interventions and informs Injury Management policy and practice.

Statistical Evidence

The structured Biopsychosocial Approach delivers strong health and work outcomes.

Results immediately after coaching and before final work outcome recorded, reveal that

  • 47% reduction in Abilita score (early intervention) results in 72% increase in work hours.
  • 34% reduction in Abilita score (including long term) results in 42% increase in work hours.
  • 35% reduction in claim costs for first 26 weeks compared to usual claim costs
  • 96% of participants report they are either ‘mostly’ or ‘very’ satisfied with this rehabilitation experience.


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