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 Income Maintenance


Increase in Work Hours


‘Mostly’ or ‘Very’ Satisfied with Rehab

Statistical Evidence

The structured Biopsychosocial Approach delivers strong health and work outcomes.

Abilita outcomes, evaluated in a research study in Pam Garton’s PhD thesis, found a mean reduction in Abilita scores of 32% following coaching resulting in increased work readiness and work capacity.

Outcome data from several pilot studies have recorded (group average %):

  • 30% reduction in Abilita scores leading to 37% reduction income maintenance.
  • 35% reduction in Abilita score resulting in a 53% increase in work hours.
  • The majority of these cases were complex or long-term. Early intervention achieves stronger (47%) and quicker Abilita score reduction.
  • One government department found that work outcomes were stronger and at less cost and duration than usual rehabilitation intervention.
  • 96% of participants report they are either ‘mostly’ or ‘very’ satisfied with this rehabilitation experience.


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