Applying a biopsychosocial approach to injury management promotes awareness and consideration of a person, their injury and their social environment. This approach ensures that injury management programs are specifically tailored to a person’s individual needs.
The biopsychosocial approach consists of three main areas:
The impact of an injury can overlap across a combination of these areas for a person.
Effective injury management relies on understanding the whole person including their physical, psychological and social needs. Injury management programs need to allow for these aspects to be understood and addressed by appropriate interventions.
There is a range of rehabilitation interventions that can be applied to minimise the impact of the injury in each of these areas:
- Last updated
- 14 June 2019