clinical education

Human Rehabilitation Framework - Focus Course (HRF-FOCUS)

Course Description

***This course requires successful completion of A Functional Understanding of Human Rehabilitation Course prior to participation.

This in-depth course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects associated with nine fundamental biopsychosocial processes of the Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF). By combining lectures, laboratory sessions, and real-world case studies, participants will develop the skills to integrate these processes into clinical practice, fostering a comprehensive approach to patient care. Hands-on exercises and case studies bridge theory and practice, equipping participants with the knowledge to deliver better precision-based care.

Course Background

The study of movement and pain has undergone significant changes in the last four decades as increased effort to move healthcare from a biomedical to biopsychosocial approach for care. The Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF) is the world’s first biopsychosocial process-based approach to rehabilitation, accessible by all disciplines to deliver care in a transdisciplinary manner. It addresses the criticisms of the Biopsychosocial (BPS) Model and is an evolutionary step forward for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), providing a new perspective that synthesizes scientific evidence, clinical practice, and personalized care. The HRF is based on the scientific philosophy of Functional Contextualism and replaces differential diagnosis, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs), and Clinical Pathways with a process-based approach for evaluation and intervention. It supports advances in personalized precision medicine and the value-based care model and is designed to be ready for the future of biomedicine and biopsychosocial research.

Course Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, Counselors/Social Workers, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Osteopaths, Physicians, Rehabilitation Professional Students

Course Objectives

  1. Analyze and interpret the current evidence-based research supporting the Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF) and its nine biopsychosocial processes.

  2. Evaluate and synthesize complex case studies to identify the application of the HRF in real-world clinical scenarios, integrating interdisciplinary knowledge for optimal patient outcomes.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in conducting network analysis based on the Extended Evolutionary Meta Model (EEMM) to map and analyze the interconnected factors influencing a patient’s condition, and effectively communicate the findings to the patient, fostering a shared understanding and collaborative decision-making process.

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This course has been approved by The American Physical Therapy Association, Michigan Chapter for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants for 15 CEUs and is eligible for PDR credit in the area of pain and symptom management for Michigan Physical Therapy Licensure.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received at least 7 business days before the event are 100% refundable. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. If participants register and do not attend, they are still responsible for full payment. Participants will need to contact IOCH via phone or email with a request for refund. IOCH will process the participant’s refund within 3-5 business days from the day the request is received.

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