The Importance of Self-Efficacy

The current healthcare system functions within a behavioral model premised on the biopsychosocial theory (BPS Theory). Yet, all healthcare disciplines observe a narrow application of the BPS Theory. One specific challenge within the physical therapy discipline is the historical instruction to be psychologically informed. The suggestion to be psychologically informed parallels the criticized reductionistic approach of the Cartesian model of…

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Allostasis: Stability Through Change

Could life be as simple as ‘fall down 7 times and get up 8?’

The International Psychogeriatrics Journal published an article describing the commonalities in people between the ages of 90 and 101. Their common traits include stubbornness, optimism, a domineering streak, and a bond with a higher power, family, and the land. These psychosocial traits complement the behavioral traits…

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