What is "BPS" model ?

The bio-psycho-social approach systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health & illness.

  • Biology (physiological pathology)
  • Psycho (thoughts, emotions & behaviours such as psychological distress, fear/avoidance beliefs, current coping methods and attribution)
  • Social (environmental & cultural factors such as work issues, family circumstances and benefits/economics) 

How is it working ?

To apply the bio-psycho-social approach to clinical practice, the clinician should:

• Recognize that relationships between those 3 factors are central to providing health care
• Use self-awareness as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool
• Elicit the patient’s history in the context of life circumstances
• Decide which aspects of biological, psychological, and social domains are most important to understand and promoting the patient’s health
• Provide multidimensional treatment

This model is commonly used in chronic pain managament, with the idea that pain is multidimensionnal and cannot be categorised into anatomical factors alone.

Emergency Cases

Your treatment plan is designed for steady progress, with patiented centered care.

BPS specialist

osteopath
Dr. Nicolas Bideau