There are two scientific methodologies that make the Uncommon Approach to rehabilitation unique:
  1. Robert Aurbach has developed the clearest process of detailing experiences of people in recovery. This methodology is based upon current neuroscientific theories about the learning and behavior acquisition process. This allows for a better understanding of the dynamics of the injury experience, which in turn provides a more practical and effective approach.
  2. Neuroscientific methodology utilized by Uncommon Approach facilitates the direct assessment and control of factors leading to secondary psychological overlay to the original injury. In this context, it is possible to develop practical steps to avoid secondary injury.

Uncommon Approach recognizes the measurement and reduction of secondary psychological overlays that delay recovery have become the largest unmeasured cost driver in the industry. To reduce this inefficiency:
  • Robert Aurbach establishes critical benchmarks to more fully understand and measure the causes for secondary injury and then crafts interventions that minimize the harm and provide greater resistance to unpreventable stressors. By preventing and reducing needless disability, Uncommon Approach avoids the occurrance of broken lives, unnecessary costs, and case management personnel burnout.
  • As data points for direct measurement of secondary harm do not usually exist, Uncommon Approach develops these through proxies that are based in sound scientific understanding.
  • Relying on the simple four-step approach innovated by Robert Aurbach, and through the use of proxy measurements and critical event analysis, it is possible to classify cases and intervene effectively.

Injury Management
Uncommon Approach utilizes a methodology design incorporating "rewards and recognition," as well as balancing both responsibility and authority. This process generates higher quality results by progressing from "claims processing" to "injury management."
  • Rob Aurbach oversees the development of cultural change training and initiatives for claims management organizations.
  • Through the applied understanding of emotional and neuroplastic experience of recovery that allows more effective intervention, Rob's Uncommon Approach reduces stress on case managers.
  • Implementing innovative strategies, including shared decision making, Rob innovates practical individual resilience and evidence-based injury management practices.

Skills Development
Robert Aurbach has designed individualized resilience styles testing and skills development. These are skill sets that can be measured and improved.
  • Includes the development of practical understanding of the mechanism of individual resilience.
  • Rob is the developer of the Resilience Profile tool and highly-rated workshops to build "Real Resilience."
  • Rob is an experienced and highly-rated trainer on a variety of other skills and information relating to injury management.

Return to Work
Rob Aurbach has implemented systems to improve internal personnel performance and retention programs that enhance return to work results. Some of his efforts include:
  • Assisting the AU Department of Veteran's Affairs in implementation of "psychosocial rehabilitation" for former military that addressed blockers to return to work.
  • Assisting Cocare in the reorganization of the claims management process to allow early intervention and better return to work outcomes.
  • Creating legislative "signing bonus" and "accommodation grant" programs for jurisdictions that have been copied in the USA and Australia.