Raphael Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L
President & CEO
Rehab U Practice Solutions
A licensed occupational therapist practicing in Georgia, Rafael is a graduate of the Augusta University (formerly MCG) Department of Occupational Therapy class of 2012.
Rafael has worked in a variety of settings focusing on the adult population to include skilled nursing, long term care, subacute rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient specialty care. Rafael has served on the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy as a Licensed board member and has taught as an adjunct faculty instructor at Augusta University in the Graduate OT Program.
Rafael previously served at his local VA Hospital in the outpatient specialty clinic as clinic lead and treated patients from specialty services such as orthopedics, plastic surgery, neurology, rheumatology, emergency care, and primary care. He also coordinated clinical education for his OT department.
After leaving the VA, he embarked on a journey as a clinical consultant, assisting Georgia Department of Behavioral health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in transitioning individuals from state-run institutions into community residences. He also started Rehab U Practice Solutions, an education and consulting company with a mission to change the way therapists do business.
Salazar has been active and involved as a leader in the profession of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation being asked to volunteer as a subject matter expert with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for item development and enhancement for the national certification examination, as well as being appointed to the Clinical Simulation Committee for NBCOT. In August of 2018, he was elected to the Board of Directors for NBCOT.