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Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are both experts in movement and function. They help people of all ages return to normal function after an injury or disease. They also help “well” people develop individualized treatment programs designed to prevent injuries from occurring or to slow the progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, and other causes.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a Healthcare profession that provides services to people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted by physical illness or injury, the aging process, developmental problems, and mental or emotional illnesses. Occupational Therapists have a specialization in treating all cognitive (mental) as well as upper and lower extremity problems which hinder daily function.
The goal of OT is to assist individuals in achieving their highest level of independence by addressing the patients’ limitations/symptoms, to be productive and to have the best quality of life. If adaptive equipment or splints are needed to reach this level, OT’s are trained in evaluating and communicating the need to the Doctor, obtaining the necessary documentation, coordinating with suppliers, setting up/fabricating the needed item, and training the patient to use correctly and safely.
Physical Therapy (PT) is a Healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means. It is based upon principles of medical science, and is generally held to be within the sphere of conventional (rather than alternative) medicine.
Physical Therapists are educated in understanding the interaction of all body parts. Their hands-on approach begins with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the immediate problem. They then teach you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength, mobility and prevent recurring injury. You’ll find them advising on proper posture and body motion in the workplace, treating injuries, consulting on fitness and administering physical therapy in the home. Physical Therapists provide help for every part of the body for everyone from infants to the elderly.