The most basic difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy is that a PT focuses on improving the patient’s ability to move their body whereas an OT focuses on improving the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
Occupational Therapy (OT) – Our occupational therapists follow your physician’s recommendations to examine and design a specialized therapy program to enhance and develop your skills for activities of daily life. This team helps you overcome the effects of your accident to return to your normal activities or as close as possible. It encompasses physical as well as psychological, social and your environment.
Physical Therapy (PT) – Our physical therapists follow your physician’s recommendations to examine and develop an individualized plan to improve your mobility, manage or reduce pain and restore function. Goals are different for each patient but can include improving quality of life, regaining range of motion, and managing or reducing pain.