What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

Let us spot the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy from their individual definitions.

What is occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. The person who is involved in occupational therapy is called occupational therapist.

What is physical therapy

Physical therapy deals with the evaluation and treatment of abnormal physical function related to, for example, an injury, disability, disease or condition. It focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform movement of the human body.

Main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy 

The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that occupational therapy focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living (Daily routine activities) while physical therapy focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform movement of the human body.

 

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Further Reading 

Difference between occupational therapy and occupational health

Everything you need to know about occupational therapy

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