While physical therapists work to improve balance, gait, and strength, occupational therapists work to put meaning and occupation back into clients' lives. Occupational therapists look at the whole person . . . What is his or her mental state? What are his or her passions in life? Are there physical, cognitive, or emotional barriers holding a person back? An occupational therapist may help a child with a disability participate fully in school, complete chores at home, take part in community activities like worship or sports. This video shares a helpful comparison of OT and PT.
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