• Lisa Marnell MBA, MS, OTR

What is the Difference Between OT and PT?

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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