A 30-year-old female asked:
what is the difference in ot and pt in treating jia?
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Pediatrics 31 years experience
OT/PT: physical therapy generally takes care of gross motor activities while occupational therapy takes care of fine motor activities swallowing and speech and activities of daily living
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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
OT/PT: Occupational treats the upper extremities (shoulders, neck, elbows, wrists, fingers). Physical therapy treats the lower extremities (hips, knees, ankles)
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017
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