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A 30-year-old female asked:

what is the difference in ot and pt in treating jia?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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
Dr. Paul Rosen
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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