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What is the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: A lot

OT deals with functional,performance and includes arm function and coordination PT deals with mobility : balance, strength for trunk and legs, and coordination.
Muscle tone is also,addressed. Sports medical issues would seek PT for training, back pain would seek PT for modalities posture and core strengthening. OT and PT often work together for best results

In brief: A lot

OT deals with functional,performance and includes arm function and coordination PT deals with mobility : balance, strength for trunk and legs, and coordination.
Muscle tone is also,addressed. Sports medical issues would seek PT for training, back pain would seek PT for modalities posture and core strengthening. OT and PT often work together for best results
Dr. Steven Simon
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