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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways.
Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here).

In brief: Many

Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways.
Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here).
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lot

Physical therapist give you physical therapy.
And not aM.D. Occupational doctor knows about hazardous things for your health.

In brief: Lot

Physical therapist give you physical therapy.
And not aM.D. Occupational doctor knows about hazardous things for your health.
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Dr. Tracy Sinha
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