Many people wonder “what’s the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?”
The truth is there is a lot of overlap. The main difference is physical therapy focuses on helping people improve their mobility and pain-free movement (walking, stairs, getting out of a chair, etc.) while occupational therapy focuses on helping people do the tasks they need to do on a daily basis (eating, dressing, etc.).
Whether recovering from an injury such as a fracture or surgery, or dealing with an overuse syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow, you may find it difficult to do simple daily tasks.
At Forward PT our Occupational Therapists focus on helping you do the things that are important to you. Things like managing buttons or zippers, using utensils to eat, turning a doorknob, or tying your shoes.
Some other conditions that benefit from occupational therapy are:
- Post stroke recovery
- Parkinson’ s Disease
- Rotator cuff tendonitis/tears
- Tendonitis/fractures of the elbow
- Wrist fractures
- Post-op shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand
- Trigger finger
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you have difficulty doing these, or any other tasks don’t suffer needlessly. Our therapists are skilled and ready to help.Request An Appointment