Occupational and physical therapy may be used to help your child in a variety of ways; but what is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

Occupational therapy is more focused on evaluating and improving a person’s functional abilities. In comparison, physical therapy is geared toward helping a person accomplish their mobility goals.

Physical therapy, on the other hand, helps children recover from any existing injuries and/or diseases which restrict their mobility.

Occupational therapists are trained to help patients improve their life skills so that they can carry on their daily activities more efficiently. While they do consider the physical aspects of rehabilitation and motion, occupational therapists are focused primarily on enabling the patient to engage in the meaningful activities of daily life as seamlessly as possible.