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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a form of healthcare that focuses on the patient’s ability to function and participate in day-to-day activities such as getting dressed, going to work, going to school, and participating in social activities.

Occupational therapy is available to individuals of all ages and walks of life and helps to promote independence as well as overall health and well-being.

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Some of the benefits of occupational therapy include:

  • Improved Physical Health
  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Independence
  • Improved Cognitive Function
  • Better Sleep

What Do Occupational Therapists Do?

Registered occupational therapists (OTs) work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care and personalized therapy programs. They assess clients and determine specialized treatment included exercises and assistive technology.

They may work in a hospital with stroke sufferers, in classrooms with children, or in outpatient programs with clients suffering from mental illness.


What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a treatment method that uses the science of movement to help people restore, maintain, and maximize their motion, strength, and function using natural, evidence-based approaches to reduce pain and promote well-being.

Physiotherapy allows for the fast and optimal repair of the body while treating a variety of conditions to improve the client’s quality of life.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy

Some of the benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Avoid Surgery
  • Reduce and Eliminate Pain
  • Recover from Sports-Related Injuries
  • Improved Mobility
  • Manage Age-Related Issues
  • Manage Health Concerns Related to Women (breast cancer, post-partum care, pregnancy, etc.)

What Does a Physiotherapist Do?

Physiotherapists also work with a team of health care professionals to help meet their patient’s healthcare needs.

Their in-depth knowledge of how the body works means that they specialize in hands-on physical skills in order to assess, diagnose, and treat the symptoms of illness, injury, and disability.