What is the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy?
The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living and PT focuses on improving a client’s ability to perform movement of the human body. In our clinical setting, our occupational therapist works with patients with hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, while our physical therapist works with patients with injuries to the rest of the body.
how long does each session last?
Each session lasts typically about an hour. This may vary with each patient and each visit depending on what the diagnosis and treatment plans are.
will therapy hurt?
Therapy should not be painful. The first initial visit may be the most painful due to tests that need to be performed for evaluation documentation. Our goal is to get you out of pain, not put you in pain.