occupational therapy vs physical therapy

occupational therapy physical therapy


  • 1) The therapeutic practice of encouraging better quality of life through the pursuit of work or other occupations.
  • 2) The use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically or emotionally disabled people.
  • 3) therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions


  • 1) countable and uncountable Any of various therapeutic exercises and other activities to treat injury or dysfunction, or such exercises and activities collectively.
  • 2) uncountable The medical discipline dealing with such.
  • 3) The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.

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