The Difference: Physical or Occupational Therapy


If you or your loved one has been through a medical condition or injury, your primary physician may have talked about physical or occupational therapy options. While both options are provided by your Rehabilitation Center in Oswego, New York, each therapy is different from the other. Knowing their differences can help you in your decision-making.

  • About the Focus
    Physical therapy is about treating a specific injury or condition. Occupational therapy does not directly address the specific injury but optimizing the patient’s independence and ability to perform daily activities.
  • On the Scope
    Since physical therapy is specific to the injury, the care can be limited to that certain body part. Occupational therapy can include the overall health and mobility concern of the patient.
  • For the Patient
    Physical therapy is a recommended solution for individuals who are in permanent condition after an injury. This can help them maintain their health. Occupational therapy is suggested for individuals who need help dealing with mental health as they heal and recover.

If you are still unsure which one you need, you can always call us. When you need Skilled Nursing in New York, we are here for you.

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