Posts filed under ‘FAQ’

FAQ

Going along with the theme from the previous post, here are two of the most frequently asked questions that I (and I think most other OT’s) have been asked:

  • Is occupational therapy like physical therapy? (Variations: How is OT different than PT? OT is just another name for PT, right?)
  • So you help people find jobs?

No, we don’t help people find jobs (although some OT’s do work in vocational centers). I think that the best way to describe the difference between OT and PT is in the following quote I once saw:

“A Physical Therapist will teach you how to walk. An Occupational Therapist will help you get a date and enjoy the dance”

In other words, we take the basic skill of walking, and make it into something meaningful to the client.

Advertisements

March 20, 2007 at 11:02 pm 1 comment


Blog Stats

  • 366,624 hits
December 2017
S M T W T F S
« Nov    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Feeds

Categories

RSS OT in the blogosphere

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.