Whether you have suffered a sports injury, been involved in a serious car accident, or you were injured at work, Orthopedic Partners is dedicated to helping you recover. Our occupational therapy services are designed to help you overcome your physical or cognitive challenges and provide you with the tools necessary to perform daily tasks independently.
Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy
While both treatment options are geared towards helping patients become healthier and more independent, they employ diverse approaches. Physical therapy, for example, is a rehabilitative method that is used to help people improve or regain their physical abilities. This includes patients who have suffered a wide variety of injuries, including hip fractures, ankle sprains, ACL tears, and shoulder dislocations. It can also be used to treat issues such as chronic back pain and foot pain. Physical exercise, massages, and joint mobilization are a few of the treatment methods physical therapists use.
Occupational therapy, on the other hand, utilizes a more holistic approach that is geared towards providing patients with the tools necessary to perform activities of daily living with little to no assistance. This includes eating, bathing, cleaning, and cooking. An occupational therapist may teach you how to use assistive devices like modified toilets seats, show you how to get in and out of the bathtub, help improve your motor skills, or modify your living space to prevent injuries.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Along with helping to improve daily life skills, the occupational therapy approach provides several great benefits such as:
- Encouraging physical activity
- Promoting mental restoration through brain training activities
- Offering personalized health plans
- Helping patients regain their independence
If you are in need of our occupational therapy services or you want to learn more, call Orthopedic Partners today at (860) 889-7345 or use our service directory to contact a specific department.