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  • What Exactly isOccupational Therapy?How can one benefit from it?By : Amanda GuyeIs There A difference?  Occupational and Physical Therapy are always confused for the same thing, but they are completely different! Physical Therapy deals with pain, joint of motion, strength, endurance, and gross motor functions.…Continued  Occupational Therapy deals more with fine motor skills, cognitive skills, visual perception skills, and sensory-processing deficits.  Occupational Therapy is usually done in rehabilitation
  • centers, while Physical Therapy is done in hospitals, mainly.Benefits & Improvements  Occupational Therapy can improve cognitive, motor, and physical skills.  OT can help improve a person’s sense of self-esteem and accomplishment. “Occupational Therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments”  -Occupational Therapists…Continued  Therapy is used to improve simple and basic motor functions.  “The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives”  -Occupational Therapists Physical exercise can be used to increase strength, dexterity, the ability to discern patterns, and even improve visual acuity.
  • …Continued  Therapy can sometimes deal with patients who have suffered from drug abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, stress-related problems, and can even deal with depression.Who Will Benefit From OT?  Almost anyone can benefit from Occupational Therapy.  “Chances are, you or a family member will need occupational therapy at some point in your life”  -AOTA Therapy can be needed by any age group, from children to elderly.…Continued  Reasons why someone might need OT can range from learning problems to spina bifida to traumatic amputations.  Therapy can help with working on fine motor skills, teaching patients how to grasp and release items, and to develop good handwriting skills.…Continued
  •  Therapy differs for each person that does it. Children need a special kind of treatment that the elderly may not need, and vice versa.  Therapy can be beneficial for anyone who cannot accomplish their everyday activities. The goal of the therapy is to improve mobility, independence and self esteem.Sources Used !  AOTA. "A Consumers Guide to Occupational Therapy." AOTA - The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy. 2004-2008. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <http://www.promoteot.org/CG_C onsumersGuide.html>.   Manisha. "Difference Between OT and PT | Difference Between | OT vs PT." Difference Between Similar Terms and Objects. Difference Between.net, 2011. Web.
  • 10 Feb. 2011. <http://www.differencebetween.net /science/health/difference- between-ot- and-pt/>. "Occupational Therapists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projects, 10 Oct. 2010. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos078 .htm>. "Occupational Therapy." KidsHealth - the Webs Most Visited Site about Childrens Health. The Nemours Foundation, 1 Feb. 2011. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/ general/aches/occupational_ther apy.html>.