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Occupational vs. physical therapy



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Both occupational therapy and physical therapy are great options for treating a variety of conditions. While they are very similar, it’s important to distinguish between these two types of care to determine which treatment best fits your needs. Keep reading to discover what exactly differentiates occupational therapy vs. physical therapy.

What do occupational therapists do for their patients?

One of the biggest distinctions between occupational therapy and physical therapy is their focus during treatment. Occupational therapy aims to help a patient improve their ability to perform regular activities. It’s centered on helping patients get back to the daily activities and routines they’re used to.

An occupational therapist is going to want to address as many areas of their patient’s life as possible. The spheres of their lives that this includes are typically physical, mental, occupational and spiritual.

What do physical therapists do for their patients?

Physical therapy, which is separate from occupational therapy, is an approach based on treating a patient’s musculoskeletal system. It is often focused on healing a patient’s physical state, aiming to help patients get back to performing the movements their body should be able to perform. Physical therapy is centered on improving the patient’s ability to move their body parts with efficiency and ease, so that the other areas of their lives can improve as a result.

Why should you choose REPAIR SI for your health needs?

REPAIR SI is a facility that combines the best of both worlds. It adopts all the best practices from both occupational therapy and physical therapy, to create an innovative approach to patient care. Here are some of the services we provide at REPAIR SI that demonstrate our ability to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of our patients:

  • Physical therapy care — Our team is composed of highly qualified and educated physical therapists who are ready to address your unique health needs. We can provide physical therapy care to patients with injuries, chronic illnesses, as well as countless other conditions. Our team aims to provide you with the treatment you need to significantly improve your quality of life.

  • Chiropractic care — We also provide chiropractic care to our patients. Our chiropractors focus on healing musculoskeletal conditions that may be impinging on your quality of living.

  • Acupuncture — At REPAIR SI, acupuncture is another service available to our patients. Acupuncture is a practice that can be used to treat a variety of conditions that may be causing chronic pain.

  • Sports and fitness training — Another of our services is sports and fitness training. You don’t have to be injured to come into our clinic. We treat athletes involved in a wide variety of sports, including professional athletes.

REPAIR SIcan provide you with the superior level of care you’re looking for that combines both occupational and physical therapy

Our team at REPAIR SIaims to provide you with a level of high-quality treatment that can’t be found anywhere else. Our range of services includes physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and fitness training. Your best physical, mental and spiritual life can be attained when you visit us for your care. We emphasize whole-body treatment, which means your care isn’t limited to just one problem area. Your overall wellness is the most important to us. That’s why we’ve partnered with our community to provide you with the innovative care and quality resources that you need to address your health and wellness. 

Each of our team members is committed to serving our community in a compassionate, professional manner to ensure the best possible outcomes. Whatever your reason for visiting us may be, you can feel confident that you’re getting high-quality care.

Whether you need help managing an injury or chronic condition, or want to improve your sports performance, you can count on us to deliver the quality of care you need. Our PT specialists can put you on the path toward recovery. We aim to provide each of our patients with the attention they need for their physical, mental and spiritual health to flourish. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.