Injured yourself? Or face another health-care issue related to aging?
If so, it’s important to determine if therapy can help. It’s equally important to understand the differences among therapies.
What is occupational therapy?
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., some accidents, injuries or diseases can make it difficult for older adults to participate in the daily activities they enjoy. Occupational therapists help to evaluate the situation and create individualized goals so you can resume or pursue personal goals. These therapists may ask what activities you enjoy participating in and how you would like to pursue your goals.
Occupational therapy can help with:
● Achieving goals seniors set for themselves
● Remaining healthy and independent in spite of a chronic medical condition
● Rebuilding independence through assistive devices
● Improving the ability to participate in daily activities such as driving, visiting friends, socializing and pursuing hobbies
What is physical therapy?
Click here to read more of the differences between physical therapy and occupational therapy.