PhysicalÂ therapists help people with physical injuries or illnesses of to regain range of movement and control their pain. They help determine the root causes of the trauma, counsel patients, and work with them to create a plan for rehabilitation.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication.
Occupational therapists treat disabled, ill or injured patients with special equipment and the therapeutic use of daily activities. They help patients improve, regain and develop the skills needed for day to day life and work. They may provide long-term patient care and acute patient care.
What does a Physical Therapist Do?
Physical Therapists Provide Retraining In the Following Areas:
What does a Speech Pathologist Do?
Speech & Language Pathologists Treat Individuals with any of the following Disorders:
What does an Occupational Therapist Do?
Occupational Therapy can provide these individuals with training, equipment, programs, and recommendations to assist them in reaching their highest level of INDEPENDENCE in the daily tasks of living.
Occupational Therapists can help people who have any of the below problems and/or may experience difficulty in these areas:
- Poor Endurance During Daily Tasks
- Transfers to the Toilet and/or Shower
- Lack of Participation in Leisure Activities
- Getting Around Living Area
- Home Setup and Safety
- Using Hands
Occupational Therapy can be important in the treatment of people with limitations due to health problems resulting from:
- Heart Attack
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Fracture
- Multiple sclerosis