April is National Occupational Therapy month, a month to recognize the contributions that these therapists make.
Physical therapists and occupational therapists can often get confused. Both help you get better but physical therapists focus on specific areas of the body to improve strength, movement and balance. An occupational therapist focuses on getting you back to the activities you need, want or should be doing.
Occupational therapists help us get back to our day-to-day activities when we need it. They advise us on how to bath, get out of bed or do household chores. If you’ve had hip surgery, an occupational therapist can help you return home and adapt to doing tasks while your hip and joints are recovering.
As we age we can get a disease that needs to be managed. An occupational therapist can help us by slowing the progression with modifications and exercises. The therapist would also help if you need to learn assistive devices and review if there are environmental changes that are needed.
Private Home Health Care understands the education and certifications needed by occupational therapists. We are sharing this website to help find a properly certified therapist: https://www.healthgrades.com/occupational-therapy-directory
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