Physical Therapy vs Occupational Therapy: What’s the Difference?

  • Renee Leuschke
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Are you considering a career in healthcare with a focus on therapy and rehabilitation? If so, you may have narrowed the list down to occupational therapist or physical therapist, but what’s the difference? Both of these careers are rewarding, challenging, and have strong job outlooks and growth potential; however, each career has its own place within patient rehabilitation, and each require specific education to become one.  

Meet The Author

Renee Leuschke is a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Registered & Licensed with over 10 years of experience working in hospitals and outpatient clinicals. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works with clients with neuro-related diagnoses such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.

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