Ducktails Pediatric Therapy & Wellness

Occupational Therapy

Many people ask what an Occupational Therapist does. Here is an analogy to help you understand the difference between occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT):

A PT will help you learn the best and safest way to get to the kitchen. An OT will help you to be able to do all the things in the kitchen that you need to do as independently as possible.

An OT works with a variety of diagnoses and can treat through the lifespan, from birth to old age, with focus on functional/meaningful tasks and functional performance.

Occupational Therapists treat a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

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Areas in which the Occupational Therapist addresses:

Red Flags/Behaviors to look for: