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Occupational therapy in North Bay to heal patients using a holistic perspective

by Health Now Health Care Services

Occupational therapy and physical therapy are an additional form of medicine that helps patients in faster recovery. They aim to improve the muscular, structural and functional stability in the patients. Both these therapies are totally different from each other and are distinct tools of rehabilitation.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is the sort of therapy that is the most beneficial treatment when it comes to recovering from a chronic pain or restricted mobility. Physical therapy helps in improving or restoring the function of the joints and muscles. The best part of this therapy is that people at any stage of their life can get benefits of physical therapy when their body movement and function is threatened by any of the factors such as injury, diseases, or disorders. It helps in restoring body activities without affecting the ongoing healing process. It is a sort of rehabilitation that involves different forms of exercises. All the exercises involved physical therapy helps in alleviating person’s day to day mobility difficulties such as balancing, standing, walking and climbing stairs. Physical therapy can also be used to treat the problems such as sprains, torn muscles and nerve issues. It also deals with improving the muscular and structural support of the tissues and tendons after an acute injury.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy enables individuals in adapting to their injuries in order to maximize productivity and functional independence. With all the equipment and devices used in occupational therapy, the therapist may help the individual in optimizing the mobility. This therapy not only helps in regaining the health but also gaining the performance skills lost through any injury or illness. Occupational therapists also play a preventive role by guiding normal individuals to work with their bodies and not against their bodies that is a leading cause of aggravated wear and tear tissue damage and injuries. By regaining the function of the body parts, active and regular involvement in occupational therapy promotes and maintains physical, cognitive and emotional health of a person. In this therapy, various adaptations are applied helping patients to be more independent and adept in carrying out their everyday tasks. Occupational therapy also deals with a series of massages that can help relive the tense muscles and helps in better blood circulation throughout the body which proves very beneficial for pain and stress management.

Let’s talk about the difference between physical and occupational therapy:

·         Physical therapists are trained individuals and possess knowledge in dealing with musculoskeletal system, anatomy and physiological functioning of muscles, joints and ligaments. They help in restoring the body strength and functions further preventing injuries from happening. On the other hand, occupational therapist assist people who have been injured or disabled through several applications by which they can effectively manage their work, home and social interaction. They help in enhancing coping skills in individuals after injuries. An occupational therapist creates personalized programs focused on improving overall wellbeing and quality of life of the patients.

·        Physical therapy is mainly required soon after the patient is recovering from the injury. Physical therapists work in the initial recovery phase with the patients. Occupational therapy, on the other hand is generally required once the initial injury is healed completely and the patient is in the rehabilitation course.

·         The main purpose of physical therapy is to improve the body condition and mobility of individuals. In physical therapy, a lot of therapies like massage, acupuncture, exercises and manual therapies to improve the functioning of the body. On the other hand, the sole purpose of occupational therapy is to improve the quality of life by not letting the disability to affect the life of individuals. All its adaptations are involved when the patient has fully recovered from the injury. Occupational therapists can modify the settings and the lifestyle of the patient mainly instead of devising any treatment modalities.

Looking for a North Bay Occupational Therapist? Occupational therapist from HealthNow Home Healthcare will evaluate patients’ situation and develop individualized goals that allows resuming or pursuing valued occupations. After developing goals with occupational therapist, their specialist will work together on a specific intervention plan targeted to improve or maintain ability to perform daily activities. Their occupational therapy professionals are skilled health care professionals who use research and scientific evidence to ensure their interventions are effective. With strong knowledge of a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, and social makeup, they can evaluate how patient’s condition (or risk for one) is affecting body and mind, using a holistic perspective.


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