- A physical therapist helps people recover from injuries or diseases of the muscles, joints, nerves or bone.
- An occupational therapist works more with fine motor skills and dexterity.
- Both therapists use various physical modalities and exercise, focusing in movement dysfunction.
- There are many areas of specialization in physical therapy including:
- sports medicine
- Most physical and occupational therapy schools require two to three years of education after a four-year undergraduate degree.
- Must pass a national exam to become a licensed/registered physical or occupational therapist.