Physical/Occupational Therapist

  • 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
    • orthopedics
    • pediatrics
  • 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.