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.