what is the difference between physical rehabilitation, physical therapy and occasional therapy?

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In less than 10 days, i have to choose if i should pursue a job career in physical rehab. or continue my studies and go for PT or OT. but i really don’t know the detailed difference between these 3… can someone please explain, talk about the salary, the chances of getting excepted,etc. anything you know about the subject is fine 🙂

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Answer by eawoodall
wikipedia has a lot to say about all three.

physical rehabilitation = wikipedia seems to think same as physical therapy, but I think more limited.
note: In some cases, physical rehabilitation technicians may provide physical therapy services

physical therapy = restore/prevent the loss of mobility. Physical therapy has many specialties including sports, wound care, EMG, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, neurologic, orthopedic and pediatrics.

note: in some cases physical therapy provides manipulation, which has different types that other health care workers do. like chiropractic, osteopathic.

occupational therapy = helping people with daily living because of disabling conditions, through basic motor functions, recovery/development of function. to try to help clients live independently.

lets review: occupational therapy is about occupations, or enabling working, or better living, including helping handicapped persons. so i think educational therapy is a sub field of this in some cases. the same way that physical rehabilitation can be a sub field of physical therapy.

all sound like interesting choices, but you have to decide. you should ask, whoever at your school, knows the differences as they apply to you, the student. do well.

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