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Physical therapists treat clients who have pain, impaired balance or who have movement or functional difficulties as a result of illness, injury or aging. Physical therapists create treatment programs to address the pain, improve balance and improve functional movement so that the client can improve their ability to perform daily activities without pain.
Physical therapists help clients improve their ability to perform activities such as: safely walking around the house or community, rising from a chair or toilet, getting in and out of a shower or tub, going up or down steps, and other activities that will help the client resume their normal life.
Occupational therapists help clients recover from various illnesses or injuries so that the client can improve their ability to perform activities that may include: dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding, preparing meals, driving and other common activities.
Occupational therapists will teach the skills needed and may help modify the activity or the environment to help the client achieve their goals.
Speech Therapists, also known as Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), work with clients to prevent and treat speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders.
Speech therapists will design treatment programs to improve motor function for producing speech sounds or safe swallowing. They also train clients in language skills to improve the client’s ability to understand and express themselves.