It is essential to point out that OT (occupational therapy) differs from physical therapy (PT) in the sense that the latter focuses on rehab (increasing mobility and stopping or preventing further loss of capacities). In contrast, occupational therapy focuses on teaching patients new techniques and methods to live with this impairment or illness.
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Every healthcare practitioner should have a good relationship with the patient, but occupational therapists probably excel at this. They need to build trust with the patient, so they can know the person’s feelings, fears, and frustrations to inform the doctors and other healthcare practitioners. This relationship between patient and therapist is undoubtedly an essential aspect of OT.