When is occupational therapy used?
Occupational therapy may be prescribed to rehabilitate a patient after amputation, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, head injuries, neurological injuries, orthopedic injuries, pulmonary disease, spinal cord disease, stroke, and other injuries/illnesses
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Physical therapy is used to restore the use of a joint after injury. How effective that is depends very much on the type of knee injury, the physical condition and determination of the patient. Occupational therapy can overlap physical therapy, but is more commonly used to restore the patient's ability to care for himself, return to work and restore normal activity.