Which is more successful in school systems occupational therapy or physical therapy?
As they address two different areas (occupational therapy- the tasks of living, physical therapy- functioning as it relates to mobility)- there is no quantifiable answer to that question.
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.
Marilyn B. Cole has written: 'Group dynamics in occupational therapy' -- subject(s): Occupational Therapy, Methods, Occupational therapy, Group Psychotherapy, Group psychotherapy, Social groups 'Group dynamics in occupational therapy' -- subject(s): Occupational therapy, Group psychotherapy, Small groups, Social groups
Barbara E. Hanft has written: 'The consulting therapist' -- subject(s): Children with disabilities, Education, Handbooks, manuals, Handbooks, manuals, etc, Occupational therapy for children, Physical therapy for children 'Occupational therapy practice guidelines for young children with delayed development' -- subject(s): Standards, Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy for children, Developmentally disabled children
They're both very important fields and are equally needed. Physical therapy deals with rehabilitation of bones, joints, and muscles and gross motor skills. Occupational therapy deals more with the thought processes and coordination of fine motor skills. A stroke victim that has experienced loss of brain function and paralysis might require both physical and occupational therapy as an example. We also live in a fairly active society, one where sports injuries and accidents are common…