How does an Occupational Therapy Assistant differ from Physical Therapist Assistant
Feb 7, 2019
- Work Environment- the healthcare settings of both professionals are the same. They work in home healthcare facilities, hospitals, physicians offices, nursing care facilities, offices of the speech therapist, audiologist, etc. Both work as part of the team having doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
- Skills and Qualities- there is no major difference in the skills and traits required for physical and occupational therapy, and some of them are general and common. For example, you need to be patient, determined, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and documentation skills. You must also be able to apply problem-solving skills and be organized.
- Physical demands- both jobs require excellent physical stamina because most of their time is spent standing and teaching physical exercises to patients.