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What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy If you’re considering a career in occupational or physical therapy, you may be wondering exactly what the difference is between these two professions. That’s totally understandable, as these two healthcare fields share a lot in common and are often confused with one another. Both professions provide vital, hands-on rehabilitative work ...


What Is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy assistants work with patients from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. That includes children. Pediatric occupational therapy is one of the largest areas of OT, which makes becoming a pediatric OTA a great career choice if you love working with kids and seeing them grow. Related Resource: What Does an Occupational ...


Working One-on-One in Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants work closely with clients, often over long periods of time. OTAs in particular work one-on-one with clients, carrying out a plan of treatment and observing clients’ progress as they gain or regain the skills to perform activities of daily living. Working closely with clients is a challenge, but it ...

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Alondra Ammon on Occupational Therapy

Alondra Ammon is the face of occupational therapy (OT) on YouTube. She speaks about a wide range of topics relating to OT on her channel, so we spoke with her about what it means to work in occupational therapy, and the roles of OTAs. How did you get involved with occupational therapy? I initially did ...

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Occupational Therapy Animals

Occupational therapy assistants work with a variety of tools and methods, and that even includes fluffy ones who can help clients physically, sensorially, emotionally, and cognitively. Dogs, horses, cats, even chickens can have powerful, positive, and adorable effects on clients’ daily lives. OTAs help clients gain or regain skills relating to the care of their ...

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Where Do Occupational Therapy Assistants Work?

If you become an occupational therapy assistant, you’ll work with a variety of clients. OTAs work with children, the elderly, and anyone who needs to gain or regain essential daily skills. They also work in many different environments. Your OTA journey can take you all the way from the halls of large institutions where you ...