Brian McMichael, MD of Ohio State University’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in a YouTube video titled “Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Defined,” describes the nature of work performed by the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s interdisciplinary team, which includes speech and language pathology as well as occupational and speech therapies and physical therapy.

Physical therapy entails physical activity supports that relate to mobility. The treatment helps operations be in a position to move from one place to another and transfer.

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Some basic activities include getting out of bed, moving about their living spaces, moving up and down the stairs, and moving across curbs.

On the other hand, occupational therapy focuses on the day-to-day functioning of the body and parts of the body. Activities in this therapy include fixing food, getting cleaned and dressed, and business driving to strengthen the hands through these basic functions.

The third is speech and language therapy, which focuses on communication through speech and the manipulation of language cognitively and swallowing.