Physical therapists work to restore mobility and promote independence. The goal is to move the patient toward greater independence and mobility, either unassisted or with assist devices. The licensed physical therapist focuses on improvement, coordination, balance, strength, and endurance.
Occupational Therapists use goal directed activities to help restore, maintain, and improve daily living skills. The goal is to asses personal self-care and daily living skills and to provide modified techniques and/or adaptive devices to assist patients in achieving the skills needed in activities of daily living.
Speech-Language Pathologists focus on improvements in swallowing, hearing, speech, and language proficiency. The goal is to asses and provide treatment for individuals with disorders of speech, language, swallowing, communications and/or feeding programs to help the patient recover lost skills or develop new ones.