Occupational therapists promote health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal is to enable individuals to participate in activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual's ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.
Physical therapists provide services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors. Physical therapists are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation.
Speech language pathologists address an individual's ability to communicate more meaningfully. This includes providing services to assist individuals with speech production, fluency, voice, swallowing, and language. Speech therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing the most functional and meaningful way to communicate.