What is the difference between OT and PT?

Occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) are very much related to each other, as they both fulfill the purpose of maintaining the health and fitness of the individual. Both OT and PT strive to cover all the aspects of human health – psychological, mental, and physical. While occupational therapy focuses on restoring functional skills in daily life, physical therapy focuses on restoring mobility. With children, OTs are often seen working on areas such as improving attention, motor planning and coordination with the body, social skills, tolerating different sensations, and self-help skills. PTs are often seen working with children on improving balance, strength and endurance, walking mechanics, and joint range of motion.