Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy and occupational therapy are similar in that their goals are to facilitate normal movement patterns and optimize function. However, they’re not interchangeable terms. Physical therapy is typically applied to the torso and lower extremities, focusing on large motor movement patterns like walking, running, standing up, sitting down, and other functions at that level. Occupational therapy, on the other hand, typically focuses on the finer motor movements of the upper extremities and returning dexterity to specific activities of daily living.

What Are Physical & Occupational Therapy?


Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both types of medical care that use natural, non-invasive, movement-oriented means to relieve pain, return from injury, and restore normal function.


These means include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Pressure-Point Release
  • Modality Application
  • Splinting & Bracing Production/Management
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Kinetic Activity
  • Therapeutic Exercises


In either case, Fort Worth Physical Therapy patients typically notice results after one visit and complete treatment after six sessions.

Our Total Person Approach


At FWPT, we take a physical therapy approach that focuses on the health of the entire person, which we call our BodyWorks Program. This program has been designed and perfected by our staff to help reduce pain, improve function, and most of all, empower you with the tools you need to maintain your results for the rest of your life.


Whether you’re an athlete that’s put serious miles on their body or someone who just wants to play with their kids without pain, the BodyWorks Program could be a perfect fit for you.


Benefits of the BodyWorks Program include:

  • Returning to a Pain-Free Life
  • Learning Long-Term Strategies
  • Feeling Physically & Emotionally Empowered
  • Having More Daily Energy
  • Exercising & Playing Without Pain


While we offer many physical & occupational therapy programs to tackle more specific issues, the BodyWorks Program is designed to provide general relief for the aches & pains that typically afflict our patients.