Audiologists and speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate, and treat human communication disorders including hearing, speech, language, and voice disorders.
Physiotherapists assess patients; provide preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services to restore or maintain function; alleviate pain; and prevent disability or physical dysfunction.
Occupational therapists utilize a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning to enable individuals, groups and communities to develop the means and opportunities to identify, engage in, and improve their function in the occupations of life. Occupational therapists use a process involving assessment, intervention and evaluation of progress of the client related to their occupational performance in self-care, work, study, volunteerism and leisure. Occupational therapists may advise on health risks in the workplace, mental health promotion programs, and active living programs for seniors. Occupational therapists deliver direct professional services but may also perform functions as manager, researcher, program developer or educator.
Art, dance, music, athletic, and recreational therapists and remedial gymnasts plan and carry out specialized programs to aid in the treatment of mental/physical disabilities.