Figure 2. Relationship between “nutritional physical therapy” and “rehabilitation nutrition” “nutritional physical therapy” and “rehabilitation nutrition” are overlapping. The two concepts share goals, most subjects, evaluations, and intervention strategies. On the other hand, occupational therapy, direct exercise for swallowing function, nursing care, and medication adjustment are not included in “nutritional physical therapy.” The approach to support an athlete’s health is present in “nutritional physical therapy” only.

From: Nutrition and Physical Therapy: A Position Paper by the Physical Therapist Section of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Nutrition (Secondary Publication)