Wondering what to get the occupational therapist in your life? They are special people for sure, who are dedicating their lives to helping others optimize their safety, independence, and quality of life. We've curated a list of items we know OTs will love (because they told us). Good luck!
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1. Therapy Fix Subscription
Imagine the excitement each month your friend will receive, packed with over $50 of occupational therapy materials delivered to their door for $25/month. Each month includes resources, therapy ideas, research summaries, stickers and quotes. Annual subscriptions are available at a discount.
OTs are multifaceted and wear many hats! This beautiful planner, created by an OT, helps to prioritize what is most important and complement the busy life of an occupational therapist.
$185 (on sale for $100 at time this post was published)
From skilled nursing to home health, occupational therapists have so much to keep track of and carry with them (along with the pressure of productivity). This stylish tote, created by an OT, has multiple internal pockets for therapy equipment and space for clipboards and handouts. Bonus! It comes with bag hooks so it doesn’t have to touch the ground.
4. Storage Clipboard
This folio comes with an internal clipboard and pocket to hold schedules, additional assessments, or clinical resources.
5. Pulse oximeter
A necessary clinical tool for every occupational therapist to monitor heart heart and oxygen saturation during treatment sessions. Having a personal pulse oximeter alleviates the pressure of locating one quickly in the gym or facility.
Be different with a custom gait belt and never lose it again. More Cowbelt was founded by an occupational therapist with a mission to create custom belts that bring a smile to the healthcare professional and the people they care for.
Every OT needs a tape measure, from measuring wheelchairs, going on home assessments, to measuring edema this little gadget will be well used.
Having a pocket reference to check can increase confidence and aid with documentation. This is a great reference to tuck into a tote or waist bag for increased convenience.
9. Waist Pack
A waist pack is a simple solution to carry clinical tools around the facility stylishly. Pack it with a gait belt, pulse ox, reference cards, tape measure, and pen to conquer the day!
10. Self care gift cards: massage, facial, salon treatment, coffee gift card, float therapy
From advocates, encouragers, and listening to the challenges a person is going through can be draining emotionally and physically to an OT. The occupational therapist in your life gives so much to the people around them and may not take the time to treat themselves. What a great gesture to gift a time to recharge the body and mind.
11. Gift card for a craft or hardware store
OTs are masters of creativity and making useful tools for people using items found at a craft or hardware store.
12. OT print
Gift this colorful artwork to display at work or in a personal office.
13. Personalized Stethoscope and Sphygmomanometer
$107.99 (on sale at time of publishing this post)
Monitoring blood pressure before and after treatment is extremely important. Having a personalized stethoscope will ensure that it won’t walk away with someone else.
Each OT is unique in their own way, just like this notebook paper made out of stone. Occupational therapists have so many ideas, notes, and funny quotes to write down throughout the day and having a go to notebook that is waterproof (coffee spills perhaps!) is just the ticket.
15. Smart watch
Tracking personal fitness, heart rate, and sleep combined with a stopwatch to keep track of treatment sessions. An all in one smart watch with so many capabilities.
Staying hydrated through a busy day is hard enough! Make it that much easier with an insulated water bottle to keep drinks cool all day.
Every brain injury is unique and the recovery and acceptance process that an individual goes through will be different. Carole writes about her first hand account and provides tips and strategies for those impacted by a traumatic brain injury. As an OT, this can be a great resource to guide treatment and provide education to family members about their loved one.
Where do you put a tablet when assisting a person with dressing, toileting, showering, or dynamic standing activities? In a convenient pouch that can be worn as a cross body bag or hip pouch. Plus, never forget where it was put down!
Point of service documentation is increasingly becoming necessary to be a productive clinician. This keyboard and iPad case combo increases the usability of the tablet and provides extra protection.
Occupational therapists have an appreciation of how complex the brain is. These brain cross section coasters are a unique gift to give.
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