The primary difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that occupational therapists (OTs) focus on improving a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), while physical therapists (PTs) focus on improving a client’s ability to perform movement of the human body. An OT helps the person do daily tasks; the PT works to overcome biomechanical impairment.

OT help people to fully engage in daily life, whether the people are recovering from injuries, or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior.

For instance, if you broke your hand, the PT would work with you to regain movement and strength in the hand. The OT with work with you to develop ways that you can accomplish the things you need to do with the hand, like eating, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, and wiping your bottom after using the toilet.

Sampling of Representative Occupational Therapy Products

Below is a sampling of products and equipment that are designed to assist in occupational therapy. Click on the links to find out more information, see other products selections, and if you like, to make a purchase from one of our providers.

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33″ Long Dressing Stick with Shoe Horn with Sock Removal Tool, Adjustable Extended Dressing Aids for Shoes, Socks, Shirts and Pants

  • Multi-function - Medical Supply Dressing Stick with Shoe Horn with Sock and shoe Remover Tool;Extended Reach Assist.Extendable dressing aid with shoe horn makes getting dressed easier from head to toe. Shoe horn on one end helps guide your heel into shoes, boots and slippers, saving you from bending and reaching. Opposite end features dressing hooks that help you pull on socks, shoes, pants and tops without straining.Easy-to-use sock assist tool makes dressing easier. Versatile design is ideal for
  • Easily detaches for travel - Uniquely Design Separating into three short pieces;33inch Long enough; the detachable shoe horn easily fits in a handbag, carry on or tote for use while traveling and for compact storage.
  • Durable Construction - Sturdy fiber-reinforced ABS plastic, the JJDPARTS detachable shoe horn is exceptionally durable and easy to clean. Each edge has a smooth rounded finish to prevent snags and tears in socks and to prevent scuffed shoes.
  • Ideal For - Dressing sticks are often recommended by therapists and other health care professionals for users who have difficulty reaching, limited mobility. This simple tool can make life a little easier when it comes to dressing. The Dressing Stick helps users with arthritis to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Lifetime Guarantee - Lifetime guarantee so you can purchase now with confidence

BUNMO Adaptive Utensils for Elderly/Arthritis/Weak Hand Grip & Handicapped – Convenient Travel Pouch

  • LARGE EASY-GRIP HANDLES: Our light weighted foam grip handles are designed for maximum hold
  • SUPPORTIVE UTENSILS – Specially designed assistive devices. Great as elderly & handicap utensils
  • CONVENIENT FOUR-PIECE SET: Tablespoon, teaspoon, rocker knife and fork. Perfect arthritis aids
  • PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL: BunMo Adaptive Silverware is made of high quality rustproof stainless steel
  • SHARP KITCHEN KNIFE: Original curved design, sharp and meets the standards of adaptive equipment

CreateFun Noun Flash Cards – 50 Educational Vocabulary Builder Picture Cards – 5 Learning Games – Toddlers, Preschool Teachers, Speech Therapy Materials and ESL Teaching Materials

  • MASTER: Nouns and Categories. Ideal for Preschool Prep, Speech Therapy and ELL. Promote clear communication, conversation and development.
  • MODERN FLASHCARDS, Diverse Images, HD Quality Photos, Child and Adult Friendly.
  • IDEAL FOR Kids and Adults: Preschool Prep, Speech Therapy, ELL, Special Education PECS and ABA. With up to 25% more cards than other sets. 50 high quality flashcards 2 instructional cards! Whether you're a parent, teacher or therapist, use these pictures and words to promote clearer communication, critical thinking skills, conversation and reasoning for all ages.
  • IMPROVE YOUR STUDENTS understanding of matching items in the world around them, verbal and listening skills, English language and vocabulary development.
  • LARGE YET COMPACT: Will fit in your pocket! Comes with a wide selection of recognizable, everyday objects. Create games and promote easy learning out of the 5 starter teaching games!

EazyHold Silicone Adaptive Aid (12 Years to Adults) for individuals with Limited Hand Mobility, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke. Perfect for occupational therapy or physical therapy use (Lavender – 5 1/4″- 2 P

  • VERSATILE ADAPTIVE AID - Gives individuals independence for Writing, Eating, Grooming, Personal Care (Toothbrush, Hair Brush) , Daily Living and SImple Chores
  • EXTRA SENSORY- Puts the tool in hand or limb and against the skin for better perception of the weight, vibration, temperature and texture of the object
  • COMFORTABLE FIT - Made of soft strechy silicone which warms to skin temperature and does not need to be tight on the hand to support the item.
  • MANY SIZES - EazyHold comes in 8 different sizes to fit infants, toddlers, teens, children and adults hands or limbs.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - Wash with soap and water, the dish washer basket or in an autoclave. Will not degrade with repeated use of hospital disinfectant wipes.

Funnel – The Hands-Free Adaptive Dressing aid Shoehorn for Shoe donning

  • Great for those that can’t reach down with their hands
  • Loved by OTs and PTs
  • Lightweight but durable material
  • Made in the USA

Homecraft Queens Angled Cutlery, Right-Handed Angled Spoon, Ergonomic Adaptive Spoon, Cutlery with Easy-to-Grip Handles for Limited or Weak Grasp, Grip Spoon for Independent Eating, Adaptive Utensil

  • Ergonomic angled design makes it easier to eat for individuals with difficult time positioning regular cutlery
  • Features an angled right-handed spoon with a handle that measures 1-1/4" in diameter x 3-5/8"L, helps increase comfort for those with weak or painful grasp
  • Lightweight stainless steel in plastic handle is easy to grip for individuals with limited grasp
  • Ideal for patient care in a home or clinical setting to increase functionality while eating and during self-feeding
  • Institutional dishwasher safe, BPA and phthalates free
Also available, and separately priced, are other utensils:  

Juvo Toilet Aid with Integrated Hygienic Caddy for Range of Motion Assistance, White/Blue (SATA1)

  • A patent-pending product, the Toilet Aid is ideal for individuals with a limited range of motion-the integrated caddy snaps over the tissue holder to keep things clean and sanitary
  • The handle can be used from front or back, depending on condition
  • Toilet Aid holds toilet tissue in place for wiping
  • Easy Squeeze Trigger locks the tissue in place -- tissue can be released by pushing down on the actuator release button in one of two positions
  • Store the Toilet Aid flat; clean with soapy water; 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Lock Laces – Elastic No Tie Shoelaces, One Size Fits All

  • NO-TIE LACING SYSTEM: Turn any pair of lace-up tennis shoes into slip on sneakers. LOCK LACES are the original, PATENTED (US Patent #6026548) no tie shoe laces with over 5 million pairs sold worldwide
  • STRETCH FIT COMFORT: Our elastic laces conform to your foot for a custom fit. Added compression reduces discomfort so you can perform your best! LOCK LACES 6-strand fibers are .22 cm in diameter, 48 inches in length and can stretch up to 72 inches
  • PERFECT FOR EVERYONE: LOCK LACES, originally designed for triathletes to decrease transition time, are a great gift for seniors suffering from arthritis or other disabilities, autistic children, runners of all ages, and casual users!
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION: One size fits all (kids AND adults), quick to install, and easy to use. Each pair is suitable for lacing up one pair of shoes. Easy installation instructions and videos provided.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: LOCK LACES are guaranteed to last the life of one pair of lace up tennis shoes. We know that once you try them in your shoes, you’ll never go back to traditional shoelaces

Maddak SP Ableware Sandstone Partitioned Scoop Dish with Lid

  • Sandstone partitioned dish with three compartments for keeping food separated
  • 1-1/2-inch deep walls for scooping food onto forks and spoons
  • Stackable with clear, plastic cover for transporting and storing food
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe for ease of use
  • Measures 8-1/4” in diameter, with capacities of 6.75 oz. (small sections), and 12.6 oz. (large section)
  • Easy to use
  • Washable
  • 3 partitions in dish
  • Color: red

MKgames Social situations – 50 Photo Cards, Learning Products, Speech Therapy for Kids and Adults. Encourages Language Development, Communication and Conversation

  • Social Situations Photo Cards- was developed by an occupational therapist & special needs teacher, experienced in using creative tools for experiential play with their clients. Fun, educational and promotes cognitive skills for players of all ages. Ideal for supporting articulation & communication development.
  • Perfect tool for the professional toolkit of all: therapists, educators, parents, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers for work with patients who have alzheimer's, dementia and autism. Perfect for 1:1 and group work
  • Perfect classroom activity for early learners or special education classrooms. Learning Game and toy Suitable for children and adults with autism, Aspergers, ADHD, dementia, developmental delay, or speech/language delay; or to anyone first learning or re-learning basic language skills
  • Contains: This kit of 50 large and durable photo cards features various social situations to generate conversation. Size 7.7" x 5". Enjoy playing and teaching with this set of high-quality, educational photo cards

Ornamin Two Handled Mug with Internal Cone 140 ml BlackBerry with Spouted Lid with Small Opening (Model 815 + 806) | Drinking aid

  • The insulated drinking cup has two ergonomic handles for firm hold even for shaky hands
  • Easy drinking up without help: the mug's internal cone enables drinking even while laying - two handles for firm hold
  • The feeding cup is a practical daily help for the elderly, private and professional care and people living with diseases like stroke, Alzheimer's, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, dysphagia
  • The disability cup is made of break-resistant quality plastic, durable, BPA-free, dishwasher safe and microwaveable
  • Sturdy, high-quality plastic in exclusive ORNAMIN quality, made in Germany

Post Surgery Tearaway Pants – Men’s – Women’s – Unisex Sizing

  • 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
  • Imported
  • Machine Wash
  • Starter hangtag doubles as a sticker!
  • This versatile athletic pant is made with STRETCH-STAR, an adjustable drawcord waist, and breakaway side snaps
  • STRETCH-STAR technology for enhanced movement and comfort
  • 100% Polyester
  • Snap closure
  • EXCELLENT FOR: Post Surgery Recovery, Knee Surgery Recovery, Hip Surgery Recovery, Leg Casts, Sports Injuries, Physical Therapy, The Elderly, Persons With Limited Mobility, Surgery Recovery Gifts, and more...
  • PREMIUM Polyester Fleece fabric which has a soft, flexible feel
  • Durable Snap Fasteners
  • Machine Wash Cold | Tumble Dry Low Heat
  • PRODUCTS MADE BETTER: we listen to customer feedback and fine-tune every detail to ensure quality, fit, and comfort. If you're not completely satisfied at any time, for any reason, we will give you a full refund. Visit Your Orders to get started.

Providence Spillproof Scoop Plate – 9″ White

  • Ergonomic plate design meant to assist individuals in guiding food onto utensils with the helped of curved wall
  • Features a vertical wall that helps guides food onto utensils
  • Lightweight, polypropylene 9 inch durable utensil
  • Ideal eating solution for individuals who need help eating independently without the help of a caregiver, such as the elderly, handicapped, and disabled
  • Top rack dishwasher safe, microwaveable, non latex plate

Reboundwear Women’s Molly Pants – Post Surgery Clothing Adaptive Apparel

  • Runs narrow at hips, drawstring and elastic waistband allow for a comfortable fit. Sizing up recommended.Product measurements were taken using size SMALL. Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you are between sizes we recommend ordering one size up. Measurements: Waist Measurement: 29 in, Outseam: 37 in, Inseam: 27 in, Front Rise: 9 1⁄2 in, Back Rise: 12 in, Leg Opening: 20 in
  • The original premium post-surgery pants! YOU DESERVE THE BEST NO MESSY VELCRO, NO DANGEROUS MAGNETS, NO DIFFICULT SNAPS. Safe to wear in hospitals. Two strategically-located side seam zippers allow the pant legs to be open, providing easy access to the waist, hips, upper and lower leg. Makes dressing and undressing easy for people recovering from injury, broken bones, pre & post-surgery, the elderly, and the disabled. No need to fully undress for PT treatments, icing, & doctors visits.
  • The Molly Pants OPEN AT THE WAIST AND ANKLE. They Hug your hips and flare at the leg to accommodate casts, boots, and knee/ankle/foot braces. Pull loops minimize the need to bend over while dressing. Side slits at ankle provided for hemming or cutting for the desired length if need be. GREAT FOR POST-HIP, KNEE, ANKLE AND OTHER ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES
  • PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS A TECHNICAL GARMENT. . PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY. . Designed with the input of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and people like YOU! Soft, comfortable design reduces irritation or disruption to wound sites.
  • Where Fashion Meets FunctionThe Mollys are fashionable pants made with soft luxurious on-trend fabrics.They make dressing easier for caregivers and less painful for patients. Keep your dignity and style with Reboundwear. Look Great, Feel Better One garment does it all! From surgery to physical therapy, and back to your daily routine even after you're fully recovered. For more sizes and colors visit: reboundwear.com

Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, 20 Pcs 4 Size – 6.3” 7.1” 8.5” 10.5”, BPA Free Long Short Smoothie Drinking Curved Bent Straws with 2 Brushes and Carry Bag, Fit for 10/20/30 oz Tumblers

  • HEALTHY AND SAFE MATERIAL: The BGMAX smoothie straws made of food-grade 18/8 stainless steel,FDA- approved,food-grade, BPA free, no metallic or chemical taste, much safer than plastic and glass straws, reusable and environmentally friendly.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY & EASY TO CLEAN: dishwasher safe. 2 pieces cleaning brushes to wash the whole reusable straws, Dry up with a cloth and Preservation. BGMAX drinking straws are reusable and durable, rather than disposed of after one use.
  • 20 PCS, 4 SIZE: Length: 6.3'', 7.1'', 8.5'', 10.5'' Outer Diameter: 1/4 inch/ 6 mm (BGMAX reusable drinking straws)
  • WIDELY USE: Add fun to any party, trendy for family reunion, outdoor picnics, hiking, trips and office use, girl's night out,cocktail party,Patio BBQ,picnics,boating and more! Great for hot chocolate, smoothies, apple cider vinegar, fruit juice, milk, sodas coffee, tea, kefir, water and any fizzy drinks.
  • 5. WORRY-FREE WARRANTY: Your Satisfaction is our Highest Priority, contact us firstly if you have any question. BGMAX offers Lifetime Warranty and 30-Days for refund or replacement