Ultimate Resource List for OTs Working in Geriatrics & Physical Disabilities

Ultimate Resource List for OT’s Working in Geriatrics & Physical Disabilities

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for great resources to use in my occupational therapy practice. I have a love for researching and staying up-to-date, so I am always digging around to see what I can find.

So, due to popular request, I thought it would be helpful to make a list of the resources that I have used, loved and found extremely helpful and share them with you. I have used every product I recommend. 

*Disclaimer alert 🙂 – I also want you to know that a few of the links provided are affiliate links. If you click on any of the links and make a purchase, it doesn’t cost you anything extra and a small portion of the sale helps support this site. I only recommend items that I feel are helpful, useful and I believe in.

Continuing Education



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Occupational Therapy Books

Occupational Therapy Toolkit is the ultimate resource for OT’s working in geriatrics and physical disability! My copy is well worn as it was my GO TO resource.

It is easy to follow, has very practical instruction for interventions and great patient handouts that you can copy and distribute. It is an investment that I never regretted spending money on and used it daily. The OT Toolkit is a MUST HAVE!

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Some of the BEST resources for OTs if you are working with geriatrics or phys dys - books, resources, CEUs + more | OTflourish.comPodcasts

Seniors Flourish Podcast(!!!)

Senior Rehab Podcast

Rusk Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine Podcast

AOTA’s Everyday Evidence

Online Tools

HEP2Go.com: This website has been a life saver for me – plus the basic membership is free! Some of the companies I have worked for do not have exercise software to use and I used this site to create custom home exercise programs (or if I am desperate, I am pretty good at drawing stick figures!).

You can even take your own pictures and upload to create your own exercises and even save your regular routines for future use.

Professional Development

Special Interest Sections (SIS) through AOTA
: There are community forums, a quarterly publication and networking
that you can access with your AOTA membership and are a great way to connect with other OT’s that practice in your specialty area. I am a part of the Gerontology SIS, Home & Community Health SIS and Physical Disabilities SIS.

Apps for Occupational Therapy: If you are looking for a list of apps to try with your patients check out this extensive list. It is organized by practice area with price, description and where to get the apps. Another site great that reviews apps for OT’s in practice is OTswithApps.com

NBCOT Navigator: I was surprised on how many great resources NBCOT provides to it’s certificants to progress their professional development including access to articles for evidence based articles, self assessment tools and a blog.

I’d love to hear some resources that you cannot live without – comment below and share the love!



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