25 Gifts for Physical Therapists (They Need Love Too)

A physical therapist can change your life; from strengthening for an upcoming race to rehab for surgery or an injury, they work hard to help people move safely and without pain, prioritizing their patients over anything else.

If you want to show your favorite therapist how much you appreciate them, consider the gifts for physical therapists on this list. There are practical items that can help them with the day-to-day aspects of their job or luxury items that will help them relax after quitting time. You’re sure to find something for any physical therapist with this gift guide.

1. Physical Therapist Leather Notebook

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This durable notebook is ideal for the physical therapist who needs to make notes on the job. They’ll love the 8.46-inch by 6.1-inch size that makes it convenient to carry around the facility yet still provides plenty of writing space. The lined notebook has a line for the date and day of the week in the header so they can keep their notes organized.

2. Premium Medical Storage Clipboard

Premium Medical Storage Clipboard with Quick Medical Reference Sheet - Clipboard for Doctors, Medical Students, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Your physical therapist might prefer a clipboard instead of a notebook. This medical storage clipboard goes above and beyond traditional office supplies by having a medical chart included on the clipboard surface. Beneath that hard surface is a spacious storage area to keep paper scraps, pens, and other necessities on hand without needing to juggle many small items.

3. Novelty Bone Shape Ballpoint Pens

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If you want to make your physical therapist smile, consider skipping the dignified pen gift and giving them a set of bone ballpoint pens. Choose from a set of 5, 10, or 20 to ensure they’re never without a humorous writing utensil. The pens have black ink, so they’re suitable for use on professional documents, and they include a cap so they won’t leak in a bag or pocket.

4. Monogram Therapy Kit

Monogram Therapy Kit

This therapy kit includes everything your favorite physical therapist needs on the job, including:

  • Goniometer set
  • Reflex hammer
  • Retractable tape measure

Help them stand out from the crowd by gifting them a personalized set featuring their monogram on each item in a color of your choice. It will make them feel professional while ensuring no one else in the facility grabs their items by mistake.

5. Physical Therapist PopSocket

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Any physical therapist will tell you that holding your phone in certain ways can hurt your wrist and fingers. Show your appreciation for that knowledge by giving your favorite therapist a cute PopSocket in tribute to their profession. The PopSocket pushes down to be low profile and pops out to provide a comfortable, secure way to hold a phone.

6. Personalized Zippered Tote Bag

Physical Therapist Zippered Tote Bag

Having a dedicated work bag will help your physical therapist cut down on prep time before each shift. They can keep all their pens, clipboards, and therapy kits in this bag and not need to spend precious time re-packing their bag. You can choose from seven vivid colors and include an organizer to keep each item in its place. Add their name and professional affiliation, too.

7. Plant Theatre Bonsai Tree Kit

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Spruce up your physical therapist’s office with a beautiful piece of nature. They can grow their own bonsai trees from scratch, as the kit contains seeds for three gorgeous bonsai trees, growing pots, peat blocks, and tips to cultivate stunning bonsai trees. They’ll love having a bit of nature at their desk as they work.

8. Physical Therapist Definition Print

Physical Therapist Definition Print

Another way to add beauty to your physical therapist’s office is to give them art to hang on the walls. This minimalist definition of a physical therapist is eye-catching and professional. You’ll know they’ll think of you every time they look at the print. It’s an instant download, so you can add it to the frame of your choice just minutes after purchasing—great for a quick gift!

9. Skeleton Running Print

Skeleton Running Print

This skeleton running print will certainly make your favorite physical therapist smile. It’s another minimalist art print with a splash of color. The five skeletons are in different positions and contain multiple colors all over their bodies. You can choose to print the design on art paper or canvas and also select the ideal size to ensure it makes a statement in your therapist’s office.

10. Calming Anatomy Watercolor Yoga Print

Calming Anatomy Watercolor Yoga Print

This watercolor print of a sitting yoga pose also adds a pop of color to your physical therapist’s office without the silliness of the running skeletons. The print is very beautiful and professional, featuring a female figure sitting in a calm yoga pose. It’s a work of art that will also remind the therapist to stop and take a deep breath for themselves in the middle of a hectic day.

11. Custom Engraved Wooden Therapist Sign

Custom Engraved Wooden Therapist Sign

An engraved wooden sign can add some sophistication to your physical therapist’s office. You can choose different sizes and customize six lines of text on the main board. Go above and beyond with a classy hanging name plate framed to match the larger sign. The laser engraving looks clean and professional, ensuring your favorite therapist will love this gift.

12. Physical Therapist Wood Sign

Physical Therapist Wood Sign

If you love the idea of a custom wooden sign but want something more eye-catching, this upscale version will suit your needs. It comes in one size: 24 inches wide by 11 inches tall. The distressed wood has a blue wash to ensure the gold letters pop. The medical caduceus is a 3D print that stands out and makes this one of the best therapists’ gifts you can find.

13. Personalized White Coat Hanger

Personalized White Coat Hanger

smile to their face. Choose from several types of hangers, including:

  • Black
  • Cherry
  • Mahogany
  • Oak
  • Walnut
  • White

The hanger includes the physical therapy symbol as a vinyl sticker that will show above the coat’s collar. You can choose your physical therapist’s favorite color for the sticker. What makes this gift stand out is the wire structure of the hanger, which spells out their name. Select silver, gold, or black wire to ensure their name pops.

14. Improved Pain Scale T-Shirt

Improved Pain Scale T Shirt

If you remember your first visit to your physical therapist, you can probably recite their pain scale. They often check in with patients after an exercise to assess the pain scale due to a new move. Of course, you want to improve, but sometimes it can be tempting to yell the number when you hurt.

This hilarious t-shirt has a revised pain scale that might help you feel better than ever after trying a new move. On a scale of ten, you can start with an itch, get attacked by beers, or let them know you feel you’re being mauled by a bear. 

15. Personalized Physical Therapist Pullover Sweatshirt

Personalized Physical Therapist Pullover Sweatshirt

For cold weather or physical therapy facilities that crank up the air conditioning, your therapist will love this personalized pullover sweatshirt. You can choose from many different colors and styles, including a pullover shirt, pullover hoodie, 1/4-zip pullover sweatshirt, or full-zip hoodie.

The embroidery features your therapist’s name and title next to the physical therapy symbol. After selecting the style and color of the garment, you can also specify the thread color to fully customize this gift.

16. Vintage Anatomy Casual Shoes

Vintage Anatomy Casual Shoes

Your physical therapist will love the humorous print on these casual slip-on shoes. The anatomy fabric includes a skeleton, hips, fingers, toes, and ribs. There’s an elastic insert to ensure they stay on regardless of what movements your therapist does in each session. The traction also helps your therapist stay on their feet. The exterior canvas is easy to clean.

17. Human Body Coloring Book

The Human Body Coloring Book: The Ultimate Anatomy Study Guide (DK Human Body Guides)

Coloring can help you relax, so encourage your favorite physical therapist to take some time to relax with this intriguing human body coloring book. They’ll brush up on their knowledge of the skeletal and muscular system while unwinding with bright colors. The book is from DK, a publisher with an impressive reputation in the education field, so all information is correct.

18. Maze Balance Board

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Being a physical therapist means there’s always some downtime when you need to make notes, update patient files, and submit information for billing. While your therapist knows how crucial thoughtful movement can be, they may not make time for it during their workday.

This balance board activates muscles even when they’re sitting at the desk. When they want to get up and take a refreshing movement break, they can focus on the puzzle of trying to work the balls through the maze.

19. Deep Tissue Massage Tool

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Another gift to ensure your physical therapist takes care of themselves is the deep tissue massage tool they can use without assistance. The ergonomic design protects their thumb and joints while applying plenty of pressure to their problem areas. It’s perfect for them to use on their neck, back, feet, and hands, ensuring they relax at the end of a long day.

20. Physical Therapist “Rock This Joint” Mug

Physical Therapist Rock This Joint Mug

If your physical therapist loves coffee or tea, you’ll find it hard to resist this clever mug that reads, “Let’s rock this joint.” You can personalize the other side of the mug with their name and title. Choose from an 11-ounce or 15-ounce option. Other customizations include choosing an interior color, such as blue, navy, black, pink, or red. You can also opt for a plain white mug.

21. Personalized Vacuum-Sealed Tumbler

Personalized Vacuum Sealed Tumbler

A mug is a great idea, but if your physical therapist is always on the go, traveling between the office, home visits, and other facilities, you might want to choose a travel mug. This vacuum-sealed tumbler will keep their hot drinks hot and their cold drinks cool.

You can customize two lines; one is their name, and the other is their occupation. Their name is in script, and the block text proclaims them the Best Physical Therapist Ever. You can also choose the tumbler’s color, which choices like:

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Stainless steel
  • Navy blue
  • Light blue
  • Pink
  • Teal

22. Therapist Candle

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A candle is a great gift that will help your physical therapist unwind in the office or at home. It comes in a cute jar with a sweet therapy saying on the front. You can customize the lid of the jar with a note or your therapist’s name. 

Candle scents include:

  • Apple
  • Basil and mint
  • Cake
  • Fir
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Vanilla

You can also choose the option for a surprise candle, meaning you’ll get a wonderfully-scented candle that’s a secret for you and the recipient. 

23. Glo Online Meditation Class

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Your physical therapist might not want more items in their home or office, so the gift of a meditation class is an engaging idea. They’ll have the ability to schedule these online classes at any time, so they can unwind after work or relax all weekend long. Classes include beginning meditation up through advanced courses so they can later use the knowledge on their own time.

24. Succulents Gift Box

Succulents are stunning, unique plants that liven up any space. Instead of struggling to choose one option at the garden center, give the ongoing gift of a subscription box. You can maintain your therapist’s membership for one, three, or six months or opt for an entire year.

They’ll get a featured succulent every month, along with care tips to keep it alive at home or in their office. Goodies include decorative pots and cute accessories.

25. VineBox Wine Subscription

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Gifts don’t have to be items or experiences—they can be a chance to relax with a delightful wine tasting. Your physical therapist won’t have to leave the comfort of their own home with a unique gift from VineBox. Choose from several different curated boxes to best suit their interests.

In Conclusion

Think of your favorite therapist and pick the best gifts for physical therapists from this list. Whether it’s something to source up their office and make them think of you, or a chance to relax at home with meditation and forget the daily grind completely, show them how much you appreciate everything they do.

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