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Offline randomlife

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Do you "gift" your PT?
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:47:03 PM »

Hope it's ok to post this here. I'm wondering if any of you have ever given a thank you gift to your PT. If so, what was it? I've been working with my current PT for over a year, and as we wrap up, I would like to give her a small token of my appreciation because she's helped so much, but I don't have any good ideas for what to give her. I've seen people in the clinic bring in baked goods, but I don't think that's a good choice for her.

If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them!


03/10: Lateral tibial plateau fx
05/11: Chondroplasty of lateral tibial plateau and patella w/ extensive synovectomy
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Offline maryc

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Re: Do you "gift" your PT?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 06:31:49 PM »
I sent a letter to my PT's employer stating how much I enjoyed working with my PT, how they helped me, were professional, etc. I also gave my PT a "silly" mouse pad from CafePress
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

Offline tinydinosaur

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Re: Do you "gift" your PT?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 08:03:48 PM »
i've done physio for 4+ years, i've brought in baked goods and even made a paper robot (which is my particular way of saying thank you, by making stuff :) )

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Re: Do you "gift" your PT?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 02:11:23 PM »
A letter of appreciation is always an excellent idea.  Here in the US it is a permanent part of the employee record.  It will go a long way for future references.  Food always helps and I think everyone enjoys the snacks.   I try to refer patients to them as well.  I think every practitioner  likes to have the new patient volume.   Hope this helps  LAS

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Re: Do you "gift" your PT?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 09:16:17 PM »
I got my PT a bottle of very good wine at the end of my rehab...but by that point we'd gotten to know one another well enough that I knew that was something he'd appreciate!
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Offline darsemnos

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Re: Do you "gift" your PT?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 05:45:32 AM »
If I had ever gotten even 1% improvement from PT I might have.