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Sample physical therapist cover letter

CareerBuilder | March 23, 2021

How to write a physical therapist cover letter. Customize this example with your skills and experience.

Your cover letter should highlight examples of your empathy as well as your emotional stability and composure in difficult situations.

Copy and paste this sample cover letter into any document to get started.

1. Research the unique needs, characteristics, and culture of the hospital or other healthcare facility that you're applying to.
2. Specify how you're a good fit for the position.
3. Highlight your specialties and skills which set you apart from other therapists, paying particular attention to those that required additional training.
4. Don't neglect soft skills that are highly relevant to a position as a physical therapist, such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and leadership.
5. Carefully proofread your cover letter before submitting to make sure all contact information is correct and that there are no misspellings.


To Whom It May Concern,

I am excited to apply to the Physical Therapist Position at _____ in Buffalo, New York. I've been in the field for over three years, and I have always had a passion to help improve the lives of others. I have great interpersonal skills and I have a great sense of empathy for my clients.

This job posting in particular, gets me excited about the potential opportunity to work as a Physical Therapist at your center. I have extensive experience in electrotherapy, client education, and musculoskeletal evaluations and treatments. At one point, I was also the Program Coordinator for exercise regimen in Cardiac Rehabilitation, and I would love the opportunity to do something similar at your center.

My passion for Physical Therapy doesn't just apply while I am at work. I am an enthusiastic writer in the Physical Therapy space, and I have my own PT blog. I am usually writing at least 4 times a week, covering recent trends in Physical Therapy, and I am always sharing advice to recent graduates, and others looking to evaluate Physical Therapy as a possible career.

I'm confident I can be a great addition to your company, and I would love the opportunity to discuss the position with you further. If you have any questions about my background, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at or 555-555-5555. I look forward to hearing from you!


Mike Roberts

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