Occupational therapy cover letter

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Occupational therapy cover letter

Does your career need a bit of rehabilitation to get back on track? To be considered for top occupational therapy jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an occupational therapist, or download the occupational therapy cover letter template in Word. 

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Occupational therapy cover letter template


Brandon West, OTR/L
Sometown, ID 55555 l (555) 555-5555 l bw@somedomain.com

November 20, 2017

Mr. Ray Hines
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Canyon Dr.
Sometown, ID 55555

Re: Occupational Therapist (OT), Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Hines:

I was introduced to occupational therapy while in high school after my brother was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. The progress he made thanks to the skills of his designated OT was awe-inspiring, and cemented my decision to pursue a career in this field.

Ten years later, my brother continues to excel, and I am a registered and state-licensed (OTR/L) OT. I have a BS in human physiology, an MS in occupational therapy and four years of experience as an OT for one of the country’s largest providers of outpatient and in-home therapeutic services.

I work closely with patients to develop treatment plans advancing:

  • Improved muscle strength, joint protection and tolerance for sitting/standing
  • Increased coordination, balance, endurance and mobility
  • Heightened sensory awareness
  • Enhanced cognitive skills and perceptual abilities
  • Expanded daily living activities and work tasks

As a licensed OT for XYZ Therapeutic Services, I have worked with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to further the rehabilitation of patients ranging in age from 3 to 85. My patients present an array of disabilities as a result of spinal cord/traumatic brain injuries, limb amputation, stroke, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease and other conditions.


I am skilled at applying evidence-based practice to offer a full range of OT services and physical agent modalities (e.g., massage, heat, water, ice, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, shortwave diathermy and light therapies); experienced in helping patients adjust to using prosthetics, orthotics and other adaptive devices; and always gentle and kind in all patient interactions.

ABC Company’s focus on serving elderly patients is a passion that I share, and I would like to speak with you about joining your team. You can call me at 555-555-5555. Thank you.


Brandon West, OTR/L
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