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How to find Physical Therapists with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google when recruiting Physical Therapists to find resumes and profiles. Our search strings examples provide a basis to build your own commands. Modify our examples to include the training and experience you need in your physical therapy clinic.


Generic search string to find Physical Therapists

Build search according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • intitle: operator, to include the word “resume” or “CV” in the page title
  • (“physical therapist” OR physiotherapist), to cover variations of similar job titles

Here’s an example of a generic search string that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“physical therapist” OR physiotherapist) -job -jobs -sample -examples

You can also use the inurl: operator get results that contain these words in the page url:

(inurl:resume OR inurl:cv) (“physical therapist” OR physiotherapist) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Adding variations of job titles will provide more relevant results. And, excluding more terms will reduce false positives.


 Searching for Physical Therapist profiles

Find Physical Therapists by looking through social networks and forums on Google. Use the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “physical therapist” “member since”

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Examples of Boolean search strings to use when recruiting Physical Therapists by training and experience

Find Physical Therapists who:

Focus on occupational therapy of children

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “occupational therapist” (“children with disabilities” OR “children with health issues”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked with specific age groups

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” (elderly OR geriatric) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are specialized

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” pediatrics -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” (orthopaedics OR sports) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “home health physical therapist” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are entry-level

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist assistant” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have degrees in kinesiology

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” kinesiology (bachelor OR master OR degree) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have a doctorate

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“doctor of physical therapy” OR DPT) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have specific certifications

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” (“certified expert in exercise for aging adults” OR CEEAA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” (“certified athletic trainer” OR ATC) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Physical Therapists in various formats

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) (“physical therapist” OR physiotherapist) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to recruit Physical Therapists by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” (“New York” OR NY) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” Chicago (Illinois OR IL) -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “physical therapist” Chicago (773 OR 312 OR 872) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

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