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Physical Therapist Opening

Thanks for Your Interest in Our Open Position! 

We're A Fun, Relaxed Cash-Based Physical Therapy Clinic Looking For...

A Happy, Personable & Enthusiastic Physical Therapist!

Dear Physical Therapist,


Do You Enjoy...

-Making A Difference in your Patients' Lives

-Working with Your Patients to Truly Help them be Healthy from the Inside Out

-Working with Motivated Patients who Take an Active Role in their Recovery

-Having a Truly Pivotal Role in a Company that Helps Active People Stay Fit, Healthy and Strong While Avoiding Medications, Injections and Surgery?


If so, this could be the perfect position for you!


About us:


Before we dive into roles and tasks, let me give a quick background on the company and why this position is going to be so important...


I started Stay Well Sports in October of 2021 just after COVID had fully changed the game when it came to healthcare.  After practicing in a very successful and busy outpatient clinic for several years prior, I was looking to create a space to treat patients the way I knew and believed they should be treated. I had a vision of a practice that felt different: fun and approachable, a place for healing that felt inviting and less like a mill and ... ultimately a place where our clients felt excited to come to. Yes, I understand it is still physical therapy and parts of it aren't always fun, but the way we treat and the environment we create can and should be a happy place to be. 


I wanted time to listen to patients who had been hurting, often disappointed by their experiences from doctors or other physical therapy clinics. I wanted to be the change in my profession that I knew was needed in order to provide quality health care, valuing Physical Therapists as the go-to provider when pain or injury strikes.


My mission: to help active people overcome pain or injury quickly and effectively so they can get back to doing what they love without the use of pain medication, injection or surgery.


I am married to my husband, Andrew, and we have 2 amazing daughters, who keep us on our toes. Stay Well Sports was made with the active parent in mind so my goal for this position is to offer time and freedom to be present with your family as well as treat the clients you are most interested in. Not to say you have to have kids, just that idea that you get to be present with what brings you joy in this world while also having financial stability. Work life balance is something missing in this industry and I want to bring it back!


This past winter I decided to take the plunge and invest in a clinic space that was open and inviting. Stay Well Sports is located in awesome Downtown Ann Arbor and is located right above Grizzly Peak!  We are a 1000 sq. feet space in a well lit loft. We have nearly endless opportunities now to offer community events, injury prevention screens, as well as serve our patients.  You could be the next Rockstar Therapist Stay Well Sports needs to reach more people and impact our community!


There will be more additions to our team over the next few years, but I’ll make sure they are all kind, really nice to work with, and all around a good time … I promise!


Physical Therapist Job Description

At Stay Well Sports our mission is to be the primary provider for people with pain or injuries and to enhance and empower the lives of people we encounter to put their health and wellness first and live the life they deserve.


We are looking for a rockstar Physical Therapist who is motivated to be the change our industry needs and deserves.


This position is currently a part-time position, growth possible to full-time if so desired. Specific hours are open for discussion during the application process.  As a person who values flexibility, the aim is to provide a schedule that works for everyone on the team.


Here are the primary characteristics a candidate must have for this important role in our company:

-A friendly and open demeanor and an affinity towards communicating comfortably with new people and making them feel welcome right away

-Compassion for others and an interest in seeing them get better

-Willingness to learn and implement feedback

-Strong attention to detail

-Be a Self-Starter - this is critical - this is a small, start up business so a piece of this position involves generating new leads and developing relationships in the community

-Desire to work one on one with each client

-Strong Manual Skills

-A strong niche, skill set, or interest in growing one

-Experienced therapist or novice therapist welcome to apply.


We are looking for a candidate who is able to adhere to the following core values:


People First, Patient Second: See the person as a human being and relate with them on that level, then find out what they need. Connect and Re-Direct. We believe that the person who walks in our door is the 1st priority.


Pursue Growth and Learning: We are a company of self-starters who are never satisfied with the status-quo. We are always learning and not afraid to try new things. Personal growth and development using open and honest communication and regular feedback is vital to our success.


Keep It Positive: We help patients achieve positive and hopeful outcomes. Pain is normal, our goal is to help our patients understand what it means.

Over Deliver/ Go Above and Beyond Expectations: Provide an exceptional experience that was never expected.


Be Fully Present: Give patients and your work 100% Attention.


Model Healthy and Active Lifestyle: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Exercise regularly, get regular treatment; be proactive about your health for your patients, friends & family.


Create Community: Clients are part of the Stay Well Sports family through all ages and stages of life. Employees and staff are also connected and invested in serving the long-term goals and mission of our practice. We are a family!


Be part of something bigger: You’re a person who’s up to something bigger, and you can inspire our clients by showing up fully in your life.


The successful candidate will work for the owners of the business to ensure that these core values are present in the day to day running of the business – and ultimately, responsible for the successful growth of the business.


All hiring at Stay Well Sports is made with these Core Values firmly in mind and we look forward to discussing them more with you at the interview - when we can also discuss other benefits and incentives of you choosing to join our team.


Please re-read the job description and core values again and make sure you deeply believe they describe you. Every characteristic is highly important and written very deliberately.

Now, let’s dive into the details of your duties and how you can apply for this position if you feel excited about this opportunity ... 


To have Rockstar Status in this position you will:

  • Be confident in your physical therapy skills. Know your niche and own it.

  • Believe that what you do matters and is life changing for your clients.

  • Have quality time to spend with your clients, to truly treat them the way you know and believe they deserve.

  • Take home very little documentation.

  • ​Experience more balance in the rest of your life.

  • ​Continue to learn and grow as a physical therapist.

  • ​Not be afraid to sell your services as the life-changing services that they are.

  • ​You will help drive and bring in referrals to Stay Well Sports


P.S. in case you were wondering: This PT clinic is not “in-network” with any insurance/Medicare and does not send bills/claims to insurance companies, so experience with medical billing is not necessary, and you won’t have to spend your time arguing with insurance companies!


How to Apply...

Thanks for reading this far! You're already showing some of the characteristics we are looking for so if you’re interested in applying for this position, please send an email to:


and ...


1) Use the Exact Subject Line: I will be your Rockstar Physical Therapist!


2) Within the email, please write a few sentences about why you feel you are a great fit for this position. I also want you to tell me about the last time you made someone happy.


Thank you so much for your interest in this position. 


I hope to meet you soon!


-Dr. Patti Darland, PT, DPT, Cert DN

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