Physical Therapist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Physical Therapist interview, here are 34 interview questions and answer examples.

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Are there any unique skills or techniques that you would bring to our group?

"During my career, I have taken great interest in patient education and have recently completed a CME course on health coaching. Since doing so, I have been the go-to person in my clinic for assising with patient education. This is a role that I thrive in and would like to continue with it moving forward."

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34 Physical Therapist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Are there any unique skills or techniques that you would bring to our group?

  • 2. What made you choose physical therapy over other health professions?

  • 3. Tell me about a time you gave excellent patient care.

  • 4. Are you physically fit and do you exercise?

  • 5. Which population are you excited to work with?

  • 6. Describe your typical work week.

  • 7. Give me an example of a tough patient you had to deal with.

  • 8. How do you stay organized?

  • 9. How would you handle a situation where a patient you had been working with requested another therapist or a move to another therapy clinic?

  • 10. Have you ever been interested in treating sports injuries?

  • 11. In what capacity have you worked with PT Assistants? What role do you feel they play in the rehabilitation of a patient?

  • 12. Are you available to do outreach to other clinics or make in-home visits?

  • 13. Talk about a time there was miscommunication in the treatment of a patient. How did you handle that situation?

  • 14. What brings stress to your world as a Physical Therapist? How do you handle stressful situations in the workplace?

  • 15. How do you motivate your patients in their rehabilitation process?

  • 16. Talk about a time where you had to involve the family or caregivers of a patient you were working with? In what capacity did you have to involve them?

  • 17. How do you keep yourself up to date in the field of Physical Therapy?

  • 18. How would you work differently with an older patient?

  • 19. Are you comfortable delegating work?

  • 20. What excites you the most about being a Physical Therapist?

  • 21. Being a Physical Therapist allows you to see progress in your patients, does this motivate you? Why?

  • 22. Tell me about a situation where you showed a great deal of patience?

  • 23. Being with a single patient for an hour can be tiring, how can you overcome that?

  • 24. Describe the steps you take when reviewing a patients medication.

  • 25. Talk about a recent problem that you faced as a Physical Therapist. How did you go about solving the problem?

  • 26. What work setting do you prefer?

  • 27. What is your style of leadership?

  • 28. How do you educate your patients?

  • 29. What classes or professors had the most impact on you?

  • 30. How would your co-workers describe you?

  • 31. What experiences have you had that made you a better person?

  • 32. What is your greatest strength as a Physical Therapist?

  • 33. Discuss a patient plan that you designed and implemented.

  • 34. How would you rehabilitate or strengthen the tibialis anterior muscle?