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Question 4 of 34 for our Physical Therapist Mock Interview

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Question 4 of 34

Are you physically fit and do you exercise?

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As a Physical Therapist, it's important to 'practice what you preach.' Promoting a healthy lifestyle, eating habits, and exercise will only go so far if you aren't in shape yourself. Do you do yoga? Run marathons? Walk your dog each night? Do you stay away from sugar and starches? Are you a vegetarian? Tell the interviewer how you stay healthy and how you encourage your patients to do the same.

Written by Heather Douglass

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    Are you physically fit and do you exercise?

      How to Answer

      As a Physical Therapist, it's important to 'practice what you preach.' Promoting a healthy lifestyle, eating habits, and exercise will only go so far if you aren't in shape yourself. Do you do yoga? Run marathons? Walk your dog each night? Do you stay away from sugar and starches? Are you a vegetarian? Tell the interviewer how you stay healthy and how you encourage your patients to do the same.

      Written by Heather Douglass

      1st Answer Example

      "I find myself running, exercising and dancing alongside my patients. I love to be apart of my treatment with my patients. It motivates them, helps the time go by and keeps me in shape as well."

      Written by Heather Douglass

      Entry Level

      "Part of my motivation to become a Physical Therapist was my lifelong desire to stay physically fit myself. Outside of work, I am a dedicated long distance runner that participates in a couple of marathons each year. I also actively play volleyball as well."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Experienced

      "As a career Physical Therapist, I've been very motivated to keep myself in shape and healthy to set a great example for my patients. I keep myself and my family on a pretty strict diet while not being overly strict. Yes, I still indulge in a treat once in a while. I also remain physically active by swimming laps three days a week at the YMCA and walking nine holes on the golf course a few times a week as well."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Community Answer

      "I consider my self as a person who likes to be active with sports and other outdoor activities, and I always try to keep my physical health and fitness in good condition, which is something essential for a physically demanding job like a physical therapist. I like to lead by example, meaning that while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to my patients, I have to support that kind of lifestyle myself. That is something that I believe inspires and motivates them and something that definitely can have an impact on their treatment process."

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      Rachelle Enns

      Our Professional Interview Coach
      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good point re: being a good example to your patients by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle!

      "I like to be active with sports and other outdoor activities, and I always keep my physical health and fitness in good condition. Being fit and healthy is essential for a physically demanding job like a physical therapist. I like to lead by example, meaning that while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to my patients, I have to support that kind of lifestyle myself. That is something that I believe inspires and motivates them and something that can positively impact their treatment process."