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Question 23 of 34 for our Physical Therapist Mock Interview

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Question 23 of 34

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

How to Answer

Stamina is important while seeing your patients for treatment. Do you break up an appointment with small talk? Humor? Tell the interviewer about a particularly lengthy appointment you had and how you overcame the physical and emotional exhaustion.

Written by Heather Douglass

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

      How to Answer

      Stamina is important while seeing your patients for treatment. Do you break up an appointment with small talk? Humor? Tell the interviewer about a particularly lengthy appointment you had and how you overcame the physical and emotional exhaustion.

      Written by Heather Douglass

      1st Answer Example

      "Besides a good night sleep and comfortable footwear, I find that starting a casual conversation with my clients helps the session go quickly and helps them keep their mind off of any pain they may experience during our treatment."

      Written by Heather Douglass

      Entry Level

      "During my internship, I learned from my supervising therapist that getting to know each individual patient and talking with them was vital to both the patient and to me as their therapist. For the patient, they can get to know me and trust me throughout the process. For me as the therapist, I can learn about what motivates the patient in their treatment and use that to better work with them."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Experienced

      "Actually, one of the things I love about being a Physical Therapist is the lone one-on-one time that I get with each individual patient. While their physician may not be able to take the time to get to know them and what makes them tick, I feel fortunate to be able to do this and I'm able to tailor my approach to each patient by getting this extra time with them."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 30th, -0001

      Community Answer

      "Personally I feel that having a longer therapy session with a patient, gives us both the opportunity to build a better patient/physiotherapist relationship and also gives me the opportunity to educate him in-depth throughout the course of the session, something that I wouldn't be able to do to the same degree in a typical therapy session."

      Written by an Anonymous User

      Rachelle Enns

      Our Professional Interview Coach
      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      The interviewer will be happy to hear that you are energized from one-on-one interaction versus feeling drained from the experience. Good answer!

      "Personally I feel that having a longer therapy session with a patient, gives us both the opportunity to build a better patient/physiotherapist relationship and also gives me the opportunity to educate them in depth throughout the course of the session; something that I wouldn't be able to do to the same degree in a typical therapy session."