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Physical therapists help patients relieve pain, regain or improve functioning.  They do this by assessing the patients mobility and functions and then create plans that include both treatment and exercise to meet this objective.  So if you have an interview for a physical therapist position then be sure you read this post.

Below are some great physiotherapist or physical therapist job interview questions. Remember that another good source of interview questions is your resume. Hiring managers ask questions based on your resume. So if it’s been a while since you have looked your resume, then it would be wise to review your resume before your interview.

Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist Job Interview Questions

As a physiotherapist in my hospital (care home, etc), you will be working as a member of the care team. As such teamwork is important to us and essential to success. Tell me about a health care professional or someone you have worked with that you didn’t get along with. What made it so difficult? How did you handle this?

Do you hold a university degree in physiotherapy and have you completed a period of supervised practical training (practicum)?

Do you hold a license or registration with a professional physiotherapy regulatory body?

Have you completed the required exam (i.e. Physiotherapy National Exam), administered by your regulatory body (i.e. the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory Boards)?

List 5 traits that a successful physical therapist needs.  From this list, which is your weakest trait?

What made you want to become a physiotherapist?

How have your experience and education prepared you to be a successful physical therapist?

Why do you want to be a physiotherapist in this community?

Tell me about a time when you had great difficulty communicating to a patient? What did you do about this?

As a physiotherapist you will have to work with patients from all walks of life. Tell me about situation when you have had to consider the patient’s culture in their therapy. What were the considerations, what was your recommendation and why?

Give me an example of when a member health team disagreed with your plan for the patient. How did you handle this?

Not all patients cooperate when you are working with them. Describe a situation where you had to work with a uncooperative or even combative patient. What did you do?

Why should we hire you to be our physical therapist?

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