Therapydia Portland physical therapist Brooke Flood, DPT, COMT, takes some time to talk keeping active, hanging with her kids, and the PT brain.
“Exercise to be strong and healthy, not to win.”
When did you know that you wanted to be a physical therapist?
In college. I spent enough time receiving physical therapy for various injuries that I decided to forgo medical school and pursue PT.
What is the biggest challenge involved in being a PT?
Turning off the “finding out what’s wrong with everything,” once I get home.
How do you like to stay active?
Walk, run, swim, cycle, row, lift weights, snowboard, kite surf, and play with my kids.
What’s your favorite song to get your motivated?
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.
What surprised you the most about the physical therapy profession?
How much people don’t know about physical therapists and how we can help. We are biomechanical specialists!
What’s your go-to breakfast?
Banana with peanut butter and coffee (with cream and honey).
What is the most important personality trait that a PT must have?
What do you do to de-stress / unwind?
Run or walk outside.
Finish this sentence: On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me…
Drinking coffee with my husband, hanging out with our kids, getting ready for a fun family day.
What is your favorite piece of wellness advice?
Exercise to be strong and healthy, not to win.
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