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NPTE Clinical Files | Physical Therapy

NPTE Clinical Files | Physical Therapy

By Kyle Rice
NPTE Clinical Files is a podcast from the creator of Dominating the NPTE, hosted by Kyle Rice. NPTE Clinical Files explains a true clinical scenario in the form of a mock NPTE-based question. Each question is followed by a set of answer choices, where Dr. Kyle Rice explains the right answer with a detailed rationale. Each season covers all of the major systems and topics found in physical therapy and likely to be found on an NPTE. NPTE Clinical Files gives the Physical Therapist a weekly opportunity to solve clinical puzzles while learning the latest research related to the topic.
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Burn Interventions
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jessica is treating a patient with a partial thickness burn extending down to the papillary layer of the dermis. Which of the following is the physical therapist's PRIMARY ROLE:   A. Prepping the wound for primary intention strategies  B. Debridement of small and sturdy blisters   C. Ensuring mobility of surrounding joints in preparation for surgical intervention  D. Desiccation of the burn site Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
17:55
April 14, 2021
Mechanical Traction 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Manny is treating a patient with a medial lumbar disc protrusion and severe radicular lower extremity pain. During mechanical traction, the patient reports a complete resolution of pain. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?    A. Continue with traction and monitor pain levels   B. Terminate traction and refer back to the physician  C. Assess the patient's lower extremity sensation and reflexes   D. Increase intensity of traction force Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:27
April 7, 2021
Understanding The Cooldown
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Carrie is treating a patient post heart transplant in cardiac rehabilitation. The treating therapist instructs the patient to perform a 5-10 minute cooldown following a 25-minute aerobic exercise. Which of the following is the MOST likely rationale for the cooldown:   A. To prevent a rapid increase in blood pressure    B. Maintain adequate venous return  C. Facilitate the removal of lactic acid  D. Increase myocardial oxygen demand Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:40
March 31, 2021
Documenting Signs
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jake was involved in a driver's side motor vehicle accident and has been diagnosed with a ruptured spleen. The patient complains of left shoulder pain even though the left shoulder has been cleared of musculoskeletal injury. Which finding should be documented into the patient's record:    A. Kehr sign   B. Murphy’s sign   C. Blumberg’s sign  D. Bakody's Sign Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:08
March 24, 2021
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com India is treating a patient with stage 1 left lower extremity lymphedema. The therapist would like to use complete decongestive therapy principles to reduce the patient's swelling. Which of the following interventions is the MOST appropriate?    A. Pneumatic compression devices at 70 - 90 mmHg  B. Gentle light strokes, starting proximally and stroking distally  C. Ace bandages placed into a figure 8 arrangement   D. Comprilan bandaging performed immediately after lymph drainage Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
17:60
March 17, 2021
Restricted Range of Motion
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Suzzane is being evaluated for persistent neck pain and limited cervical range of motion on the right. The patient reports that the pain began two days ago after sleeping awkwardly. Upon examination, the patient's pain is only provoked when the patient attempts to look over the right shoulder. During joint mobility testing of the cervical spine, which of the following arthrokinematic glides is the MOST likely to be impaired?    A. Upglide of one or more facets on the right  B. Downglide of one more facets on the left   C. Downglide of one or more facets on the right  D. Upglide of one or more facets on the left Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:25
March 10, 2021
Emphysema
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Gerdy is being treated for chronic emphysema in the outpatient clinic. After a trial of sit-to-stand transfers, the patient is seen hyperventilating. Which of the following breathing techniques is most recommended?   A. Pursed-lip breathing   B. Diaphragmatic breathing   C. Active cycle of breathing   D. Postural drainage Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:59
March 3, 2021
Exercise Tolerance Test 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Kyle is reviewing medical records for a patient who was recently discharged from cardiac rehabilitation phase I. The discharge note mentions that the exercise tolerance test (ETT) was terminated prematurely. Which of the following would be an ABSOLUTE indication to terminate the test?   A. 2 of 4 on Angina Scale at 70% Max HR  B. ST-segment depression of 2 mm   C. Change in SBP from 146/88 to 130/90 with profuse sweating    D. Patient expressed moderate levels of fatigue throughout test Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:52
February 24, 2021
Russian Electrical Stimulation
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Cam is a football player who underwent an ACL reconstruction four days ago. The therapist would like to follow the clinic’s post-op guidelines by implementing russian electrical stimulation into the therapy sessions. What is the PRIMARY rationale for the use of this modality:    A. Increase the cross-sectional area of the quadriceps   B. Reduce the negative effects of reflex inhibition  C. Decrease postoperative pain and swelling  D. Improve the patient’s chances of negotiating stairs unaided Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:18
February 17, 2021
Scapular Dysfunction
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Lucas presents with a history of right shoulder pain and difficulty reaching overhead. The initial symptoms have resolved, however the patient continues to demonstrate excessive upward rotation of the scapula. Which of the following muscles should be STRENGTHENED:   A. Mid-trapezius   B. Lower trapezius   C. Subscapularis   D. Serratus anterior Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:45
February 10, 2021
Discharge Plans
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Clara is being seen for complications of end-stage primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). The physical therapist's plan of care for discharge should contain all of the following EXCEPT?   A. Teach patient and family members about skin-care and hygiene   B. Teach family regarding positioning and transfers  C. Teach family or caregiver variety of strengthening exercises to show patient daily   D. Teach family passive ROM exercises to perform daily Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
17:19
February 3, 2021
Radiating Pain
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Derrick presents with neck stiffness and radiating symptoms down the right arm. The patient's symptoms are provoked with right cervical rotation and side-bending. However, the symptoms are immediately relieved when “hanging upside down” or when “placing the right hand on top of the head”. Which of the following interventions is expected to yield the BEST outcome:   A. Cervical manipulation  B. Cervical mechanical traction  C. Median nerve gliding  D. Stretching of rectus capitis anterior and longus colli Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
18:56
January 27, 2021
Hyperparathyroidism 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jason's medical record shows a history of hyperparathyroidism. Which of the following comorbidities is the MOST likely present?    A. Osteoporosis   B. Skin straie  C. Weight gain   D. Heat intolerance Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:28
January 20, 2021
Brain Injury Examination
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Aaron is reviewing a patient's medical chart which reads acute non-dominant hemispheric lesion. The physical therapist can expect to see all of the following presentations EXCEPT:  A. Agnosia   B. Impulsive behavior  C. Difficulty controlling the left side of the body   D. Difficulty processing verbal and written commands Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:17
January 13, 2021
Vestibular Schwannoma
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Marissa is working with a patient with a vestibular schwannoma on the right vestibulocochlear nerve. The patient complains of unsteadiness and room spinning. Which of the following interventions is the MOST recommended:   A. Canalith repositioning maneuver   B. Frenkel’s exercises  C. Habituation training   D. Semont maneuver Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:43
January 6, 2021
Nerve Injuries & Gait
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Helena is a patient with severe back pain that presents with a posterolateral lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) at L3-L4. Which of the following findings is MOST likely to be present?    A. Delayed heel off during terminal stance  B. Knee buckling during loading response  C. Excessive hip flexion during early swing  D. Excessive trunk extension during mid-stance Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:58
December 23, 2020
Brain Functions
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Marissa is suspected of having damage to the precentral gyrus. Which of the following should the evaluating therapist assess for:   A. Ability to sense touch and temperature   B. Ability to initiate a motor task   C. Ability to identify family members and close friends   D. Ability to comprehend spoken and written language Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:32
December 16, 2020
Nerve Injuries & Function Loss
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Roger presents with marked swelling at the medial elbow after hours of resting his arm down on a flat surface. The patient complains of diminished sensation along the medial aspect of his right hand. Which of the following activities is likely the MOST difficult for the patient to perform?     A. Writing with a fine-tipped pen   B. Carrying a bucket using a two-finger hook grasp  C. Swiping a credit card   D. Painting on a small canvas using light brush strokes Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:38
December 9, 2020
Feedback
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about feedback for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/feedback Jonie is instructing a patient with a CVA on proper gait sequence using a hemi-cane. The patient is seen dragging the device and placing excessive weight onto the hemiparetic limb. Which of the following is the MOST effective form of feedback?    A. Summed feedback  B. Performance feedback  C. Bandwidth feedback  D. Faded-feedback Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:59
December 2, 2020
Diagnostic Imaging
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about diagnostic imaging for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/DI Aaralyn presents with a suspected Type 2 SLAP lesion and is undergoing diagnostic imaging using contrast to enhance visualization. Which of the following tests is the MOST likely to be performed?   A. Computerized Tomography   B. Bone Scintillography   C. Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram (MRA)   D. Positron Emission Tomography (PET-scan) Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:59
November 25, 2020
Biomechanics
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about biomechanics for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/bio2 Rebecca presents with bilateral coxa vara and genu valgum. Which of the following is the MOST likely secondary complication:   A. Medial patellar subluxation   B. Lateral compartmental knee osteoarthritis   C. Pes cavum   D. LCL sprain Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:47
November 18, 2020
Neural Tension Testing
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Neural Tension Testing for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/neuraltension Greg presents with burning lateral foot pain that began three days ago. The therapist would like to assess for irritation of the sural nerve. Which of the following would MAXIMALLY stress the sural nerve?    A. Knee extension, ankle dorsiflexion, and inversion   B. Knee extension, ankle plantar flexion, and eversion   C. Knee flexion, ankle plantar flexion, and inversion   D. Knee flexion, ankle dorsiflexion, and inversion Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:40
November 11, 2020
ABCDE Method
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about ABCDE Method for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/abcde During a routine skin check, Logan finds a suspicious discoloration on the patient’s back that is 8mm in size. The borders are asymmetrical and irregular. According to the ABCDE method, which of the following should be assessed NEXT:   A. Cancer stage   B. Current diet   C. Early signs of tenderness to palpation   D. Evolving size or shape Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:02
November 4, 2020
Prosthetic K Levels
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Prosthetic K Levels for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/klevels Jaxson is a 30-year-old patient who is being prescribed a K3 prosthetic. Which of the following describes the patient’s highest functionality level?  A. High level activity demonstrated such as active adult and athletes  B. Limited community ambulator  C. Household ambulator  D. Community ambulator Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:56
October 28, 2020
Female Athlete Triad
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Female Athlete Triad for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/femaletriad Nadine is treating a young female athlete who presents with recurrent knee injuries. The therapist suspects the female triad is contributing to the problem. Which of the following BEST characterizes this condition:    A. Disordered eating, amenorrhea, osteoporosis   B. Depression, amenorrhea, recurrent ligamentous injuries   C. ACL tear, MCL tear, and a medial meniscus tear   D. Disordered eating, depression, and osteoporosis Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:17
October 21, 2020
Wheelchairs, Ramps, & ADA Guidelines
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about wheelchairs and ramps for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/Wheelchair Heather is preparing discharge plans for a patient with a C8 spinal cord injury. Based on the general guidelines for wheelchair accessibility in the home, which of the following is NOT recommended? Ramp slope 1:12 ratio Ramp width 32 inches Door width 34 inches Ramp landing platform 5x5ft2 Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:48
October 14, 2020
Parkinson's Gait Interventions
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Parkinson's gait interventions for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/Park Victor is treating a patient with a history of Parkinson's disease and bradykinesia. Upon examination, the patient has a gait speed of 0.45 m/s and a diminished stride length bilaterally. Which of the following is the MOST recommended to address the impairments: A. Floor markers B. Rhythmic auditory stimulation  C. Toe wedge  D. Standard walker Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:32
October 7, 2020
Functional Electrical Stimulation
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about functional electrical stimulation for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/FES Janae presents with a recent stroke and difficulty clearing the right foot during swing. The therapist plans to use electrical stimulation to improve the patient's gait pattern. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate to achieve the desired result: A. Over the proximal anterior tibial region, stimulating the deep peroneal nerve B. Over the proximal anterior tibial region, stimulating the superficial peroneal nerve C. Over the distal anterior tibial region, stimulating the superficial peroneal nerve D. Over the distal anterior tibial region, stimulating the tibial nerve Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:48
September 30, 2020
Lower Extremity Swelling
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Lymphedema and Lipedema for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/Lymph Sammie presents with an enlargement in her bilateral lower extremities; however, no symptoms are present distal to the ankle. The patient reports that legs are tender to touch and easily bruise. Which of the following conditions is the MOST likely present? A. Fibromyalgia B. Lipedema C. Lymphedema D. Congestive heart failure Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:20
September 23, 2020
High Altitude & Cardiopulmonary
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about high altitude and the cardiopulmonary system for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/High Ricky has recently started training at a specialized facility located 6,200ft above sea level. The therapist would like to create safe cardiovascular parameters for exercise at this new elevation. Which of the following would be the MOST expected when exercising at a high altitude:  A. Lower maximal heart rate B. Higher maximal heart rate C. Lower resting heart rate  D. Respiratory acidosis  Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:04
September 16, 2020
GMFCS & Cerebral Palsy
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS) for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/GMFCS Ricardo is preparing a plan of care for a 10-year-old child with cerebral palsy. The patient is classified as a level 4 on the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). Which of the following activities is the MOST appropriate: A. Standing balance and coordination activities B. Gait training using a posterior walker C. Stair climbing using handrails D. Wheelchair fitting for posture and pressure relief Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:00
September 9, 2020
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency (VBI)
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about VBI testing for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/VBI Martin is treating a 45-year-old male with recurrent neck pain and joint hypomobility. Before initiating end-range cervical mobilizations, the therapist would like to assess for vertebrobasilar insufficiency. To check the left vertebral artery, the MOST effective position to place the patient’s head and neck is: A. Flexion B. Extension C. Right rotation D. Left rotation Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:14
September 2, 2020
Postural Assessment
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about postural assessment for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/Plumb Janie is performing a postural assessment on a patient who has a medical diagnosis of lumbago. When assessing lower extremity alignment, the plumb line should fall:  A. Anteriorly to the lumbar spine  B. Posteriorly to the hip  C. Through the hip joint line D. Posteriorly to the knee Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:07
August 26, 2020
Psych Principles
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about cognitive behavioral therapy for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/CBT Ken is six months status post lumbar fusion and has complaints of persistent pain and often declines to perform basic core exercises. The therapist would like to change the patient’s perception of pain while teaching effective coping methods. Which of the following principles would be the MOST effective: A. Cognitive-behavioral therapy B. Operant conditioning C. Classical conditioning D. Positive reinforcement Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:23
August 19, 2020
Torticollis
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Torticollis for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/torticollis Kumani is creating an at-home stretching routine for a 3-month-old child with right congenital muscular torticollis. Which of the following is the MOST effective: A. Laying the child on the left side over a ball B. Laying the child on the right side over a ball C. Lay the child prone with the head rotated to the right D. Lay the child prone with the head rotated to the left Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:49
August 5, 2020
NPTE Core Values
Yari was recently given authorization by her insurance company for an acute ankle sprain. After the authorization period, the therapist determines that the patient is no longer in need of therapy services; however, the patient requests to continue treatment. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate action? A. Allow the patient to pay out of pocket for additional therapy visits B. Discharge the patient to a home exercise program C. Write a letter to the insurance company requesting more visits D. Treat the patient as a pro bono client Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:41
July 29, 2020
Pulmonary Differential
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Pneumonia for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/pneumonia Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:49
July 22, 2020
Musculoskeletal Breathing Interventions
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about breathing? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/mskribs Ben presents with a long-standing history of pulmonary fibrosis and difficulty taking a full unrestricted breath of air. During joint mobility testing of the upper ribs, the costovertebral joints are stuck into a position of inspiration. Which of the following is the MOST effective to improve the patient's expiration? A) Inferior glide of the costovertebral joints B) Posterior glide of the costovertebral joints C) Superior glide of the costovertebral joints D) Anterior glide of the costovertebral joints https://www.kylericeprep.com/nptecheatsheetdrive Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck."
13:42
July 22, 2020
Flag System
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the flag system for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/flag Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:26
July 15, 2020
Vascular Conditions
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about vascular conditions for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/vascular Chansey is an obese 56-year-old male with a history of smoking. The patient presents with intense cramping in the right distal calf when ambulating greater than five minutes. Which of the following findings is the LEAST anticipated: A. Ulceration on the dorsal side of the toes B. Intense allodynia over regions of ulceration C. Pain that improves with dependency D. 3+ dorsal pedal pulse Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:14
July 1, 2020
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about SCFE vs LCPD for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/SCFE An 11-year-old child presents with intense groin and anterior thigh pain after falling from a tree. The therapist suspects that the child has slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Which of the following risk factors is MOST likely to cause the suspected pathology: Femoral retroversion and obesity Hyperthyroidism and proximal muscle weakness Coxa Valga Low body mass index (BMI) Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:18
June 30, 2020
Thumb Mechanics
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about thumb mechanics for the NPTE? Look no further: www.kylericeprep.com/thumb Tommy, a 26-year-old volleyball player, has complaints of pain and difficulty flexing his right thumb. Based on the normal arthrokinematics, which of the following should the physical therapist induce to resolve this hypomobility? Ulnar roll and glide of the 1st metacarpal Radial roll and glide of the 1st metacarpal Radial roll and ulnar glide of the trapezium Ulnar roll and radial glide of the trapezium Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:41
June 24, 2020
Hyperparathyroidism
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Calcium Dysfunction for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/calcium Mackenna has a history of hyperparathyroidism is being treated in physical therapy. Which of the following manifestations is the MOST likely to be observed?  A. Diarrhea B. Development of acute flank plan  C. Diminished deep tendon reflexes  D. Increased bone density  Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
17:03
June 17, 2020
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the Lung Volumes for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/arthritis Sarrah presents to physical therapy with a recent exacerbation of her rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following interventions is the LEAST recommended: A. Gentle isometrics in pain-free positions B. Contract-relax stretching C. Grade I-II joint oscillations D. Position changes every 20-30 minutes Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:01
June 10, 2020
Lung Volumes
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the Lung Volumes for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/lungs Mario, a 20-year-old male is diagnosed with pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. While reviewing the pulmonary function test results, all lung volume findings should be decreased except? a. Total lung capacity b. Vital capacity c. Tidal volume d. Residual volume Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:01
June 3, 2020
Burns
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the Rule of Nines for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/nines Kohl is being seen in an acute care hospital after a severe burn across the anterior neck, chest, and upper extremities. Upon admission, which of the following physical therapy interventions is the MOST recommended: A. Early gait training with a rollator walker B. Modalities for pain management C. Positioning the neck into hyperextension with elbows in extension and supination D. Placing the upper extremities into a dependent position to increase blood flow Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:50
May 27, 2020
Jaw Pain
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about TMJ for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/jawpain Garret presents with a 10-year history of intermittent and achy left-sided jaw pain. The patient's pain is provoked when biting down on the right, but relieved when chewing on the left. Which of the following should be the PRIMARY focus of treatment? A. Modalities, soft tissue mobilization, motor control training B. Joint mobilization, postural re-education, motor control training C. Trigger point release, joint oscillations, masseter stretching D. Soft tissue mobilization, use of a nightguard, masseter stretching Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
18:53
May 20, 2020
Diabetes & Insulin Administration
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about diabetes for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/insulin Erik has a history of uncontrolled diabetes and has been non-compliant with the administration of his insulin medication. Upon examination, the patient has severe scarring in the right lower abdominal area from repeated injections. Which of the following is the BEST rationale for avoiding repeated injections: A. Hypoglycemia is likely to occur increasing the risk for falls B. Hyperglycemia is likely to occur leading to seizures and convulsions C. Metabolic acidosis can occur leading to organ failure D. Hypoglycemia can occur leading to extreme thirst and frequent urination Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
19:17
May 13, 2020
Personal Protective Equipment
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about PPE for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/ppe Jazzy is a physical therapist that has just finished treating a patient with a form of the rhinovirus using the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Which of the following should the therapist doff last? A.Gloves B.Gown C.Mask D.Face Shield/Goggles Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
14:56
May 6, 2020
Biomarkers
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about biomarkers for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/biomarkers Jonah is a 53-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD) and who is being treated in the acute care hospital. Upon a review of the medical chart, the patient has an elevated creatine kinase (CK) biomarker. Which of the following conditions is the MOST likely present? A. Rhabdomyolysis B. Myasthenia gravis C. Rheumatoid arthritis D. Gouty arthritis Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
13:49
April 29, 2020
Assistive Devices
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about assistive devices for the NPTE?  Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/devices Blaine, a 22-year-old male, recently fractured his right tibia and anteriorly dislocated his right shoulder. The patient has good functional stability but presents with significant weakness in his right deltoid. The patient's physician recommends PWB on the right lower extremity for two weeks. Which of the following assistive devices is the MOST appropriate? A. Rollator walker B. Axillary crutches C. Standard walker with a right platform attachment D. Canadian (loftstrand) crutches Check out the Podcast for the answer!!  Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:30
April 22, 2020
Debridement
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about debridement for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/lavage Doris undergoing her daily wound care. The treating therapist describes the wound as a 3x5x4cm with pink granulation tissue throughout the wound bed and non-adherent black tissue surrounding the borders. Which of the following interventions is the MOST effective to treat this wound type? A. Whirlpool B. Wet to dry dressings C. Pulsatile lavage at 12 PSI D. Sharps debridement Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:00
April 15, 2020
Foot Mechanics
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about thermotherapy for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/foot Lucas is a healthy 15-year-old male that presents with a recent onset of lateral forefoot pain during toe-off (preswing). The patient is likely to demonstrate which of the following compensations during gait? A. Forefoot varus B. Rearfoot eversion C. Rearfoot inversion D. Forefoot valgus Check out the Podcast for the answer!! Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:48
April 8, 2020
Thermotherapy
Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about thermotherapy for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/thermo Mia is being treated by a student physical therapist who elects to use a moist hot pack post therapy. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the LEAST likely answer to result in a thermal injury? Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:06
April 1, 2020
Anterior Shin Pain
Zane presents with complaints of deep anterior shin pain that started approximately three months ago. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which of the following conditions is the most likely present. How good are you at the neuromusculoskeletal differential? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about anterior shin pain. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about anterior shin conditions on the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/shin Do you want all of the cheatsheets in one place: https://www.kylericeprep.com/nptecheatsheetdrive Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:51
March 25, 2020
Reverse Muscle Actions
12:48
March 18, 2020
Global Aphasia
16:09
March 11, 2020
Isokinetic Testing
15:25
March 4, 2020
Visceral Dysfunction
14:27
February 26, 2020
Pulmonary Medications
14:17
February 19, 2020
Upper Extremity Nerve Differential
Ofilia was recently diagnosed with Whiplash-Associated Disorder (WAD) after a severe motor vehicle accident. The patient has an inverted supinator sign, clumsiness in both hands, and difficulty performing wrist extension against resistance. Which of the following pathologies is the MOST likely present: A. Central cord syndrome B. Brachial plexus traction injury C. C6 nerve root compression D. Radial nerve lesion
14:49
February 12, 2020
Vestibular Special Testing
16:40
January 29, 2020
EKG Part 2
Jave is treating a patient in cardiac rehabilitation who is taking Spironolactone, Lisinopril, and Aricept. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most appropriate action when viewing possible abnormalities on an EKG. How good are you at reading EKG's? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about EKG reading. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about lower extremity EKG interpretation? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/EKG2 Do you want all of the cheatsheets in one place: https://www.kylericeprep.com/nptecheatsheetdrive Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:23
January 22, 2020
Lower Extremity Biomechanics
14:03
January 15, 2020
The Bell Curve
11:36
January 8, 2020
Neurological Examination
Nadia is a 27-year-old female with an overactive thymus and complains of daily fluctuations in fatigue levels that are highly dependent on rest time. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the condition that is present and likely examination findings. How good are you at neurological examination? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about neurological examination. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about neuroloigcal examination? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/neuroexam Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Do you want all of the cheatsheets in one place: https://www.kylericeprep.com/nptecheatsheetdrive Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:52
December 18, 2019
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Francisco presents with significant left lower leg edema and discoloration along the medial side. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which of the following interventions should be performed FIRST. How well do you know your peripheral vascular diseases? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about peripheral vascular disease interventions. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about peripheral vascular disease? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/pvd Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:35
December 11, 2019
Power In A Study
Sal is a therapist who is running a research study to determine the effectiveness of a forearm band on grip strength. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the least likely change that will increase the study’s power. How well do you know your research concepts? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about power. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about power on the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/power Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:02
December 4, 2019
Lower Back Pain Examination
Chelsea is a gymnast with complaints of diffuse lower back pain and feelings of instability. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the MOST likely pathology that fits the subjective assessment and physical examination How well do you know your lumbar pathologies? Let's test your skills in this excellent episode about lower back pain orthopedic examination. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about a major NPTE neurological target? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/Spondy Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:26
November 27, 2019
History Taking
Jessy is a female athlete that presents with a chief complaint of a recent onset of left plantar foot pain with running. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the BEST question to ask the patient to continue the subjective assessment. How well can you reason through a history taking subjective assessment? Let's test your skils in this excellent episode about history taking. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about a major NPTE neurological target? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/Historytaking Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:34
November 20, 2019
Neurological Differential
Danny is being evaluated in a neurological recovery unit after a sudden onset of gait and limb ataxia. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the MOST likely pathology that is present. How well do you know your neurological pathologies? Let's test your differential skils in this excellent episode about neurological differential diagnosis. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about a major NPTE neurological target? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/LMS Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:47
November 13, 2019
6 Minute Walk Test
Fred is being assessed for his limited endurance using the 6 minute walk test. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate means of administering the 6 minute walk test. How well do you know your outcome measures? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about 6MWT Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the 6MWT? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/6MWT Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:38
October 30, 2019
End Feels
Becca presents to physical therapy with a knee injury and difficulty completing full knee motion. The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating the type of end feel that should be present with the patient’s condition. How well do you know your end feels? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about end feels. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about end feels? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/endfeels Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:21
October 23, 2019
Genitourinary Differential
Dwayne presents for an initial evaluation for lower back and perineal pain but without a comprehensive medical history. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct GU diagnosis. How well do you know your GU pathologies? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about genitourinary differential. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about topical agents for burns? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/gu Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:39
October 16, 2019
Topical Agents
Carlos is being treated for a second-degree burn that he received at work.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the proper topical agent to use on the patient's burn.  How well do you know your topical agents? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about topical agents for burns. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about topical agents for burns? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/topical Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:05
October 9, 2019
Traumatic Brain Injury
Gail suffered a traumatic brain injury during a fall at home and is now being seen in the hospital. The therapist notices a significant change in the patient's hip mobility along with notable pain with movement. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which course of action is the MOST appropriate given the clinical situation.  How well do you know traumatic brain injuries? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about traumatic brain injury. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about traumatic brain injury? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/tbi Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:03
October 2, 2019
Breathing Patterns
Ed is being seen in the hospital for organ failure and metabolic syndrome. The patient is confused, aggressive, and has questionable lab values. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of breathing pattern is consistent with the patient who is being treated in the hospital.  How well do you know your breathing patterns? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about breathing patterns. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about exercise responses? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/breathingpatterns Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
15:24
September 25, 2019
Exercise Response
Dorian is undergoing an examination during cardiac rehabilitation phase II. After 3 minutes the patient begins to complain of excessive fatigue.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which of the following exercise measures would most likely remain relatively constant.  How well do you know your exercise responses? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about cardiopulmonary exercise responses. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about exercise responses? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/exerciseresponse Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:50
September 18, 2019
Gout
Berry presents with mild back pain and an acute onset of gout.  The physical therapist is challenged with which lifting maneuver is the least appropriate for this patient.  How well do you know gout and lifting mechanics? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Gout. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Gout? Look no further:https://www.kylericeprep.com/goutsheet Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:45
September 11, 2019
Electrical Stimulation
Brady presents with first and second-degree burns across his anterior shins.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the proper setting of the TENS unit to reduce pain with debridement. How well do you know your electrical stimulation? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about electrical stimulation. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about TENS? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/TENS Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:36
July 30, 2019
Shoulder Special Testing
Beniah is a 16-year-old baseball pitcher with persistent right shoulder pain.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which special test will confirm the presence of the suspected condition.  How well do you know your shoulder special tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about special tests. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about shoulder special tests? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/shouldertests Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:49
July 17, 2019
Pulmonary Interventions
Paul is a patient with a 4-year history of ALS and has been having recurrent respiratory infections   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the proper treatment to facilitate lung clearance.  How well do you know your pulmonary interventions? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about pulmonary interventions. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about clinical prediction rules? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/pulmonaryinterventions Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:22
July 10, 2019
Cranial Nerve Testing
Adriana has a past medical history of multiple sclerosis and blurred vision and is undergoing cranial nerve testing.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the potential reason for an abnormal cranial nerve test finding.  How well do you know your cranial nerve tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about cranial nerves. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about cranial nerves? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/cranialnerves Do you want to start studying smarter and not harder? Download Dr. Rice's Top 10 Requested NPTE Cheatsheets For Absolutely FREE right here: http://www.NPTECheatsheets.com Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:18
July 3, 2019
Therapeutic Ultrasound
Danica is treating a patient post MVA with lower back pain. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the treatment area to ensure proper therapeutic dosing.  How well do you know ultrasound principles? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about therapeutic ultrasound. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about clinical prediction rules? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/therapeuticultrasound Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:20
June 26, 2019
Blood Gases
Berlin is being treated in the hospital for hypokalemia. The patient presents with impaired blood gases.  The physical therapist is challenged with analyzing a set of blood gases, determining the condition, and anticipating the expected findings.   How well do you know your blood gases? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about blood gases. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about blood gases? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/bloodgases Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:29
June 19, 2019
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Elara is two weeks post right total knee arthroplasty and has a past medical history of lymph node hypoplasia. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate response to the patient's presentation.  How well do you know clinical predictions rules and procedures? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about total hip replacement. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about clinical prediction rules? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/clinicalpredictions Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
16:11
June 12, 2019
Gait Dysfunction Part 2
Harrold is examining a patient who sustained a right trimalleolar fracture ten weeks ago. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct compensation that is the MOST likely to be observed during the stance phase? How well do you know your gait compensations/deviations? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Gait Dysfunction. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Gait? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/gaitpart2 Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:48
June 5, 2019
Hypercortisolism
Sandra is reviewing a patient's medical record who has a history of hypercortisolism and persistent weight gain.  The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating the potential findings in the patient's medical record.  How well do you know your endocrine gland dysfunctions? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Hypercortisolism. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with a killer NPTE mneumonic on Cushing's & Addison's disease? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/cushings Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:14
May 29, 2019
Pusher's Syndrome
Ben presents with a posterolateral thalamic stroke and pusher's syndrome. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the safest and appropriate intervention to treat this patient during gait training.  How well do you know Pusher's Syndrome? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Pusher's Syndrome Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Pusher's Syndrome? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/pushers Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:01
May 22, 2019
Femoral Torsion
Sara presents with 5 degrees of femoral torsion and medial knee pain. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which muscles are the most likely to be weak and lengthened. How well do you know your femoral torsion and LE biomechanics? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Femoral Torsion Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the top facts on femoral torsion? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/torsion Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:49
May 15, 2019
Heart Sounds
Arya is a seasoned athlete is undergoing an auscultatory examination of her heart. The physical therapist is challenged with determining what heart sounds are normal and abnormal for this patient population.  How well do you know your heart sounds? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Cardiac Auscultation  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the heart sounds to know and a quick auscultation chart? Look no further:https://www.kylericeprep.com/heartsounds Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:43
May 8, 2019
Vestibular Hypofunction
Jenn presents with a referral for physical therapy to evaluate and treat bilateral vestibular hypofunction.    The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most effective intervention to address the patient's condition. How well do you know vestibular rehabilitation interventions and their indications? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Vestibular Hypofunction.  *Note in this video VOR stands for Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that addresses some of the top vestibular conditions and their primary interventions? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/vestibular Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:44
May 1, 2019
Aquatic Therapy
Anthony is being treated in aquatic therapy for severe osteoarthrosis. The patient being treated in tepid water up to the head.  The physical therapist is challenged with understanding cardiovascular physiology as it relates to the aquatic environment.  How well do you know your cardiac physiology? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Aquatic Therapy  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the Top Facts To Know About Aquatic Therapy & Each Major System? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/aquatic Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:17
April 24, 2019
Exercise Intensity Measures
Eric recently had a cardiac transplant and has been cleared for exercise by his medical doctor.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most appropriate means of measuring the patient's exercise intensity.  How well do you know your exercise intensity measures and why you should use one over another? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Exercise Intensity Measures. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that describes the top exercise intensity measures to know and when to use them? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/intenseexercise Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:33
April 17, 2019
Lab Values
Vicky is being seen in the hospital for a severe bacterial infection. Prior to today's treatment, the therapist is reviewing the patient's medical record.   The physical therapist is challenged with reviewing a medical chart and interpreting the available lab values.  How well do you know your lab values? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Lab Values.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the top lab values and the correct interpretation for the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/Labvalues Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:01
April 10, 2019
Visceral Pain
Pearl presents with persistent right shoulder pain without a known cause.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most likely reason for the patient's complaints.  How well do you know your visceral diagnoses and referral patterns? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Visceral Pain.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet for the top 5 referred pain patterns and their associated organs? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/visceralpain Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:47
April 3, 2019
Amputee Pathological Gait
Ross presents with a transtibial amputation and a significant gait deviation during initial contact to loading response.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining why the observed gait deviation is present.  How well do you know your prosthetic gait deviations? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Amputee Pathological Gait.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet for the top 3 prosthetic gait deviations and why they occur? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/prosthetics Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:49
March 27, 2019
Motor Stages
Derek presents with a TBI and is being instructed on wheelchair to bed transfers for the first time.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of practice regimen is going to be the best to establish safe and independent wheelchair to bed transfers.  How well do you know your stages of motor learning and which practice forms to use? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about motor stages and practice.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet for DOMINATING behavior change questions on the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/motorlearning Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:12
March 20, 2019
Behavioral Change
Miles presents with a past medical history of diabetes type II and obesity.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which activity listed falls the highest in the trans-theoretical model (Stage of Change) How well do you know the trans-theoretical model? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about behavioral change. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet for DOMINATING behavior change questions on the NPTE? Look no further: https://www.kylericeprep.com/behavior Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:02
March 13, 2019
Stair Training
Harriet presents with status post-TKA and is undergoing stair training with the physical therapist.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate instructions for descending stairs with a cane. How well do you know safe stair negotiation techniques? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about stair training.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet to help with common types of stair and transfers training with assistive devices? Look no further, here is your next CHEATSHEET: https://www.kylericeprep.com/trickytransfer Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:40
March 6, 2019
Hemodialysis
Ricky presents with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation, orthostatic hypotension, and chronic renal failure. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which aspect of the exercise prescription is the least appropriate for this patient while undergoing hemodialysis.  How well do you know your exercise prescription parameters for a patient on hemodialysis? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about hemodialysis Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the top facts to know about hemodialysis for the NPTE? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/hemodialysis Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:23
February 27, 2019
Pelvic Mal-alignment
Kerri presents with significant pelvic girdle pain with ambulation. The patient is found to have a notable innominate rotation during the examination.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the BEST intervention to address the pelvic mal-alignment.  How well do you know innominate rotations? Can you treat one effectively? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about pelvic mal-alignment. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet to help with determining innominate rotations and follow up interventions? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/innominate Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:50
February 20, 2019
Spina Bifida
Jimmy is a three-year-old child with L2 myelomeningocele. The patient requires the use of orthotics for home ambulation.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which orthotic would be the best to assist with household ambulation.  How well do you know your orthotics? Can you tell me what spina bifida is and what impairments are associated with an L2 myelomeningocele? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about Spina Bifida Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with functional outcomes related to Spina Bifida? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/spinabifidalumbar Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:01
February 13, 2019
Right Knee Injury
Samuel is a basketball star who injured his right knee after he pivoted on his right foot. The patient reports pain immediately afterward and has been complaining of additional symptoms since the incident.    The physical therapist is challenged with differentially diagnosing the patient's right knee pain. How well do you know your knee injuries? Can you differentially diagnose this common type of injury? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about knee injuries.  Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the Top Facts about a Medial Meniscal Tear to know for the NPTE? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/medialmeniscus   Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:16
February 6, 2019
Patient Compliance
Heather has a past medical history of hypothyroidism and is being treated for deconditioning. The patient reports that she is not taking her medications and would like to stop exercising.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct and the best course of action to remedy this situation. How well can you handle difficulty patient compliance situations? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about patient compliance. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with a mnemonic to help you remember hypothyroidism signs and symptoms? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/hypothyroidism Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:03
January 30, 2019
PTA Professional Responsibilities
Taylor is attending her first follow-up appointment for right calcific tendinitis. A PTA is treating the patient and needs to make an appropriate decision about following an unspecified directive in the plan of care.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining what is the responsibility and appropriate decision making of a PTA under general supervision.  How well do you know what is in the PTA's scope of practice? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about PTA Professional Responsibility. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the Top 5 PTA Responsibilities to know for the NPTE? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/responsibility Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:07
January 23, 2019
Outcome Measures
Brenda is a physical therapist looking to utilize the correct outcome measure to assess a patient's improvements and current ability related to ADL's. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct and MOST appropriate outcome measure to utilize with a patient who has a CVA.  How well do you know your outcome measures? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about outcome measures. Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet with the top 10 outcome measures to know for the NPTE? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/outcome-measures Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:03
January 16, 2019
AFO Prescription
Kelli presents with spastic cerebral palsy and plantarflexor spasticity.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct AFO to utilize with the current patient.   How well do you know your AFO's and their uses? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about ankle-foot orthotics Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet to help you with AFO's and their functions? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/AFO Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:25
January 9, 2019
Acute Care Lines
Camron presents with pulmonary hypertension and suspected Cor Pulmonale The physical therapist is challenged with determining which acute care lines will MOST be present and used to monitor the patient's condition  How well do you know your acute care lines? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about acute care lines Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet to help you with acute care lines, their functions, and conditions they are used for? Look no further https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/ACLines Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:43
January 2, 2019
Testing Sensation
Collin presents difficulty grasping objects and impaired sensation in his hands.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which sensations will be impaired if the patient is unable to detect light (fine) touch.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:29
December 26, 2018
Mechanical Traction
Maurice presents with non-specific lower back pain that has been responding favorably to mechanical traction. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate response to lumbar traction and determining the proper traction parameters to support a safe resolution of the patient's symptoms. How well do you know mechanical traction and the associated parameters? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about lumbar mechanical traction.   If you would like a free traction cheatsheet, check it out right here: https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/traction Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
07:43
December 19, 2018
Falls & Meds
Francine presents with a history of falls and suspected blurred vision. The patient's past medical history is remarkable for several other significant conditions. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which medication is the most likely contributor to the patient's falls and symptomology. How well do you know your NPTE medications and their side effects? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about falls and medications.   To get your free TOP 10 NPTE MEDS Cheatsheet Click the link below: https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/meds Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
08:52
December 12, 2018
PNF Patterns
Monte presents with a recent MCA stroke and upper extremity spasticity. The patient demonstrates movement out of synergy, however, is having difficulty completing functional patterns. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which intervention (PNF) is the MOST effective to treat the patient's condition.  How well do you know PNF patterns and interventions to support out of synergy goals? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about PNF patterns and interventions  To get your free PNF/LEAD ARM CHEATSHEET Click the link below: https://www.kylericeprep.com/p/PNFCHEATSHEET Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:08
December 5, 2018
Spine Observation
Haddie is a child who would like to try out for gymnastics. During her physical screening, she is found to have some spinal/trunk abnormalities. The physical therapist is challenged with determining what is the MOST likely cause of the patient's observed spinal abnormality.  How well can you pick out specific postural/spinal related dysfunctions in the pediatric population? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about spinal observation.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
10:05
November 28, 2018
EKG Reading
Nate is a physical therapist evaluating a patient in the acute care setting. The patient is found to have some cardiac arrhythmias on their EKG prior to exercise.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the importance of the several accompanying co-morbidities while interpreting the available EKG strip. How well can you read an EKG strip? Let's test your ability to read, interpret, and make a sound decision in this excellent episode about EKG reading.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
12:35
November 21, 2018
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Saphie is being seen post-MVA for neck and mid-thoracic pain. The patient has a history of primary hyperparathyroidism.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining what precautions are the MOST important when treating this patient.  How well do you understand the proper treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and co-morbidities? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about primary hyperparathyroidism.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
09:50
November 14, 2018
Postural Dysfunction
Bobby is a carpenter who presents with paresthesias into his right hand and forearm.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the condition that is present and the interventions required to treat the condition.  How well do you understand neuromusculoskeletal disorders? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about postural dysfunction.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
11:20
November 7, 2018
SCI Functional Outcomes
Jax is being seen for a C7 ASIA B SCI. The patient has been participating in physical therapy for 2 months but continues to have functional limitations. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the highest level of function the patient MOST expected to achieve. How well do you understand SCI functional outcomes? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about SCI functional outcomes. If you need the reference text (Neurologic Interventions For Physical Therapy) for this information, pick up your copy at https://amzn.to/2Dbphn2 Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.  
10:58
October 31, 2018
Active Vs. Passive Insufficiency
Nadine assesses her patient's knee flexion strength in both the sitting and standing positions. The therapist finds that the patient has diminished end range knee flexion strength in standing. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which is most likely reason for the diminished knee flexion strength. How well do you understand the concept of active and passive insufficiency? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about active and passive insufficiency.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:47
October 24, 2018
Lung Volumes & PFT's
Gary presents with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) that is affecting his trunk and extremities.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which pulmonary examination findings are consistent with AIDP.  How well do you understand pulmonary function tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Lung Volumes & PFT's.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:14
October 17, 2018
Electrolyte Dysfunction
Bernard presents to the hospital with an acute exacerbation of his congestive heart failure. The patient presents with several CNS-based signs and symptoms. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the cause of the clinical presentation.  How well do you understand how electrolytes influence body physiology? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about electrolyte dysfunction.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:43
October 10, 2018
CTSIB
Curtis presents to a balance center for balance testing using the CTSIB protocol. The patient is found to become unstable during multiple conditions.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which of the patient's sensory system's are intact and used for balance.  How well do you understand the CTSIB protocol? Let's test your knowledge and deduction skills in this excellent episode about CTSIB. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
14:20
October 4, 2018
Gait Dysfunction
Yael presents to physical therapy for a right femoral neck fracture. During gait, the patient demonstrates a diminished right backward rotation of the pelvis.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which additional examination findings will be expected given this impairment. How good are you at tough gait questions? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about gait dysfunction. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
12:46
September 26, 2018
Monofilaments
Tim presents to physical therapy for functional decline and poor blood sugar control. The patient has multiple pressure ulcers but is unable to sense their presence. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of monofilament would confirm the patient's sensory impairment. How well do you know your monofilaments? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about diminished sensation. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:11
September 19, 2018
Cardiac Physiology
Jullian presents to cardiac rehabilitation phase II with a positive symptom-limited test. The physical therapist wants to initiate aerobic exercise training without overstressing the heart.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which form of exercise places the greatest stress on the heart.  How well do you know your cardiac physiology? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about cardiac & exercise physiology.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
17:20
September 12, 2018
Extensor Tone
Erica presents with significant lower extremity extensor tone and a history of frequent and characteristic bouts of fatigue, paresthesias, and dysarthria. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the diagnosis present and the appropriate intervention to treat the patient's primary impairment. How good are you at the differential diagnosis of neurological conditions? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about lower extremity extensor tone. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
13:25
September 5, 2018
Bariatric Wheelchair Prescription
Annie is being treated in the inpatient setting status post a right pelvic fracture. The patient is severely obese and is currently having difficulty propelling herself in her wheelchair.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which wheelchair modifications are required to help the patient improve her propulsion and energy conservation.  Do you know the difference between the standard and bariatric wheelchair? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Bariatric Wheelchair Prescription. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
11:32
August 29, 2018
Bladder Management
Geraldo presents to physical therapy with an ASIA A L3 SCI. The patient is being discharged and needs education about effective bladder management.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the type of bladder impairment present and which technique would best help the patient void.   Do you know effective bladder management techniques? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about bladder management.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:41
August 22, 2018
Biofeedback
Lincoln presents to physical therapy with ASIA C L2 SCI. The patient has poor quad contraction. The physical therapist is challenged with the appropriate biofeedback set-up to help facilitate quad contraction. Do you know how to use a biofeedback unit? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about biofeedback. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
09:15
August 15, 2018
Transverse Humeral Fracture
Carly is being evaluated by physical therapy post transverse humeral mid-shaft fracture. The patient does present with possible neurological compromise. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the presence of neurological compromise and associated musculoskeletal findings.  How well do you know your origins, insertions, actions, and innervations? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about a transverse humeral mid-shaft fracture.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:42
August 10, 2018
Cardiovascular Response To Exercise
Davis presents with CHF and is undergoing a 6-minute walk test. The patient's HR, SPO2, and blood pressure are all being monitored to ensure patient safety. The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the indications of abnormal changes in vitals with exercise. How well do you know your exercise physiology? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about the cardiovascular response to exercise. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.
10:23
August 8, 2018
Transtibial Amputation
Rodney underwent a right transtibial amputation and is being fitted for a patellar-tendon bearing socket.  The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the design of the patellar-tendon bearing socket, pressure-tolerant areas, and pressure-sensitive areas. How well do you know your socket designs? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about the patellar-tendon bearing socket! Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck. 
08:43
August 3, 2018
DIP Hyperflexion Injury
Nate was referred to physical therapy for a closed injury after a traumatic hyperflexion of his right index DIP. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate timeframe for mobilizing the affected tendon.  How well do you know your orthopedic non-surgical protocols? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about DIP hyperflexion injuries.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.DestroytheNPTE.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck. 
11:24
August 1, 2018
Developmental Milestones
Aaraelia is an 8 month old infant who presents to physical therapy with shoulder abduction and elbow extension when she rotates her head to the same side.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining the patient's developmental age and which milestones the patient will have difficulty achieving because of the obligatory reflex.  How well do you know your developmental milestones? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about developmental milestones.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:45
July 25, 2018
Assessing Vitals
Yari is a clinical instructor overseeing her student's assessment of a patient's vitals.   The physical therapist is challenged with determining how the student's assessment can impact the results.  Do you know the physiological response of cardiopulmonary system to increased pressure in the arterial system? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about assessing vitals. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:56
July 23, 2018
Toe Walking
Victoria is a 3-year-old child who presents to physical therapy for severe toe walking.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most effective approach to treating the patient's toe walking.  Do you the most effective treatments for toe walking in patient's with cerebral palsy? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating a patient with toe walking.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:37
July 18, 2018
Cranial Nerves
Liam presents to physical therapy with a 4-year history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The patient's caregiver reports that the patient is having trouble speaking and often cries uncontrollably.  The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating what examination findings would be present with a patient who has ALS.  How well do you know your cranial nerves? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about ALS.   Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:02
July 13, 2018
Researching Shoulder ROM
Andrea is researching the effects of a grade IV mobilization on shoulder abduction mobility in subjects with non-specific shoulder pain.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of test should be run on the data collected in the study.  Do you know the differences between a T-Test and an ANOVA? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about statistical hypothesis testing.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:22
July 11, 2018
Exercise Tolerance Test
Fred is being evaluated by his physician to determine the reason for his chest pain. The patient is undergoing an exercise tolerance test. The physical therapist is challenged with determining why Fred's exercise tolerance test was terminated.  Do you know the relative and absolute indications for termination of an exercise tolerance test? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about understanding the exercise tolerance test.  Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
15:03
July 6, 2018
Rapid Knee Hyperextension
Brandon is being evaluated in physical therapy for his posterior knee pain. The patient gait assessment reveals a rapid knee hyperextension during the early stages of gait. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most likely reason for the observed gait deviation while predicting which other motions would be present. Do you know the primary cause of rapid knee hyperextension during the stance phase? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about extensor thrust. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:52
July 4, 2018
Balance Deficits
Susan is a 67-year-old female who is being treated for significant balance deficits. The treating therapist is challenging Susan today by having her reach out of her base of support. The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of motor training the patient is currently engaging in. Do you know the differences between skill, mobility, controlled mobility and stability based exercises? We will uncover the answer today in this excellent episode about balance interventions. Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:08
June 29, 2018
Stage IV Decubitus Ulcer
Freddy is being treated for a stage IV decubitus ulcer that is dry and infected.  The therapist is challenged with determining which dressing would be the most effective for this wound type.  Do you know which dressings should be considered when an infection is present?  We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about [prescribing dressings for a decubitus ulcer. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:04
June 27, 2018
Proper Feedback
Helen is currently in physical therapy and is being instructed on how to perform stair climbing given her previous CVA.  The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the type of feedback would be the best to facilitate her proper performance of the motor task.   Do you know which types of feedback are best in the early stages of learning?   Click to listen now: iTunes:http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:22
June 22, 2018
Stable Angina Pectoris
Drew presents to physical therapy with a history of stable angina pectoris, however, has been cleared for exercise. The therapist is challenged with determining the factors that affect the workload of the heart. Do you know the factors that affect the workload of the heart? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about assessing myocardial ischemia. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup  
09:16
June 20, 2018
Standard Wheelchair Measurements
Sonia presents to physical therapy post-MVA a T10 spinal cord injury. She has been using a wheelchair for her primary mode of transportation and now has bilateral hip pain. The physical therapist is challenged with prescribing the correct wheelchair changes in order to reduce hip pain.  Do you know standard wheelchair measurements? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about standard wheelchair measurements. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:23
June 15, 2018
Knee Biomechanics
Keven presents to physical therapy with an MCL sprain that he suffered during a basketball game. The physical therapist is challenged with understanding joint biomechanics during a full squat.   Can you recall and apply knee biomechanics to a clinical case? We will uncover how in this excellent episode about assessing joint biomechanics.  Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:05
June 13, 2018
TMJ Dysfunction
Jessie presents to physical therapy with right-sided jaw pain and a long history of clicking during mouth opening. The physical therapist is challenged with correlating subjective information with a physical assessment to determine the patient's diagnosis.  Do you know the difference between disc displacement and capsular fibrosis? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about diagnosing TMJ dysfunction. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
09:30
June 8, 2018
Assessing Lab Values
James is being seen in the acute care setting for community-acquired pneumonia. The patient has several lab values that the therapist must assess to determine appropriateness for PT services. Do you know normal lab values, critical levels, and when it is appropriate to treat your patient?  We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about assessing lab values. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:55
June 6, 2018
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Xavier presents with excruciating lower back pain secondary to a lifting accident at work. The patient's MRI confirms a lumbar HNP at L4-L5.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining what findings are consistent with the patient's diagnosis.  Do you know the most common examination findings of a patient with an L4-L5 HNP? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about Lumbar Herniated Discs.  Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
09:53
June 1, 2018
Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke
Pam has a history of a middle cerebral artery stroke and is currently having difficulty combing her hair. Despite multiple teaching strategies, the patient she continues to show no improvement.  The physical therapist is challenged with uncovering the specific phenomenon that is present.  Do you know the differences between signs of aphasia and apraxia? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about middle cerebral artery strokes. Click to listen now: iTunes: http://bit.ly/NPTECLINICALFILES Libsyn: http://bit.ly/LIBSYNFILES Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
13:03
May 30, 2018
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trevor is a 19 year old male who suffered a TBI after a tragic diving incident at the pool. The therapist has categorized the patient as having a level IV on the RLA scale.   The physical therapist is challenged with understanding factors that can increase the patient's level of confusion.  We will learn how to treat a level IV TBI without increasing their level of confusion in this excellent episode about traumatic brain injuries.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:27
May 23, 2018
Claudication
Eddie is a 71-year-old male who presents with significant leg pain after ambulating greater than 5 minutes. The patient reports that the symptoms are getting progressively worse over time.  The physical therapist is challenged with correlating the findings of an ABI test and the subjective assessment.  Do you know your ABI scale? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about claudication.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:52
May 18, 2018
Electromyography
Daniel is a 17 year old male who fell off a ladder fracturing his proximal tibia. The patient has severed his common peroneal nerve and is undergo EMG. The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating what readings will show up on the patient's EMG report.  We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about Electromyography.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:42
May 16, 2018
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Janice presents to physical therapy with a past medical history consistent with diabetes mellitus type 2. The patient also has a resting blood glucose level of 275 mg/dl prior to today's treatment.  The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the correct exercise protocol and glucose monitoring procedures with a patient who presents with hyperglycemia.  We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating a patient diabetes mellitus type 2.   Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:06
May 11, 2018
Adolescent Lower Extremity Pain
Angela presents to physical therapy with a 5-year history of intermittent flare-ups of her hip and knee joints bilaterally. Angela has a history of joint stiffness and unexplained weight loss.  The physical therapist is challenged with diagnosing the correct condition utilizing a subjective assessment.   We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about adolescent lower extremity pain.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:57
May 9, 2018
Plantar Foot Pain
Drew presents to physical therapy with complaints of plantar surface foot pain. The patient states the symptoms are progressive and have a burning and tingling type sensation. The physical therapist is challenged with identifying the correct condition based on the subjective assessment and confirming the condition with the correct examination tools.  We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about diagnosing plantar foot pain.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:36
May 4, 2018
Cystic Fibrosis
Shelley presents to physical therapy with complaints of deconditioning and shortness of breath. She has a history consistent with CF and the therapist would like to select the most appropriate interventions to treat her impairments.  The physical therapist is challenged with selecting the correct interventions to mobilize the patient's secretions.  We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about Cystic Fibrosis Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
13:57
May 2, 2018
Cerebral Palsy
Isabelle presents to physical therapy with a history of cerebral palsy and a developmental age of 8 months.  The physical therapist is challenged with determining which activity the child will not be able to perform given her developmental age.  Do you know your developmental milestone? When should a child be able to sit independently and rotate their trunk? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about cerebral palsy and developmental milestones.    Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
10:39
April 27, 2018
Right Bicipital Tendinitis
Michael presents to physical therapy with complaints of severe right shoulder pain. The treating therapist has diagnosed him with bicipital tendinitis. The physical therapist is challenged with utilizing the correct medication and setup for iontophoresis.  Do you know the correct setup for iontophoresis? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about iontophoresis.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup  
14:32
April 25, 2018
Infection Control Guidelines
Cindy is seen in the acute care setting for bacterial meningitis. The treating therapist is concerned about the transmission of her illness to other patients.  The physical therapist is challenged with selecting and adhering to the correct infection control guidelines.  Do you know the difference between airborne, droplet, contact and standard infection control precautions? Which one would you use for bacterial meningitis? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about selecting appropriate infection control guidelines.   Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:07
April 20, 2018
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Robert is 6 days status post-acute myocardial infarction and is currently being seen in cardiac rehabilitation phase 1.  The physical therapist is challenged with prescribing the correct exercise intensity to ensure safety during this phase of rehabilitation.  Do you know the exercise intensity recommendations for a patient post-acute myocardial infarction? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about exercise prescription for a patient status post acute MI.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup    
12:16
April 18, 2018
Lateral Ankle Sprain
Jason has a recent onset of a lateral ankle sprain. He is being treated in the outpatient physical therapy clinic with therapeutic ultrasound. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the cause of the patient's pain underneath the sound head.  Do you know what ultrasound parameters can lead to pain underneath the ultrasound head? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating an acute lateral ankle sprain.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:54
April 13, 2018
Secondary Lymphedema
Annie has a history of a right radical mastectomy with axillary node dissection. She presents today with secondary lymphedema with a negative stemmer's sign, but her lymphedema no longer improves with elevation. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the current stage of the lymphedema and selecting the best combination of interventions to reduce Annie's edema.  Do you know what research states about the best interventions to treat lymphedema? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating lymphedema.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
16:50
April 10, 2018
Arterial Blood Gases
Michael is treated in the acute care setting for confusion, restlessness, and blurred vision. The patient presents with impaired arterial blood gases.  The physical therapist is challenged with recognizing signs and symptoms related to arterial blood gas dysfunction and determining the specific type of condition present.  Do you know your arterial blood gas values? What is normal and what isn't? The answer is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on examining arterial blood gases.  Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup  
12:29
April 6, 2018
Low Back Pain
Amiee is a 35-year-old female who developed low back pain after  The physical therapist is challenged with recognizing signs an symptoms related to a specific low back condition and determining the approach steps to treating the condition. Do you know the most effective interventions to resolve lower back pain? This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with low back pain. Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
15:40
April 4, 2018
Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke
John is a 56-year-old male who had an anterior cerebral artery stroke. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the specific Brunnstrom stage and the appropriate intervention to treat a patient in this stage.  This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with an Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke. Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
14:41
March 28, 2018
Diastasis Recti
Mary is a 32-year-old female who is 2 weeks postpartum and presents with a 2.25cm diastasis recti.  The physical therapist is challenged with recalling the proper treatment strategy for a patient with DR and avoiding exercises that can increase the severity of the separation. Which intervention is the best to treat a 2.25cm diastasis recti?  This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with Diastasis Recti. Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
11:33
March 21, 2018
Hypothyroidism
Shirley is a 48-year-old female who has a past medical history of hypothyroidism. She has non-pitting edema, dry skin, and poor peripheral circulation.   The physical therapist is challenged with recalling the signs and symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism while using critical thinking to eliminate attractive answer choices.  Which examination finding should we expect to find with our patient? This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on evaluating a patient with hypothyroidism. Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: bit.ly/SNPGroup
12:12
March 14, 2018
Congestive Heart Failure
Darryl is a 59-year-old male who presents the physical therapy with Class III Congestive Heart Failure. He has arrived from the inpatient unit after a severe exacerbation of his CHF but he is cleared by his M.D. for exercise. The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the pathophysiology related to congestive heart failure as well as the New York Heart Association stages. This knowledge is required in order to make sound and safe judgments regarding exercise prescription. Should we send this patient back to the physician for medical clearance or treat him? This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating Class III congestive heart failure. Are you in the free facebook group called, #smartnpteprep? Get access to test-taking strategies, live discussions, question & answers, and the most effective study tips. Come on in and join us! Click the link: Smart NPTE Prep Group [ Listen Here ]   
16:32
March 7, 2018
Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy
David is an 11-year old male with a history of Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). He is coming to physical therapy with complaints of difficulty with ADLs. The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the progression of this condition as well as the primary impairments in each stage.
14:08
February 27, 2018
The Proximal Humeral Fracture
This first episode of The NPTE Clinical Files focuses on a patient named, Betty, who fell from her bed three weeks ago. Unfortunately, she sustained a closed proximal humeral fracture and is now presenting to physical therapy for rehabilitation. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the primary impairment in this stage of healing along with selecting a safe intervention to address this impairment.
14:57
February 16, 2018