Skip to main content
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.
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

The Man Behind The Mission

NPTE Clinical Files | Physical Therapy

1x
Cognitive Assessment
Brenda is treating a patient with a recent brain injury. The therapist applies a strong noxious stimulus to the patient's forearm to elicit a response. The patient is difficult to arouse but, while awake, remains confused. Which of the following should be documented in the patient's record?    A. Stupor   B. Obtunded  C. Lethargic   D. Comatose LINKS MENTIONED:      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.      Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
09:60
August 10, 2022
Reducing Muscle Tone
Breancha is treating a patient with Multiple Sclerosis and marked extensor tone in the lower extremities. Which of the following is the MOST effective strategy to reduce tone:    A. Prolonged cooling  B. Light stroking   C. Spinning in a chair  D. High-frequency vibration LINKS MENTIONED:      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.      Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
08:59
August 03, 2022
Berg Balance Scale
Hughandra decides to evaluate the balance of an elderly patient using the Berg Balance Scale. Which of the following is NOT an area examined using this test?   A. Unsupported sitting  B. Retrieving an object from the floor  C. Standing on one foot  D. Walking while completing horizontal head turns LINKS MENTIONED: 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. Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace! Looking for more NPTE Practice Questions? Check out TrueLearn and use code PTH020 for 20% off your subscription.
09:35
July 27, 2022
Bone Mineral Density
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Helen is a 60-year-old who has been referred to physical therapy for balance training and fall prevention strategies. The patient's medical record describes generalized lower extremity weakness and a Bone Mineral Density T-score of -1.5. Which of the following interventions is the  LEAST recommended:   A. Full squats   B. Resisted hamstring curls   C. Marching in the pool   D. Standing heel raises 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. Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
11:52
July 20, 2022
Vestibular Rehabilitation 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Nywening is treating a patient diagnosed with a unilateral vestibular loss after repeated ear infections. The patient's main complaint is motion sensitivity and nausea. Which of the following options is the BEST choice for treatment?   A. Canalith repositioning maneuver  B. Semont maneuver  C. Habituation exercises  D. Frenkel's exercises 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. Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
10:55
July 13, 2022
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Siobahn is a 17-year-old male with a medical diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Upon examination, the patient’s spine is hypomobile but denies pain with palpation and during spinal movements. Which of the following interventions is the MOST recommended:    A. Postural education to reduce lumbar lordosis  B. Supine abdominal crunches  C. Grade 4 mobilizations at ankylosed segments    D. Scapular stabilization exercises 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. If you liked these tips, follow us on TikTok!
10:06
July 06, 2022
Joint Mobilization
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Aiden is being evaluated for mild discomfort in the right hip joint after a running injury two weeks ago. Upon examination, the patient has stiffness, hypomobility, decreased hip flexion, and internal rotation range of motion. Which of the following mobilizations should be performed FIRST:    A. Anterior   B. Inferior   C. Posterior   D. Distraction 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. If you liked these tips, follow us on TikTok!
11:46
June 29, 2022
Gait Analysis & Initial Contact
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Carmello is performing a gait analysis and notices that the patient’s toes are the first points of contact with the ground during initial contact. Which of the following is the LEAST likely to be a possible cause of this gait deviation?   A. Leg length discrepancy  B. Reciprocal inhibition of dorsiflexors  C. Painful heel  D. Profound dorsiflexor weakness 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. If you liked these tips, follow us on TikTok!
10:31
June 22, 2022
Falls & Meds
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Francine has a past medical history of angina, depression, and acid reflux. The patient is being seen for frequent falls in the home but denies dizziness, vertigo, or sudden weakness. The therapist suspects blurred vision as the primary cause. Which of the following medications is the MOST likely contributing to the patient's falls?    A. Aspirin  B. Warfarin  C. Amitriptyline  D. Omeprazole 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.
12:18
June 15, 2022
Plumb Line 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?  Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Gupta is assessing a patient's posture using a new plumbline assessment tool. Upon examination, the line of gravity falls posteriorly to the cervical spine joints. Which of the following opposing muscle groups is likely the MOST active?    A. Serratus anterior  B. Longus Colli   C. Obliquus capitis superior  D. Iliocostalis Dorsi 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.
10:56
June 08, 2022
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury Findings
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?  Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Vidhi is performing a chart review of his patient who has a T1 ASIA B SCI. Which of the following findings is MOST likely when treating this patient?     A. Paradoxical breathing pattern  B. Use of a mechanical ventilator   C. Moderate to maximal assistance with wheelchair to bed transfers  D. Household and community ambulator with HKAFOs and crutches 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 01, 2022
Scapular Dysfunction 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Laura is being re-evaluated 12 weeks status post rotator cuff repair. While performing shoulder abduction actively, the therapist observes excessive clavicular elevation and lateral flexion of the trunk to the opposite side. The MOST likely cause of these findings include; diminished range of motion and    A. Inadequate serratus anterior activation  B. Posterior glenohumeral joint soft tissue tightness  C. Excess upper trapezius activation  D. Pectoralis minor tightness 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. Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
12:14
May 25, 2022
Causes of Lymphedema
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Hemisha is a student clinical intern providing an in-service about the causes of lymphedema. Which of the following is NOT a cause of secondary lymphedema?   A. Dysplasia  B. Radiation  C. Chronic venous insufficiency  D. Infection 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. Apply for our coaching program: Prep you can ace - at your pace!
12:04
May 18, 2022
Lateral Trunk Bending
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Bebet is recovering from a right CVA and wears a solid AFO to stabilize the left foot. While observing gait, the therapist notices lateral trunk bending towards the left during midstance. Which of the following is the best intervention to correct this problem? A. Strengthen the hamstrings on the left side B. Strengthen the hip abductors on the left side C. Strengthen the hip abductors on the right side D. Strengthen the hip flexors on the right side 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
10:15
May 11, 2022
Parkinson's Disease Plan of Care
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Eddy presents with a history of Parkinson’s Disease and is being seen in the inpatient hospital. The patient is ambulatory but requires close supervision by the therapist to prevent falls. Which of the following is the most appropriate focus for the physical therapist’s plan of care?    A. Wheelchair training  B. Mobility training using bilateral axillary crutches  C. Caregiver training for contact guarding during ambulation on level surfaces and stair negotiation  D. Manual perturbation training 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
14:25
April 27, 2022
Leg Length Discrepancy
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Kevin assesses a patient’s functional leg length difference and discovers that the right lower extremity is longer. Which of the following joint actions would LEAST likely be present due to this discrepancy?   A. Right foot in supination  B. Right sacroiliac joint in posterior rotation  C. Left sacroiliac joint in posterior rotation  D. Right knee in extension 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
10:13
April 20, 2022
Weight Bearing Precautions
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Rani is being treated status post bilateral Achilles tendon repair after a fall from a tall ladder. Post-surgical orders are for TTWB (Toe Touch Weight Bearing) bilaterally. Which of the following assistive devices would be the MOST appropriate?   A. Bilateral canes  B. Wheelchair  C. Axillary crutches  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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
11:00
April 13, 2022
Median Nerve Palsy
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Audra presents with wasting of the thenar eminence of the hand as a result of median nerve palsy. The patient’s thumb appears to have fallen in line with the fingers due to the pull of the extensor muscles. Upon examination, the patient is unable to oppose or flex the thumb. The observed clinical findings are MOST likely associated with which of the following deformities?   A. Ape hand deformity  B. Boutonniere deformity  C. Carpal tunnel syndrome  D. Benedict hand 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
15:06
April 06, 2022
Hypoventilation & Differential Diagnosis
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Saanvi is being treated by physical therapy for dizziness and functional decline. Hypoventilation is NOT a breathing pattern commonly associated with which of the following conditions?  A. Guillain-Barre   B. Myasthenia Gravis  C. Hypoxemia  D. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap 
12:28
March 30, 2022
Cobb Angle
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Ryland, a 13-year-old male, presents with left thoracic scoliosis. The patient denies back pain; however, the patient's Cobb angle has progressed from 20 to 27 degrees over the past year. Which of the following is MOST recommended:   A. Perform trunk strengthening exercises for muscles on the right  B. Refer the patient for an orthopedic surgery consult  C. Immediate referral for orthosis fitting  D. Advise the child's guardians to monitor progression and continue with HEP 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
13:48
March 23, 2022
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?  Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Manny presents to physical therapy with diabetic polyneuropathy. Which of the following skin care recommendations is the MOST appropriate for this patient? A. Place limbs in a hot soak with epson salt B. Moisturize feet and between toes with lanolin C. Trim nails daily to keep them short D. Purchase shoe wear with extra depth 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. Check out our Coaching Program here: https://bit.ly/3Drf2ap
13:24
March 16, 2022
Iontophoresis
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?  Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Kenny is looking to facilitate scar healing with iontophoresis. Which of the following should the therapist utilize during treatment?   A. Acetate   B. Copper  C. Dexamethasone phosphate  D. Lodine 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.
12:43
March 09, 2022
Exertional Chest Pain
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?   Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Devaroy presents to physical therapy with a past medical history of stable angina. The therapist wishes to avoid exercising the patient into chest pain by determining myocardial oxygen consumption associated with myocardial ischemia. Which of the following measures is the MOST important when calculating myocardial oxygen consumption?   A. Respiratory Rate   B. Diastolic Blood Pressure  C. Heart Rate  D. VO2max 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.
13:21
March 02, 2022
Chest Tubes
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Joselito is a physical therapist treating a patient with a hemothorax and chest tube placement. During bedside treatment, the therapist knocks over the collection reservoir. Which of the following actions should the therapist take NEXT?    A. Terminate treatment and contact the physician immediately   B. Contact nursing and continue treatment   C. Place the reservoir in an upright position below the bed    D. Raise the head of the bed to 60 degrees 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
February 23, 2022
Educational Workshop
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Bruno is a physical therapist providing an educational workshop on lower back pain prevention. Which of the following physical activities has the MOST potential to exert the greatest pressure on the L3 vertebral disc?   A. Coughing or straining  B. Small repetitive jumps   C. Lifting a 20-kg weight with the back straight and knees bent  D. Lifting a 20-kg weight with the back bent and knees straight 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.
13:40
February 16, 2022
VBI 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Clarissa, a 53-year-old has a positive vertebral basilar artery test. Which of the following is NOT sign or symptom expected with vertebral basilar artery dysfunction:   A. Bilateral facial numbness  B. Diplopia  C. Drop attacks   D. Ataxic gait 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.
13:57
February 09, 2022
Lower Crossed Syndrome
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Ricky is a retired bus driver who presents with persistent lower back pain. The treating therapist determines the patient has lower crossed syndrome contributing to the patient's complaints. Which of the following activities would be the MOST beneficial to address the impairments?    A. Supine lying, holding knee to the chest for 30 second holds  B. Diaphragmatic breathing   C. Single leg bridging   D. Sitting, long arc quads against resistance 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.
15:49
February 02, 2022
Manual Muscle Testing Grades
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Chaitali works as a desk clerk and presents to physical therapy with mid-back and right shoulder pain. While in prone, the patient can place the arm actively in 145 degrees of abduction with the thumb pointed upward. However, the patient is unable to withstand any downward pressure. Which of the following should be documented in the patient's record:    A. 3/5 serratus anterior MMT  B. 3/5 lower trapezius MMT  C. 3-/5 Anterior deltoid MMT   D. 3/5 Rhomboids MMT 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.
16:06
January 26, 2022
Visceral Pain
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Slate presents with reports of a new onset of right shoulder pain without incident. The patient reports symptoms at night between 12:00am – 3:00am, that is quickly relieved by food. Which of the following conditions is the MOST likely present?   A. Gastroesophageal reflux  B. Chron’s disease  C. Duodenal ulcer  D. Cholecystitis 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.
13:09
January 19, 2022
Aging & The Body
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Yien lee is an 85-year-old patient that is being treated for functional decline. Which of the following is a normal physiological response to aging?   A. Decreased skin turgor  B. Epiphyseal plate recalcification  C. Increased FEV1  D. Increased cardiac output 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.
12:47
January 12, 2022
Nerve Innervations
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Terry presents with a damaged median nerve. Which of the following muscles is MOST likely affected?   A. Adductor pollicis  B. Flexor pollicis brevis (deep head)  C. Flexor digitorum superficialis  D. Abductor pollicus longus 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.
09:17
January 05, 2022
Hip Dysplasia
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Amber is being treated for developmental hip dysplasia. The therapist would like to ensure proper formation of the femoral head and acetabulum. Which of the following positions is the MOST appropriate:     A. Hip flexion, abduction, internal rotation   B. Hip extension, adduction, external rotation   C. Hip flexion, adduction, internal rotation   D. Hip flexion, abduction, external 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.
11:54
December 29, 2021
Nerve Damage
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Charlotte presents to physical therapy with suspected nerve damage after an open radius and ulnar fracture on the right side. Upon examination, the patient has diminished sensation in the fifth digit and medial half of the fourth digits. The patient can perform the tip to tip grip with the 1st and second digits of the right hand. Which of the following findings would be the MOST consistent with this clinical picture?    A. Decreased latency of the ulnar nerve   B. 5/5 dorsal interossei manual muscle testing  C. Positive Phalen's test   D. Positive Froment'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.
14:14
December 22, 2021
Facet Dysfunction
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Rosie presents with a right cervical facet dysfunction. The therapist would like to educate the patient on specific movements that should be avoided in the acute phase. Which of the following is the LEAST appropriate for the patient to perform?    A. Left cervical rotation, side-bending, and extension   B. Cervical extension  C. Right cervical rotation   D. Right cervical rotation and extension 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.
11:39
December 15, 2021
Stroke & Gait
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Mitchell presents to physical therapy post left CVA with an extensor synergy pattern of the lower extremity. Upon gait assessment, which of the following compensatory gait deviations is the MOST likely present?    A. Vaulting on the sound side   B. High steppage gait on the affected side  C. Circumduction on the sound side  D. Knee buckling on the affected side 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.
12:44
December 08, 2021
Ramps and Slopes
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com A facility is looking to install a new ramp in order to maintain ADA compliant. The lead physical therapist is consulted to determine the facility’s needs. The therapist recommends that there be at least a 10-inch rise. Which of the following ramp lengths would BEST maintain ADA compliancy?    A. 10 feet  B. 6 feet  C. 24 feet  D. 4 feet 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.
12:07
November 24, 2021
Cerebral Palsy
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jason and Carla are the parents of a child with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) and have been coming to therapy for several visits. The parents voice their concerns about wanting quicker results and request to try a hyperbaric oxygen program. Which of the following is the NEXT course of action?    A. Encourage the parents to reconsider focusing only on physical therapy goals   B. Discharge the patient from physical therapy services  C. Provide impartial and objective information about hyperbaric oxygen programs   D. Refer the patient to a pediatrician who performs hyperbaric oxygen therapy 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.
14:35
November 17, 2021
Cervical Spine Injury
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Brad is a 65 year old patient presents to physical therapy after falling 3 feet from a step stool at home. The patient denies any pain initially however, has developed neck pain and stiffness. Which of the following is the BEST course of action?   A.  Initiate cryotherapy and education to avoid movement  B. Provide gentle mobilizations to the cervical spine  C. Refer the patient for diagnostic imaging   D. Exercise the upper extremities and trunk 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.
15:13
November 10, 2021
TBI & Motor Learning
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jason is being treated in inpatient physical therapy for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The therapist has been training the patient on using a 2-point gait pattern using a single-point cane. The patient demonstrates a clear understanding of the proper method and is able to perform the task freely in a quiet hallway. Which of the following is the BEST to improve the patient's retention of the skill?   A. Open environment, randomized practice  B. Closed environment, serial practice  C. Open environment, serial practice  D. Closed environment, blocked practice 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.
15:11
November 03, 2021
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Helen presents with a T4 SCI and exhibits signs of autonomic dysreflexia. The therapist should anticipate which cardiovascular response:   A. Hyperemia in the lower legs and feet  B. Decreased blood pressure  C. Vasodilation in the head, neck, and arms  D. Increased heart rate 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.
14:51
October 27, 2021
Ankle/Foot Fracture
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Seina presents to physical therapy with lateral foot pain that began suddenly 2 days ago. The patient reports running and accidently stepping onto uneven pavement. The patient’s medical record includes multiple radiographs which show a noticeable fracture of the proximal fifth metatarsal. Which of the following pathologies is MOST likely present?      A. Jones fracture   B. March fracture   C. LisFranc fracture  D. Stress fracture 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
October 20, 2021
Total Knee Arthroplasty & Biomechanics
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Livia is two weeks status post right total knee arthroplasty. During a supine active straight leg raise, the patient is unable to extend the knee fully. Upon examination, the patient can achieve full knee extension passively. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the patient's deficit?   A. Tightness of the posterior capsule of the knee   B. Femoral nerve impairment   C. Popliteus muscle spasm  D. Restricted inferior patellofemoral mobility 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.
15:39
October 13, 2021
TMJ Differential
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jesse presents to physical therapy with complaints of mild right-sided jaw discomfort. She reports a two-year history of right-sided jaw clicking that accompanied a loss of mouth opening. Upon examination, the patient has no clicking and her mouth opening ROM is 41mm actively and 47mm passively. Which of the following pathologies is MOST likely present?    A. Disc displacement with reduction   B. Capsular fibrosis  C. Disc displacement without reduction  D. Lateral pterygoid muscle spasms 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.
19:29
October 06, 2021
Baseball Pitcher Injury
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Rick is a baseball pitcher that was injured while throwing five days ago. The patient describes a sharp shoulder pain felt during the deceleration phase of the pitch. Which of the following muscle groups is the MOST likely to be injured?     A. Subscapularis, teres major, latissimus dorsi  B. Infraspinatus, teres minor, latissimus dorsi   C. Infraspinatus, teres minor   D. Supraspinatus, posterior deltoid, rhomboids 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.
15:43
September 29, 2021
Quadrant Pain
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Laika is a 30-year-old female who presents with intermittent lower right quadrant pain. In addition to lower back pain, the patient has been experiencing polyarthralgia that has progressed slowly over time. The patient reports that only passing stool or gas seems to relieve the symptoms. Which of the following conditions is the MOST likely present?   A. Splenitis  B. Chron's Disease  C. Appendicitis  D. Ulcerative Colitis 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.
17:11
September 22, 2021
SOAP Note
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Koorin is an 18-month-old child with a history of significant developmental delay. The parents report that the child is unable to sit unsupported for self-feeding. Which of the following sections should this information be documented?    A. Objective section  B. Assessment section  C. Subjective section  D. Plan section 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.
16:29
September 15, 2021
Memory Loss
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Gurdy is an 80-year-old female who presents with confusion and a progressive loss of memory that has been present for months. In addition, the patient has a shortened attention span and episodes of hallucinations and paranoia, especially in the late afternoons. Which of the following pathologies is the patient MOST likely experiencing?    A. Delirium   B. Cerebrovascular accident   C. Alzheimer's disease   D. Urinary tract infection 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.
19:52
September 08, 2021
Lower Extremity MSK Differential
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jason is an 11-year-old male with a nagging pain on the posterior aspect of both heels. The child is involved in multiple sports that involve frequent running and jumping. The patient has limited dorsiflexion along with pain that is elicited with mediolateral compression of lower 1/3 of the posterior calcaneus. Which of the following pathologies is the MOST likely present?    A. Sinding-Larson Johannson Syndome  B. Sever's Disease   C. Achilles Tendinopathy   D. Plantar Fascitis 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.
15:16
September 01, 2021
ACA Stroke
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Gary presents status post anterior cerebral artery stroke. Which of the following is the LEAST likely to be a clinical manifestation of anterior cerebral artery syndrome?           A. Homonymous hemianopsia  B. Contralateral hemiparesis involving mainly the LE  C. Contralateral hemisensory loss involving mainly the LE  D. Urinary incontinence 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.
17:05
August 18, 2021
Clinical Test Of Sensory Interaction On Balance
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Curtis is being seen in a center for low vision and balance for an evaluation using the CTSIB protocol. The patient is found to become increasingly unstable when the eyes are blindfolded on level ground and when the dome is placed over the head while the foam is used. Given the prior information, which of the following conclusions is the MOST accurate?   A. The patient is dependent on the somatosensory system only  B. The patient is dependent on all three systems  C. The patient is dependent on vision only  D. The patient is dependent on the vestibular system but lacks pain, temperature, and vibration sensation 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.
13:02
August 11, 2021
Cranial Nerve Examination
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Caihong is treating a patient with a suspected CN XI injury. Which of the following would be the LEAST likely found during a routine examination?  A. Atrophy, fasciculations, ipsilateral weakness  B. Inability to shrug ipsilateral shoulder  C. Inability to turn head contralaterally   D. Weakness of contralateral sternocleidomastoid and trapezius 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.
15:58
August 04, 2021
Headaches
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Ryllis is a 21-year-old male who presents to physical therapy complaining of severe headaches that typically occur only on the left side. The patient describes the pain as “throbbing or pulsating” and concentrated around and behind the left eye. Which of the following types of headache is the patient most likely experiencing?   A. Acute whiplash injury  B. Migraine headaches  C. Tension headaches  D. Cervicogenic headaches 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.
20:17
July 28, 2021
Modalities Education Workshop
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Sam is performing an educational workshop for other therapists about the proper utilization of low-dose ultrasound in clinical practice. Which of the following conditions is low-dose ultrasound considered CONTRAINDICATED:    A. Over the distal femur in a 16-year-old with quadriceps tendonitis   B. Over the site of a healing proximal humeral fracture in a 34-year-old female   C. Over the lower back in a 31-year-old female who is 2 weeks postpartum  D. Over the hip in a 60-year-old female with a total hip replacement using methyl methacrylate 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.
17:38
July 21, 2021
Determining Neurological Level Of Injury
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com  Elsa is evaluating a patient with a recent spinal cord injury. The patient presents with intact sensation along the lateral shoulders, lateral forearms, and thumbs. Myotomal testing reveals 5/5 elbow flexors, 3+/5 wrist extensors, and 1/5 elbow extensors and finger flexors, bilaterally. According to the ASIA impairment rating scale, which of the following should be documented into the patient's medical record:   A. C6 Neurological level of Injury  B. C5 Neurological level of Injury  C. C7 Neurological level of Injury  D. C8 Neurological level of 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.
24:57
July 14, 2021
Bariatric Wheelchair
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Annie is being discharged home from the inpatient setting following a fracture of her right pelvis. She is having difficulty propelling her new wheelchair and cannot travel more than 30 feet before becoming fatigued. The therapist realizes that the patient's severe obesity is impacting her wheelchair mobility. Which of the following wheelchair adjustments would BEST improve the patient's mobility?                     A. Move the front casters back          B. Move the rear axle forward           C. Move the rear axle back          D. Allow the patient to use a lower extremity to assist with propulsion 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.
21:28
July 07, 2021
The Man Behind The Mission
I am switching it up this week to let you in on my story so that you can see what YOU are capable of. I faced intense challenges like test anxiety, low self-esteem and even lower self-worth. In this episode I laid it all out there to help you better understand the specialized theory behind The PT Hustle and why I developed a system that will make you dominate the NPTE! If you feel that you’ve been branded as a failure, stay in alignment. You are not alone! The PT Hustle is here to support students that were just like me. We focus on helping you steal your power back through a holistic approach that is going to change your experience with the NPTE! Links Mentioned: If you want to hear more on my experience with the NPTE test, join www.NPTEgroup.com I would love to connect with you, reach out to help@thepthustle.com Check out our courses and get started today! Visit NPTE Prep Courses
01:05:07
June 30, 2021
Medial Heel Pain
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Zamara is treating a patient with recurrent medial heel pain with long-distance walking and running. During quiet standing, the patient has a flat medial longitudinal arch and overpronation of the rearfoot. Which of the following muscles is MOST likely weak:   A. Fibularis longus  B. Extensor hallicus longus  C. Posterior tibialis   D. Gastrocnemius 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.
16:16
June 23, 2021
Congenital Hip Dysplasia
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Ehsan is treating a 5-month-old child with congenital hip dysplasia. The therapist is considering the use of a Pavlik harness. Which of the following motions is the MOST recommended with the use of this device:   A. Hip flexion and abduction   B. Hip extension, abduction, and internal rotation  C. Pelvic protraction, hip flexion, and hip internal rotation   D. Neutral hip position with 30 degrees of external 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
June 16, 2021
Forefoot Varus
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Shaniqua presents with left foot pain along lateral side of the 5th metatarsal. Upon examination, the patient has a 14 degree fixed forefoot varus. During quiet standing, the patient’s rearfoot is noticeably everted. Which of the following interventions is the MOST recommended:    A. Metatarsal bar   B. Lateral rearfoot wedge  C. Medial forefoot wedge   D. Additional padding along the 5th metatarsal 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.
18:52
June 09, 2021
Medication & PT Treatment
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Fran is three days status post open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) after a femoral fracture. The patient is currently taking morphine, lisinopril, and hydrochlorothiazide. Before performing out of bed activities, the therapist should be MOST concerned about:   A. Blood pressure   B. Heart Rate   C. Urinary output   D. Pain level 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.
15:37
June 02, 2021
Lymphedema 2
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Annie presents with a recent onset of right upper extremity lymphedema after a right radical mastectomy with lymph node dissection. The patient's lymphedema no longer improves with elevation. Which of the following is MOST recommended:    A. Manual lymph drainage, long stretch bandages, aerobic exercise  B. Manual lymph drainage, short stretch bandages, aerobic exercise  C. Manual lymph drainage, pneumatic compression 70 - 80mmhg  D. Short stretch bandages, limb elevation, the purchase of custom garments 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.
20:22
May 26, 2021
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Adisa is working with a child with cerebral palsy in the school system. The therapist would like to ensure that the child is being provided all necessary care according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Which of the following is NOT covered under IDEA?    A. Therapist directed interventions to be performed by the child's teacher  B. Monthly reassessments to monitor the child's progress  C. A standing frame to facilitate learning in the classroom   D. A position in any given extracurricular activity or sport 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
May 19, 2021
Pregnancy & Exercise
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Milana is five months pregnant and is requesting wellness advice from a physical therapist on living a more active lifestyle. Considering this patient's condition, which of the following is an absolute contraindication for aerobic exercise?    A. History of pulmonary fibrosis   B. BMI of 17  C. History of recurrent ankle sprains   D. History of a sedentary lifestyle 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.
15:53
May 12, 2021
Neurologic Examination
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Priya is being evaluated for lower back pain with symptoms radiating into her right lower extremity. The patient's diagnostic imaging shows an L3 intervertebral foraminal encroachment. Upon examination, which of the following is the LEAST likely to be observed:    A. Normal hip flexion strength  B. Diminished sensation along the distal anteromedial thigh & knee    C. 3+ knee jerk reflex D. Intact vibration sensation at the medial malleolus 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.
15:52
April 28, 2021
Blood Pressure
Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets? Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com Jince is being trained in assessing a patient's blood pressure in the lower extremity using the popliteal artery. To accurately identify the highest pressure exerted by blood on the arterial wall, the student should be instructed to listen for:    A. Sudden muffling, with a soft blowing quality  B. A second round of intense rhythmic tapping after a brief pause   C. A murmur or swishing sound   D. The first clear, faint rhythmic tapping sounds 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.
18:22
April 21, 2021
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 07, 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 03, 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 03, 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 06, 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 09, 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 02, 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 04, 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 07, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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 01, 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 03, 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 06, 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 08, 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 01, 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 04, 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 08, 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 04, 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 09, 2019