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This is The NPTE Podcast, here to make sure you have the best and most up-to-date information to crush the NPTE. We all know that the NPTE is one of the biggest hurdles you'll face as you start your PT career, and we're here to help you get the tips, strategies, motivation, and knowledge you need to study like a boss and start your awesome career as a physical therapist.

Oct 27, 2020

A patient with an avulsion wound is receiving wound care.  The patient’s wound is minor and the therapist decides to leave the wound to heal on its own.  Which of the following BEST describes...

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Oct 23, 2020

A 60-year-old patient is being treated for a recent total knee arthroplasty that occurred 2 weeks ago.  The therapist takes the patient’s vital signs and obtains the following values:

·Heart rate 120 bpm
·Oxygen saturation 89%
·Blood pressure 125/85 mmHg

The patient reports that he has had significant shortness...

Oct 12, 2020

During examination, a patient is being evaluated for hand and upper extremity strength.  When asked to hold a piece of paper between the thumb and index finger in a lateral key grip, the examiner notices that the patient flexes the interphalangeal joint of the thumb as the examiner pulls the paper away from...

Oct 10, 2020

While examining a patient, the patient displays a manual muscle test grade of 1/5 on the right tibialis anterior muscle.  Which of the following gait deviations would MOST likely occur?

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Oct 7, 2020

A 65-year-old patient reports numbness and tingling extending from the lateral thigh toward the medial malleolus that has been present for the past year.  During examination, the patient reports that the symptoms are alleviated while sitting and exacerbated with standing.  The therapist chooses to apply lumbar traction...