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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...


Oct 2, 2020

A patient with a diagnosis of lymphedema presents with the following characteristics...

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Sep 9, 2020

When evaluating bowel and bladder function, the therapist would MOST likely expect which of the following presentations of symptoms?

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