NPTE Clinical Files

By Dr. Kyle Rice

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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.

Episode Date
S02 Episode 54 - Electrical Stimulation
11:36

Brady presents with first and second-degree burns across his anterior shins. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the proper setting of the TENS unit to reduce pain with debridement.

How well do you know your electrical stimulation? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about electrical stimulation.

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Jul 30, 2019
S02 Episode 53 - Shoulder Special Testing
11:49

Beniah is a 16-year-old baseball pitcher with persistent right shoulder pain. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which special test will confirm the presence of the suspected condition. 

How well do you know your shoulder special tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about special tests.

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Jul 17, 2019
S02 Episode 52 - Pulmonary Interventions
12:22

Paul is a patient with a 4-year history of ALS and has been having recurrent respiratory infections  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the proper treatment to facilitate lung clearance. 

How well do you know your pulmonary interventions? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about pulmonary interventions.

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Jul 10, 2019
S02 Episode 51 - Cranial Nerve Testing
14:18

Adriana has a past medical history of multiple sclerosis and blurred vision and is undergoing cranial nerve testing. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the potential reason for an abnormal cranial nerve test finding. 

How well do you know your cranial nerve tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about cranial nerves.

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Jul 03, 2019
S02 Episode 50 - Therapeutic Ultrasound
11:21

Danica is treating a patient post MVA with lower back pain.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the treatment area to ensure proper therapeutic dosing. 

How well do you know ultrasound principles? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about therapeutic ultrasound.

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Jun 26, 2019
S02 Episode 49 - Blood Gases
14:30

Berlin is being treated in the hospital for hypokalemia. The patient presents with impaired blood gases. 

The physical therapist is challenged with analyzing a set of blood gases, determining the condition, and anticipating the expected findings.  

How well do you know your blood gases? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about blood gases.

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Jun 19, 2019
S02 Episode 48 - Total Knee Arthroplasty
16:11

Elara is two weeks post right total knee arthroplasty and has a past medical history of lymph node hypoplasia.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate response to the patient's presentation. 

How well do you know clinical predictions rules and procedures? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about total hip replacement.

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Jun 12, 2019
S02 Episode 47 - Gait Dysfunction Part 2
12:49

Harrold is examining a patient who sustained a right trimalleolar fracture ten weeks ago.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct compensation that is the MOST likely to be observed during the stance phase?

How well do you know your gait compensations/deviations? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Gait Dysfunction.

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Jun 05, 2019
S02 Episode 46 - Hypercortisolism
11:14

Sandra is reviewing a patient's medical record who has a history of hypercortisolism and persistent weight gain. 

The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating the potential findings in the patient's medical record. 

How well do you know your endocrine gland dysfunctions? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Hypercortisolism.

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May 29, 2019
S02 Episode 45 - Pusher's Syndrome
12:02

Ben presents with a posterolateral thalamic stroke and pusher's syndrome.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the safest and appropriate intervention to treat this patient during gait training. 

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May 22, 2019
S02 Episode 44 - Femoral Torsion
12:49

Sara presents with 5 degrees of femoral torsion and medial knee pain.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which muscles are the most likely to be weak and lengthened.

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May 15, 2019
S02 Episode 43 - Heart Sounds
11:44

Arya is a seasoned athlete is undergoing an auscultatory examination of her heart.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining what heart sounds are normal and abnormal for this patient population. 

How well do you know your heart sounds? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Cardiac Auscultation 

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May 08, 2019
S02 Episode 42 - Vestibular Hypofunction
09:45

Jenn presents with a referral for physical therapy to evaluate and treat bilateral vestibular hypofunction.   

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most effective intervention to address the patient's condition.

How well do you know vestibular rehabilitation interventions and their indications? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Vestibular Hypofunction. 

*Note in this video VOR stands for Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex

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May 01, 2019
S02 Episode 41 - Aquatic Therapy
09:18

Anthony is being treated in aquatic therapy for severe osteoarthrosis. The patient being treated in tepid water up to the head. 

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding cardiovascular physiology as it relates to the aquatic environment. 

How well do you know your cardiac physiology? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Aquatic Therapy 

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Apr 24, 2019
S02 Episode 40 - Exercise Intensity Measures
10:34

Eric recently had a cardiac transplant and has been cleared for exercise by his medical doctor.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most appropriate means of measuring the patient's exercise intensity. 

How well do you know your exercise intensity measures and why you should use one over another? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Exercise Intensity Measures.

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Apr 17, 2019
S02 Episode 39 - Lab Values
10:01

Vicky is being seen in the hospital for a severe bacterial infection. Prior to today's treatment, the therapist is reviewing the patient's medical record.  

The physical therapist is challenged with reviewing a medical chart and interpreting the available lab values. 

How well do you know your lab values? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Lab Values. 

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Apr 10, 2019
S02 Episode 38 - Visceral Pain
09:48

Pearl presents with persistent right shoulder pain without a known cause.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most likely reason for the patient's complaints. 

How well do you know your visceral diagnoses and referral patterns? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Visceral Pain. 

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Apr 03, 2019
S02 Episode 37 - Amputee Pathological Gait
11:49

Ross presents with a transtibial amputation and a significant gait deviation during initial contact to loading response. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining why the observed gait deviation is present. 

How well do you know your prosthetic gait deviations? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Amputee Pathological Gait. 

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Mar 27, 2019
S02 Episode 36 - Motor Stages
13:13

Derek presents with a TBI and is being instructed on wheelchair to bed transfers for the first time. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of practice regimen is going to be the best to establish safe and independent wheelchair to bed transfers. 

How well do you know your stages of motor learning and which practice forms to use? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about motor stages and practice. 

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Mar 20, 2019
S02 Episode 35 - Behavioral Change
12:03

Miles presents with a past medical history of diabetes type II and obesity. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which activity listed falls the highest in the trans-theoretical model (Stage of Change)

How well do you know the trans-theoretical model? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about behavioral change.

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Mar 13, 2019
S02 Episode 34 - Stair Training
11:40

Harriet presents with status post-TKA and is undergoing stair training with the physical therapist.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate instructions for descending stairs with a cane.

How well do you know safe stair negotiation techniques? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about stair training. 

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Mar 06, 2019
S02 Episode 33 - Hemodialysis
12:23

Ricky presents with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation, orthostatic hypotension, and chronic renal failure.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which aspect of the exercise prescription is the least appropriate for this patient while undergoing hemodialysis. 

How well do you know your exercise prescription parameters for a patient on hemodialysis? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about hemodialysis

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Feb 27, 2019
S02 Episode 32 - Pelvic Mal-alignment
13:50

Kerri presents with significant pelvic girdle pain with ambulation. The patient is found to have a notable innominate rotation during the examination.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the BEST intervention to address the pelvic mal-alignment. 

How well do you know innominate rotations? Can you treat one effectively? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about pelvic mal-alignment.

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Feb 20, 2019
S02 Episode 31 - Spina Bifida
13:01

Jimmy is a three-year-old child with L2 myelomeningocele. The patient requires the use of orthotics for home ambulation. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which orthotic would be the best to assist with household ambulation. 

How well do you know your orthotics? Can you tell me what spina bifida is and what impairments are associated with an L2 myelomeningocele? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about Spina Bifida

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Feb 13, 2019
S02 Episode 30 - Right Knee Injury
12:17

Samuel is a basketball star who injured his right knee after he pivoted on his right foot. The patient reports pain immediately afterward and has been complaining of additional symptoms since the incident.   

The physical therapist is challenged with differentially diagnosing the patient's right knee pain.

How well do you know your knee injuries? Can you differentially diagnose this common type of injury? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about knee injuries. 

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Feb 06, 2019
S02 Episode 29 - Patient Compliance
10:04

Heather has a past medical history of hypothyroidism and is being treated for deconditioning. The patient reports that she is not taking her medications and would like to stop exercising. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct and the best course of action to remedy this situation.

How well can you handle difficulty patient compliance situations? Let's test your ability in this excellent episode about patient compliance.

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Jan 30, 2019
S02 Episode 28 - PTA Professional Responsibilities
11:07

Taylor is attending her first follow-up appointment for right calcific tendinitis. A PTA is treating the patient and needs to make an appropriate decision about following an unspecified directive in the plan of care.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining what is the responsibility and appropriate decision making of a PTA under general supervision. 

How well do you know what is in the PTA's scope of practice? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about PTA Professional Responsibility.

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Jan 23, 2019
S02 Episode 27 - Outcome Measures
09:04

Brenda is a physical therapist looking to utilize the correct outcome measure to assess a patient's improvements and current ability related to ADL's.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct and MOST appropriate outcome measure to utilize with a patient who has a CVA. 

How well do you know your outcome measures? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about outcome measures.

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Jan 16, 2019
S02 Episode 26 - AFO Prescription
12:25

Kelli presents with spastic cerebral palsy and plantarflexor spasticity. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the correct AFO to utilize with the current patient.  

How well do you know your AFO's and their uses? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about ankle-foot orthotics

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Jan 09, 2019
S02 Episode 25 - Acute Care Lines
10:44

Camron presents with pulmonary hypertension and suspected Cor Pulmonale

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which acute care lines will MOST be present and used to monitor the patient's condition 

How well do you know your acute care lines? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about acute care lines

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Jan 02, 2019
S02 Episode 24 - Testing Sensation
09:51

Collin presents difficulty grasping objects and impaired sensation in his hands. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which sensations will be impaired if the patient is unable to detect light (fine) touch. 

How well do you know your sensations and spinal tracts? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about testing sensation.

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Dec 26, 2018
S02 Episode 23 - Mechanical Traction
07:44

Maurice presents with non-specific lower back pain that has been responding favorably to mechanical traction.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate response to lumbar traction and determining the proper traction parameters to support a safe resolution of the patient's symptoms.

How well do you know mechanical traction and the associated parameters? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about lumbar mechanical traction.  

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Dec 19, 2018
S02 Episode 22 - Falls & Meds
08:53

Francine presents with a history of falls and suspected blurred vision. The patient's past medical history is remarkable for several other significant conditions.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which medication is the most likely contributor to the patient's falls and symptomology.

How well do you know your NPTE medications and their side effects? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about falls and medications.  

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Dec 12, 2018
S02 Episode 21 - PNF Patterns
14:09

Monte presents with a recent MCA stroke and upper extremity spasticity. The patient demonstrates movement out of synergy, however, is having difficulty completing functional patterns.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which intervention (PNF) is the MOST effective to treat the patient's condition. 

How well do you know PNF patterns and interventions to support out of synergy goals? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about PNF patterns and interventions 

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Dec 05, 2018
S02 Episode 20 - Spine Observation
10:05

Haddie is a child who would like to try out for gymnastics. During her physical screening, she is found to have some spinal/trunk abnormalities.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining what is the MOST likely cause of the patient's observed spinal abnormality. 

How well can you pick out specific postural/spinal related dysfunctions in the pediatric population? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about spinal observation. 

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Nov 28, 2018
S02 Episode 19 - EKG Reading
12:35

Nate is a physical therapist evaluating a patient in the acute care setting. The patient is found to have some cardiac arrhythmias on their EKG prior to exercise.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the importance of the several accompanying co-morbidities while interpreting the available EKG strip.

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Nov 21, 2018
S02 Episode 18 - Primary Hyperparathyroidism
09:50

Saphie is being seen post-MVA for neck and mid-thoracic pain. The patient has a history of primary hyperparathyroidism. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining what precautions are the MOST important when treating this patient. 

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Nov 14, 2018
S02 Episode 17 - Postural Dysfunction
11:21

Bobby is a carpenter who presents with paresthesias into his right hand and forearm. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the condition that is present and the interventions required to treat the condition. 

How well do you understand neuromusculoskeletal disorders? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about postural dysfunction. 

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Nov 07, 2018
S02 Episode 16 - SCI Functional Outcomes
10:59

Jax is being seen for a C7 ASIA B SCI. The patient has been participating in physical therapy for 2 months but continues to have functional limitations.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the highest level of function the patient MOST expected to achieve.

How well do you understand SCI functional outcomes? Let's test your understanding in this excellent episode about SCI functional outcomes.

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Oct 31, 2018
S02 Episode 15 - Active Vs. Passive Insufficiency
12:48

Nadine assesses her patient's knee flexion strength in both the sitting and standing positions. The therapist finds that the patient has diminished end range knee flexion strength in standing.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which is most likely reason for the diminished knee flexion strength.

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Oct 24, 2018
S02 Episode 14 - Lung Volumes & PFT's
14:15

Gary presents with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) that is affecting his trunk and extremities. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which pulmonary examination findings are consistent with AIDP. 

How well do you understand pulmonary function tests? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about Lung Volumes & PFT's. 

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Oct 17, 2018
S02 Episode 13 - Electrolyte Dysfunction
14:44

Bernard presents to the hospital with an acute exacerbation of his congestive heart failure. The patient presents with several CNS-based signs and symptoms.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the cause of the clinical presentation. 

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Oct 10, 2018
S02 Episode 12 - CTSIB
14:21

Curtis presents to a balance center for balance testing using the CTSIB protocol. The patient is found to become unstable during multiple conditions. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which of the patient's sensory system's are intact and used for balance. 

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Oct 04, 2018
S02 Episode 11 - Gait Dysfunction
12:46

Yael presents to physical therapy for a right femoral neck fracture. During gait, the patient demonstrates a diminished right backward rotation of the pelvis. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which additional examination findings will be expected given this impairment.

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Sep 26, 2018
S02 Episode 10 - Monofilaments
10:11

Tim presents to physical therapy for functional decline and poor blood sugar control. The patient has multiple pressure ulcers but is unable to sense their presence.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of monofilament would confirm the patient's sensory impairment.

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Sep 19, 2018
S02 Episode 9 - Cardiac Physiology
17:20

Jullian presents to cardiac rehabilitation phase II with a positive symptom-limited test. The physical therapist wants to initiate aerobic exercise training without overstressing the heart. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which form of exercise places the greatest stress on the heart. 

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Sep 12, 2018
S02 Episode 8 - Extensor Tone
13:26

Erica presents with significant lower extremity extensor tone and a history of frequent and characteristic bouts of fatigue, paresthesias, and dysarthria. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the diagnosis present and the appropriate intervention to treat the patient's primary impairment.

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Sep 05, 2018
S02 Episode 7 - Bariatric Wheelchair Prescription
11:32

Annie is being treated in the inpatient setting status post a right pelvic fracture. The patient is severely obese and is currently having difficulty propelling herself in her wheelchair. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which wheelchair modifications are required to help the patient improve her propulsion and energy conservation. 

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Aug 29, 2018
S02 Episode 6 - Bladder Management
10:41

Geraldo presents to physical therapy with an ASIA A L3 SCI. The patient is being discharged and needs education about effective bladder management. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the type of bladder impairment present and which technique would best help the patient void.  

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Aug 22, 2018
S02 Episode 5 - Biofeedback
09:16

Lincoln presents to physical therapy with ASIA C L2 SCI. The patient has poor quad contraction.

The physical therapist is challenged with the appropriate biofeedback set-up to help facilitate quad contraction.

Do you know how to use a biofeedback unit? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about biofeedback.

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Aug 15, 2018
S02 Episode 4 - Transverse Humeral Fracture
10:43

Carly is being evaluated by physical therapy post transverse humeral mid-shaft fracture. The patient does present with possible neurological compromise.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the presence of neurological compromise and associated musculoskeletal findings. 

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Aug 10, 2018
S02 Episode 3 - Cardiovascular Response To Exercise
10:23

Davis presents with CHF and is undergoing a 6-minute walk test. The patient's HR, SPO2, and blood pressure are all being monitored to ensure patient safety.

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the indications of abnormal changes in vitals with exercise.

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Aug 08, 2018
S02 Episode 2 - Transtibial Amputation
08:44

Rodney underwent a right transtibial amputation and is being fitted for a patellar-tendon bearing socket. 

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the design of the patellar-tendon bearing socket, pressure-tolerant areas, and pressure-sensitive areas.

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Aug 03, 2018
S02 Episode 1 - DIP Hyperflexion Injury
11:25

Nate was referred to physical therapy for a closed injury after a traumatic hyperflexion of his right index DIP.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate timeframe for mobilizing the affected tendon. 

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Aug 01, 2018
S01 Episode 39 - Developmental Milestones
12:45

Aaraelia is an 8 month old infant who presents to physical therapy with shoulder abduction and elbow extension when she rotates her head to the same side.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the patient's developmental age and which milestones the patient will have difficulty achieving because of the obligatory reflex. 

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Jul 25, 2018
S01 Episode 38 - Assessing Vitals
11:56

Yari is a clinical instructor overseeing her student's assessment of a patient's vitals.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining how the student's assessment can impact the results. 

Do you know the physiological response of cardiopulmonary system to increased pressure in the arterial system? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about assessing vitals.

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Jul 23, 2018
S01 Episode 37 - GH Joint Mobilizations
12:36

Kelley presents with a history of progressive shoulder pain over the past four weeks with a progressive limitation in her shoulder mobility.   

The physical therapist is challenged with differentially diagnosing the current condition and determining the best intervention choice. 

Do you know how to determine the direction of a mobilization? We will test your skill in this excellent episode about GH joint mobilizations.

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Jul 20, 2018
S01 Episode 36 - Toe Walking
12:37

Victoria is a 3-year-old child who presents to physical therapy for severe toe walking. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most effective approach to treating the patient's toe walking. 

Do you the most effective treatments for toe walking in patient's with cerebral palsy? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating a patient with toe walking. 

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Jul 18, 2018
S01 Episode 35 - Cranial Nerves
12:02

Liam presents to physical therapy with a 4-year history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The patient's caregiver reports that the patient is having trouble speaking and often cries uncontrollably. 

The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating what examination findings would be present with a patient who has ALS. 

How well do you know your cranial nerves? Let's test your knowledge in this excellent episode about ALS.  

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Jul 13, 2018
S01 Episode 34 - Researching Shoulder ROM
10:22

Andrea is researching the effects of a grade IV mobilization on shoulder abduction mobility in subjects with non-specific shoulder pain. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of test should be run on the data collected in the study. 

Do you know the differences between a T-Test and an ANOVA? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about statistical hypothesis testing. 

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Jul 11, 2018
S01 Episode 33 - Exercise Tolerance Test
15:03

Fred is being evaluated by his physician to determine the reason for his chest pain. The patient is undergoing an exercise tolerance test.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining why Fred's exercise tolerance test was terminated. 

Do you know the relative and absolute indications for termination of an exercise tolerance test? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about understanding the exercise tolerance test. 

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Jul 06, 2018
S01 Episode 32 - Rapid Knee Hyperextension
12:52

Brandon is being evaluated in physical therapy for his posterior knee pain. The patient gait assessment reveals a rapid knee hyperextension during the early stages of gait.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most likely reason for the observed gait deviation while predicting which other motions would be present.

Do you know the primary cause of rapid knee hyperextension during the stance phase? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about extensor thrust.

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Jul 04, 2018
S01 Episode 31 - Balance Deficits
11:08

Susan is a 67-year-old female who is being treated for significant balance deficits. The treating therapist is challenging Susan today by having her reach out of her base of support.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of motor training the patient is currently engaging in.

Do you know the differences between skill, mobility, controlled mobility and stability based exercises? We will uncover the answer today in this excellent episode about balance interventions.

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Jun 29, 2018
S01 Episode 30 - Stage IV Decubitus Ulcer
10:04

Freddy is being treated for a stage IV decubitus ulcer that is dry and infected. 

The therapist is challenged with determining which dressing would be the most effective for this wound type. 

Do you know which dressings should be considered when an infection is present? 

We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about [prescribing dressings for a decubitus ulcer.

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Jun 27, 2018
S01 Episode 29 - Proper Feedback
12:22

Helen is currently in physical therapy and is being instructed on how to perform stair climbing given her previous CVA. 

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the type of feedback would be the best to facilitate her proper performance of the motor task.  

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Jun 22, 2018
S01 Episode 28 - Stable Angina Pectoris
09:17

Drew presents to physical therapy with a history of stable angina pectoris, however, has been cleared for exercise. The therapist is challenged with determining the factors that affect the workload of the heart.

Do you know the factors that affect the workload of the heart?

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Jun 20, 2018
S01 Episode 27 - Standard Wheelchair Measurements
10:24

Sonia presents to physical therapy post-MVA a T10 spinal cord injury. She has been using a wheelchair for her primary mode of transportation and now has bilateral hip pain. The physical therapist is challenged with prescribing the correct wheelchair changes in order to reduce hip pain. 

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Jun 15, 2018
S01 Episode 26 - Knee Biomechanics
10:06

Keven presents to physical therapy with an MCL sprain that he suffered during a basketball game. The physical therapist is challenged with understanding joint biomechanics during a full squat.  

Can you recall and apply knee biomechanics to a clinical case?

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Jun 13, 2018
S01 Episode 25 - TMJ Dysfunction
09:30

Jessie presents to physical therapy with right-sided jaw pain and a long history of clicking during mouth opening. The physical therapist is challenged with correlating subjective information with a physical assessment to determine the patient's diagnosis. 

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We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about diagnosing TMJ dysfunction.

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Jun 08, 2018
S01 Episode 24 - Assessing Lab Values
12:55

James is being seen in the acute care setting for community-acquired pneumonia. The patient has several lab values that the therapist must assess to determine appropriateness for PT services.

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Jun 06, 2018
S01 Episode 23 - Lumbar Herniated Disc
09:53

Xavier presents with excruciating lower back pain secondary to a lifting accident at work. The patient's MRI confirms a lumbar HNP at L4-L5. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining what findings are consistent with the patient's diagnosis. 

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Jun 01, 2018
S01 Episode 22 - Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke
13:03

Pam has a history of a middle cerebral artery stroke and is currently having difficulty combing her hair. Despite multiple teaching strategies, the patient she continues to show no improvement. 

The physical therapist is challenged with uncovering the specific phenomenon that is present. 

Do you know the differences between signs of aphasia and apraxia? We will uncover all of it in this excellent episode about middle cerebral artery strokes.

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May 30, 2018
S01 Episode 21 - Traumatic Brain Injury
11:27

Trevor is a 19 year old male who suffered a TBI after a tragic diving incident at the pool. The therapist has categorized the patient as having a level IV on the RLA scale.  

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding factors that can increase the patient's level of confusion. 

We will learn how to treat a level IV TBI without increasing their level of confusion in this excellent episode about traumatic brain injuries. 

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May 23, 2018
S01 Episode 20 - Claudication
10:53

Eddie is a 71-year-old male who presents with significant leg pain after ambulating greater than 5 minutes. The patient reports that the symptoms are getting progressively worse over time. 

The physical therapist is challenged with correlating the findings of an ABI test and the subjective assessment. 

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May 18, 2018
S01 Episode 19 - Electromyography
10:43

Daniel is a 17 year old male who fell off a ladder fracturing his proximal tibia. The patient has severed his common peroneal nerve and is undergo EMG.

The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating what readings will show up on the patient's EMG report. 

We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about Electromyography. 

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May 16, 2018
S01 Episode 18 - Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
12:06

Janice presents to physical therapy with a past medical history consistent with diabetes mellitus type 2. The patient also has a resting blood glucose level of 275 mg/dl prior to today's treatment. 

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the correct exercise protocol and glucose monitoring procedures with a patient who presents with hyperglycemia. 

We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating a patient diabetes mellitus type 2.

 

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May 11, 2018
S01 Episode 17 - Adolescent Lower Extremity Pain
10:57

Angela presents to physical therapy with a 5-year history of intermittent flare-ups of her hip and knee joints bilaterally. Angela has a history of joint stiffness and unexplained weight loss. 

The physical therapist is challenged with diagnosing the correct condition utilizing a subjective assessment.  

We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about adolescent lower extremity pain. 

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May 09, 2018
S01 Episode 16 - Plantar Foot Pain
11:36

Drew presents to physical therapy with complaints of plantar surface foot pain. The patient states the symptoms are progressive and have a burning and tingling type sensation.

The physical therapist is challenged with identifying the correct condition based on the subjective assessment and confirming the condition with the correct examination tools. 

We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about diagnosing plantar foot pain. 

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May 04, 2018
S01 Episode 15 - Cystic Fibrosis
13:58

Shelley presents to physical therapy with complaints of deconditioning and shortness of breath. She has a history consistent with CF and the therapist would like to select the most appropriate interventions to treat her impairments. 

The physical therapist is challenged with selecting the correct interventions to mobilize the patient's secretions. 

We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about Cystic Fibrosis

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May 02, 2018
S01 Episode 14 - Cerebral Palsy
10:40

Isabelle presents to physical therapy with a history of cerebral palsy and a developmental age of 8 months. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which activity the child will not be able to perform given her developmental age. 

Do you know your developmental milestone? When should a child be able to sit independently and rotate their trunk? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about cerebral palsy and developmental milestones.   

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Apr 27, 2018
S01 Episode 13 - Right Bicipital Tendinitis
14:33

Michael presents to physical therapy with complaints of severe right shoulder pain. The treating therapist has diagnosed him with bicipital tendinitis.

The physical therapist is challenged with utilizing the correct medication and setup for iontophoresis. 

Do you know the correct setup for iontophoresis? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about iontophoresis. 

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Apr 25, 2018
S01 Episode 12 - Infection Control Guidelines
11:08

Cindy is seen in the acute care setting for bacterial meningitis. The treating therapist is concerned about the transmission of her illness to other patients. 

The physical therapist is challenged with selecting and adhering to the correct infection control guidelines. 

Do you know the difference between airborne, droplet, contact and standard infection control precautions? Which one would you use for bacterial meningitis? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about selecting appropriate infection control guidelines.  

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Apr 20, 2018
S01 Episode 11 - Acute Myocardial Infarction
12:17

Robert is 6 days status post-acute myocardial infarction and is currently being seen in cardiac rehabilitation phase 1. 

The physical therapist is challenged with prescribing the correct exercise intensity to ensure safety during this phase of rehabilitation. 

Do you know the exercise intensity recommendations for a patient post-acute myocardial infarction? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about exercise prescription for a patient status post acute MI. 

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Apr 18, 2018
S01 Episode 10 - Lateral Ankle Sprain
12:55

Jason has a recent onset of a lateral ankle sprain. He is being treated in the outpatient physical therapy clinic with therapeutic ultrasound.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the cause of the patient's pain underneath the sound head. 

Do you know what ultrasound parameters can lead to pain underneath the ultrasound head? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating an acute lateral ankle sprain. 

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Apr 13, 2018
S01 Episode 9 - Secondary Lymphedema
16:50

Annie has a history of a right radical mastectomy with axillary node dissection. She presents today with secondary lymphedema with a negative stemmer's sign, but her lymphedema no longer improves with elevation.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the current stage of the lymphedema and selecting the best combination of interventions to reduce Annie's edema. 

Do you know what research states about the best interventions to treat lymphedema? We will uncover the answer in this excellent episode about treating lymphedema. 

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Apr 10, 2018
S01 Episode 8 - Arterial Blood Gases
12:29

Michael is treated in the acute care setting for confusion, restlessness, and blurred vision. The patient presents with impaired arterial blood gases. 

The physical therapist is challenged with recognizing signs and symptoms related to arterial blood gas dysfunction and determining the specific type of condition present. 

Do you know your arterial blood gas values? What is normal and what isn't? The answer is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on examining arterial blood gases. 

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Apr 06, 2018
S01 Episode 7 - Low Back Pain
15:40

Amiee is a 35-year-old female who developed low back pain after 

The physical therapist is challenged with recognizing signs an symptoms related to a specific low back condition and determining the approach steps to treating the condition.

Do you know the most effective interventions to resolve lower back pain? This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with low back pain.

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Apr 04, 2018
S01 Episode 6 - Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke
14:46

John is a 56-year-old male who had an anterior cerebral artery stroke.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the specific Brunnstrom stage and the appropriate intervention to treat a patient in this stage. 

This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with an Anterior Cerebral Artery Stroke.

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Mar 28, 2018
S01 Episode 5 - Diastasis Recti
11:33

Mary is a 32-year-old female who is 2 weeks postpartum and presents with a 2.25cm diastasis recti. 

The physical therapist is challenged with recalling the proper treatment strategy for a patient with DR and avoiding exercises that can increase the severity of the separation.

Which intervention is the best to treat a 2.25cm diastasis recti? 

This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating a patient with Diastasis Recti.

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Mar 21, 2018
S01 Episode 4 - Hypothyroidism
12:12

Shirley is a 48-year-old female who has a past medical history of hypothyroidism. She has non-pitting edema, dry skin, and poor peripheral circulation.  

The physical therapist is challenged with recalling the signs and symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism while using critical thinking to eliminate attractive answer choices. 

Which examination finding should we expect to find with our patient?

This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on evaluating a patient with hypothyroidism.

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Mar 14, 2018
S01 Episode 3 - Congestive Heart Failure
16:33

Darryl is a 59-year-old male who presents the physical therapy with Class III Congestive Heart Failure. He has arrived from the inpatient unit after a severe exacerbation of his CHF but he is cleared by his M.D. for exercise.

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the pathophysiology related to congestive heart failure as well as the New York Heart Association stages.

This knowledge is required in order to make sound and safe judgments regarding exercise prescription.

Should we send this patient back to the physician for medical clearance or treat him?

This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating Class III congestive heart failure.

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Mar 07, 2018
S01 Episode 2 - Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy
14:09

David is an 11-year old male with a history of Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). He is coming to physical therapy with complaints of difficulty with ADLs.

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the progression of this condition as well as the primary impairments in each stage. 

The physical therapist in this clinical scenario is creating a sound POC and will need to know what to focus on to provide the most significant impact on the patient's condition. Is David's primary impairment weakness or limitations in soft tissue mobility? 

This is what we will uncover in this excellent episode based on treating DMD. 

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Feb 27, 2018
S01 Episode 1 - The Proximal Humeral Fracture
14:58

This first episode of The NPTE Clinical Files focuses on a patient named, Betty, who fell from her bed three weeks ago. 

Unfortunately, she sustained a closed proximal humeral fracture and is now presenting to physical therapy for rehabilitation. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the primary impairments in this stage of healing along with selecting a safe intervention to address this impairment.

Several factors should be considered when treating a fracture...

Are you familiar with the indications, precautions, and contraindications related to the treatment of a proximal humeral fracture? 

Listen to this podcast as Dr. Rice explains Betty's story and how physical therapy should be handled at three weeks out. 

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Feb 16, 2018