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NPTE Clinical Files

Apr 17, 2019

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?...


Apr 10, 2019

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...


Apr 3, 2019

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...


Mar 27, 2019

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...


Mar 20, 2019

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...