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NPTE Clinical Files

Feb 20, 2019

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...


Feb 13, 2019

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...


Feb 6, 2019

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...


Jan 30, 2019

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...


Jan 23, 2019

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...