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NPTE Clinical Files

Mar 28, 2018

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...


Mar 21, 2018

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...


Mar 14, 2018

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...


Mar 7, 2018

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...