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NPTE Clinical Files

Apr 27, 2018

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...


Apr 25, 2018

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...


Apr 20, 2018

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,...


Apr 18, 2018

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...


Apr 13, 2018

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...