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NPTE Clinical Files

May 30, 2018

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. 

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May 23, 2018

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...


May 18, 2018

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 16, 2018

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...


May 11, 2018

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...