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NPTE Clinical Files

Jul 25, 2018

Aaraelia is an 8 month old infant who presents to physical therapy with shoulder abduction and elbow extension when she rotates her head to the same side.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the patient's developmental age and which milestones the patient will have difficulty achieving because of...


Jul 23, 2018

Yari is a clinical instructor overseeing her student's assessment of a patient's vitals.  

The physical therapist is challenged with determining how the student's assessment can impact the results. 

Do you know the physiological response of cardiopulmonary system to increased pressure in the arterial system? We will...


Jul 20, 2018

Kelley presents with a history of progressive shoulder pain over the past four weeks with a progressive limitation in her shoulder mobility.   

The physical therapist is challenged with differentially diagnosing the current condition and determining the best intervention choice. 

Do you know how to determine the...


Jul 18, 2018

Victoria is a 3-year-old child who presents to physical therapy for severe toe walking. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the most effective approach to treating the patient's toe walking. 

Do you the most effective treatments for toe walking in patient's with cerebral palsy? We will uncover the...


Jul 13, 2018

Liam presents to physical therapy with a 4-year history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The patient's caregiver reports that the patient is having trouble speaking and often cries uncontrollably. 

The physical therapist is challenged with anticipating what examination findings would be present with a patient who...