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NPTE Clinical Files

Aug 29, 2018

Annie is being treated in the inpatient setting status post a right pelvic fracture. The patient is severely obese and is currently having difficulty propelling herself in her wheelchair. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which wheelchair modifications are required to help the patient improve her...


Aug 22, 2018

Geraldo presents to physical therapy with an ASIA A L3 SCI. The patient is being discharged and needs education about effective bladder management. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the type of bladder impairment present and which technique would best help the patient void.  

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Aug 15, 2018

Lincoln presents to physical therapy with ASIA C L2 SCI. The patient has poor quad contraction.

The physical therapist is challenged with the appropriate biofeedback set-up to help facilitate quad contraction.

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Aug 10, 2018

Carly is being evaluated by physical therapy post transverse humeral mid-shaft fracture. The patient does present with possible neurological compromise.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the presence of neurological compromise and associated musculoskeletal findings. 

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Aug 8, 2018

Davis presents with CHF and is undergoing a 6-minute walk test. The patient's HR, SPO2, and blood pressure are all being monitored to ensure patient safety.

The physical therapist is challenged with understanding the indications of abnormal changes in vitals with exercise.

How well do you know your exercise physiology?...