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NPTE Clinical Files

Sep 26, 2018

Yael presents to physical therapy for a right femoral neck fracture. During gait, the patient demonstrates a diminished right backward rotation of the pelvis. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which additional examination findings will be expected given this impairment.

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Sep 19, 2018

Tim presents to physical therapy for functional decline and poor blood sugar control. The patient has multiple pressure ulcers but is unable to sense their presence.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which type of monofilament would confirm the patient's sensory impairment.

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Sep 12, 2018

Jullian presents to cardiac rehabilitation phase II with a positive symptom-limited test. The physical therapist wants to initiate aerobic exercise training without overstressing the heart. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which form of exercise places the greatest stress on the heart. 

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Sep 5, 2018

Erica presents with significant lower extremity extensor tone and a history of frequent and characteristic bouts of fatigue, paresthesias, and dysarthria. The physical therapist is challenged with determining the diagnosis present and the appropriate intervention to treat the patient's primary impairment.

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