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NPTE Clinical Files

Dec 26, 2018

Collin presents difficulty grasping objects and impaired sensation in his hands. 

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which sensations will be impaired if the patient is unable to detect light (fine) touch. 

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Dec 19, 2018

Maurice presents with non-specific lower back pain that has been responding favorably to mechanical traction.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining the appropriate response to lumbar traction and determining the proper traction parameters to support a safe resolution of the patient's symptoms.

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Dec 12, 2018

Francine presents with a history of falls and suspected blurred vision. The patient's past medical history is remarkable for several other significant conditions.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which medication is the most likely contributor to the patient's falls and symptomology.

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Dec 5, 2018

Monte presents with a recent MCA stroke and upper extremity spasticity. The patient demonstrates movement out of synergy, however, is having difficulty completing functional patterns.

The physical therapist is challenged with determining which intervention (PNF) is the MOST effective to treat the...