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NPTE Clinical Files is a podcast from the creator of Dominating the NPTE, hosted by Kyle Rice. NPTE Clinical Files explains a true clinical scenario in the form of a mock NPTE-based question. Each question is followed by a set of answer choices, where Dr. Kyle Rice explains the right answer with a detailed rationale. Each season covers all of the major systems and topics found in physical therapy and likely to be found on an NPTE. NPTE Clinical Files gives the Physical Therapist a weekly opportunity to solve clinical puzzles while learning the latest research related to the topic. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepthustle/support

NPTE Clinical Files | Physical Therapy Kyle Rice

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NPTE Clinical Files is a podcast from the creator of Dominating the NPTE, hosted by Kyle Rice. NPTE Clinical Files explains a true clinical scenario in the form of a mock NPTE-based question. Each question is followed by a set of answer choices, where Dr. Kyle Rice explains the right answer with a detailed rationale. Each season covers all of the major systems and topics found in physical therapy and likely to be found on an NPTE. NPTE Clinical Files gives the Physical Therapist a weekly opportunity to solve clinical puzzles while learning the latest research related to the topic. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepthustle/support

    Lower Extremity Swelling

    Lower Extremity Swelling

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about Lymphedema and Lipedema for the NPTE?

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    Sammie presents with an enlargement in her bilateral lower extremities; however, no symptoms are present distal to the ankle. The patient reports that legs are tender to touch and easily bruise. Which of the following conditions is the MOST likely present?

    A. Fibromyalgia

    B. Lipedema

    C. Lymphedema

    D. Congestive heart failure

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    • 14 min
    High Altitude & Cardiopulmonary

    High Altitude & Cardiopulmonary

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about high altitude and the cardiopulmonary system for the NPTE?

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    Ricky has recently started training at a specialized facility located 6,200ft above sea level. The therapist would like to create safe cardiovascular parameters for exercise at this new elevation. Which of the following would be the MOST expected when exercising at a high altitude: 

    A. Lower maximal heart rate

    B. Higher maximal heart rate

    C. Lower resting heart rate 

    D. Respiratory acidosis 

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    • 16 min
    GMFCS & Cerebral Palsy

    GMFCS & Cerebral Palsy

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS) for the NPTE?

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    Ricardo is preparing a plan of care for a 10-year-old child with cerebral palsy. The patient is classified as a level 4 on the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). Which of the following activities is the MOST appropriate:

    A. Standing balance and coordination activities

    B. Gait training using a posterior walker

    C. Stair climbing using handrails

    D. Wheelchair fitting for posture and pressure relief

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    • 14 min
    Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency (VBI)

    Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency (VBI)

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about VBI testing for the NPTE?

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    Martin is treating a 45-year-old male with recurrent neck pain and joint hypomobility. Before initiating end-range cervical mobilizations, the therapist would like to assess for vertebrobasilar insufficiency. To check the left vertebral artery, the MOST effective position to place the patient’s head and neck is:

    A. Flexion

    B. Extension

    C. Right rotation

    D. Left rotation

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    • 13 min
    Postural Assessment

    Postural Assessment

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about postural assessment for the NPTE?

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    Janie is performing a postural assessment on a patient who has a medical diagnosis of lumbago. When assessing lower extremity alignment, the plumb line should fall: 

    A. Anteriorly to the lumbar spine 

    B. Posteriorly to the hip 

    C. Through the hip joint line

    D. Posteriorly to the knee

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    • 9 min
    Psych Principles

    Psych Principles

    Are you looking for an awesome cheatsheet that reviews the facts to know about cognitive behavioral therapy for the NPTE?

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    Ken is six months status post lumbar fusion and has complaints of persistent pain and often declines to perform basic core exercises. The therapist would like to change the patient’s perception of pain while teaching effective coping methods. Which of the following principles would be the MOST effective:

    A. Cognitive-behavioral therapy

    B. Operant conditioning

    C. Classical conditioning

    D. Positive reinforcement

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

colbyg32 ,

Highly recommend! Coach K is the man!!

This podcast was a big part of my success in passing the NPTE on the first try! The clinical files Kyle presents, while challenging, are structured in a way to give a good in depth and practical review of several topics in each episode. Although an episode may be titled with one subject you are likely to get a review of other important content as well as Kyle designs these questions with a purpose. Not only does he know his stuff but he can teach it in a comprehensive way! Highly recommend this podcast to all of those studying for the test!!

zarah$$$ ,

Thank you Coach K!

I appreciate the time you take to help us all out! Really helpful for my commutes to work as a PTLA and struggle to get enough studying in! Thank you for an awesome podcast!

Killakline ,

Perfect way to study for the NPTE

I have a question for anyone that can give me some guidance. How do you get to the cheatsheets!?

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