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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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/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://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thepthustle/support

    Assistive Device Prescription 2

    Assistive Device Prescription 2

    Xavier is a patient who recently underwent hip replacement surgery and is now at a rehabilitation facility with a weight-bearing as tolerated (WBAT) status. The patient is 75 years old with mild Parkinson’s disease, affecting his balance and coordination. Given these considerations, which assistive device would be MOST appropriate for this patient during the initial phase of recovery?

    A) Standard cane

    B) Quad cane

    C) Front-wheeled walker

    D) Rollator walker

    LINKS MENTIONED:


    Truelearn: USE CODE: PTH020
    Get Your Episode Cheatsheet here: https://www.nptecheatsheet.com/assistive-ad
    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com


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    • 12 min
    Acute Low Back Pain

    Acute Low Back Pain

    Gerard arrives at physical therapy reporting acute lower back pain following an attempt to lift a heavy box. The pain radiates into both lower extremities constantly. During examination, all lumbar motions exacerbate the pain, and the patient prefers to stand and sit with increased lumbar flexion. Which pathology is MOST likely present?

    A) Lumbar Herniated Disc

    B) Facet Joint Syndrome

    C) Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    D) Ankylosing Spondylitis



    LINKS MENTIONED:


    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com
    Truelearn: USE CODE: PTH020
    PT Hustle Phone Number: (727) 732-4573


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    • 12 min
    Lower Extremity Lymphedema

    Lower Extremity Lymphedema

    Margot, a 53-year-old woman, presents to physical therapy with bilateral, symmetrical enlargement of her legs extending from her hips to her ankles, sparing the feet. She reports the condition is painful and has worsened over several years. Skin texture is normal, and there is no pitting edema. Which condition is MOST consistent with these findings?

    A) Chronic venous insufficiency

    B) Obesity-related lymphedema

    C) Primary lymphedema

    D) Lipedema

    LINKS MENTIONED:


    PT Hustle Phone Number: (727) 732-4573
    Get Your Episode Cheatsheet HERE
    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com
    Truelearn: USE CODE: PTH020


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    • 12 min
    Drug Interactions

    Drug Interactions

    Jerry, a patient with type 2 diabetes, has been prescribed metformin to manage his blood glucose levels. The physical therapist understands that metformin’s primary function is to:

    A) Stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin.

    B) Decrease the liver's production of glucose.

    C) Increase the sensitivity of insulin receptors on cells.

    D) Slow the absorption of sugar from the intestines.

    LINKS MENTIONED:


    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com
    Get Your Episode Cheatsheet here: https://www.nptecheatsheet.com/meds
    Truelearn: USE CODE: PTH020
    PT Hustle Phone Number: (727) 732-4573


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    • 12 min
    Ulcer Examination

    Ulcer Examination

    Julian, a 59-year-old patient with a longstanding history of type 2 diabetes, presents with a chronic, non-healing wound on his foot. The wound is located on the lateral aspect of the foot, characterized by a sharply demarcated, circular margin, and a pale, dry base with minimal exudate. His medical history includes poorly controlled hypertension and intermittent claudication. What is the most likely classification of this ulcer?

    A) Venous ulcer

    B) Mixed arterial-venous ulcer

    C) Pure arterial ulcer

    D) Neuropathic ulcer

    LINKS MENTIONED:


    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com
    Get Your Episode Cheatsheet here: https://www.nptecheatsheet.com/ulcerclass


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    • 11 min
    Respiratory Interventions

    Respiratory Interventions

    Richard is a 75-year-old male patient being treated by physical therapy. In educating a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) about managing exacerbations at home, what advice should the physical therapist emphasize as MOST important?


    A. Use of an incentive spirometer every 2 hours while awake.

    B. Maintenance of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.

    C. Participation in daily, moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.

    D. Keeping the home environment well-ventilated and free of irritants.

    LINKS MENTIONED:


    NPTE Tips & Tricks: www.nptegroup.com
    Get Your Episode Cheatsheet here: https://www.nptecheatsheet.com/pulmonaryinterventions


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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
558 Ratings

558 Ratings

BT0422 ,

The BEST!

The podcast is a wonderful tool to use as you begin to study for the NPTE. I love how brief each episode is, but it still touches on important topics that you will see on the exam. I also took the PT premium course they offer and passed the exam on my FIRST try! The course provided everything I needed to study including a study guide, live lectures, recorded lectures, and a flexible study schedule. I highly recommend it!

Abigail Ranee ,

Great preparation

Thank you Kyle for doing this podcast. I recently passed the exam in April with a 700. I have listened to your entire back catalog of questions and felt they reflected the difficulty of the NPTE well. Many concepts on the NPTE I was first introduced to through your podcast. Definitely should a part of anyone’s story arsenal.

Kiyaarenee ,

Great NPTE Podcast

This is a good supplement to studying for the NPTE while utilizing other resources. This is perfect during a workout, drive, etc. to test your knowledge on certain topics. Highly recommend! Kyle’s breakdown of each question and answer is great!

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