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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 opport… Continue Reading >>
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 << Show Less
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Gait Analysis & Initial Contact Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Carmello is performing a gait analysis and notices that the patient’s toes are the first points of contact with the ground during initial contact. Which of the following is the LEAST likely to be a possible cause of this gait deviation?
A. Leg length discrepancy
B. Reciprocal inhibition of dorsiflexors
C. Painful heel
D. Profound dorsiflexor weakness
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Gait Analysis & Initial Contact Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
Look no further: www.nptecheatsheets.com
Carmello is performing a gait analysis and notices that the patient’s toes are the first points of contact with the ground during initial contact. Which of the following is the LEAST likely to be a possible cause of this gait deviation?
A. Leg length discrepancy
B. Reciprocal inhibition of dorsiflexors
C. Painful heel
D. Profound dorsiflexor weakness
Did you get this question wrong?! If you were stuck between two answers and selected the wrong one, then you need to visit www.NPTEPASS.com, to learn about the #1 solution to STOP getting stuck.

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Falls & Meds Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Francine has a past medical history of angina, depression, and acid reflux. The patient is being seen for frequent falls in the home but denies dizziness, vertigo, or sudden weakness. The therapist suspects blurred vision as the primary cause. Which of the following medications is the MOST likely contributing to the patient's falls?
A. Aspirin
B. Warfarin
C. Amitriptyline
D. Omeprazole
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Plumb Line 2 Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Gupta is assessing a patient's posture using a new plumbline assessment tool. Upon examination, the line of gravity falls posteriorly to the cervical spine joints. Which of the following opposing muscle groups is likely the MOST active?
A. Serratus anterior
B. Longus Colli
C. Obliquus capitis superior
D. Iliocostalis Dorsi
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Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury Findings Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Vidhi is performing a chart review of his patient who has a T1 ASIA B SCI. Which of the following findings is MOST likely when treating this patient?
A. Paradoxical breathing pattern
B. Use of a mechanical ventilator
C. Moderate to maximal assistance with wheelchair to bed transfers
D. Household and community ambulator with HKAFOs and crutches
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Scapular Dysfunction 2 Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Laura is being re-evaluated 12 weeks status post rotator cuff repair. While performing shoulder abduction actively, the therapist observes excessive clavicular elevation and lateral flexion of the trunk to the opposite side. The MOST likely cause of these findings include; diminished range of motion and
A. Inadequate serratus anterior activation
B. Posterior glenohumeral joint soft tissue tightness
C. Excess upper trapezius activation
D. Pectoralis minor tightness
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Causes of Lymphedema Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Hemisha is a student clinical intern providing an in-service about the causes of lymphedema. Which of the following is NOT a cause of secondary lymphedema?
A. Dysplasia
B. Radiation
C. Chronic venous insufficiency
D. Infection
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Lateral Trunk Bending Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Bebet is recovering from a right CVA and wears a solid AFO to stabilize the left foot. While observing gait, the therapist notices lateral trunk bending towards the left during midstance. Which of the following is the best intervention to correct this problem?

A. Strengthen the hamstrings on the left side
B. Strengthen the hip abductors on the left side
C. Strengthen the hip abductors on the right side
D. Strengthen the hip flexors on the right side
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Parkinson's Disease Plan of Care Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Eddy presents with a history of Parkinson’s Disease and is being seen in the inpatient hospital. The patient is ambulatory but requires close supervision by the therapist to prevent falls. Which of the following is the most appropriate focus for the physical therapist’s plan of care?
A. Wheelchair training
B. Mobility training using bilateral axillary crutches
C. Caregiver training for contact guarding during ambulation on level surfaces and stair negotiation
D. Manual perturbation training
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Leg Length Discrepancy Are you looking for a bundle of Coach K’s Top MSK Cheatsheets?
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Kevin assesses a patient’s functional leg length difference and discovers that the right lower extremity is longer. Which of the following joint actions would LEAST likely be present due to this discrepancy?
A. Right foot in supination
B. Right sacroiliac joint in posterior rotation
C. Left sacroiliac joint in posterior rotation
D. Right knee in extension
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