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We have 853 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 401 PubMed indexed review articles related to the NPTE® Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Physical Therapist subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test National Physical Therapy Examination to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
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National Physical Therapy Examination Overview
How many hours is the National Physical Therapy Examination?
The National Physical Therapy Examination is 5 hours.
How many questions is the National Physical Therapy Examination?
The National Physical Therapy Examination is 250 questions.
What topics are covered on the National Physical Therapy Examination?
Topics include: Systems - Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular & Nervous, Integumentary, Metabolic & Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Lymphatic, System Interactions, Non-System -Equipment, Devices, & Technologies, Therapeutic Modalities, Safety & Protection, Professional Responsibilities, and Research & Evidence-Based Practice
National Physical Therapy Examination MCQs (853)
Our question bank for the National Physical Therapy Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 1 questions
- Cardiovascular - 35 questions
- Connective Tissue - 33 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 9 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 14 questions
- Eyes - 3 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 3 questions
- Genetics - 6 questions
- Genitourinary - 7 questions
- Growth and Development - 13 questions
- Gynecologic - 2 questions
- Hematologic - 3 questions
- Infectious - 12 questions
- Integument - 38 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 719 questions
- Nervous - 349 questions
- Nutrition - 4 questions
- Obstetric - 8 questions
- Oncologic - 6 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 21 questions
- Pulmonary - 15 questions
- Surgery - 73 questions
- Toxicology - 1 questions
- Trauma - 190 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 11 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 20 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 46 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 70 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 3 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 29 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 317 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 11 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 333 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 5 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 13 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 13 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
- Causes - 293 questions
- Classification - 118 questions
- Differential - 193 questions
- Epidemiology - 20 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 72 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 8 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 18 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 51 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 91 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 25 questions
- History Physical - 756 questions
- Legal - 17 questions
- Pathophysiology - 310 questions
- Patient Education - 78 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 261 questions
- Treatment Medical - 110 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 314 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 2 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 72 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 53 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 15 questions
- Clinical Education - 12 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 1 questions
National Physical Therapy Examination Articles (401)
Shoulder pain is a common indication for visits to primary care or orthopedic clinic worldwide. The estimated prevalence of shoulder complaints is ...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by inflammation, demyelination, gliosis, ...
Limb amputation is not uncommon in orthopedic practice. As of 2005, nearly 2 million people ...
The subscapularis muscle is a large and powerful triangle-shaped muscle originating at subscapular fossa and inserting at the lesser tubercle of th ...
Medial epicondylitis, also called golfer’s elbow, is tendinopathy of the medial common flexor tendon of the elbow due to overload or overuse. ...
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a viable treatment for symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee refractory to conservative measures. In those with e ...
A goniometer is a device that measures an angle or permits the rotation of an object to a definite position. In orthopedics, the former description ...
Compared to our resting state, exercise poses a substantial increase in demand for the body. At rest, our nervous system maintains a parasympatheti ...
The area between the lumbar vertebral bodies and sacral vertebral bodies is a transition zone at increased risk of injury due to the change in biom ...
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is idiopathic osteonecrosis or idiopathic avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis of the fe ...
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may result from anywhere between a simple blow to the head to a penetrating injury to the brain. In the United St ...
The technique of volar splinting of the upper extremity can be used to immobilize hard and soft tissue injuries as well as painful non-traumatic co ...
There are many muscles in the neck. One of the classifications of the muscles of the neck is relative to the hyoid bone. Those muscles which are ab ...
Spina Bifida is a congenital anomaly that arises from incomplete development of the neural tube. It is commonly used as a nonspecific term referrin ...
There are multiple compression neuropathies of the upper extremity. Some neuropathies, like carpal tunnel, are quite common; others like posterior ...
Sarah E Fabiano PT, MD Assistant Professor Greenville Health System FAAEM, FACEP Simpsonville SC
Susan H N Jeno PT, PhD Professor University of North Dakota GRAND FORKS ND
Renato C Vilella PT, PGDip. Pain, PGDip. Neurosciences Professor UNILAVRAS Belo Horizonte
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