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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 200 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 (697)
Our question bank for the National Physical Therapy Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Cardiovascular - 25 questions
- Connective Tissue - 28 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 9 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 9 questions
- Eyes - 2 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 3 questions
- Genetics - 5 questions
- Genitourinary - 7 questions
- Growth and Development - 10 questions
- Gynecologic - 2 questions
- Infectious - 7 questions
- Integument - 26 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 615 questions
- Nervous - 319 questions
- Nutrition - 4 questions
- Obstetric - 7 questions
- Oncologic - 5 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 19 questions
- Pulmonary - 7 questions
- Surgery - 49 questions
- Toxicology - 1 questions
- Trauma - 169 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 10 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 18 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 43 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 69 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 2 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 29 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 197 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 11 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 203 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 5 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 7 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 10 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
- Causes - 272 questions
- Classification - 113 questions
- Differential - 186 questions
- Epidemiology - 20 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 69 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 7 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 15 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 48 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 87 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 23 questions
- History Physical - 674 questions
- Legal - 7 questions
- Pathophysiology - 278 questions
- Patient Education - 70 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 232 questions
- Treatment Medical - 107 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 236 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 2 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 64 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 35 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 13 questions
- Clinical Education - 7 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 1 questions
National Physical Therapy Examination Articles (346)
Nucleus pulposus herniation is the most common cause of sciatic pain and one of the most common indications for spine surgery worldwide.
Medical ethics is a required element of American physicians' formal training. Familiarity with ethical principles on a basic level is ne ...
A below-knee amputation (“BKA”) is a transtibial amputation that involves removing the foot, ankle joint, and distal tibia and fibula w ...
Proximal humeral epiphysiolysis (Little League shoulder) is a shear or stress injury of the epiphyseal cartilage of the proximal humerus. Little Le ...
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine causing symptoms of wide-ranging severity and affecting patients' quality of life. Sy ...
The tendon is a "mechanical bridge." It allows the transmission of muscle strength to the bones and joints, on the other it allows the contraction ...
Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of one vertebral body with respect to the adjacent vertebral body causing mechanical or radicular symptoms or pai ...
Wrist drop is a disorder caused by radial nerve palsy. Because of the radial nerve's innervation of the extensor muscles of the wrist and digits, t ...
Postoperative wound infection is a common healthcare problem. The process of wound infection is complex and involves an interplay between several b ...
The dressing is considered an essential daily living activity, together with eating, bathing, or toileting; we can find a definition in the Interna ...
The infraspinatus is a thick triangular muscle that occupies much of the infraspinous fossa of the scapula. It is a member of the rotator cuff, com ...
Obesity represents a significant public health concern with one-third of adults classified as living with obesity in the United States and correlat ...
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the nerve roots are compressed by a number of pathologic factors, leading to symptoms such as pain, numbnes ...
Intersection syndrome is a condition that affects the first and second compartments of the dorsal wrist extensors. The condition is thought to occu ...
Benediction sign (or Benediction posture) is a clinical sign of ulnar neuropathy of the hand. It results in the functional impairment of ...
Sarah E Fabiano PT, MD Assistant Professor Greenville Health System FAAEM, FACEP Simpsonville SC
Susan H N Jeno PT, PhD Associate Professor University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND
Renato C Vilella PT, PGDip. Pain, PGDip. Neurosciences Professor UNILAVRAS Belo Horizonte
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