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We have 841 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 402 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 (841)
Our question bank for the National Physical Therapy Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 1 questions
- Cardiovascular - 37 questions
- Connective Tissue - 33 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 7 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 13 questions
- Eyes - 4 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 3 questions
- Genetics - 6 questions
- Genitourinary - 8 questions
- Growth and Development - 12 questions
- Gynecologic - 3 questions
- Hematologic - 3 questions
- Infectious - 12 questions
- Integument - 40 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 710 questions
- Nervous - 342 questions
- Nutrition - 5 questions
- Obstetric - 8 questions
- Oncologic - 5 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 21 questions
- Pulmonary - 15 questions
- Renal - 1 questions
- Surgery - 70 questions
- Toxicology - 1 questions
- Trauma - 185 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 10 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 21 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 47 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 68 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 3 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 28 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 321 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 11 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 342 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 5 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 12 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 13 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
- Causes - 296 questions
- Classification - 109 questions
- Differential - 198 questions
- Epidemiology - 18 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 73 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 7 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 17 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 51 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 86 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 25 questions
- History Physical - 746 questions
- Legal - 16 questions
- Pathophysiology - 309 questions
- Patient Education - 78 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 256 questions
- Treatment Medical - 109 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 312 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 2 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 75 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 50 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 13 questions
- Clinical Education - 12 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 1 questions
National Physical Therapy Examination Articles (402)
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Crutches are medical devices designed to aid in ambulation, by transferring body weight from the legs to the torso and arms.
Primary care, sports medicine, and orthopedic surgeons commonly manage shoulder injuries and shoulder pain. Some reports in the literature cite tha ...
Dementia is the colloquial term that denotes the nosological distinction of major neurocognitive disorder in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 ed ...
Bennett fracture is the most common fracture involving the base of the thumb. This fracture refers to an intraarticular fracture that separates the ...
Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients who have diabetes mellitus which is not well controlled. It is usuall ...
The triceps brachii is a large, thick muscle on the dorsal part of the upper arm. It often appears as the shape of a horseshoe on the posterior asp ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines child maltreatment as “all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, ...
The somatosensory nervous system maintains the sensation within the various dermatomes of sensation throughout the body. The somatosensory pathway ...
The quadrangular (or quadrilateral) space (QS) is named based on the shape of its anatomic boundaries. Located along the posterolateral ...
An incentive spirometer is a device that measures the volume of the air inhaled into the lungs during inspiration. When breathing in through a ...
Patellar instability by definition is a disease where the patella bone pathologically disarticulates out from the patellofemoral joint. This most o ...
Pressure injuries are defined as localized damage to the skin as well as underlying soft tissue, usually occurring over a bony prominence or relate ...
Deformities and angular variations of the lower extremities are one of the most common reasons for referral to pediatric orthopedics, with in-toein ...
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, Doctor h.c. Health Sciences Professor UNILAVRAS Belo Horizonte
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