Study Tips: NPTE Memorization

Study Tips: NPTE Memorization PT Blog   •   July, 2018 You've hit the books, taken the exams, and are now ready to pass the NPTE. We wanted to provide our list of last minute study items to memorize before taking the NPTE. Listed below, in no particular order, are a few key items that will be good to know when taking the NPTE: Values: Lab values (CBCs, bleeding times, ABGs, etc...) Blood pressure changes with exercise Musculoskeletal Myotomes Pharmaceuticals: Iontophoresis (Negative vs. Positive) Statistics Research Tests (ANOVA, T test, etc...) Cardiovascular/Pulmonary: ACT techniques Phases of cardiac rehabilitation Neuromuscular Reflexes (including corresponding nerves tested) Dermatomes (including synergy [...]

Study Tips: NPTE Memorization2018-07-24T11:57:38+00:00

It’s The Final Countdown

It's the Final Countdown - Are you Ready for It? PT Blog   •   July, 2018 Can you believe the NPTE is just a week away? It's hard to believe all of the hard work, the many hours of studying, the numerous clinicals have led up to this one final moment. Once it's complete you will walk away a licensed physical therapist. Of course there will be many continuing education classes and other things to learn, but this moment will determine if what you have learned and worked so hard for can be applied to different scenarios on the NPTE. We wanted to offer a little [...]

It’s The Final Countdown2018-07-24T11:02:13+00:00

National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Study Plan

NPTE Study Plan PT Blog   •   June, 2018 May the countdown to the NPTE begin! For most of you, graduation has passed and another immense hurdle is behind you; congratulations!!! However, one of the greatest hurdles is still ahead for most of you, the NPTE. As this is another factor for you becoming a licensed physical therapist, it's time to race to the finish line and keep your eyes on the prize. I remember when I was there. I was worn out from taking our school's mock exam, graduation, then trying to find a job at the same time felt so overwhelming. One of the [...]

National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Study Plan2018-06-30T16:57:40+00:00

How to Make the Most of Clinicals

How to Make the Most of Clinicals PT Blog   •   November, 2017 Clinical season is well underway and you may feel like you're riding the waves or abruptly crashing. New hours, ongoing projects for your third year classes, and seeing numerous patients a day can be overwhelming for even the strongest contender.  I can remember those days, and thinking that I would never remember all of the information I learned. It was like drinking from a fire hydrant. Luckily, we have a few tips to make it through the holiday season and into the new year. Pay attention. It's easy to get caught up in preparing [...]

How to Make the Most of Clinicals2017-12-06T01:20:10+00:00

NPTE Study Tips

Study Tips - Prepared for the NPTE?   PT Blog   •   October, 2017 Third year! You never thought it would arrive, but alas! You are in your third year well into the hustle and bustle of clinical rotations, studying for the PT boards exam, and managing that school/life/work balance. For most of you, you are a few weeks into clinical rotations and trying to recall Year 1 information; what was the name of that nerve that innervates serrates anterior again? We have been there. We were in your shoes wondering if we had forgotten everything we learned. That’s part of the reason we created PT [...]

NPTE Study Tips2017-10-22T23:17:19+00:00
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