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Important NPTE Reviewers (National Physical Therapy Exam Reviewers:  (updated January 2010)

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  1. International Education Resources- The 2010 NPTE Review & Study Guide , by Susan O'Sullivan and Raymond Siegelman, helps you prepare for the NPTE with a comprehensive review of physical therapy content, study and test-taking strategies, state licensure information, and three complete simulated exams on CD. Rationales and critical reasoning strategies accompany each practice question and help pinpoint your areas of weakness and focus your studying.  

Contact details:

500 Davis Street Suite 512 Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (888)-369-0743     Fax: (847) 328-5049                           
Web address: www.therapyed.com Email: [email protected]

Read this book at least 5 times one month before taking the exam.

  1. Score Builders: PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide
    Utilize our comprehensive academic review and then perfect your skills on five full-length sample exams – more questions than any other review product. Our clinically oriented questions prepare you for the rigor of the actual exam and offer an ideal method to determine your current strengths and weaknesses. An extensive academic review and powerful study tools provide candidates with an ideal opportunity to prepare for the breadth and depth of the current examination. An enclosed CD-ROM* allows candidates to experience the various nuances of computer-based testing while assisting them to determine their readiness to take the actual examination.            

Contact details:

Phone: (866)-PTEXAMS   Fax: (207) 885-0304                           
Web address: www.scorebuilders.com Email: [email protected]

This book will get you acquainted with the question and answer format of the exam.

  1. Magee: Orthopedic Physical Assessment by David J. Magee A systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment and understanding the reasoning behind various aspects of the assessment. Coverage of every joint of the body, as well as chapters on specific areas such as principles of assessment, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, and pre-participation evaluation. A CD-ROM that contains an observational gait analysis tool.

This book contains a lot of special tests specific to a particular condition.

  1. Kisner: Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques by Carolyn Kisner, Lynn Allen Colby  Focuses on all basic therapeutic exercises used for the treatment of musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary disorders * Covers isokinetics, soft tissue injury repair, surgical procedures, exercise rehabilitation, postoperative management, and posture * Describes functional exercises and exercises that improve functional activities, including closed chain, plyometric, and stabilization exercises * Identifies functional limitations/disabilities as well as structural problems for each diagnosis * Provides guidelines and rationales for choosing and following appropriate exercise procedures

Important exercises are covered in this book.

  1. Sullivan - Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment by Susan B. O'Sullivan, Thomas J. Schmitz


Important Topics from our survey:

  1. Special Tests, peripheral nerve injuries, upper limb tension test
  2. Dermatomal Distribution, spinal cord injuries, cranial nerves, synergies, hemiplegia
  3. Glides, Mobilizations, postural drainage
  4. Wounds, phases of gait: muscles and foot positions
  5. Orthoses and Prostheses: gait deviations associated with improper fitting devices, types of wheelchair for specific diseases or spinal cord injuries
  6. Diabetes and insulin; kegel exercises; nephritis and prostate pathology; hypo and hyperthyroidism
  7. Fractures: affected nerves, structures and rehabilitation

Other reviewers worth mentioning:

PEAT (On-Line Practice Exam & Assessment Tool)

Federation State Boards of Physical Therapy

509 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 299-3100 Web address: http://www.fsbpt.com

Email: [email protected]


Therapy Team Educational Services, Inc.

823 S. Western Ave Chicago IL 60612

Phone: (877) 476-6684 Fax: (312) 455-0183

Web address: http://www.therapyteam.com Email: [email protected]


Jane Worley

Director, PTA Program Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Rd Duluth MN 55811

PTA Basic Refresher Course On-line

Phone: 800-432-2884 ext. 7632          Fax: (218) 733-5937

Web address: http://www.lsc.mnscu.edu           Email: [email protected]


Advanced PT Concepts A+ PT Exam Prep

2495 E. Stephens Road Gilbert, AZ 85296

Phone: (480) 203-5814 Fax: (480) 557-0808

Web address: http://www.apluspt.com Email: [email protected]


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