NPTE Quiz 4

NPTE 4 Quiz from the 300 NPTE questions and answers book



NPTE 1 Quiz from the 300 NPTE questions and answers book

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is one of the most commonly used forms of
electroanalgesia. Which of the following therapeutic methods of TENS is the most recommended for
acupuncture-like settings?

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A female patient with angina is referred to the clinic after a total knee replacement. The patient has a
history of angina, which is usually relieved by rest and intake of nitroglycerin. The pain occurs with
increased activity or stress. Based on these details of information, the patient has which type of angina?

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A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is assessed by a physical therapist for an
exercise program. Pulmonary assessment is conducted through physical examination and pulmonary
function tests. A patient with chronic obstructive disease is expected to have which of the following

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At higher altitudes, a patient experiences dizziness, nausea, weakness, decreased vision, and
headache. The physical therapist informs the patient that these symptoms are mainly caused by
lowered partial pressure of ambient oxygen at higher altitudes. Which of the following is a long-term
response to decreased partial pressure of ambient oxygen?

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A physical therapist is observing a patient who is walking with crutches. The patient advances both
crutches forward, and then swings both legs past the crutches at the same time. Based on the sequence,
the patient is demonstrating which crutch gait?

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A baseball player with acute medial epicondylitis is referred for physical therapy. The patient record
includes a history of elbow pain during sleep. Which of the following orthoses is the most recommended
for the patient?

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An infant is diagnosed with correctible talipes equinovarus involving the right foot. The physical
therapist expects the following corrective interventions for the patient except:

8 / 25

The healing process is subtly or significantly influenced by external factors, which include various
treatment modalities. The application of electrical stimulation has the following effects during
rehabilitation except:

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A stroke physical therapy program aims to achieve normalization of muscle tone to encourage
normal movements. Which of the following therapy modalities is correctly included in the program as an
effective tone-reducing intervention?

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Proper crutch fitting is essential as it facilitates proper healing, promotes stability when walking, and
prevents complications and injuries. The following actions ensure proper crutch fitting except:

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A 20-year-old male complains of pain in the ball of the left foot, causing limited movements. On
assessment, the patient’s second toe is bent upward from the left foot’s ball joint. Corns on the top of
the involved toe are also noted. Which of the following is the most recommended footwear for a patient
with claw toes?

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Which of the following is considered as the most effective orthosis for use in controlling rotation and
lateral bending at C1-C3?

13 / 25

A patient sustained full-thickness in the left anterior arm, including the anterior and posterior
axillary regions. An orthosis is ordered to the patient to be worn before and after skin grafting. Which of
the following orthoses is the most appropriate for the patient?

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Superficial heating modalities use the subcutaneous fat tissue to act as a thermal insulator and inhibit
the heat transfer. Heat transfer is classified into three types: conduction, convection, and conversion. If
a physical therapist decides to use a modality that uses the convection mechanism of heat exchange,
which of the following is most likely considered?

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A male elderly who had a recent total knee replacement is ordered an assistive device that aims to
help him with his balance and walking. Which of the following ambulatory assistive devices can give the
patient the most stability?

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The modalities of deep heating convert energy into heat as it goes through body tissues.
Electromagnetic radiation, highfrequency sound and high-frequency currents are some of the energy
sources used. Which of the following heating modalities is considered as the best method for large-area
deep heating?

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A patient is ordered to ambulate with assistance using a pair of crutches. The physical therapist
instructs the patient to move the right crutch ahead, and then move the left foot forward at about the
level of the right crutch. The next instruction is to move the left crutch forward. The right foot is moved
forward last. Which of the following is accurately derived from the instructed gait sequence?

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Orthoses are usually classified into two types: static and dynamic. The classification is mainly based
on the amount of joint movement that each orthosis allows. Which of the following is not correct about
static orthoses?

19 / 25

Therapeutic methods of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation application can use one of the
three options of standard settings. Which of the following standard settings is the most appropriate for
conventional TENS?

20 / 25

A physical therapist reviews the medication list of a patient who is maintained on bronchodilators for
the management of bronchial asthma. Which of the following is a common side effect of

21 / 25

A patient with chronic fatigue syndrome is indicated to have a myofascial release, a form of therapy
that stretches the fascia. This therapy relieves the patient’s discomforts by which of the following

22 / 25

Upper-limb orthoses are classified according to their function. Which of the following upper-limb
orthoses augments prehension with more proximal joint movements?

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A mother asks a physical therapist when she can start toilet training her 18-month-old child. The
therapist informs the mother that each child develops at his or her own phase, so a definite answer is
not possible. In spite of this, there are signs indicating readiness for toilet training. The following suggest
readiness for toilet training except:

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Because of its ability to treat or relieve pain efficiently with minimal side effects, a variety of newer
transcutaneous electrical stimulation modalities have emerged. Percutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation or PENS is one of these. Which of the following accurately describes this modality

25 / 25

A physical therapist includes transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation application as one of the
modalities of treatment for a patient complaining of pain after a spinal cord injury. The physical
therapist is applying the TENS machine correctly by demonstrating which of the following actions?

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