Are You Ready to Take the NPTAE?
The following 10-question quiz is designed to evaluate your basic understanding of the primary areas of coverage on the NPTAE. During this event, a timer will run to evaluate your speed vs. accuracy of the testing process.
We encourage you to not worry about the time aspect and to take this quiz as you would any other. Taking this quiz without books or assistance from others will give us the best overview of how you have performed.
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Scott Salamin, PTA
Founder, Board Preppers
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1. D – Weakness without pain is indicative of full rupture.
As all joint movement is comprised of more than 1 muscle, weakness would be expected with complete rupture and pain would not be present.
2. C – Hemiballismus
One-sided(Hemi) sudden large amplitude, violent flailing movement.
3. C – Heel strike to foot flat.
The quadriceps is responsible for knee extension and control of the knee during stance phase. At heel strike the quadriceps fire concentrically to prevent hyperextension of the knee and as soon as the shear forces are removed from the knee, the quadriceps fire eccentrically to prevent buckling of the knee. At midstance the quadriceps fire again concentrically to keep the knee in extension during single limb support of the body.
4. A – S1 through S2, ventricle contraction
Systole represents the high side of blood pressure, which occurs when the heart pushes blood out to the body. S1 represents the sound of the tricuspid and mitral valves closing and S2 represents the sounds of the Aortic and Pulmonic valves closing.
5. B – D2 UE Flexion and D1 LE extension
Hip flexion, knee flexion, forward flexed posture with forward head, are all common postural changes with Parkinson’s patients. D2 UE Flexion encourages lumbar, thoracic and cervical extension. D1 LE Extension encourages hip extension and abduction and knee extension.
6. A – 31.5%
Right aspect of anterior torso = 9%
Anterior aspect of right LE = 9%
Full right UE = 9%
Right lateral aspect of head and neck = 4.5%
7. B – AROM against resistance less than 5 lbs.
At 3 weeks, your patient healing process would be “early sub-acute” time frame. During this period “sub-max” exercises are recommended to encourage ROM and muscle endurance and stability through isometric RROM.
8. B – SBQC
As the patient demonstrates some instability and fear of falling a quad cane is needed over a single point cane. Secondly, the patient has standard steps at the entry to the home, requiring SBQC that can safely fit on the step.
9. B – Glide and Roll
During shoulder abduction the head of the humerus rolls upward and slide/glides inferiorly.
10. B – Full hip flexion and weak hip abduction
L2-L4 spinal cord levels innervate Psoas Major, Illiacus and Rectus Femoris
L4-S1 spinal cord levels innervate Gluteus Medius and Minimus and Tensor Fascia Lata
0 – 5 correct
This score indicates that you will need a full detailed review of all system and non-systems, along with improving test strategy and question/answer dissection. This score range has us recommending our Preferred Package, with the strong possibility of 1-on-1 time and test evaluations. Projected NPTAE is below passing.
6 – 7 correct
This score range indicates that you have a fair to good understanding of the areas covered on the NPTAE. Our recommendation for this score range is again the preferred package but there is probably not the need for individualized attention from out staff. Projected NPTAE is between 600-680.
8 – 9 correct
This score range is indicative of a strong understanding of the areas covered on the NPTAE. Our recommendation is that there is no individualized attention needed, and our Primary Package will give you the confidence needed to go, take and pass your NPTAE the FIRST TIME! Projected NPTAE is between 680-740.
10 out of 10 correct.
Congratulations, you are ready to take and pass your exam today. Review of the more in-depth detailed information will put you in 3% group, that look to ACE the NPTAE. Projected NPTAE is 740-800.
This time is faster than what would be considered average. Unless you scored well on the quiz, your score was most likely affected in a negative way. We would encourage you to slow down, read your questions 2 times to ensure your completely understand what is being asked.
This time frame is what would be considered as normal and indicates your have a good pace and are likely to not make mistakes do to speed.
This time frame is a little slow and could indicate that there could be a point in the exam that you will feel like you have to pick up the pace. This feeling of running out of time will increase anxiety and likely result in lower score for second half of the exam process.
Greater the 15 minutes
Unfortunately this time frame indicates that you will not complete the exam in time and has a high correlation with not passing the exam. Test strategy and practice will be necessary to pass the exam.
- Question 1 of 10
When performing an isometric contraction, your patient is unable to hold the tested position secondarily to weakness but has no complaint of pain. These symptoms best describe which of the following?Correct
- Question 2 of 10
Your patient suddenly demonstrates large-amplitude, violent flailing, unilateral motions of the arm and leg. These movements were observed in the axial skeletal and proximal musculature. Which of the following would best describe this event in your charting?Correct
- Question 3 of 10
During which phase of gait activity would you expect your patient’s quadriceps to concentrically contract initially and then eccentrically to oppose knee flexion and control motion through the knee?Correct
- Question 4 of 10
Which of the following descriptions best represents systole during normal cardiovascular function?Correct
- Question 5 of 10
Your Parkinson’s patient has limited energy to expend during ROM exercises. As a result your POC calls for the use of the preferred PNF patterns to incorporate multi-plane motion with rotation. Which PNF patterns would appropriately fulfill your supervising therapist’s direction?Correct
- Question 6 of 10
Your patient was involved in a home fire. Burns were noted on the following areas of the body: the right lateral aspect of the anterior torso, the anterior aspect of the right LE, the entirety of the right UE and the right lateral aspect of the head and neck. Based on the above description which percentage below would be most accurate of burn coverage, using the “rules of nines”?Correct
- Question 7 of 10
Your 17-year-old track athlete is S/P 3 weeks from a grade 2 lateral ankle sprain. The primary has referred the patient to physical therapy. During your initial visit, excluding modalities for pain and inflammation, which of the following therapeutic exercises would be most appropriate?Correct
- Question 8 of 10
Your geriatric patient has been scheduled for ambulation training using assisted device. The supervising physical therapist has determined that the use of a cane will be adequate and safe for discharge. The patient has 3 standard steps to enter the home and has an outward swing front door. The patient still demonstrates some instability and fear of falling. Which of the following cane(s) would be most appropriate?Correct
- Question 9 of 10
During shoulder abduction, which of the following arthrokenimatic motion(s) are occurring?Correct
- Question 10 of 10
Your L4 complete spinal cord patient reports for therapy. Which of the following best describes your expected LE hip AROM initial capability?Correct