What Is Physical Therapy?

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Physical Therapy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is based off of Chapter 1 of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order for a physical therapist to practice, he/she must be educated at the _____ level and be licensed in the  _______ practiced in.
    • A. 

      College, state

    • B. 

      High school, state

    • C. 

      College, county

    • D. 

      High school, county

  • 2. 
    List 3 settings in which a physical therapist can practice in?
  • 3. 
    Out of the settings listed in the APTA Guide to Physical Therapy on page 31, which setting do our providers practice under?
    • A. 

      Hospices

    • B. 

      Industrial, workplace, or other occupational environments

    • C. 

      Rehabilitation Facilities

    • D. 

      Outpatient clinics or offices

  • 4. 
    How is physical therapy defined?
  • 5. 
    Physical Therapists have a major role to play in both the provision of primary care and secondary care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What element of physical therapy is “required prior to the initial intervention and is performed for all patients/clients?”
    • A. 

      Examination

    • B. 

      Evaluation

    • C. 

      Diagnosis

    • D. 

      Prognosis

  • 7. 
    Tests and measures performed as part of an initial examination are only necessary to:
    • A. 

      Confirm or reject a hypothesis about the factors that contribute to making the current level of patient/client function less than optimal

    • B. 

      Support the physical therapist’s clinical judgments about appropriate interventions, anticipated goals, and expected outcomes.

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 8. 
    What two types of information can be gathered from a patient/client history in regards to social/health habits?
    • A. 

      Behavioral health risks

    • B. 

      Psychological function

    • C. 

      Level of physical fitness

    • D. 

      Familial health risks

    • E. 

      Developmental history

  • 9. 
    A physical therapist cannot conclude from the history and systems review that further examination and intervention are not required.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Fill in the blank: “_____ consists of statements that specify the anticipated goals and the expected outcomes, predicted level of optimal improvement, specific interventions to be used, and proposed duration and frequency of the interventions that are required to reach the anticipated goals and expected outcomes.”
  • 11. 
    A plan of care includes anticipated discharge plans for a patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Communication is defined as the working together of all parties involved with the patient/client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What are two indications for re-examination?
    • A. 

      New clinical findings

    • B. 

      Failure to respond to physical therapy interventions

    • C. 

      The therapist has completed five progress notes for a patient

  • 14. 
    A visit consists of all physical therapy services provided in what time period?
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      1 hour

    • D. 

      0.5 hours

  • 15. 
    “____is the process of ending physical therapy services that have been provided during a single episode of care, when the anticipated goals and expected outcomes have been achieved.”
  • 16. 
    Check all that apply: Discontinuation is the process of terminating physical therapy when:
    • A. 

      The patient declines to continue therapy

    • B. 

      The patient is no longer progressing, according to the patient, but has not communicated this to the therapist and is still attending appointments.

    • C. 

      The patient is no longer benefiting from services, according to the therapist.

  • 17. 
    A physical therapist assistant can practice in a clinic as long as he/she is supervised by a physical therapist and is in accordance with all APTA guidelines and standards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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