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Physical Therapy Quizzes & Trivia

Physical therapy can provide countless benefits to the ill or injured. Did you realize that records of physical therapy being practiced have been found going back to as early as 460 BC? Therapists have a variety of tools and techniques that they use when working with patients. Do you know the name of “The Father of Swedish Gymnastics,” the founder of the world’s first professional organization for physical therapists?
 
Can you name the type of therapy that uses swimming pools to bear part of the patient’s weight? Did you know that in addition to sports injuries, physical therapists work with all kinds of other ailments, including heart patients and burn victims? If you think you have all the answers, check out some of our quizzes and see how much you really know!
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Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 857   |  Last updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Sample Question
    Why do you use heat?

The NPTE is used to evaluate the capability of licensure candidates who have graduated from either an accredited physical therapy program or comparable non-accredited program.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 442   |  Last updated: Oct 30, 2018
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    A physical therapist is working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. During the patient's history the patient reports, "I tore 3 of my 4 Rotator cuff muscles in the past." Which of the following muscles cannot be considered as possibly being torn?

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Questions: 114  |  Attempts: 157   |  Last updated: Oct 14, 2013
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    A patient in a rehabilitation hospital confides to her therapist that she has been physically abused by her husband in the past and is concerned about returning home following discharge. The most appropriate therapist action is to:



Questions: 27  |  Attempts: 356   |  Last updated: Aug 28, 2020
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    Case Study 1 (Use with questions 1 - 5)   Mrs. Smith is admitted to the SNF s/p L hip fracture.  She is being treated by PT 6 times per week, OT 5 times per week.  Her last MDS assessment was an RU.  She receives 60 min OT and 58 min PT treatment on Monday.  On Tuesday, she is put on hold for therapy treatment by her physician for a DVT.  She is not seen by any discipline on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  On Friday, her physician orders that therapy services continue.  She participates in therapy on Friday. For Mrs. Smith, which OMRA would we complete?

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

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 697   |  Last updated: Feb 12, 2013
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    In order for a physical therapist to practice, he/she must be educated at the _____ level and be licensed in the  _______ practiced in.
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