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This information was posted by someone in the forum last year. I liked to revive this NPTE TIPS again, which may be usefull for someone. ood luckNPTE E!"# TIPS$ %e&uirements$ '. " basic "natomy book. (. Sullivan guide. ). *lue book. +ery important reference books$ '., edition/ (.#agee. ).Susan and sullivan -red book/ 0ccasional reference books$ '. ,endall (. 1ynthia norkins ). will keep updating.... 2. E* books or "PT" E* source E3ams which need to be solved$ '. Peat.-(44 &uestions/ (. #icheal 5unaway.-244 &uestions/ ). susan guide.-644 &uestions/ 2. *lue book &uestions-(44 &uestions/ .. Therapy ed online e3am-(44 &uestions/ 6. Scott and iles -744 &uestions/. 8. "ny other e3ams like test master etc etc...will keep updating. Personal notes$ '. make notes on few topics for last moment refernces and also some points which you come across reading some books or if someone e3plains. (.flash cards....helpful for those who re&uire several revision of points. ).make a list of topics which you feel are ur strengths and weaknesses. 9nderstanding the e3am$ There will be total (.4 &uestions out of which .4 are non:scorable but you cannot make out which one;s so you need to focus on all the (.4. out of the (.4, '44 &uestions would definitely be very easy asking about basic concepts, another .4 are moderately tough and .4 are considerably tough. <INT$ so make sure you score full marks in the easy &uestions. you have to read all chapters thoroughly, no e3ceptions even if you do not like any chapter. This e3am is not about testing your memory power or memori=ing all the points from the books, this is about common sense, practical understanding of a situation, actually visuali=ing a patient in front of you if you have e3perience or imagining a situation if you have no e3perience in PT. Every &uestion which you encounter visuali=e yourself as a P.T and the patient infront of you waiting for your treatment, would you afford to make a mistake, I 50NT T<IN,, so in order to pass this e3am you should visualise a clinical setting in ur mind, if you had e3perince then its more easy. There is no point in saying the e3am is tough or easy because most of the &uestions are actualy situations in clinical setting and when you start working with a patient you cannot say > this is a tough case >, its about knowing what to do and how to do and what not to do.So focus right on clinical scenarios and not on worrying about the difficultly. Several revisions are re&uired to understand and remember a concept, so do not get upset or panic

if you dont remember something for the first time. <ow to start$ '.#ake a time table. *ased on your innate capacity and capabilities of grasping the sub?ect make a rough time table to start with..and later you will have to keep updating the time table and....when you make a time table STI1, T0 IT. (.list down all the topics and subdivide your notes for every chapter such that you need to revise what you studied. ). @rame a time table everyday like what chapters and what concepts wpuld you be studying. I will ?ust write down some brief ideas how to follow......T<EA +"%A @%0# PE%S0N T0 PE%S0N need not completely rely on what I say. Every morning dedicate (:) hours for reading some tables and basics concepts which are easy to answer.-the '44 &uestions which I was talking about/ '. "natomy$ muscles actions of important muscles in the body. #yotomes in the body. -@019S 0N E!1EPTI0NS/ (. Nerve supply of the muscles. ). 5ermatomal supply and cutaneous nerve supply, do not get confused between dermatomes, myotomes and cutaneous nerve supplies. 2.Nerve roots of ma?or muscles.-@019S 0N T<E E!1EPTI0NS/ ..Bocation of ma?or bursae in shoulder , knee and hip. 6.Surface anatomy of some important locations corresponding to other areas. 8.loose pack and closed pack positions of the ?oints. 7. 1apsular pattern of ma?or ?oints. C.Doint mobili=ationsEglides of ma?or ?oints and the spine. '4.1ranial nerves::::testing, supply, refle3es, location of their nucleus in the brain and any e3ceptions. ''.myelodysplasia levels$ for which level which orthotic should be prescribed....what level can become independent household and independent community ambulators. '(. Spinal cord levels$ what are the various levels and corresponding loss of sensory or motor function, which level becomes a community ambulator and a household ambulator. <INT$ 5o not get confused between myledysplasia and spinal cord levels-T<EA "%E 5I@@E%ENT/. ').1+"$ blood supply of the brain$ which arteries supply which areas of the brain and what symptoms are scene with a particualr arterial problems. '2.Fheel chair measurement, e3ceptions of wheel chair conditions. '..differential diagnosis between SI, @"1ET, <IP "N5 NE0PB"STI1 pathologies. '6.5evelepmental milestones in pediatrics, refle3es, which are obligatory and how long are the refle3es persistent and when do they integrate. '8.increased or decreased levels of potassium, calcium in the body.....what changes are scene. '7. Normal blood count....contraindications for e3s, normal wbc count...contra ind..... normal esr count and contra indics.... when should the e3s be lessed or stopped. 'C.wounds....make a table which dressing and which debridement for which condition (4.differences between arterial and venous ulcers. ('. burns rule of nine for adults and children ((.which agencies approve which faciilities....D1"<0,1"%@ etc tec (). Fhat are the ) stages of learning and which should be your feedback. (2. differences between left and right hemiplegia.

(.. which research testing tool for various reasearch methods conducted. (6. Fill keep updating on this also. T<E "*0+E T0PI1S NEE5 T0 *E ST95IE5 T<0%09 <BA E+E%A5"A 9NTIBB T<E 5"A *E@0%E T<E E!"# 0% 9NTIBB A09 @EEB A09 "%E 10#PBETEBA 10N@I5ENT. T0PI1S F<I1< NEE5 T0 *E %E"5 IN 5EPT< "N5 9N5E%ST"N5 T<0%09 <BA$ '. "1B ligament and pcl ligament in?uries, open chain and closed chain contra indications and indications. (.synergistic muscles in the body , antagonistic muscles, ).compensatory actions of muscles in the body. 2.intrinsic plus and intrinsic minus deformities. ..breathing e3ercises 6.muscles looseEtight in swayback posture, scoliosis, kyphosis, forward head posture. 8.T#D normal measurements and deviations 7. e3s prescription for pregnant women... which position is good to sleep, best e3p program. C.e3ercise intensities for normal, cardiac, obese, pregnant, multiple sclerosis, sports person, or pediatric patients. ' surgical complications precautions and contraindications of T<%, T,%, amputations, fractures, burns, dislocations. ''. Principles of hyderotherapy, which level would give what percentage of assistance and resitance. '(.drug actions and side effects ').rollating walkers and supine and prone standers '2. biomechanics of the pelvis and its relationship to the spine and limbs '..pnf patterns chop reverse chop '6. patellar glides '8.anteversion,retroverstion, valgus and varus stresses at hip and knee. '7.figures from magee and all the tests pertaining to the ma?or ?oints. 'C. will keep updating procedure$:::: :::::%ead the npte sullivan guide for couple of times...untill you become thorough with everytopic....when you read a topic.....frame a &uestion in your mind for every line and sentense you read, so not read the book blindly, if possible having a study partner is a best way to discuss and remember. ::::be through with blue book also. after a couple of revisions start taking the e3ams, and asses ur strenghths and weaknesses....keep reading the rationales in guide, dunnaway,giles and peat,try to understand the concept clearly and then retake the same e3ams for a couple of times untill you master the concepts. u will be having total of (644 &uestions to solve, if you become thorough with all the concepts of these, thorough with guide, blue book then u are all set to go for the e3am.