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Episode 12 - Ankle-brachial Index

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A patient is seen in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation facility for complaints of claudication during exercise. The therapist assesses the patie... Read More

Posted 6/18/24



Episode 11 – Isometric Work

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist designs an exercise program for a patient that minimizes the use of isometric work. Which medical condition would MOST necessi... Read More

Posted 6/11/24



Episode 10 – Quantifying Edema

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A patient post Colles’ fracture has moderate edema in their fingers and the dorsum of their hand and reports pain during active range of motion. Wh... Read More

Posted 6/ 4/24



Episode 9 – Exudate

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist inspects a patient’s wound during a dressing change. The physical therapist identifies moderate amounts of purulent exudate th... Read More

Posted 5/28/24



Episode 8 – SCI - Wheelchair Prescription

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist makes wheelchair recommendations for a patient with a C4 complete spinal cord injury. Which wheelchair feature would be the MO... Read More

Posted 5/21/24



Episode 7 – Assessing Liability

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist treats a patient with a tibial plateau fracture that is currently partial weight bearing. During the treatment session, the ph... Read More

Posted 5/14/24



Episode 6 – Clinical Decision Making

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist notes a decrease in passive range of motion in a patient’s affected shoulder as compared to their unaffected shoulder. Which o... Read More

Posted 5/ 7/24



Episode 5 – Glasgow Coma Scale

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist assesses a patient with a traumatic brain injury using the Glasgow Coma Scale. If the therapist documents the eye opening scor... Read More

Posted 4/30/24



Episode 2 - Exercise Post Cardiac Transplantation

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
During an exercise session, a physical therapist monitors exercise intensity with a patient post cardiac transplantation. Which method is the MOST ... Read More

Posted 4/23/24



Episode 3 – Superficial Moist Heat

Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA
A physical therapist prepares to administer superficial moist heat to help improve a patient’s mobility prior to a treatment session. Which scenari... Read More

Posted 4/23/24



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