Scorebuilders’ Spotlight Sessions offer FREE educational sessions for students and faculty. Be sure to answer your daily PT/PTA365 question and follow us on social media to be the first to hear about future Spotlight Series webinars!

 

Take a look at our Spotlight Series Webinar Archives to view descriptions of our previous sessions.

 

Spotlight Series Webinar Schedule

 

 Question Tune-Up: Musculoskeletal System

Our Question Tune Up Series offers students the opportunity to take a 10 question licensing-like exam in a specific system or non-system area. Participate in each of the five sessions and in the process expand your academic knowledge and refine your decision-making skills. Join us for our inaugural session and flex your musculoskeletal system muscles!

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA​

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 Arthro- vs. Osteo- Kinematics: Let's Roll and Glide Our Way Through Joint Mobilization Without Making Heads Spin!

This session will focus on the use of the convex-concave rule to determine appropriate direction of joint mobilization. We will discuss the difference between osteokinematic and arthrokinematic motions, the concept of joint congruency and its relevance to joint mobilization, and review grades and parameters for joint mobilization techniques.

 

Instructor: Holly Daniel, PT

Holly is an instructor and consultant for Scorebuilders, with over 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator, who enjoys helping candidates pass the licensing examination.

 

 

 Question Tune-Up: Neuromuscular System

Our Question Tune Up Series offers students the opportunity to take a 10 question licensing-like exam in a specific system or non-system area. Participate in each of the five sessions and in the process expand your academic knowledge and refine your decision-making skills. Activate those dormant neurons and show the depth of your neuromuscular knowledge during our second tune up session.

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA​

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 Question Tune-Up: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems

Our Question Tune Up Series offers students the opportunity to take a 10 question licensing-like exam in a specific system or non-system area. Participate in each of the five sessions and in the process expand your academic knowledge and refine your decision-making skills. Take a deep breath, expand those lungs, and show off your cardiopulmonary knowledge during our third tune up session.

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA​

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 Equipment, Devices, Technology, Oh My!

This session will focus on reviewing the details of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes. We will discuss the different levels of assistance patients may require, the various gait patterns patients will use, and how to appropriately select and fit assistive devices. Technology and modalities commonly used in the profession will also be discussed along with their indications and contraindications.

 

Instructor: Jamie Dehan, PT, PhD, DPT, MS

Jamie is an instructor for Scorebuilders, with 14 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator.

 

 

 Question Tune-Up: Other Systems

Our Question Tune Up Series offers students the opportunity to take a 10 question licensing-like exam in a specific system or non-system area. Participate in each of the five sessions and in the process expand your academic knowledge and refine your decision-making skills. All systems are special! Demonstrate your academic command of an eclectic group of body systems during our fourth tune up session.

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA​

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 Question Tune-Up: Non-Systems

Our Question Tune Up Series offers students the opportunity to take a 10 question licensing-like exam in a specific system or non-system area. Participate in each of the five sessions and in the process expand your academic knowledge and refine your decision-making skills. This is your last chance to show what an academic beast you are! Show the world the breadth and depth of your non-systems knowledge during our final tune up session.

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA​

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 Eeewww! Infections, Documentation, and Legal Stuff

What order do we don/doff PPE? What PPE do I even use? How does infection spread? Where do I document that? Is that legal? If you hesitate on answering any of these, then this session is for you. This session will review safety, protection, and professional responsibility. We will explore topics like infection control, accessibility, documentation, delegation and supervision, and areas related to patient education.

 

Instructor: Jamie Dehan, PT, PhD, DPT, MS

Jamie is an instructor for Scorebuilders, with 14 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator.

 

 

 Using Performance Data to Direct Your Study Plan

Explore how sample examination data can be utilized to assess current NPTE readiness and influence future study plan activities. The session will identify commonly utilized performance analysis features and show how to utilize these features to maximize examination performance.

 

Instructor: Scott Giles PT, DPT, MBA

Scott is the President of Scorebuilders and has been assisting students to pass the licensing examination for over three decades.

 

 

 How to Use Active Learning to Increase Your Success

Explore how active learning can improve your retention of NPTE content and enhance critical thinking. The session will identify sources of active learning and demonstrate how to utilize these resources to maximize examination performance.

 

Instructor: Holly Daniel, PT

Holly is an instructor and consultant for Scorebuilders, with over 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator, helping candidates pass the licensing examination.

 

 

 Orthotics Review for the NPTE

Review the must-know orthotics content for the NPTE exam. By the end of this session you will be able to: 1) focus on the MOST important areas of orthotics for your NPTE study plan, 2) discriminate between different orthotic devices and their uses, 3) discuss contraindications, precautions, and red-flags regarding orthotic care, 4) prioritize areas of importance as it relates to orthotics and the NPTE. Practice questions and answering strategies will be presented throughout the course.

 

Instructor: Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, COMT

Daniel is a faculty member in the Physical Therapy program at Touro College in Bayshore, NY and a Scorebuilders instructor. He has written numerous scientific manuscripts on limb loss rehabilitation and presents nationally on the topic.

 

 

 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems Review: A Comprehensive Review of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems From a Therapist's Perspective

The cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are often the most difficult for students to comprehend. This comprehensive session of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems will be presented from a PT's perspective providing you with the "needs to know" information while avoiding the "nuts to know" details of the two systems.

 

Instructor: Eder A Garavito, PT, DPT, CCS

Eder is an assistant professor at the College of Saint Mary and PRN staff physical therapist at Duke University Hospital with 7 years of clinical experience. He is a cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist who truly enjoys his consulting work with Scorebuilders.

 

 

 Gait Is Dynamic: Ways to Break It Down and Make It Fun!

Explore how gait is dynamic and approaching it this way will enhance understanding of muscle activation throughout the gait cycle. The session will use gait terminology in a dynamic way to maximize understanding of muscle activation at each joint (ankle, knee, hip) and the relationship of impairments to common gait deviations.

 

Instructor: Holly Daniel, PT

Holly is an instructor and consultant for Scorebuilders, with over 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator, helping candidates pass the licensing examination.

 

 

 What Am I Doing Wrong? - Strategies for Assessment of Decision Making and Test Taking Errors

This session will focus on common reasons for higher numbers of decision making and test taking errors in an exam taker's portfolio. We will discuss reasons they occur, the need for developing a consistent strategy to change these patterns, and remediation strategies.

 

Instructor: Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS, ATP

Beth Ennis is a physical therapist with 28 years of clinical experience, 18 years of educational experience, and an instructor for Scorebuilders.

 

 

 Prosthetics Review for the NPTE

Review the must-know prosthetics content for the NPTE exam. By the end of this session you will be able to: 1) focus on the MOST important areas of prosthetics for your NPTE study plan, 2) discriminate between different prosthetics devices and their uses, 3) discuss contraindications, precautions, and red-flags regarding prosthetics care, 4) prioritize areas of importance as it relates to prosthetics and the NPTE. Practice questions and answering strategies will be presented throughout the course.

 

Instructor: Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, COMT

Daniel is a faculty member in the Physical Therapy program at Touro College in Bayshore, NY and a Scorebuilders instructor. He has written numerous scientific manuscripts on limb loss rehabilitation and presents nationally on the topic.

 

 

 Review of Neurologic Injuries (CVA,TBI,SCI)

Review common injuries to the central nervous system for the NPTE. By the end of the session you will be able to: 1) Identify key neuroanatomical structures and their primary functions 2) Recognize common signs and symptoms of injuries to the nervous system 3) Discuss key assessments with interpretation of the conditions discussed.

 

Instructor: Alicia Flach PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Alicia is faculty in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina where she teaches the adult neurologic curriculum. Her clinical practice and research focus is on collaborating with individuals living with degenerative neurologic conditions.

 

 

 Lymphedema Review for the NPTE

Review Lymphedema, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), & Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) for the NPTE exam. By the end of this session you will be able to: 1) Identify the anatomy of the Lymphatic system & its function. 2) Recognize the indications and contraindications for Lymphedema treatment. 3) Understand the steps of MLD and CDT treatment.

 

Instructor: Amy Powell-Versteeg, PTA

Amy is an instructor at The University of Utah department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and a Scorebuilders instructor. She is certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.

 

 

 Geriatrics Review for the NPTE

Review the must-know geriatrics content for the NPTE exam. By the end of this session you will be able to: 1) focus on the MOST important areas of geriatrics for your NPTE study plan, 2) discriminate between normal and abnormal aging, 3) discuss contraindications, precautions, and red-flags regarding older adult care, 4) prioritize areas of importance as it relates to geriatrics and the NPTE. Practice questions and answering strategies will be presented throughout the course.

 

Instructor: Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, COMT

Daniel is a faculty member in the Physical Therapy program at Touro College in Bayshore, NY and a Scorebuilders instructor. He has written numerous scientific manuscripts on limb loss rehabilitation and presents nationally on the topic.

 

 

 Those Pesky Medications: Where Do I Begin?

Medications tend to be a challenging and overwhelming content area to review for the licensing exam. This session will organize and review medications by system, focusing on pharmacological management of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular & pulmonary systems. We will discuss ways to potentially predict where to focus your academic review and identify classes of medications that are likely to impact physical therapy interventions and be critical to patient safety.

 

Instructor: Holly Daniel, PT

Holly is an instructor and consultant for Scorebuilders, with over 25 years of clinical experience and 10 years as a physical therapy educator, helping candidates pass the licensing examination.