NPTE Studycast | Physical Therapy
NPTE Studycast | Physical Therapy
Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT
An NPTE podcast for Physical Therapy students looking to get some extra time with test prep on the go. From the brewers of the PT Pintcast.
You Passed the NPTE! Now What?!
You studied and passed the NPTE!CONGRATS!Um... now what?Our 3 hosts give you advice on what to do NOW that you did the thing you set out to do in the first place!Finding a jobNetworking Self Assessment
Feb 8
1 hr 8 min
Explaining Parkinson's Disease
Welcome back to NPTE Studycast, your indispensable guide for mastering the NPTE! In this episode, we're diving deep into Parkinson's Disease—a subject crucial not just for the NPTE but also for your real-world clinical practice. Listen in to expand your understanding and enhance your skills in addressing this complex condition.
Sep 23, 2023
5 min
Understanding SubLingual Nitroglycerin
Rachele Burriesci of All Things Cardio Pulm ( dives into the essential topic of sublingual nitroglycerin, specifically tailored for physical therapy students gearing up for the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Examination) exam. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of this medication, its clinical applications, and its implications in the context of physical therapy practice.Episode Highlights:* Overview of sublingual nitroglycerin: We provide a comprehensive introduction to sublingual nitroglycerin, discussing its pharmacological properties, mechanism of action, and common indications.* Understanding angina and cardiovascular conditions: Learn about the pathophysiology of angina, different types of angina, and how sublingual nitroglycerin is utilized as a primary treatment for angina and other cardiovascular conditions.* Clinical considerations for physical therapists: Discover the role of physical therapists in managing patients who use sublingual nitroglycerin, including safety precautions, monitoring, and potential contraindications.* Interprofessional collaboration: Explore the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration when working with patients on sublingual nitroglycerin, highlighting the significance of effective communication and shared decision-making.* NPTE exam preparation tips: We provide valuable insights and strategies to help physical therapy students effectively study and master the topic of sublingual nitroglycerin for the NPTE exam.* In this episode, Dr. Burriesci breaks down sublingual nitroglycerin. She gives the need-to-know facts, safety considerations and important education tips for your patients.In This Episode* MOA of Sublingual Nitro* Indications of Nitro* Side effects of Nitro* How to take Nitro* 3 Rules of Nitro* Safety Considerations Find Dr. Burriesci on:IG: @all_things_cardiopulmWebsite: ( Talking All Things CardiopulmTwitter: @allcardiopulm
Jun 9, 2023
11 min
Angina Explained: More Than Just Chest Pain!
Angina - It’s Not just chest painDive into understanding Angina with Dr. Rachele Burriesci, as she breaks down the pathophysiologic cause of angina, describes the 3 most common types and what you as a physical therapist should be aware of in its description in order to differentiate from other types of chest pain.In this episode:* Atherosclerosis* Define Angina* Describe Angina* 3 Types of Angina* How to differentiate AnginaFind Dr. Burriesci on:IG: @all_things_cardiopulmWebsite:
May 9, 2023
14 min
Beyond the Offer: 4 Key Factors to Consider in a Physical Therapy Position
In today's episode, we're going to talk about the key factors that every physical therapist should consider when looking for a new job.Keri Ammons, Director of Talent Acquisition at ATI explains that finding a place where you can grow with the company is essential. Look for a company that offers various paths within the organization to satisfy different interests. Whether it's IT, project management, research, or HR, there should be enough room for career growth.She also notes that the highest offer isn't always the best offer. While money is a significant factor, don't overlook other important things like a 401k, medical benefits, and time away. It's important to consider the entire package before accepting an offer.Mentorship is also critical in a new job. Keri encourages candidates to ask companies to define their mentorship program and if there's a structured approach. Knowing what mentorship means to you and what you're looking for is important in finding a company that aligns with your values.Finally, Keri talks about work-life balance. Patients need us to be flexible, and clinicians need to find a schedule that works for them. Whether it's getting out at 5 every day to make it to your rec softball league on Tuesday or working on Saturdays because that's when you have childcare, finding a work schedule that aligns with your needs is crucial.Keri ends the episode by highlighting that ATI PT is one of the leaders in clinical research within the PT profession. With all 900+ ATI clinics placing in the 100th percentile in CMS's Merit-Based Incentive Program for the second consecutive year, it's clear that ATI PT is a great place to work.If you're looking to jumpstart your career and join a team that values career growth, mentorship, work-life balance, and clinical research, head to ( to learn more about job opportunities at ATI.
May 8, 2023
16 min
Mastering ECG: Easy Guide to Calculating Heart Rate Accurately
Dr. Burriesci gives you the quick and dirty techniques to calculate rate on ECG and tips on how to determine a 6 second strip. She describes 4 different methods to determine rate and helps determine which technique to choose and why. Dive into this episode to get better at calculating rate and/or refresh your skills. Happy Practicing!In this episode:* ECG paper importance* How to determine a 6-sec strip* Discuss 4 methods to determine rate on ECG* Learn the mantra* Best methods for calculating regular vs irregular ratesFind Dr. Burriesci on:IG: @all_things_cardiopulmWebsite:
May 5, 2023
20 min
Hip Pathologies Explained: Essential Guide for the NPTE Exam
In this comprehensive episode, we dive deep into the world of hip pathologies, providing you with an essential guide to prepare for the NPTE Exam. We'll cover the most common hip conditions, their causes, symptoms, and treatment options, as well as key clinical concepts and examination techniques that you need to know. Professor Matthew Condo provides insight and practical tips that will help you gain a solid understanding of hip pathologies and boost your confidence as you approach the NPTE Exam. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and improve your test-taking skills. Subscribe to our channel for more valuable content on physical therapy and exam preparation!In 2002, Dr. Matthew Condo earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He then pursued further studies and obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2015, followed by a Doctorate of Education from the same institution in 2019. For his doctoral dissertation, Dr. Condo delved into the qualitative aspects of clinical reasoning in physical therapy. He has contributed to the field of medical science education by publishing his research in Medical Science Educator and presenting multiple peer-reviewed posters and presentations at the state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Condo's research interests revolve around identifying best practices in healthcare education delivery.
Apr 20, 2023
16 min
Unlock the Secrets of Electrical Conduction for NPTE Success
Are you struggling to understand electrical conduction for the NPTE exam? Look no further! In this video, we'll guide you through the ins and outs of electrical conduction, from the basics to the more complex concepts. We'll show you how to identify different types of conductors and insulators, and explain how conductivity is affected by factors such as temperature and material properties. We'll also cover Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws, and demonstrate how to apply them to solve problems. With our clear explanations and practical examples, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to excel on the NPTE exam. So, whether you're a visual learner or prefer a more hands-on approach, join us for this comprehensive guide to mastering electrical conduction for NPTE study prep!Powered by All Things Cardio Pulm ( Excellence to Heart & Lung Health & Wellness and Cardiopulm Education & Mentoring
Apr 17, 2023
18 min
Hand Deformities
Matthew Condo, PT, DPT, EdD covers hand deformities that frequently show up on the NPTEFind out more about Matt here (
Apr 6, 2023
15 min
Mechanics of Breathing - Cardio Pulmonary
Learn the Mechanics of Breathing from Rachele Burriesci, PT, DPT, CCS, (
Mar 31, 2023
19 min
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