NPTE BOOKS

The following is a list of additional resources to help you prepare for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). They are meant as a supplemental reference rather than for academic studying of the material. While Therapy Exam Prep, recommends avoiding the studying mistake of using too many resources, the following have helped candidates have an easier time with particular topics.

STUDY GUIDES

These study guides are meant to be used as a reference while studying for the NPTE.
Therapy Ed

THERAPY ED

This reference has a strong academic and background information; however, can be dry and hard to understand. There are charts and graphics and currently the 3 practice exams of 200 questions are on a USB key.
http://amzn.to/2gUBO1d
Scorebuilders

SCOREBUILDERS

This reference has good academic information for the NPTE and is easier to understand. There are pictures and charts as well as clinical templates. The 3 practice exams of 200 are online only and has an access code to use. Once the practice exams are used; calling up the company is needed in order to get additional access if buying a used study guide.
http://amzn.to/2yxxS0A

NOTES

The following “notes” are a small spiral bound pocket guide that is great for carrying around and being able to quickly refer to the information. Plenty of pictures, charts and graphics as well as being waterproof.
Ther Ex Notes

THER EX NOTES

Focuses on various body parts for orthopedic pathologies with exercise interventions. There’s plenty of pictures and referenced from Carolyn Kisner and Lynn Allen Colby.
http://amzn.to/2greGXH
Neuro Notes

NEURO NOTES

This is organized by practice patterns and covers both pediatric and geriatric information. Easy to read charts and provides red flags to look out for.
http://amzn.to/2xUI8vp
Ortho Notes

ORTHO NOTES

This pocket notes provides differential diagnosis by body parts and pain referral patterns. A great quick review of special tests with pictures and test sensitivity and specificity.
http://amzn.to/2xchT4d
Mobilization Notes

MOBILIZATION NOTES

This easy to read pocket notes provides a good review of the different joint mobilizations withdetailed information and pictures to help understand the positioning.
http://amzn.to/2xVJWsQ
PT Clinical Notes

PT CLINICAL NOTES

This pocket notes provides condensed information on lab values, oxygen and ventilation tables.It’s a good review of outcome measures, posture, gait assessment and cognitive scales.
http://amzn.to/2xVJVoM
Peds Rehab Notes

PEDS REHAB NOTES

This peds rehab pocket notes is a great resource for reviewing developmental milestones and intervention approaches. You’ll find the common diagnoses for children and pictures to help with objective measures and tests.
http://amzn.to/2yE1HM3
ECG Notes

ECG NOTES

This pocket notes provides a good review of over 60 different ECG arrhythmias and 12-Lead interpretation. There are 50 exercises to test yourself on strips.
http://amzn.to/2xUQTpk
Fluid and Electrolyte Notes

FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES NOTES

This fluids and electrolytes notes provides helpful information on the imbalance values and recommended interventions.
http://amzn.to/2xUz3D2

MEDS

Memory Notebooks of Nursing

MEMORY NOTEBOOK OF NURSING: A Collection of Visual Images and Mnemonics to Increase Memory and Learning, 5th Edition

This memory notebook provides signs and symptoms in various systems. It’s a good overview of some of the common conditions PTs encountered.
http://amzn.to/2xVPZgY
Memory Notebook of Nursing vol 2

MEMORY NOTEBOOK OF NURSING: A Collection of Visual Images and Mnemonics to Increase Memory and Learning Volume 2, 4th Edition

This memory notebook provides additional easy to learn illustrations covering the different systems. It’s a great supplement with more signs and symptoms to common conditions.
http://amzn.to/2xW33D7
Memory Notebooks of Nursing - Pharmacology

PHARMACOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS 3RD VERSION

This memory notebook provides great visual information on some of the common medications and diagnostics tests. It also includes helpful pictures on lab values.
http://amzn.to/2zqnFjj

MOBILIZATIONS

Manual Mobilization - The Extremities

THE EXTREMITIES

This mobilization book provides the different types of mobilizations on the different joints. The detailed information provides the following patient position, therapist position as well as direction of movement.
http://amzn.to/2zqvohp
Manual Mobilization - The Spine

THE SPINE

This mobilization book provides the different types of mobilizations on the spine. The detailed information provides the following patient position, therapist position as well as direction of movement.
http://amzn.to/2zpFyi0

SPECIAL TESTS

Special Tests - Neurological

NEUROLOGICAL

This neurological special tests is a great resource to quickly review the different tests. It’s an easy way to see the illustrations, patient position and what the results would indicate.
http://amzn.to/2zqZJw3
Special Tests - Orthopedic

THE SPINE

This orthopedics special tests is a great resource to quickly review the common tests performed in an examination. It’s an easy way to see the illustrations, patient position and what the results would indicate.
http://amzn.to/2xUFq99