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Welcome to The Health & Wellness Practitioners Podcast! Dr. Danielle and other guest experts talk about everything from getting your practice started, developing your clinical skills, growing your practice YOUR way, and dealing with the real stuff life burnout and work/life balance. Whether you’ve been practicing for decades or just started your journey, you’ll find something here for you!
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The NPTE Podcast

Dr. Will Crane PT, DPT, OCS

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Hosted by NPTE expert Dr. Will Crane PT, DPT, OCS, this is The NPTE Podcast, here to make sure you have the best and most up-to-date information to crush the NPTE! We all know that the NPTE is one of the biggest hurdles you'll face as you start your PT career, and we're here to help you get the tips, strategies, motivation, and knowledge you need to study like a boss and start your awesome career as a physical therapist.
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Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you’ve always dreamed of? If so, you’re in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, a physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker, and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SC ...
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Tara Trottier takes us on a ChatGPT crash course. If you're curious, confused, excited, or even apprehensive about ChatGPT then this episode is for you. We'll start with the basics and then explore specific ways you can utilize this tool to save you time and mental space.By Dr. Danielle Angela
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Which of the following signs and symptoms is MOST indicative of hyperglycemia? Find it all out in the podcast! Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.By Dr. Will Crane PT, DPT, OCS
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A patient presents to the clinic with a severe rash extending unilaterally in a narrow band from the left lumbar spine into the left inguinal crease. The patient reports that the skin lesion has been present for 7 days and causes severe pain. Multiple vesicles are visible along the surface of the skin. Which of the following conditions is MOST like…
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to master all aspects of clinical care - documentation, manual therapy, exercise progressions, taping, bracing, etc? Do you want to an easy, clear way to streamline your professional growth as a sports PT? In this episode, I share the framework that successful sports PT throughout their career…and where sports …
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A patient with Parkinson’s Disease is being treated in an outpatient clinic. Which of the following rating of perceived exertion (RPE) intensities would be MOST appropriate to increase functional capacity? Find it all out in the podcast. Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more…
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If you've been taught that more clients and faster appointments is the key to your practice's success then you need this episode to remind you of the magic, sacredness, and energy that exists in your simple touch. Etienne Peirsman quickly became one of my favorite guests to date and I know you'll appreciate his perspective, too!…
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Do you find yourself stuck when treating specific regions of the body or managing tough cases? Do you feel like you’re missing something that will improve your outcomes but you don’t know what it is? If so, you’re in luck! In this episode, I share two very different patients/athletes and how to manage their care differently. I outline how to progre…
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Maybe you thought sales and marketing were the same thing? Wellness Business Coach Joanna Sapir shares the critical difference between the two and why that knowledge holds the key to attracting and retaining your practice's ideal clients! Joanna's FREE Resource for our listeners HEREBy Dr. Danielle Angela
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While examining a patient with a medullary lesion, which of the following deficits is MOST likely to be present? Find it all out in the podcast. Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.…
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A 10-year-old child with a primary complaint of posterior heel pain is being assessed by a physical therapist. The patient reports general achillodynia and pain near the insertion of the Achilles tendon, and the calcaneal epiphysis is tender to palpation. Which of the following conditions is MOST likely present? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you…
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Want to improve patient outcomes by doing one simple thing? The good news is…it will take you five minutes to do it within treatment sessions. In this episode, I share how PTs are sabotaging patient outcomes and they don’t even know it. If you’re a sports PT and you want to maximize your outcomes with athletes, you need to tune into this episode. E…
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Have you ever done any of these 3 NPTE prep mistakes? Massed Practice Re-reading Fail to review practice exams Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.By Dr. Will Crane PT, DPT, OCS
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Today I'm talking with sleep consultant Ava Dark! If you're anything like me, much of your sanity hinges on the amount of sleep you're able to get. Ava and I chat about the irony around the phrase, "sleeping like a baby", how gentle/attachment parenting and sleep training CAN co-exist and how to address sleep issues with young and older kiddos by h…
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According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a patient’s protected health information can be reasonably disclosed without the patient’s consent in each of the following instances EXCEPT: Find it all out in the podcast! Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/po…
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While examining a child with muscular torticollis, which of the following cranial nerves is MOST likely to be implicated as the cause of the torticollis? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.…
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Do you find it easy to get patients better quickly? Are you looking for the next challenge in your career? Or, are you able to get outcomes but quickly but want to know how to ensure your outcomes are consistently high? In this episode, I share the danger of being a good sports PT and what 2-3 things will happen if specific treatment approaches are…
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Zack Shreier may not be our "typical" guest but he does have some very applicable nuggets to share with all of you health and wellness practitioners! Zack's childhood diagnosis of type 1 diabetes was the seed for his first invention that landed him on Shark Tank. I especially enjoyed comparing and contrasting the scaling power of product vs. servic…
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This is my BIGGEST recommendation for new grads and established clinicians! In this episode, I share how to stay focused in your career so you don’t get lost in random CEU courses and lost without mentorship. If you’re a sports PT and want to make sure you’re on the right path, you need to tune into this episode. Enjoy! ____________________________…
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We all know that stress can have a negative impact on our health, but it can be hard to know how to reduce it. Fortunately, in this episode Dr. Zephanie Cole shares three pillars of health you can dive into to reduce stress and improve your overall health. I have so enjoyed coaching Dr. Zephanie over the past several years; her personal and profess…
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When treating a patient receiving hemodialysis for chronic kidney dysfunction, which of the following precautions will be MOST important during exercise intervention? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and project…
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“What your best tips for public speaking?” After presenting to an audience size of 10,000 people and over 500 public presentations, I’ve consolidated my best tips into one episode. Whether you’re presenting at a local community event or a workshop in your clinic, there are four critical things to include in every presentation. In this episode, I sh…
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In this episode I'm talking to Kara McKeage, owner of Pepper's Personal Assistants. We chat about ditching the shame around outsourcing household help and the unmissable signs that you need to hire support at home; including feeling overwhelmed, feeling resentful, and having difficulty managing tasks. Kara dives into the client/personal assistant m…
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A patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been recovering from a gastrointestinal infection and has been vomiting frequently for the past 3 days. While observing the patient, the therapist notes that the patient has a decreased respiratory rate. Which of the following conditions is MOST likely present? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can …
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A patient with a venous insufficiency ulcer is receiving wound care interventions. The patient is currently using a wound vacuum-assisted closure device. Which of the following techniques is MOST important to consider when using a wound vacuum-assisted closure device? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.p…
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“If I’m a sports PT, what’s one thing I should be focusing on besides learning more manual therapy techniques or exercise progressions?” In this episode, I share an outline to help sports PT improve their overall approach to athlete care. If you’re a sports PT and want to know what you’re missing in your professional development, you need to tune i…
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A patient with a referral for cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure is being evaluated by a physical therapist. During the assessment, the clinician uses the 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) as a functional outcome measure. Which of the following statements are TRUE regarding the use of the 6MWT? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flyin…
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Join Dr. Danielle Angela and guest Jamie Van Cuyk as they talk about overcoming delegation fears and hiring well. As a practice owner, it can be difficult to let go of control and delegate tasks to your team. As women, this fear often comes from the false belief that you have to prove that you can "do it all", and that you will be seen as a failure…
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During the intervention, the patient reports that he has had an increase in dry mouth and dizziness symptoms recently with a concomitant increase in dyskinesia. Which of the following actions will be the MOST appropriate first step for the therapist? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/pod…
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You don’t have to spend your weekends or nights working harder to get things done. This is one simple way to save 5 hours per week on your weekly patient care tasks. In this episode, I share an easy way to gain more time for your personal and professional development by modifying your home exercise program approach. If you’re a sports PT and want t…
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In this episode of the Health and Wellness Practitioners podcast, host Dr. Danielle Angela and her two guest financial experts, Dr. David Richardson and Dr. TJ Neveau discuss financial systems that every practice owner needs to have in place to get ahead and create wealth. Many health and wellness practitioners are drowning in student loan debt, if…
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A patient reports an eversion ankle sprain that occurred 3 days ago while playing basketball. The patient displays generalized joint effusion and moderate ankle pain. Which of the following special tests is MOST likely to exacerbate the symptoms? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast…
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Don’t risk ruining your reputation by overstepping bounds when developing new relationships with personal trainers or strength coaches in your community. There are simple and effective ways to collaborate. In this episode, I share tips to support your local athletes with strength and conditioning programs AND work seamlessly with your local fitness…
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Cramming: an ineffective, stressful study pattern, usually exhibited the night before a big test. Crash Course: a rapid and intense course of study. Which is better? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects…
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In this episode, Dr. Danielle Angela sits down with leadership coach Jen Hope to talk about overcoming imposter syndrome. They identify symptoms of impostor syndrome and how self-compassion and acceptance, although difficult to practice, are keys to overcoming imposter thoughts. Plus, if you dread marketing your practice, Jen shares practical ways …
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“How do I create a strength & conditioning program for athletes?” It’s not as difficult as most physical therapists think. The best place to start is with a comprehensive intake and performance analysis. Once you determined the athlete’s needs, you create a monthly or quarterly program with corresponding parameters and exercises that address the de…
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In this episode of the Health and Wellness Practitioners podcast, host Dr. Danielle Angela speaks with money coach Mikelann Valterra about how to stop stressing about money. Mikelann discusses her decision to become a money coach and how helping people develop a healthy relationship with money can improve all other areas of their lives. Money can o…
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A physical therapist is evaluating the utility of a new diagnostic special test. According to the research, the new special test has the following statistical indicators: · Sensitivity = 45% · Specificity = 85% Which of the following statements is MOST correct regarding this special test? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying co…
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“Verbal and vague”… this is the way most PTs outline care to patients with acute injuries. Instead, patients should have a full outline of care written down with expected week-by-week healing timelines so they have a plan. However, managing patient care with the “verbal and vague” framework delays healing, decreases patient buy-in, and leads to poo…
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A patient is using axillary crutches for ambulation to maintain partial weight-bearing on the affected lower extremity. When attempting to ascend stairs, which of the following actions will be performed FIRST? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-…
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The therapist suspects depression and is able to convince the patient to permit an evaluation visit. Which of the following characteristics will be LEAST indicative of a major depressive episode? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with o…
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In this episode Dr. Danielle Angela is joined by Dr. Jodi Dinneramn. Dr. Jodi is a chiropractor, author, mom, wife, and creator of the SEWP school. Dr. Jodi shares her tips for practitioners who want to learn more about creating a joy-filled Staffless Practice. But wait, don't go firing your staff right now! If your practice requires more than you,…
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A patient with lymphedema is undergoing physical therapy treatment to reduce and disperse lymph fluids. When applying compression garments, which of the following initial interventions is MOST important? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-dat…
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Signs and symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection include urinary urgency and which of the following groupings of characteristics? Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.…
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How do you know if you’re on the right track to become a REAL sports physical therapist? Do you need your SCS or CSCS? What skills do you need to work on within your current phase of professional development? Before your spend more money or time on unnecessary CEU courses, this podcast will help you with the framework you’re looking for. In this ep…
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Get exclusive access to >100 free practice questions in this commemorative podcast! Be prepared for the NPTE so that you can pass with flying colors! Check out www.ptfinalexam.com/podcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with our latest courses and projects.By Dr. Will Crane PT, DPT, OCS
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Welcome to the Health and Wellness Practitioners Podcast. I am your host, Dr. Danielle Angela. In this show, I and my guest experts will talk about everything from getting your practice started to developing your clinical skills, growing your practice your way, and of course, dealing with the real stuff like burnout and work-life balance. Whether y…
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