All questions on the exam relate to the competencies outlined in the book Neurologic Physical Therapy: Description of Specialty Practice (DSP).
The following is an outline summarizing the key components of the Neurologic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice. Examination percentages reflect the approximate weighting of specialty board examination for each content domain. Examination questions can reflect knowledge areas or practice expectations, or both combined, to test the application of knowledge areas to clinical practice.
A. Foundation Sciences
B. Behavioral Sciences
C. Clinical Sciences
D. Clinical Reasoning & Critical Inquiry
D. Evidence-based Practice
E. Prevention, Wellness, & Health Promotion
F. Social Responsibility
H. Professional Development
A. Patient/Client Examination (30%)
1. History & Systems Review
2. Examination Procedures (Tests & Measures)
B. Intervention (30%)
1. Clinical Decision-making regarding plan of care
2. Coordination, Communication, and Documentation
3. Patient/Client-related instruction
4. Procedural Interventions
C. Outcomes (5%)
The medical conditions that may be represented on the examination include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Primary prevention of diseases, injuries, or functional decline of the neuromuscular system across the lifespan.
2. Promotion of health and wellness in populations with lifelong disability from neurologic conditions.
3. Prevention and management of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions in individuals with conditions of the neuromuscular system, including:
Last Updated: 6/20/2017