Physical Therapy: Neuromuscular Evaluation
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Physical Therapy: Neuromuscular Evaluation

This quiz covers the rules and limitations of physical therapists in evaluating neuromuscular performance, including the authorization required and the diagnostic/prognostic interpretations they cannot make.

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Questions and Answers

Under whose specified authorization can physical therapists penetrate tissue for neuromuscular evaluation?

MDs or surgeons

What is a requirement for certification in Electroneuromyography?

400 hours of training under a licensed physical therapist or a physician

What is NOT part of Kinesiological Electromyography?

Evaluation of specific abnormal potentials

How often are certificates renewed for physical therapists?

<p>Every two years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the examination fee for certification?

<p>$500</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the renewal fee for certification?

<p>$50</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the maximum number of aides a physical therapist can supervise engaged in patient-related tasks?

<p>One</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum age requirement for a physical therapy aide to be employed at a physical therapy facility?

<p>18 years old</p> Signup and view all the answers

When is it necessary for a physical therapist to evaluate and document an aide's competency?

<p>Prior to the aide performing a task on a patient</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of task can be performed by an aide without prior evaluation and documentation of competency by a physical therapist?

<p>Housekeeping</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the physical therapist's initial evaluation of the patient?

<p>To ensure the patient receives proper treatment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is included in patient-related tasks?

<p>Therapeutic exercise</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the maximum fine that can be imposed for a single violation of the Physical Therapy Practice Act?

<p>$5,000</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum amount of time before a citation is removed from an individual's record?

<p>5 years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a circumstance that can increase the fine amount up to $5,000?

<p>The violation involves a senior citizen</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of an informal conference with the board's executive officer?

<p>To discuss the charges informally</p> Signup and view all the answers

How often can multiple citations remain on an individual's record?

<p>Until the most recent citation has been present for 5 years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the time frame within which a formal meeting must be held after being notified of a citation?

<p>30 days</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a requirement for physical therapy licensed applicants' documentation?

<p>Countersign with first initial and last name on the same day treatment was provided</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a requirement for physical therapy assistants' documentation?

<p>Countersign with first initial and last name on the same day treatment was provided</p> Signup and view all the answers

What must be documented in the patient's record?

<p>The weekly case conference</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who can initiate physical therapy treatment directly?

<p>A person with no referral, if within the scope of physical therapy</p> Signup and view all the answers

When must a physical therapist refer a patient to a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or chiropractor?

<p>If the patient is not progressing toward treatment goals</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required for a physical therapist to contact a patient's physician in direct access care?

<p>A written authorization from the patient</p> Signup and view all the answers

What information is a licensed physical therapist allowed to include in their advertising?

<p>Name of the practitioner and addresses of offices</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of false advertising by a licensed physical therapist?

<p>Using a model in an advertisement without a disclaimer</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a consequence of a licensee being convicted of a felony?

<p>Disciplinary action by another licensing entity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required to be reported pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 802?

<p>A specific report by a licensed physical therapist</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is not allowed in advertising by a licensed physical therapist?

<p>Using phrases such as 'as low as' or 'lowest prices' in price advertisements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of information that can be included in an advertisement by a licensed physical therapist?

<p>A statement of office hours regularly maintained by the practitioner</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the delinquency fee for license renewal?

<p>$150</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many hours of continuing education are required for first-time license renewals?

<p>15 hours</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the duration for which licensees must keep a record of continuing education?

<p>5 years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the notification sent by the board to licensees at least 60 days before license expiration?

<p>To alert licensees of an upcoming license expiration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the required continuing education unit for life support classes for healthcare providers?

<p>Comparable to or better than American Health Association's BLS course</p> Signup and view all the answers

How often must licensed physical therapists complete continuing education requirements?

<p>Every 2 years</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens to a licensee upon conviction of a felony?

<p>Their license is revoked</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the consequence of a licensee being arrested?

<p>A formal disciplinary hearing is scheduled</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a consequence of a licensee failing to report a felony charge?

<p>A fine is imposed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a circumstance that may increase the fine amount?

<p>Prior disciplinary actions</p> Signup and view all the answers

How often can multiple citations remain on an individual's record?

<p>Indefinitely</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required to be reported pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 802?

<p>Any disciplinary action taken by another licensing entity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens to a person who fails to renew their license within five years after expiration?

<p>They cannot renew, reissue, or reinstate their license, but can apply for a new one</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required for a person who applies for a new license after failing to renew within five years?

<p>Retaking the NPTE and paying the accrued renewal fees</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the maximum amount of hours that can be accrued for publishing a peer-reviewed article?

<p>5 hours per article</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of internal audits conducted by continuing education approval agencies?

<p>To conduct internal audits on 10% of its approved providers’ courses</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a requirement for clinical instructors to obtain CEU’s?

<p>They must be credentialed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the maximum number of hours that can be accrued by being a clinical instructor?

<p>12 hours per renewal cycle</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Administrative Fines and Citations

  • Physical therapists may face citations with fines up to $2,500, which can be increased up to $5,000 in certain circumstances, such as threats to health and safety or multiple violations.
  • Citations remain on an individual's record for five years, unless multiple citations occur within that window, in which case all citations remain until the most recent one has been present for five years.
  • Disputing a citation involves a formal meeting within 30 days of notification, with the option to request an informal conference with the board's executive officer within 10 days of receipt.

Certification for Tissue Penetration

  • Physical therapists can penetrate tissue for neuromuscular evaluation with specified authorization from MDs or surgeons, but cannot make diagnostic or prognostic interpretations.
  • Electroneuromyography (ENMG) certification requires 400 hours of training under a licensed physical therapist or physician, and 200 ENMG examinations.
  • Kinesiological Electromyography (KEMG) certification requires 200 hours of training under a licensed physical therapist or physician, and 50 KEMG examinations.

Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

  • Physical therapists can supervise one physical therapist assistant or aide engaged in patient-related tasks, such as therapeutic exercises.
  • Aides must be at least 18 years old, and physical therapists must evaluate and document their competency for each task prior to patient care.
  • Patient-related tasks can only be performed after a physical therapist has performed an initial evaluation.

Supervision and Documentation

  • Supervising physical therapists must conduct weekly case conferences and document them in the patient record.
  • Physical therapists and licensed applicants must countersign with their first initial and last name in the patient's record on the same day treatment was provided.

Referral and Direct Access

  • Direct access physical therapy allows individuals to initiate treatment directly from a physical therapist, but therapists must refer to a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or chiropractor if the condition is outside their scope or the patient is not progressing towards treatment goals.
  • Written authorization from the patient is needed to contact the physician of direct access care.

Advertising and Solicitation

  • Advertising by licensed physical therapists may include their name, addresses, phone numbers, languages spoken, and office hours, but must not include false or misleading information.
  • Fees advertised must be exact, without phrases like "as low as" or "and up to".

Continuing Education

  • Physical therapists must complete 30 hours or three CEUs of continuing education every two years to renew their license.
  • At least 60 days before the expiration of their license, the board will send a notification to each licensee's address.
  • Licensees must keep a record of continuing education for at least five years.

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