(Feb 2020) ROOM ASSIGNMENT: PT Physical Therapy Board Exam



Are you taking the Physical Therapy (PT) Board Exam this February 2-3, 2020? Make sure to check your PRC Room Assignment below so that you’ll know where to go and where to take the Physical Therapy board exam!


UPDATE (January 2020): The Physical Therapy Board Exam Room Assignments are NOW RELEASED! Exam venues labeled “Now Available!” below already have room assignments available for viewing. If the PDF file is not yet displayed, kindly refresh the page for updates or visit this page again to see if the exam venues have been posted.

To help you pass the Physical Therapy exam, why not check out useful exam tips and tricks we compiled for you which we got from PT board passers and topnotchers themselves? Good luck on the exam!


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Before you take the Board Exam, be informed about the following important details — including exam schedule, dress code, and what you can and cannot bring during exam day. All these are official instructions sourced from the PRC.

Physical Therapy Board Exam Schedule (Feb 2020)

On the first day of the board exam, be present at the venue before 6:30 AM so you can check your room and seat number. Take note that examinees who will come in late will NOT be admitted to the exam room so don’t be late, otherwise, you might not be able to take the board exam!

Here’s the schedule and exam topics in the upcoming February 2020 Physical Therapy board exam released by the PRC.

February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – General Instructions and Filling out of Forms
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Basic Sciences (30%)
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Medical and Surgical Condition, Pathology (25%)

February 3, 2020 (Monday)

  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Physical Therapy Applications, Electrotherapy, Therapeutics Exercises, Principles of Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy (45%)

Dress Code for Physical Therapy Board Examinees

Please note that all examinees are REQUIRED to wear the following attire during board exam days:

  • Males – Tucked-in white polo shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent pants or slacks.
  • Females – Tucked-in white blouse or shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent pants, slacks, or skirt. Pony tailed long hair.

What to Bring During Physical Therapy Exam

Make sure to bring the following items with you during exam day:

  • Notice of Admission (NOA)
  • Official Receipt (OR)
  • Two (2) or more Pencils (No. 2)
  • Ballpens with black ink (black ballpens) only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent plastic envelope (for safekeeping of valuables and other allowed items)
  • Food – all examinees are required to bring with them snacks or meals placed inside a transparent plastic bag. No other person, including the proctors or room watchers, shall be allowed to give or distribute food to any examinee while the board exam is in progress.

NOTE: During the exam, candidates are not allowed to borrow anything or to communicate with other people taking the exam. Examinees are also not allowed to leave the room, so with regard to using the CR, make sure you go to the restroom right before taking the exam.

What NOT to Bring During Physical Therapy Exam

Take note that the following items are NOT ALLOWED to be brought inside the exam room:

  1. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials containing coded data / information / formula;
  2. Programmable calculators;
  3. Cellphones, mobile phones, ear plugs, transmitters, portable computers, smart watches, Bluetooth and other electronic gadgets or devices which may be used for communication purposes;
  4. Bags of any kind (ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, etc.);
  5. Other examination aids.

Tips to Pass the Physical Therapy Exam

Looking for tips to help you ace and pass the Physical Therapy Licensure Exam?

Here’s our collection of the best insights and tips which we got from Architect Edukasyon.ph. Adopt these tips and you’ll soon be a full-fledged physical therapist, no doubt!

Tip #1: Find the study style that works for you.

With all the years in school behind you, by now you’ve somehow cultivated study habits that work best for you. Sure, they’ve changed through time – but it only means you’ve found better ways of being productive.

However, if you still haven’t found your style, no need to worry. Don’t be afraid to try different techniques. You can start with asking yourself a few questions: Do you study better alone or in a group? Do you study better with music or without? Do you need a pre-study routine to get you in the groove? Can you keep laser-focused on reading for hours on end or do you like breaking up your studying into chunks? Do you enjoy watching videos that explain theoretical concepts or do you prefer reading from the book?

Whatever your style is, just make sure you actually study!

Pro tip: You can start studying alone to make sure you understand the concepts then schedule meetups with friends, so you can challenge each other and confirm what you just reviewed!

Tip #2: Focus on high-yield study materials.

The topics in the world of Physical Therapy are many and varied. You won’t be able to re-read what you spent 5 years learning in the span of a couple of months! Summary tables are usually high-yield and tend to be asked during the board exams.

Tip #3: Share notes!

Whether you decide to enroll a review center or decide to self-study, it will be beneficial for you and your friends to share notes among yourselves. There may be things your friend took note of that you completely bypassed and vice-versa. Remember, although there are rankings for those who pass the board exams, you all just want to make sure that everyone passes.

Tip #4: Take care of your physical well-being.

There is a Latin saying that goes “Mens sana in corpore sano.” This translates to “A sound mind in a sound body.”

Translation: To be mentally prepared to tackle your review, you have to be physically fit to do so. This means integrating exercise into your review schedule and getting adequate and quality hours of sleep.

With the line-up of all the things to review, you may think this is impossible because “You don’t have the time.” But believe us when we say, this is something you’ll want to make time for. All you’ll need is 30 minutes of physical activity in a day. You can jog, do home exercises, high intensity training or if you want to keep it interesting – choose a sport you find fun and exciting! Boxing, anyone?

When you’re body is active, your mind is more receptive to information!

Pro tip: Exercise with friends ask each other things that are related to topics that may appear during the board exams! Doing this lets you reinforce theoretical concepts by putting them into practice!

ROOM ASSIGNMENT: PT Physical Therapy Board Exam

Useful PRC Links and Board Exam Resources:


PRC Room Assignments: Physical Therapy Exam (Feb 2020)

If you see a “Now Available!” note beside the exam venue, it means the PRC already released the list for that province or city and you may now view the room assignment. If it is not yet available, the PRC is still finalizing the school and classroom details. We will update this post once the official Room Assignments are released.

More Tips Before Taking the Board Exam

Here are additional useful tips we suggest you follow before the exam.

1. You’ll notice that even in just one school, several buildings and classrooms will be used as testing centers. To make sure that you proceed to the correct location, write down and take note of the exact Building, Classroom, and Seat Number assigned to you.

2. Before the day of the board exam, find out the address of the school or venue where you’ll be taking the exam. Research the actual location using Google Maps or a guide map to determine how to get there.

3. Better yet, try visiting the venue a few days before the board exam! Doing so will help you discover the best transportation or routes to take. If you simulate going to the venue beforehand, you’ll also have an idea how long it will take you to reach the exam center from your place. This allows you to change your transportation plans, if needed.

4. On the day of the exam, don’t be late! According to the PRC, examinees who will be late will NOT BE ALLOWED to take the board exam. We suggest you arrive at the exam venue at least one (1) hour before the start of the exam. This gives you enough time to locate the building, classroom, and seat number assigned to you.

What happens if you did not show up or weren’t able to take the boards? The answer is in this article: I registered but I did not take the board exam.


MANILA NCR: Physical Therapy Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in MANILA during the February 2020 Physical Therapy Licensure Exam.

  • ST. JUDE COLLEGE (Address : DON QUIJOTE ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • P. GOMEZ ELEM. SCHOOL (Address: P. GUEVARRA ST., STA CRUZ, MANILA)
  • PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (Address: P. PAREDES ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • M. HIZON ELEM. SCHOOL (Address: J. ABAD SANTOS AVE., TONDO, MANILA)
  • PERPETUAL HELP COLLEGE – MANILA (Address: V. CONCEPCION ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (Address: E. RODRIGUEZ SR. AVENUE, QUEZON CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.

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CEBU: Physical Therapy Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in CEBU during the February 2020 Physical Therapy Licensure Exam.

  • BENEDICTO COLLEGE – CEBU CITY CAMPUS (Address : DON BERNARDO BENEDICTO ST. RECLAMATION CEBU CITY (BESIDE ROBINSONS GALLERIA CEBU)

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If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.

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DAVAO: Physical Therapy Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020)

Here is the school to be used as testing center in DAVAO during the February 2020 Physical Therapy Licensure Exam.

  • Your Room Assignment is currently being finalized by PRC. Like the Board Exam Results Facebook page to receive updates once the final room assignment becomes available.

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


Physical Therapy Board Exam Coverage 2020

The exam coverage, with weights, included in the Physical Therapy Licensure Exam are the following. You may find the detailed topics for each section below in this PDF file of syllabus sourced from the PRC.

  • I. MEDICAL ASPECT
    • A. Anatomy 1: Anatomy and Histology of the Back and Limbs
    • B. Anatomy 2: Internal Organs, Face and Neuroanatomy
    • C. Anatomy 3: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
    • D. Physiology 2: General Physiology and Neurophysiology
    • E. Pathology and Microbiology: General Pathology and General Microbiology
    • F. Psychiatry: Psychological Reactions to Disability
    • G. Orthotics and Prosthetics: Splinting, Casting Bandaging, Bracing, Artificial Limbs
    • H. Medical/Surgical 1: General Medical Conditions and Pediatric Conditions
    • I. Medical/Surgical 2: Neurological and Neurosurgical Conditions
    • J. Medical/Surgical 3: Orthopedic and Surgical Conditions
  • II. PT ASPECT
    • A. Therapeutic Exercise 1: Physiology of Exercise, Types and Posture
    • B. Therapeutic Exercise 2: Specific Exercise; PRE’s
    • C. Therapeutic Exercise 3: Advanced Therapeutic Exercise, PNF
    • D. PT 1: Hydrotherapy, Introduction to Patient Care, Massage and Superficial Heat
    • E. PT 2: Electrotherapy
    • F. PT 3: Principles of Evaluation; Techniques – ROM, MMT; History Taking and Charting
    • G. Ethics in Physical Therapy
    • H. Organization and Administration
    • I. Seminar 1: Clinical Correlation, Team Approach
    • J. Seminar 2: Clinical Correlation, Team Approach
    • K. Clinical Education: Introduction to Clinics

You may also refer below for detailed contents of the PT exam syllabi.

ANATOMY I: HISTORY AND ANATOMY OF THE LIMBS AND BACK

  1. Fundamentals of Anatomy
    1.1 Basic nomenclature/terminologies (anatomic position, planes, movements
    etc.)
    1.2 General Structural Organization
    1.2.1 Cellular level
    1.2.2 Tissue level (types of tissues)
    1.2.3 Systems and organs of the human body
    1.3 Gross and Histologic Anatomy of
    1.3.1 Muscle
    1.3.2 Bone
    1.4 Joints (Diarthropodial and Synarthrodial
    1.5 Skin and its Appendages
  2. Back and Spine
    2.1 Vertebral Column (bones, articulations and ligaments)
    2.2 Movements and muscle of the back and spine
  3. Upper Extremity (Shoulder, Girdle, Shoulder, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand)
    3.1 Bony Anatomy
    3.2 Innervation
    3.3 Muscles and Joints
    3.4 Vascular Supply

ANATOMY 2: INTERNAL ORGANS, FACE AND NEUROANATOMY

  1. Organ System Anatomy
    1.1 Cardiovascular system
    1.1.1 Organs of the CVS with emphasis on the gross anatomy of the heart and histology of the cardiac cell
    1.1.2 Coronary circulation
    1.2 Respiratory System
    1.2.1 Organs of the respiratory system with emphasis on the gross
    anatomy of the upper and lower respiratory tract and the histology of the lung
    1.2.2 Pulmonary circulation
    1.2.3 Muscles of respiration
    1.3 Circulatory System
    1.3.1 Fetal circulation
    1.3.2 Standard circulation
    1.4 Other Systems of the Body
    1.4.1 Organs of the digestive system
    1.4.2 Organs of the endocrine system
    1.4.3 Organs of the reproductive system
    1.4.4 Organs of the renal system
  2. Face and Neck with Emphasis on
    2.1 Muscles of facial expression
    2.2 Facial nerve
    2.3 Triangles of the neck
    2.4 Muscle of the head and neck
  3. Neuroanatomy
    3.1 Functional Organization of the Nervous System
    3.2 Cerebral Circulation and the Ventricular System
    3.3 Cerebral Cortex
    3.3.1 Parts: Brodmann’s Area
    3.3.2 Sensory and Motor Homonculus
    3.3.3 Vascular Supply
    3.4 Brainstem
    3.5 Cerebellum
    3.6 Spinal Cord
    3.6.1 Gross Anatomy
    3.6.2 Ascending and Descending Pathways
    3.6.3 Relationship to Vertebral Column
    3.6.4 Vascular Supply
    3.6.5 SC Reflex
    3.7 Peripheral Nervous System
    3.7.2 Autonomic Nervous System
    3.7.3 Cervical, Brachial, and Lumbosacral Plexus

PHYSIOLOGY 1: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

  1. Cell Physiology
    1.1 Functional organization of the cell
    1.2 Chemical composition and transport of substances
    1.3 Electrical properties and action potential
    1.3.1 nerve
    1.3.2 muscle
    1.3.3 chronaximetry
  2. Neurophysiology
    2.1 Synaptic transmission and the neuromuscular junction
    2.2 Sliding filament or cross bridging theory or mechanism of muscle contraction
    2.3 Length-tension and force-velocity relationship
  3. Exercise or sport physiology
  4. Reflex physiology with emphasis on the
    4.1 Muscle stretch reflex or muscle spindle
    4.2 Golgi tendon reflexes
  5. Movement, Balance, and Coordination
  6. Pain

PHYSIOLOGY 2: ORGAN SYSTEM PHYSIOLOGY

  1. Energetics and Metabolism
    1.1 Role of ATP in energy production
    1.2 Aerobic versus anaerobic energy
    1.3 Basal metabolic rate and factors that affect it
    1.4 Energetics in relation to exercise
  2. Temperature Regulation
  3. Blood Physiology (as a background for the study of inflammation, infection and hemostasis)
    3.1 Function of the different blood elements
    3.2 Immune responses of the body
    3.3 Hemostasis
  4. Circulatory system physiology (as a basis for
    4.1 Regulation of blood flow
    4.2 Filtration and diffusion (exchange of fluid and nutrients)
    4.3 Hydrostatic and osmotic pressure
    4.4 Control or regulation of blood pressure
    4.5 Blood flow in exercise
  5. Cardiovascular Physiology
    5.1 Electrophysiology of the heart and its conductive system
    5.2 Regulation of the heart
    5.3 Control of the coronary circulation
  6. Respiratory Physiology
    6.1 Mechanics of breathing, ventilation, respiration
    6.2 Regulation and control of respiration
    6.3 Lung volumes and capacities
    6.4 Pulmonary function tests
    6.5 Control of pulmonary circulation
  7. Other Systems Physiology
    7.1 Swallowing and digestion
    7.2 Renal Physiology
    7.3 Physiology of sexual function

ANATOMY I: KINESIOLOGY

  1. Principles of Kinesiology and Biomechanics
    1.1 Theories of motion and biomechanics
    1.2 Factors that create or modify motion
    1.3 Statics (includes effect of the center of gravity)
    1.4 Biomechanics of Human Motion (levers, muscle, and joint forces etc.)
  2. Kinesiology and biomechanics (theories of motion) as applied to the
    2.1 Shoulder (including scapulo-humeral rhythm)
    2.2 Elbow and forearm
    2.3 Wrist and hand (including hand function and prehension
    2.4 Hip
    2.5 Knee
    2.6 Ankle and Foot (including arches of the foot)
  3. Posture (sitting; standing)
  4. Ambulation/Walking (including gait analysis)

PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY

  1. Cell Injury and Cellular Adaptation
  2. Inflammation (Acute and Chronic)
  3. Healing and Repair
  4. Fluid and Hemodynamic derangements
    4.1 Edema, hyperemia, congestion etc.
    4.2 Ischemia, thrombosis, embolism, infarction
  5. Basic Microbiology
    5.1 Host-environ-pathogen relationship
    5.2 Immunology (immune response system; hypersensitivity reactions)
  6. Neoplasia
  7. Genetic Disorders
  8. Musculoskeletal System pathology
    8.1 Myositis, myopathies etc.
    8.2 Fracture healing and repair; osteoporosis etc.

PSYCHIATRY: PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO DISABILITY

  1. Psychotic Disorders
  2. Neurotic Disorders
  3. Psychological Reactions to Disability
  4. Common Issues: Death and Dying

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CONDITIONS

  1. Medical Conditions
    1.1 Rheumatic Conditions
    1.2 Diabetes Mellitus
    1.3 Hypertension
    1.4 Cardiac Diseases and Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1.5 Aging and Geriatric Rehabilitation
    1.6 Deleterious Effects of Inactivity
    1.7 Cancer and Cancer Rehabilitation
    1.8 Chronic Pain and its Rehabilitation
    1.9 Pulmonary Diseases (Chronic Obstructive and Restrictive) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    1.10 Infectious Conditions frequently encountered by the Allied Health Professional
    1.10.1 Tuberculosis
    1.10.2 Leprosy
    1.11 Performing Artists
    1.12 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  2. Pediatric Conditions
    2.1 Cerebral Palsy
    2.2 Limping Child
    2.2.1 Congenital Hip Dislocation
    2.2.2 Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
    2.3 Spinal Dysraphism
    2.4 Congenital Amputation
    2.5 Poliomyelitis
    2.6 Other Congenital deformities
  3. Neurologic and Neurosurgical Conditions
    3.1 Cerebrovascular Disease
    3.2 Conditions of the Brain
    3.2.1 Neoplasm/Tumors
    3.2.2 Infections
    3.2.3 Degenerative (Parkinson’s Disease)
    3.2.4 Demyelinating (Multiple Sclerosis)
    3.2.5 Traumatic Brain injury
    3.3 Spinal Cord Disorders
    3.3.1 Spinal Cord injury and its rehabilitation
    3.3.2 Tumors
    3.3.3 Infection (Pott’s Disease, Transverse Myelitis
    3.4 Peripheral Nerve injuries (including Guillain-Barre Syndrome)
    3.5 Motor Neuron Diseases (Poliomyelitis; Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis)
    3.6 Myopathies (Ex. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy)
  4. Orthopedic Conditions
    4.1 Fractures
    4.1.1 Fracture Healing
    4.1.2 Types of Fracture
    4.1.3 General presentation of fractures
    4.2 Dislocations
    4.2.1 Mechanism and presentation
    4.3 Common Orthopedic Conditions seen by PT/OT
    4.3.1 Acquired hip dislocation and the rehabilitation of post-hip
    arthrosplasty patients
    4.3.2 Supracondylar fracture
    4.3.3 Recurrent shoulder dislocation
    4.3.4 Fracture-dislocation of the spine
    4.4 Tendon/Nerve Transfer
    4.5 Soft Tissue injuries
    4.6 Deformities of the Spine/Extremities
    4.7.1 Scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, torticollis
    4.7.2 Deformities of the lower extremities (coax vara/valga, genu
    varum/valgum, foot deformities etc.)
    4.8 Low back pain and Cervical pain
  5. Surgical Conditions
    5.1 Peripheral Vascular Disease
    5.2 Amputations
    5.3 Wound Healing and Wound Care
    5.4 Burns and Burn Rehabilitation

ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS

  1. Basic Principles in Orthotics
    1.1 Classification and functions
    1.2 Mechanical principles
    1.3 Mechanical, anatomic, kinesiologic and technical considerations
    1.4 Materials used – advantage/disadvantage of each
    1.5 General indications and contraindications
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Pre-prosthetic and Post-prosthetic fitting
    1.8 Prescription
  2. Orthotic Devices
    2.1 Cervical Orthosis
    2.2 Spinal Orthosis
    2.3 UE splints and orthosis
    2.4 LE orthosis and orthopedic shoes
  3. Prosthetic Devices
    3.1 Components Above Flow Prosthesis
    3.2 Description Below Elbow Prosthesis
    3.3 Indications Above Knee Prosthesis
    3.4 Limitations Above Prosthesis
  4. Assistive Devices (types, description, purpose, prescription, check-out,
    advantage/disadvantage, accessories)
    4.1 Canes, Crutches and Walkers
    4.2 Wheelchairs
  5. Bandaging (purposes, types, techniques, indications, contraindications/precautions, care)
  6. Taping (purposes, technique of application for all major joints,
    indications/contraindications)

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE 1: PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE, TYPES AND POISTURE

  1. General Principles and Guidelines in Therapeutic Exercise
    1.1 Review of the anatomy and physiology of the neuro musculoskeletal system particularly joint anatomy and factors that affect muscle strength and the effects of exercise.
    1.2 Prescription of Therapeutic Exercise
    1.3 Terminology
    1.4 Fundamental and Derive Positions
  2. Mobility exercises (passive/active-assistive/active range of motion exercises;
    mechanical)
  3. Stretching (manual; mechanical; continuous passive)
  4. Strengthening exercises
  5. Endurance or Aerobic Exercise
  6. Joint Mobilization Techniques
  7. Relaxation Techniques

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE 2: SPECIFIC EXERCISES AND PREÕS

  1. Pulmophysiotherapy
  2. Exercises for low Back Pain
  3. Postural Exercises and Exercises for Various Deformities of the Spine
    (Scoliosis/Kyphosis/Torticollis)
  4. Ambulation and Gait Training and Related Exercises
  5. Exercises for Obstetric patients
  6. Exercises for the Amputee
  7. Transfer Techniques and Gait Training

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE 3: ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE, PNF

  1. Review of neurophysiology
  2. Neurodevelopmental Techniques
    2.1 History
    2.2 Principles
    2.3 Components (Sensory elements, activities and patterns)
    2.4 Traditional vs. Eccletic Method
    2.5 Technique of Application (both traditional and eccletic methods, including PNF)
    2.6 Indications, Precautions, Limitations
    2.7 Evaluation and Monitoring
  3. Exercise in
    3.1 Stroke
    3.2 Multiple Sclerosis
    3.3 Poliomyelitis
    3.4 Spinal Cord Injury
  4. Coordination Exercises
  5. Functional Movement Therapy

ELECTROTHERAPY

  1. Production of Electricity and Related Principles of Current and Electricity (alternating vs. Direct Current, transformers, electric shock, electrostatic vs. Electromagnetic waves etc.)
  2. High Frequency Current
    2.1 Production and Related Principles
    2.2 Biophysical affects of radiation
    2.3 Review of the effects of heat
    2.3.1 superficial vs. deep heating
    2.3.2 comparison of the different methods of heat transfer
    2.4 Short wage diathermy (production, description, effects, uses, indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, technique of application, care of apparatus, monitoring and evaluation of patient, prescription)
    2.5 Microwave diathermy (production, description, effects, uses, indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, technique of application, care of apparatus, monitoring and evaluation of patient, prescription)
    2.6 Ultrasound (production, description, effects, uses, indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, technique of application, care of apparatus, monitoring and evaluation of patient, prescription)
  3. Infrared Radiation (production, description, effects, uses, indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, technique of application, care of apparatus, monitoring and evaluation of patient, prescription)
  4. Ultraviolet radiation (production, description, effects, uses, indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, technique of application, care of apparatus, monitoring and evaluation of patient, prescription)
  5. Direct Current (Galvanism, Iotophoresis)
  6. Low frequency Current (Sinusoidal, Farradism and other types of low frequency current)
  7. Medium Frequency Current (TENS, Interferrential, Therapy, Micocurrent)
  8. Others (Laser, Biofeedback etc.)

PT 3: PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION

  1. History Taking and Charting
  2. Making a Problem list and prioritizing
  3. Treatment and Discharge Planning
  4. Progress Notes
  5. Goniometry
  6. Manual Muscle Testing
  7. Special Tests

PT 1: HYDROTHERAPY AND INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE

  1. Hydrotherapy
    1.1 Related principles
    1.2 Indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages
    1.3 Techniques of application (whirlpool, pool therapy etc.)
  2. Superficial Heating
    2.1 Physiologic effects of heat (local and general)
    2.2 General indications/contraindication
    2.3 Types of superficial heating modalities and the description, indication/contraindication, prescription and technique of application for each)
    2.3.1 Hot packs/fomentations etc.
    2.3.2 Paraffin wax bath
  3. Cold Therapy
    3.1 Physiologic effects of cold (local and general)
    3.2 General indications/contraindications
    3.3 Types of cold modalities and the description, indication/contraindication, prescription and technique of application for each)
    2.3.1 Hot packs/fomentation etc.
    2.3.2 Paraffin wax bath
  4. Massage (Principles, Effects, Indications/Contraindications, Limitations, Technique of Application, Precautions, Types of)
  5. Traction (Principles, Effects, Indications/Contraindications, Limitations, Technique of Application, Precautions, Types of – – – with emphasis on cervical and lumbar traction)
  6. Manipulation (Principles, Effects, Indications/Contraindications, Limitations, Technique of Application, Precautions, Types of)

ETHICS

  1. Philippine Code of Ethics
  2. American Code of Ethics

ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

  1. Principles in Planning and Management
  2. Designing a PT Clinic (architectural requirements, specifications)

COMPREHENSIVE PT MANAGEMENT: SEMINAR

Integration of the medical and PT subjects. Emphasis is placed on Treatment Planning of all clinical conditions listed under, particularly:

  1. Assessment of clinical case
  2. Making and prioritizing the problem list
  3. Goal setting (long and short term goals)
  4. Prescription of the PT program
  5. Discharge planning
  6. Designing a home program

CLINICAL EDUCATION: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICS

Basically the same as Seminar, in that this is more of an integration of all subjects learned emphasizing on clinical application in preparation for internship. It is recommended that questions on both these aspects are analytical. Unlike Seminar, in Clinical Education equal emphasis is placed on techniques of evaluation, history taking and the ethical practices and attitude of the PT student to patients.

PT Board Exam Requirements by PRC

According to the PRC, to be eligible to take the Physical Therapy Licensure exam, applicants are required to comply with and to submit the following requirements.

  1. Graduate of a BS Physical Therapy program in a CHED-recognized educational institution
  2. Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  3. Marriage Contract, for married female applicants, issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  4. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  5. Valid NBI Clearance
  6. Proof of Completion of “Refresher Course” (for those who failed the Physical Therapy exam two times)

Take note that those who previously took the exam and were given a “Conditional” or “Removal” score, they must take the Physical Therapy board exam again within two (2) years from the date of examination.

Required exam fee is P900.00 for first-time takers and P450.00 for conditional / removal examinees.

Prayer for Physical Therapy Board Exam Takers

Seek divine inspiration from the solemn prayer below to guide you during the upcoming board exam.

“Almighty Father,

Guide me and be with me as I take this exam

Inspire me to be calm, confident, and clever.

Help me concentrate and clear my mind

Remove my anxiety and relieve me of stress.

Grant me the wisdom to remember what I studied

And discernment to know the answers that are right.

Provide me strength to pass this challenge

Help me conquer this once-in-a-lifetime exam.

I lay down before you my nerves and fears

Endow me peace and warm my heart.

I fervently pray for my success in this exam

All for the glory of Your name.

Amen.”

Useful PRC Links and Board Exam Resources

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