I graduated PT batch '98..since my first board exam failed. Almost 10 years past, i would like to try again to take Philippine PT Board. I don't know the trend in PT World. Can anyone answer & advice me the best ? I'm LOST...
lostpt, i graduated PT batch 99 and took the first board exam on year 2000. unfortunately i failed! i was abroad since then but now need to have a license to be able to continue my work. i can't stay to phils for more than 3mos that's why i really need also to refresh my memory in a short perod of time. did you find a good review center for like us?thaks in advance! godbless
11 years is not that long ago as long as you are willing to do what you want and need to do!
To give you an idea the PT Licensure Examination is given on the following months:
July and January
Before it's August and February.
There are a lot of new books including new editions that are out right now that surely will help you for the local boards. The following are:
1. Clinical Anatomy - Richard Snell 7th edition -since local boards to so madami ang anatomy and basic sciences and very bookish pa. 2. Clinical Kinesiology - Brunnstrom 5th Edition 3.Joint Structure and Function - Cynthia Norkin 2nd Edition 4.Therapeutic Exercise - Caroline Kinsner 5th Edition 5.Medical Physiology - Guyton 11th Edition 6. Orthopedic Physical Assesment- David Magee 4th Edition 7.Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment - 5th Edition 8.Principles & Techniques of Patient Care - 4th Edition 9.Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry - Norkin(4th edition) 10.Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination-8th Edition 11.Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice - Cameron - 3rd Edition 12.The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook - Rothstein - 3rd Edition 13.Prosthetics and Orthotics - Seymour - 14.Therapeutic Modalities: For Sports Medicine and Athletic Training w/ eSims (THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES IN SPORTS MEDICINE - Prentice - 6th Edition 15.Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist - Goodman - 3rd Edition 16.Pharmacology in Rehabilitation (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation) - Ciccone- 4th Edition 17.Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral - Goodman - 4th Edition 18. PT-OT by Pablo -Santos
These are some of the books which i think is helpful for the local boards. But i would suggest if you could attend a live classroom lecture i.e. a review center so that they will guide you more on what topics to read and what to concentrate and focus more.
Do not read all the pages from the books. ( Just an advice. Use them only as a reference.)
just like lost pt, emah and pt4mu4medina.i experienced the same mishap and now searching for a npte review center. i really want to pass this time. i clicked on the link of SRG but its not available anymore but i will try st louis and inquire about their pt review prog.
hello! i am actually in the same dilemma..took the boards in 2000 didnt pass did other things after 12 years ko lng narealize gusto ko pla tlga maging PT. i dunno..seems too late na for me.. any ideas kung san my magaling na review centre? any info is reli appreciated..thanks :-)
to all my pt colleagues, I was once a PT underboard for 11 years and I decided to take the exam last year. yeah, with that 11 year hiatus,studying alone was really hard and i said to myself, i should attend a review center, in which i did. And with perseverance and God's help, I made it!! Btw, i would really suggest Prime Movers Review Center because all of the people there are really helpful, doesnt mind what year you graduated and what school you are from ( btw, UP's and UST peeps are usually enrolled here, and i aint belong to them but they sure help u). And most of all, the center is just near to Santo Domingo church, where during that time I usually pray for guidance and help after review classes. Anyway, to all aspiring PTs...good luck and God bless!!
Welcome back fellow PTs.It 's never too late.When I went home last 2009. I attended SLRC as sit in review though I pay the whole amount.Unfortunately I need to go back to Middle East for work as I am a family man. I guess SLRC is a good review center.You need at least 6 months for a good review esp for us.Hopefully we will reach what we dream of long time ago.Goodluck.
to all my pt colleagues, I was once a PT underboard for 11 years and I decided to take the exam last year. yeah, with that 11 year hiatus,studying alone was really hard and i said to myself, i should attend a review center, in which i did. And with perseverance and God's help, I made it!!
Post by francescalaurel620 on Jan 28, 2013 3:38:45 GMT 7
hello colleagues, i would like to attend SLRC npte review this year from May 2013.. is there anyone knows the review schedule? contact number and person of the review center?and how much is the fee?i live abroad and if possible accomplish the review within 3 months time! any reply is hghly appreciated thanx in advance! more power to pinoy PTs
Hi! I'm also lost in Pt profession... ' got my license in 2000 but haven't practiced PT since then. It's only now that I realized that there is still a good opportunity for PTs...I'm hoping to get to US ASAP...but I don't know how to get started? may i know the minimum requirements most of the agencies/ employers need? thanks! a reply that could keep me updated will surely be appreciated:)
Some agencies does not even require any experience, but it's a plus if you have at least 1 year working experience as a PT. You will have to check your Course Syllabus at school if you have complete subjects/course for the FCCPT. If not most of us go to PRI to take additional courses. TOEFL is also needed. You have to score 26 for the speaking part. If you sign up to an agency they will guide you through the process. But its better if you do your own research too. Some agencies pay for the expenses & some reimburse it after you pay for it yourself.
Hi, I did not yet take the board exam, graduated 1998. Do I need to take the Philippine board first, before I take toefl and npte? I really would like to practice my profession this time in USA. Kindly help pls to all the PT's, i need your advise on the step by step process. And pls tell me what's the best review center, I'm considering taking it to refresh my PK, thanks.
I am a 1999 graduate and took board exam last February 2012 and I passed!
I do not recommend any review centers, because that is kind of subjective on my part. If I do, some people will not commend on it; maybe because of their past experience with them or any other reasons known only to them.
I suggest you do your part by doing some research on those centers offering review for PT. Then your decision will depends on these factors below:
1. Tuition Fee 2. Review Center's Location 3. Lecturers and their style of teaching 4. Review materials they use or provide 5. Number of board topnotchers or percentage of passers they produced on every examination. 6. Others.
Review centers are there just to guide you. Your success will really depends on your attitude. Seriously speaking, study habit will depend on your own style. You need to read and read and read and UNDERSTAND what you read. I know it is painful to think that you need to read a lot of books, but that is the first step towards your success.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2013 12:24:34 GMT 7 by jeffdelima
im a 98 graduate and took 2 exams unfortunately i didn't pass . .. i wanted to try again for the past few years but haven't taken a step. i don't know how to start and what need to review.. i needed help on what needs to prepare and books topics etc
@ipapa yes i am pt boards sana try ko.. starting from scratch ako ngayon looking for books and topics .. diko alam how to start any idea how?.. planning to go to my alma mater to inquire.. medyo dyahe kasi it was so long ago .. feeling ko too late na... but i need to and i want to this time