120 Hours of Required Content in Physiotherapy

This course fulfills the requirements to apply for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiner's PT Board Exam

  • Self-Paced

    Learn at your own speed on your own schedule. Our course is designed for busy practitioners to complete the coursework while juggle the demands of practice.

  • On-Demand Learning

    You can access the course from your laptop, desktop, mobile phone or tablet; maximizing your opportunities for learning on the go from wherever you are.

  • Fulfill Your Requirements

    This course fulfills the required 120 hours of coursework in Passive and Active Physiotherapy to sit for the NBCE's National PT Board Exam.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • A message from our team

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

    • Board Prep Checklist [DOWNLOAD]

    • Help Us Create your Student File

  2. 2
    • Introduction to Physiotherapy

    • Introduction to Physiotherapy (Course Notes PDF)

  3. 3
    • Injury and Inflammation

    • Injury and Inflammation (Note Packet PDF Download)

    • Injury and Inflammation Quiz

  4. 4
    • Pain Science

    • Pain Science (PDF Note Packet Download)

    • Pain Science Quiz

  5. 5
    • Electrotherapy

    • Electrotherapy (PDF Note Packet)

    • Selection, Indications and Contraindications

    • Selection, Indication and Contraindications (PDF Note Packet Download)

    • Physics and Physiology of Electricity

    • Physics and Physiology of Electricity (PDF Note Packet Download)

    • Electrodes & Placement

    • Video: E-Stim the Basics

    • Electrodes and Placement (PDF Note Packet Download)

    • Video: High Volt E Stim Settings for Chattanooga Vectra

    • Video: Chattanooga Intellect Legend High Volt

    • Video: Hi Volt Galvanic on the Levator Scapula - Pflugger's Law

    • Video: Hi Volt E-Stim Review

    • Video: Chattanooga Vectra Genisys IFC Interferential

    • Video: Chattanooga Intelect Legend IFC Interferential

    • Video: PreMod Medium Frequency 2 TX on Chattanooga Vectra Genisys

    • Video: Medium Frequency on the Fibularis Muscle in Ankle Sprain Rehab

    • Video: Medium Frequency on a Knee with the IF-4000 Portable Interferential Unit

    • Video: Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Combo with Ultrasound and PreMod or HiVolt

    • Video: Chattanooga Intelect Legend Combo PreMod or HiVolt

    • Video: Combo Therapy - High Volt and Ultrasound on Chronic Myofascial Adhesions of the Trapezius

    • Video: Conventional TENS setup for Knee Pain

    • Video: Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Conventional TENS

    • Video: TENS on the Chattanooga Vectra Genisys

    • Video: Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Microcurrent

    • Electrical Stimulation Quiz

  6. 6
    • Superficial Thermal Therapies

    • Superficial Thermal Therapies (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Cryotherapy - Ice Massage

    • Video: Superficial Heater: Non-Luminous Infrared Radiant Superficial Heat

    • Superficial Thermal Therapies Quiz

  7. 7
    • Deep Heat

    • Deep Heat (PDF note packet)

    • Video: Ultrasound Under Water Ripples

    • Video: Therapeutic Ultrasound on the Middle Trapezius

    • Video: Ultrasound Underwater on the Carpal Tunnel

    • Video: Chattanooga Intelect Legend - Ultrasound

    • Video: Combo Therapy - High Volt and Ultrasound on Chronic Myofascial Adhesions of the Trapezius

    • Ultrasound-Deep Heat quiz

  8. 8
    • Intro to EMS

    • Intro to EMS (PDF Note Packet Download)

    • EMS Quiz

  9. 9
    • Ultraviolet Therapy

    • UV Therapies (PDF note packet)

    • Ultraviolet quiz

  10. 10
    • Low Level Laser Therapy

    • Low Level Laser Therapy (PDF note packet)

    • VIDEO: Cold Laser - The Basics

    • Video: Cold Laser for Cervical Arthritis

    • VIDEO: Cold Laser - Knee and Exercises

    • Laser Quiz

  11. 11
    • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

    • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

    • ESWT quiz

  12. 12
    • Decompression

    • Decompression (PDF note packet)

    • Video: Traction of the Cervical Spine

    • Video: Traction of the Lumbar Spine

    • Decompression Quiz

  13. 13
    • Passive Final Project Assignment

  14. 14
    • Passive Physiotherapy Exam

  15. 15
    • Muscle Anatomy and Physiology

    • Muscle Anatomy and Physiology (PDF Note Packet)

    • Review of Muscles (Study Tool and PDF Download)

    • Muscle Anatomy & Physiology Quiz

  16. 16
    • Restoration of Range of Motion

    • Restoration of Range of Motion (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: PNF-Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

    • Video: Dynamic Stretching

    • Restoring Range of Motion Quiz

  17. 17
    • Principles of Exercise Physiology

    • Principles of Exercise Physiology (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Isotonic Strengthening Protocols

    • Principles of Exercise Physiology Quiz

  18. 18
    • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Target Heart Rate During Exercise

    • Functional Exercise and Therapy Quiz

  19. 19
    • Spine: Structure, Function and Posture

    • Spine: Structure, Function and Posture (PDF Note Packet)

    • Spine: Structure, Function and Posture Quiz

  20. 20
    • Assessment & Rehab of Breathing Pattern Disorders

    • Assessment and Rehab of Breathing Pattern Disorders (PDF Note Packet)

    • Assessment/Rehab of Breathing Quiz

  21. 21
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Spine

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Spine (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Thoracic Foam Roll Stretch

    • Video: Thoracic Motion with Quadriped

    • Video: Posterior Instability Test

    • Video: Spinal Stability with Dead Bug

    • Video: McGill Curl Up

    • Video: McGill Big Three: Bird Dog

    • Video: McGill Big Three: Side Bridge

    • Video: Abdominal Bracing

    • Condition Specific Treatment of the Spine Quiz

  22. 22
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Shoulder

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Shoulder (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Active Shoulder Care

    • Supplemental Material: Upper Extremity Exercise Appendix

    • Condition-Specific Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Quiz

  23. 23
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Elbow

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Elbow (PDF Note Packet)

  24. 24
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Wrist and Hand

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Wrist and Hand (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Active Care for the Wrist, Hand and Forearm

    • Exercise Appendix - Wrist, Elbow and Hand

    • Elbow, Wrist Hand Quiz

  25. 25
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Hip

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Hip (PDF Note Packet)

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Hip Quiz

  26. 26
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Knee

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Knee (PDF Note Packet)

    • Condition-Specific Rehabilitation of the Knee Quiz

  27. 27
    • Condition-specific Rehab of Ankle and Foot

    • Condition-specific Rehab of Foot and Ankle (PDF Note Packet)

    • Video: Star Excursion Balance Test

    • Condition-Specific Rehab of the Ankle and Foot Quiz

  28. 28
    • Gait

    • Gait (PDF Note Packet)

    • Gait Quiz

  29. 29
    • Massage Techniques

    • Massage Techniques (PDF Note Packet)

    • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation-IASTM

    • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation-IASTM (PDF Note Packet)

    • Applied Taping Techniques

    • Applied Taping Techniques (PDF Note Packet)

    • Soft Tissue Quiz

  30. 30
    • Active Final Project Assignment

  31. 31
    • Active Rehab Final

  32. 32
    • NBCE PT Board References

    • Course Instructor Contact Info

    • Course Evaluation

Tuition Options

You have the option of paying the tuition in full or over 5 convenient monthly installments.