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by O’Sullivan, Siegelman, & McGinty

The new 7th edition PTA Review & Study Guide is now available! Up-to-date for the current exam and with an advanced AI Learning Assistant for better studying, TherapyEd’s new PTA Exam Review & Study Guide is the best tool to help you pass the NPTE. The new Guide provides a comprehensive academic content review, 3 complete summative online practice exams, personalized feedback to determine individual strengths and weaknesses, insightful Score Reports to guide your studying, and advanced design for better comprehension and improved studying. The new AI Learning Assistant allows you to go into unparalleled depth in your studying–it is like having the best study group at your fingertips! The eBook is available now with new online practice exams and our revolutionary AI Learning Assistant to make sure you pass the NPTE the first time.

US $89.00


TherapyEd’s PTA Exam Review & Study Guide is the profession’s most respected and comprehensive guide for the NPTE. Authors Susan O’Sullivan and Raymond Siegelman are distinguished educators with over 40 years of scholarship in the profession, and editor Patrick McGinty leads a team of program directors, senior faculty members, board certified specialists, and experienced clinicians to make sure the Guide fully prepares students to pass their exam. This ensures students have the best and most accurate information about how to prepare for and pass the PTA Examination

About the Best-selling Guide

TherapyEd’s PTA Examination Review & Study Guide prepares students for all aspects of the NPTE exam with a comprehensive review of physical therapy content, study and test-taking strategies, current licensure information, and three complete summative practice exams with 420 questions online. All the practice items are designed to be taken once with the results categorized according to the current Content Outline. Each of the summative exams challenge students to properly prepare for the breadth, depth, and rigor of the PTA Exam and then use the results and our revolutionary AI Learning Assistant to fully prepare for the real NPTE.

Be Prepared for the NPTAE:

  • 420 practice questions
  • 3 complete summative exams
  • New Case Scenario and Video questions included
  • Advanced AI Learning Assistant for in-depth learning
  • Dynamic full-color design
  • Comprehensive Content Review
  • New illustrations, figures and tables

Teaching Tools and Critical Reasoning Rationales:

TherapyEd’s new AI Learning Assistant gives students the ability to get more out of their studying. With suggested study questions and in-depth answers, it like having the best study group in the world at your fingertips.

For all 420 questions, the authors have created Teaching Tools that are unmatched for their level of knowledge, detail, and instruction. This highlighted section teaches students how to review and analyze challenging PTA-like items and includes complete explanations of correct and incorrect choices and critical reasoning rationales. In addition, TherapyEd’s revolutionary AI Leaning Assistant allows students to ask individualized questions to go into greater depth and really understand the content material.

About the Authors:

Susan O’Sullivan, PT, EdD is Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and co-author of the foundational text, Physical Rehabilitation. She was an Instructor and Assistant Professor at Boston University and then an Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, serving as department chair from 2002-2008. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Physical Therapy degrees, as well as her Ed.D. in Human Development (with a specialization in psychomotor development and motor learning), from Boston University.

She has co-authored several textbooks, most notably “Physical Rehabilitation,” which is the most widely used textbook by DPT programs and has been translated into five languages for world-wide distribution (Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese). She has also co-authored “Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation” and the National Physical Therapy Examination Review and Study Guide. While at UMass Lowell, Dr. O’Sullivan taught neurological and geriatric physical therapy courses, receiving awards for her instructional abilities. Most notably, she was the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Neurologic Education award from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Raymond Siegelman, PT, DPT, MS is President Emeritus of TherapyEd and served as President from the company’s founding in 1988. With Drs. Susan O’Sullivan, Scott Shaffer, and Thomas Sutlive he is co-author of the National Physical Therapy Examination Review & Study Guide. Dr. Siegelman received his physical therapy education at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, Boston University and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He was a member of the faculty in the physical therapy programs at Boston University and then at Northeastern University for ten years. Between 1977 and 1988 he also practiced in the area of sports physical therapy. From 1982-1987, Dr. Siegelman was the Executive Director of the APTA of Massachusetts. He has also held the position of Chief Delegate, Delegate and Chairman of the Eastern District of the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA. He has served on and chaired many committees at the district, chapter and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2005, Dr. Siegelman received the Kessler Memorial Award from the APTA of Massachusetts.

Patrick K. McGinty, PT, DPT is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in engineering psychology and the University of Illinois at Chicago with a doctor of physical therapy degree. He has completed an APTA accredited orthopaedic physical therapy residency program at the Cleveland Clinic and is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Dr. McGinty previously worked as a staff physical therapist for Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic. He also served as faculty for the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Residency Program.  He has presented as a featured speaker at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association annual scientific symposium and the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Summit. In addition, he speaks at community outreach events concerning public health and chronic low back pain. Dr. McGinty’s professional interests include pain neuroscience education, orthopedics, chronic pain, wellness promotion, and decreasing the over-medicalization of society.

Chapters are consistent with current practice and PTA exam content areas including:

  • Standardized Testing Success
  • Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Gait, Functional Devices and Training
  • Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • Integumentary Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Other Systems including GI, GU and Metabolic/Endocrine and Psychiatric Conditions
  • Therapeutic Exercise Foundations
  • Physical Agents
  • Cardiovascular Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonary Physical Therapy
  • Education
  • Administration

Purchase the Guide

TherapyEd’s PTA Examination Review & Study Guide is included with the price of the Physical Therapist Assistant preparatory course, or can be purchased separately for $89.00 plus shipping and handling.

TherapyEd’s PTA Examination Review & Study Guide
O’Sullivan, Siegelman, & McGinty

Now Available in Print and eBook versions.

TherapyEd’s PTA Review & Study Guide (7th edition) is now available! Completely up-to-date for the current exam with new case scenario and video questions, and with an advanced design for better comprehension and improved studying, the PTA Exam Review & Study Guide provides a comprehensive content review, 3 complete summative online practice exams, personalized feedback to determine individual strengths and weaknesses, and insightful Score Reports to guide effective studying. Also included with the new PTA Review & Study Guide practice exams is TherapyEd’s revolutionary AI Learning Assistant to help expand your knowledge and better prepare you for the NPTE.

US $89.00