UPDATE: This List has been updated.  The Best Books and Reviewer for Studying and Reviewing for the NPTE 2015

Are you planning to take the NPTE exam this year? There are new editions of the recommended books for studying for the NPTE. I really don’t advice to get ALL of the books since it can be quite expensive AND WOULD YOU REALLY HAVE TIME to go through it all? I would recommend getting one or two core REVIEW BOOKS and the following textbooks to get into the nitty gritty of a particular case that needs further explanation for you.



1. National Physical Therapy Examination: Review & Study Guide 2013

2. McGraw-Hills NPTE National Physical Therapy Exam, Second Edition

3. PTEXAM: The Complete Study Guide

4. Kaplan National Physical Therapy Exam – I just like this one since it has two practice exams that you can use.

Recommended NPTE Reference Textbooks

1. Physical Rehabilitation (O’Sullivan, Physical Rehabilitation)

2. Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques

3. Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral, 5e (Differential Diagnosis In Physical Therapy)

4. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 5e (Orthopedic Physical Assessment (Magee))

Among the Reference Textbooks though, I would invest on number 3; Differential Diagnosis by Goodman. I have the 4th edition and I love how easy it was to understand the cases that will help you RULE OUT other diseases that may mimic other neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

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