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Sample NPTE Question 2013 #6

6.
A 79 year old female presents to outpatient rehabilitation services 6 weeks following a CVA with right hemiplegia. She complains of right shoulder pain working on functional upper extremity movements and has severe shoulder pain when practicing bed mobility activities such as rolling and scooting. On examination, it is observed that the humeral head is inferiorly displaced. Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate modality to treat her impairment?

  1. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  2. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  3. Short Wave Diathermy (SWD)
  4. ShoesInterferential Current (IFC) Stimulation

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