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Nationals For Massage Therapists

38 Questions
Nationals For Massage Therapists

Questions to help massage therapists prepare for the National Examination to obtain licensure.

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  • 1. 
    The sequences and directions of Swedish massage strokes are most adapted to which anatomical or physiological situation?
    • A. 

      Muscle attachments

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous adipose tissue

    • C. 

      Autonomic nervous system

    • D. 

      Lymph drainage and venous return

  • 2. 
    Good bookkeeping for healing arts professionals can
    • A. 

      Eliminate tracking sheets

    • B. 

      Decrease bank statements

    • C. 

      Increase petty cash funds

    • D. 

      Increase legitimate tax dedctions

  • 3. 
    When massaging the thigh in the supine position, which muscle is involved?
    • A. 

      Hamstring

    • B. 

      Quadriceps

    • C. 

      Gluteal

    • D. 

      Gastrocnemius

  • 4. 
    Massage is contraindicated for which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Constipation

    • C. 

      Keloid Scar

    • D. 

      Adhesions

  • 5. 
    The ilioposas flesxes the hip because of its insertion on the ____________.
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Greater trochanter

    • C. 

      Lesser trochanter

    • D. 

      Iliac Crest

  • 6. 
    The tricuspid valve is found between the
    • A. 

      Right atrium and right ventricle

    • B. 

      Left ventricle and aorta

    • C. 

      Left ventricled and right ventricle

    • D. 

      Right atrium and left atrium

  • 7. 
    Which is a TRUE statement concerning Golgi tendon apparatus?
    • A. 

      Found in joint capsules

    • B. 

      Detects overall tension in tendon

    • C. 

      Originates in Purkinje fibers

    • D. 

      Activated by vagal reflex

  • 8. 
    Which muscles are adductors?
    • A. 

      Pectoralis and deltoid

    • B. 

      Pectoralis and latissimus dorsi

    • C. 

      Deltoid and latissimus dorsi

    • D. 

      Biceps and deltoid

  • 9. 
    Which muscle would be paralyzed if the sciatic nerve were severed?
    • A. 

      Trapezius

    • B. 

      Biceps Femoris

    • C. 

      Gluteus maximus

    • D. 

      Erector Spinae

  • 10. 
    Which statement most accuratley describes the meridian system?
    • A. 

      Energy pathway moving randomly through the body

    • B. 

      Energy pathway moving superficially

    • C. 

      Energy pathway that doesn't affect organs

    • D. 

      12 meridians and 2 vesels are pathways in which energy moves toward the surface of the body, affecting organs

  • 11. 
    What type of insurance do LMT's but to cover their work in case a client sues?
    • A. 

      Malpractice and life

    • B. 

      Homeowners

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      Liability and malpractice

  • 12. 
    Which condition is present when there is an injury of the ulnar nerve at the elbow?
    • A. 

      Inability to flex fingers fully

    • B. 

      Spasticity

    • C. 

      Flaccidity

    • D. 

      Spasms

  • 13. 
    The only joint where the axial skeleton articulates with the appedicular skeleton is:
    • A. 

      Sternoclavicular

    • B. 

      Glenohumeral

    • C. 

      Sternoscapular

    • D. 

      Scapularclavicular

  • 14. 
    What muscle is not part of the rotator cuff?
    • A. 

      Supraspinatus

    • B. 

      Infraspinatus

    • C. 

      Teres Major

    • D. 

      Teres Minor

  • 15. 
    When opening a massage business, helpful resourses include:
    • A. 

      Chamber of Commerce

    • B. 

      Accountant

    • C. 

      Small Business Administration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Accupressure, shiatsu, polarity and reflexology are examples of:
    • A. 

      Energetic manipulation

    • B. 

      Behavioral barometer

    • C. 

      Rective circuits

    • D. 

      Systematic massage

  • 17. 
    When massaging the lateral head of the fibula. of which structure should you be careful?
    • A. 

      Popliteal endangerment site

    • B. 

      Peroneal nerve

    • C. 

      Tibial nerve

    • D. 

      Femoral nerve

  • 18. 
    Cross-fiber massage must be applied in which direction to the fibers?
    • A. 

      Horizontally

    • B. 

      At right angles

    • C. 

      Triangularly

    • D. 

      Trapezoidally

  • 19. 
    With your client in the supine position, how do you expose the serratus anterior?
    • A. 

      Lateral rotation and adduction of the arm

    • B. 

      Medial rotation and adduction of the arm

    • C. 

      Horizontal abduction of the arm

    • D. 

      Horizontal adduction of the arm

  • 20. 
    Hypercontraction of the pectoralis minor causes rounded shoulders. Which muscle would be weak and overstretched?
    • A. 

      Pectoralis minor

    • B. 

      Rhomboids

    • C. 

      Subclavius

    • D. 

      Levator scapula

  • 21. 
    Which muscles shares a common attachment?
    • A. 

      Biceps brachii, brachiradialis, coracobrachialis

    • B. 

      Coracobrachialis, brachioradialis, pectoralis minor

    • C. 

      Pectoralis minor, coracobrachalis, brachiradialis

    • D. 

      Biceps brachii, coracobrachilis, pectoralis minor

  • 22. 
    Friction, percussion, and vibration are techniques that
    • A. 

      Stimulate

    • B. 

      Relax

    • C. 

      Strengthen

    • D. 

      Weaken

  • 23. 
    All of the following dorsiflex the ankle except:
    • A. 

      Tibilalis anterior

    • B. 

      Extensor halluci longus

    • C. 

      Peroneus longus

    • D. 

      Peronues tertius

  • 24. 
    The hamstring muscles, from medial to lateral, are
    • A. 

      Biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimebranosis

    • B. 

      Semitendinosus, semimembranosus, biceps femoris

    • C. 

      Semimembranosus, semitendinosus, rectus femoris

    • D. 

      Semimembranosis, semitendinosus, biceps femoris

  • 25. 
    We do not massage the SCM bilaterally because of the
    • A. 

      Femoral artery

    • B. 

      Common carotid artery

    • C. 

      Peroneal artery

    • D. 

      Tibial artery

  • 26. 
    What is the insertion of the brachiradialis?
    • A. 

      Styloid process of radius

    • B. 

      Lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • C. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus

    • D. 

      Styloid process of ulna

  • 27. 
    What is the origin of the teres major?
    • A. 

      Medial border of scapula

    • B. 

      Lateral border of scapula

    • C. 

      Lesser tubercle

    • D. 

      Greater tubercle

  • 28. 
    The attempt to bring the stucture of the body into alighnment around a central axis is called
    • A. 

      Structural integration

    • B. 

      Trauma

    • C. 

      Alignment

    • D. 

      Adjustment

  • 29. 
    What muscle shares an attachment with the deltoids?
    • A. 

      Levator scapula

    • B. 

      Biceps brachialis

    • C. 

      Trapezius

    • D. 

      Supraspinatis

  • 30. 
    A hyperirritible spot that is painful when compressed is called a (an)
    • A. 

      Trigger Point

    • B. 

      Pain point

    • C. 

      Ampule

    • D. 

      Rolfing

  • 31. 
    Which rotator cuff muscle is positioned anterior on the scapula?
    • A. 

      Supraspinatus

    • B. 

      Infraspinatus

    • C. 

      Teres Minor

    • D. 

      Subscapularis

  • 32. 
    In which directions do the yin merdians flow?
    • A. 

      Superior to inferior

    • B. 

      Inferior to superior

    • C. 

      Lateral to medial

    • D. 

      Medial to lateral

  • 33. 
    Injuries that have a gradual onset or reoccur often are called
    • A. 

      Sprains

    • B. 

      Occupational

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Chronic

  • 34. 
    What is the insertion for pectoralis major?
    • A. 

      Medial clavicle

    • B. 

      Medial bicipital groove

    • C. 

      Sternum

    • D. 

      Lateral bicipital groove

  • 35. 
    What name may be give to a muscle that acts on the thumb?
    • A. 

      Hollucis

    • B. 

      Longus

    • C. 

      Pollicis

    • D. 

      Brevis

  • 36. 
    If a client's condition is outside the LMT's scope of practice, the technician should
    • A. 

      Schdule extra sessions

    • B. 

      Refer the client to the proper professional

    • C. 

      Take more training

    • D. 

      Read textbooks

  • 37. 
    Which erector spinae muscle is the most medial of the group?
    • A. 

      Spinalis

    • B. 

      Multifidus

    • C. 

      Longisimus

    • D. 

      Iliocostalis

  • 38. 
    What is the insertion site for levator scapulae?
    • A. 

      Ribs 1-8

    • B. 

      Medial border of the scapula

    • C. 

      Superior angle of the scapula

    • D. 

      C1-C4