Clinical Assessment Term 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Provide an example of a means to record the client's perceived level/severity of pain.
  • 2. 
    Give three components of the assessment that might be considered objective data.
  • 3. 
    Describe the following testing position, including appropriate joint angles: Hooklying.
  • 4. 
    Describe the following testing position, including appropriate joint angles: Long seated.
  • 5. 
    Palpation can be applied with varying directional forces. What are the two primary directions that these forces can be applied in relation to the tissues being palpated?
  • 6. 
    List two things (objects of palpation) that can be evaluated through palpation.
  • 7. 
  • 8. 
  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Impairment

    • B. 

      Diagnosis

    • C. 

      Assessment

    • D. 

      All of the above are acceptable

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    An assessment is only useful when your client is seeking care for a specific pain complaint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    As a massage therapist, why is it important to be proficient in clinical assessment?
    • A. 

      It provides information to develop an effective treatment plan

    • B. 

      To monitor the effectiveness of the treatment plan

    • C. 

      It provides a means to identify impairments

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Subjective data

    • B. 

      Objective data

    • C. 

      Assessment

    • D. 

      Plan

  • 14. 
    Information gathered through your observations is considered subjective data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    It is not necessary to conduct an assessment when your client already has a diagnosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When assessing your client, always test the ______ side first, and perform what you suspect to be the most painful test _____.
  • 17. 
    When conducting the assessment, the therapist's goal by the end of the subjective part of the assessment is to _______________________________. (Step 2 of the Evaluative Phase of Clinical Decision Making)
  • 18. 
    Asking leading questions during client history intake is a god way to speed up the process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The following sequence of events would be the most appropriate when conducting an assessment:
    • A. 

      Case history, observations, lesion site palpation, functional tests

    • B. 

      Case history, functional tests, lesion site palpation, special tests

    • C. 

      Case history, observations, functional tests, lesion site palpation

    • D. 

      Case history, functional tests, observations, lesion site palpation

  • 20. 
    As an injury resolves, the area of pain decreases and becomes more localized. This is referred to as ___________.
  • 21. 
    Through your intake, you believe you are assessing an injury to the medial collateral ligament of the knee. The order you would perform your functional testing would be _____________, __________________ then _______________.
  • 22. 
    Ligaments are a likely source of pain during active resisted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Repetitive strain injuries typically present with an incidious onset.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    __________ testing most specifically targets the non-contractile structures of the affected joint.
  • 25. 
    When performing an active resisted test, the joint being tested should be placed in a __________ position, then the client is asked to perform a(n) ___________ contraction.
  • 26. 
    The endfeel that describes what is felt at the end of normal range of motion that is resistant to further movement by the joint capsule and/or ligaments is called _______________.
  • 27. 
    An endfeel that is "sudden and hard" and accompanied by pain is likely due to ____________.
  • 28. 
    When performing active resisted testing, a strong and painful contraction most likely indicates:
    • A. 

      Complete rupture of the muscle or tendon

    • B. 

      A severe lesion of the musculotendinous unit

    • C. 

      A minor lesion of the musculotendinous unit

    • D. 

      No lesion would be suspected

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    According to the Oxford Manual Muscle testing Scale, what grade would be given when a muscular contraction can overcome the force of gravity, but not any added resistance?
  • 30. 
    Endfeel is determined by applying ________________ at the end range of full and pain free passive relaxed range of motion.
  • 31. 
    Tingling or parasthesia would most likely be produced by _____________ impairment.
  • 32. 
    _____________ ROM/functional testing helps the therapist to understand the client's willingness to move a joint and the amoung of function at that joint.
  • 33. 
    Poor posture can give rise to pain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Postural assessment is a means by which we can confirm muscular shortness and/or weakness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Trigger point related pain is usually described as very sharp and point specific.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    During an isometric contraction, you would not observe any movement at the joint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False