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  • 1. 

    What mechanism is the most common for ankle sprain injuries?

    • A.

      Eversion

    • B.

      Inversion

    • C.

      Plantar Flexion

    Correct Answer
    B. Inversion
    Explanation
    Ankle sprains are commonly caused by the mechanism of inversion. Inversion occurs when the foot rolls inward, causing the outer ankle ligaments to stretch or tear. This can happen during activities such as walking or running on uneven surfaces, or when landing awkwardly from a jump. Inversion is the most common mechanism for ankle sprains because it puts stress on the ligaments that support the ankle joint, making them more susceptible to injury.

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  • 2. 

    Taping an ankle eliminates risk of injury.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Taping an ankle does not eliminate the risk of injury. While taping can provide some support and stability to the ankle joint, it does not completely prevent injuries. Ankle injuries can still occur even when the ankle is taped, especially if there is excessive force or an awkward movement. Taping should be used as a preventive measure and as part of a comprehensive injury prevention program, but it does not guarantee complete protection against injuries.

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  • 3. 

    Which ligament is most commonly injured by an inversion mechanism?

    • A.

      ATF

    • B.

      CF

    • C.

      PTF

    Correct Answer
    A. ATF
    Explanation
    The anterior talofibular ligament (ATF) is most commonly injured by an inversion mechanism. Inversion refers to the inward rolling of the foot, which puts stress on the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The ATF ligament is located on the lateral side of the ankle and is responsible for stabilizing the joint. When the foot is forcefully inverted, such as during a sprained ankle, the ATF ligament can be stretched or torn, resulting in injury.

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  • 4. 

    How many stirrups are in a close-basket weave tape job?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    A close-basket weave tape job is a technique used for providing support and stability to an injured joint or muscle. It involves applying strips of tape in a crisscross pattern. In this technique, three stirrups are created by folding the tape at the ends and anchoring them to the skin. These stirrups help in providing additional support and preventing excessive movement of the joint or muscle. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 5. 

    How many heel locks are included in a normal close-basket weave tape job?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    A normal close-basket weave tape job typically includes four heel locks. Heel locks are used to provide additional support and stability to the ankle during physical activities. By wrapping the tape around the heel in a specific pattern, it helps to prevent excessive movement and potential injuries. Therefore, in this case, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 6. 

    Eversion ankle sprains are the most common type of sprains.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Eversion ankle sprains are not the most common type of sprains. In fact, inversion ankle sprains, where the ankle rolls inward, are more common. Eversion ankle sprains occur when the ankle rolls outward, which is less common. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not a reason ankles are taped?

    • A.

      Increase stability of the joint

    • B.

      Increase proprioception of the joint

    • C.

      Looks good

    Correct Answer
    C. Looks good
    Explanation
    The reason "Looks good" is not a valid reason for taping ankles is because the primary purpose of ankle taping is to increase stability of the joint and enhance proprioception. Taping ankles helps to provide support and prevent excessive movement, reducing the risk of injury. The aesthetic appearance of the tape is not a significant factor in its application.

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  • 8. 

    Lateral ankle sprains are the most common sports-related injuries in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lateral ankle sprains being the most common sports-related injuries in the United States is a widely accepted fact. This is supported by numerous studies and research that have consistently found ankle sprains to be the leading type of sports injury. The high prevalence of lateral ankle sprains can be attributed to factors such as the anatomy of the ankle joint, the nature of certain sports activities, and the lack of proper conditioning and preventive measures. Therefore, the statement "Lateral ankle sprains are the most common sports-related injuries in the United States" is true.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following are aspects of the closed-basket taping technique.

    • A.

      Anchor

    • B.

      Heel Locks

    • C.

      Figure 8

    • D.

      Planks

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Anchor
    B. Heel Locks
    C. Figure 8
    Explanation
    The closed-basket taping technique involves using an anchor to secure the tape, heel locks to provide stability and support to the heel, and a figure 8 pattern to provide additional support and compression. Planks are not a part of the closed-basket taping technique.

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  • 10. 

    The deltoid ligament is the thicker and more stable than the lateral stabilizing ligaments.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The deltoid ligament is a thick and strong ligament located on the inner side of the ankle. It is responsible for stabilizing the ankle joint and preventing excessive inward (inversion) movement of the foot. Compared to the lateral stabilizing ligaments, which are located on the outer side of the ankle, the deltoid ligament is thicker and provides greater stability to the joint. Therefore, the statement that the deltoid ligament is thicker and more stable than the lateral stabilizing ligaments is true.

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  • 11. 

    Name the tan colored bone

    Correct Answer
    tibia
    Explanation
    The tan colored bone that is being referred to in this question is called the tibia. The tibia is one of the two long bones located in the lower leg, with the other bone being the fibula. It is the larger and stronger of the two bones and is commonly known as the shinbone. The tibia plays a crucial role in supporting the body's weight and providing stability during activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

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  • 12. 

    Name the white colored bone

    Correct Answer
    fibula
    Explanation
    The fibula is a bone in the human body that is commonly referred to as the "white colored bone". It is one of the two long bones located in the lower leg, alongside the tibia. The fibula is slender and does not bear as much weight as the tibia, hence its nickname. It plays a crucial role in providing support and stability to the leg, as well as serving as an attachment point for muscles.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following muscles would be strengthened by this Exercise; using an elastic band, the athlete loops the band around one foot and steps on the other end; then the wrapped the foot is pulled up against the resistance?

    • A.

      Tibialis Anteriior

    • B.

      Peronus brevus

    • C.

      Tibilalis Posterior

    Correct Answer
    A. Tibialis Anteriior
    Explanation
    The exercise described involves pulling the foot up against resistance, which would primarily target the muscles responsible for dorsiflexion of the foot. The tibialis anterior muscle is the primary muscle responsible for dorsiflexion, so it would be strengthened by this exercise. The peroneus brevis and tibialis posterior muscles are not directly involved in dorsiflexion, so they would not be strengthened by this exercise.

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  • 14. 

    When treating an ankle sprain, it is acceptable for the athlete to exercise as long as the pain is not severe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not acceptable for the athlete to exercise when treating an ankle sprain, even if the pain is not severe. Exercising can further aggravate the injury and delay the healing process. It is important for the athlete to rest and allow the ankle to heal properly before engaging in any physical activity.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is injured if an athlete has turf toe?

    • A.

      Fifth Metatarsal

    • B.

      Medial Lateral Arch

    • C.

      Greater Toe

    Correct Answer
    C. Greater Toe
    Explanation
    Turf toe is a condition where the ligaments around the base of the big toe are sprained or injured. This can occur when the toe is forcefully bent upwards, such as during activities like running or jumping. The injury is specifically related to the greater toe, which refers to the big toe. Therefore, if an athlete has turf toe, it means their greater toe is injured.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following are tough bands of tissue that connect bones to each other?

    • A.

      Ligaments

    • B.

      Tendons

    • C.

      Retinaculum

    Correct Answer
    A. Ligaments
    Explanation
    Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. They provide stability and support to joints by holding the bones in place. Unlike tendons, which connect muscles to bones, ligaments primarily function to connect bones together. Retinaculum, on the other hand, is a band of connective tissue that holds tendons in place. Therefore, the correct answer is ligaments.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following bones of the lower leg is also known as the shin bone?

    • A.

      Fibula

    • B.

      Achilles Tendon

    • C.

      Tibia

    • D.

      Calcaneous

    Correct Answer
    C. Tibia
    Explanation
    The tibia is the correct answer because it is commonly known as the shin bone. The tibia is the larger and stronger of the two bones in the lower leg, and it is located on the inner side of the leg. The fibula is the other bone in the lower leg, but it is smaller and located on the outer side. The Achilles tendon is a strong tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, while the calcaneus is the medical term for the heel bone.

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  • 18. 

    Check the boxes that apply to Palpation

    • A.

      Pulse

    • B.

      Primary Purpose is to find pain and point tender

    • C.

      Sensory

    • D.

      To put compound fracture back into the skin

    • E.

      Temperature of skin

    • F.

      Just check the affected side

    • G.

      Deformity

    • H.

      Admire the lotion they use

    • I.

      Bilateral

    • J.

      Body Fat

    • K.

      Crepitation

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pulse
    B. Primary Purpose is to find pain and point tender
    C. Sensory
    E. Temperature of skin
    G. Deformity
    I. Bilateral
    K. Crepitation
    Explanation
    Palpation is a physical examination technique that involves using the hands to feel and assess various aspects of the body. The primary purpose of palpation is to find pain and point tenderness, which can help in diagnosing certain conditions or injuries. It is typically done bilaterally, meaning both sides of the body are examined for symmetry and abnormalities. During palpation, the examiner may also assess for deformities, check the temperature of the skin, feel for pulses, detect crepitation (a crackling or popping sensation), and evaluate sensory responses. The other options listed, such as putting a compound fracture back into the skin, checking only the affected side, admiring lotion, and assessing body fat, are not relevant to the primary purpose of palpation.

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  • 19. 

    Laxity is Instability of ligaments

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Laxity refers to the looseness or instability of ligaments. Ligaments are tough bands of connective tissue that connect bones to other bones in a joint, providing stability. When ligaments are lax or loose, they are unable to adequately support and stabilize the joint, leading to instability. Therefore, the statement that laxity is the instability of ligaments is true.

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  • 20. 

    Check the 3 major bones that make up the ankle joint.

    • A.

      Tibia

    • B.

      Calcaneus

    • C.

      Fibula

    • D.

      Navicular

    • E.

      Talus

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tibia
    C. Fibula
    E. Talus
    Explanation
    The question asks for the three major bones that make up the ankle joint. The correct answer is Tibia, Fibula, and Talus. The tibia is the larger bone in the lower leg and forms the inner part of the ankle joint. The fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg and forms the outer part of the ankle joint. The talus is a bone in the foot that connects the leg bones (tibia and fibula) to the foot bones. These three bones work together to provide stability and mobility to the ankle joint.

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  • 21. 

    If girls basketball plays 4 quarters.  How many quarters does the boys Lacrosse team play?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2 halves

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The given question states that girls basketball plays 4 quarters. Since the question is asking about the number of quarters the boys Lacrosse team plays, the answer would be 4. This implies that boys Lacrosse also plays 4 quarters, similar to girls basketball.

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  • 22. 

    Check the boxes for Fall Sports

    • A.

      Boys Cross Country

    • B.

      Girls Cross Country

    • C.

      Girls Tennis

    • D.

      Football

    • E.

      Boys Water polo

    • F.

      Girls Golf

    • G.

      Girls Volleyball

    • H.

      Boys Soccer

    • I.

      Girls Soccer

    • J.

      Girls Water polo

    • K.

      Girls Basketball

    • L.

      Boys Basketball

    • M.

      Wrestling

    • N.

      Softball

    • O.

      Baseball

    • P.

      Girls Track and Field

    • Q.

      Boys Track and Field

    • R.

      Girls Lacrosse

    • S.

      Boys Lacrosse

    • T.

      Boys Tennis

    • U.

      Boys Swim

    • V.

      Girls Swim

    • W.

      Boys Golf

    • X.

      Boys Volleyball

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Boys Cross Country
    B. Girls Cross Country
    C. Girls Tennis
    D. Football
    E. Boys Water polo
    F. Girls Golf
    G. Girls Volleyball
    Explanation
    The answer includes all the fall sports listed in the given options. Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Football, Boys Water polo, Girls Golf, and Girls Volleyball are all fall sports.

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  • 23. 

    Check the boxes for Winter Sports

    • A.

      Boys Cross Country

    • B.

      Girls Cross Country

    • C.

      Girls Tennis

    • D.

      Football

    • E.

      Boys Water polo

    • F.

      Girls Golf

    • G.

      Girls Volleyball

    • H.

      Boys Soccer

    • I.

      Girls Soccer

    • J.

      Girls Water polo

    • K.

      Girls Basketball

    • L.

      Boys Basketball

    • M.

      Boys Wrestling

    • N.

      Softball

    • O.

      Baseball

    • P.

      Girls Track and Field

    • Q.

      Boys Track and Field

    • R.

      Girls Lacrosse

    • S.

      Boys Lacrosse

    • T.

      Boys Tennis

    • U.

      Boys Swim

    • V.

      Girls Swim

    • W.

      Boys Golf

    • X.

      Boys Volleyball

    • Y.

      Girls Wrestling

    • Z.

      Girls Wrestling

    Correct Answer(s)
    H. Boys Soccer
    I. Girls Soccer
    J. Girls Water polo
    K. Girls Basketball
    L. Boys Basketball
    M. Boys Wrestling
    Y. Girls Wrestling
    Z. Girls Wrestling
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Water polo, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Boys Wrestling, and Girls Wrestling. These sports are all typically played during the winter season.

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  • 24. 

    Check the boxes for Spring Sports

    • A.

      Boys Cross Country

    • B.

      Girls Cross Country

    • C.

      Girls Tennis

    • D.

      Football

    • E.

      Boys Water polo

    • F.

      Girls Golf

    • G.

      Girls Volleyball

    • H.

      Boys Soccer

    • I.

      Girls Soccer

    • J.

      Girls Water polo

    • K.

      Girls Basketball

    • L.

      Boys Basketball

    • M.

      Wrestling

    • N.

      Softball

    • O.

      Baseball

    • P.

      Girls Track and Field

    • Q.

      Boys Track and Field

    • R.

      Girls Lacrosse

    • S.

      Boys Lacrosse

    • T.

      Boys Tennis

    • U.

      Boys Swim

    • V.

      Girls Swim

    • W.

      Boys Golf

    • X.

      Boys Volleyball

    Correct Answer(s)
    N. Softball
    O. Baseball
    P. Girls Track and Field
    Q. Boys Track and Field
    R. Girls Lacrosse
    S. Boys Lacrosse
    T. Boys Tennis
    U. Boys Swim
    V. Girls Swim
    W. Boys Golf
    X. Boys Volleyball
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes sports that are typically played during the spring season. Softball and baseball are both popular spring sports, as are track and field events for both boys and girls. Lacrosse is also commonly played in the spring, and both boys and girls participate in this sport. Boys tennis, boys swim, girls swim, boys golf, and boys volleyball are all spring sports as well.

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  • 25. 

    The ankle can:

    • A.

      Evert

    • B.

      Invert

    • C.

      Dorsiflex

    • D.

      Plantarflex

    • E.

      Abduct

    • F.

      Adduct

    • G.

      Circumduction

    • H.

      Make a cool pattern

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Evert
    B. Invert
    C. Dorsiflex
    D. Plantarflex
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Evert, Invert, Dorsiflex, Plantarflex. These are all movements that can be performed by the ankle joint. Eversion refers to the movement of the foot away from the midline, while inversion refers to the movement of the foot towards the midline. Dorsiflexion is the movement of the foot upwards towards the shin, and plantarflexion is the movement of the foot downwards away from the shin. These movements allow for a wide range of motion in the ankle joint, enabling activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

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  • 26. 

    Plantar fasciitis is caused from

    • A.

      Excessive loading on the foot

    • B.

      Excessive Pronation

    • C.

      High Arches

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Excessive loading on the foot, such as standing or walking for long periods, can put strain on the plantar fascia and lead to its inflammation. Excessive pronation, which is the inward rolling of the foot during walking or running, can also contribute to plantar fasciitis by causing abnormal stress on the fascia. Additionally, individuals with high arches may be more prone to developing plantar fasciitis due to the increased pressure on the fascia. Therefore, all of the mentioned factors - excessive loading, excessive pronation, and high arches - can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.

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  • 27. 

    Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is 

    Correct Answer
    ice massage, Orthotics, RICE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ice massage, Orthotics, RICE. Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and bottom of the foot. Ice massage can help reduce pain and inflammation by numbing the area and reducing swelling. Orthotics, such as shoe inserts or custom-made arch supports, can provide support and cushioning to the foot, relieving pressure on the plantar fascia. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation, which are standard treatment methods for reducing pain and inflammation in various injuries, including Plantar Fasciitis.

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  • 28. 

    Sever's Disease is more common in

    Correct Answer
    boys
    Explanation
    Sever's Disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common condition that affects the growth plate in the heel bone of children. It typically occurs during periods of rapid growth and physical activity. Although it can affect both boys and girls, it is more commonly seen in boys. This could be because boys tend to engage in more high-impact activities, such as running and jumping, which can put additional stress on the growth plate. Additionally, boys generally experience growth spurts at a slightly later age compared to girls, making them more susceptible to Sever's Disease during that time.

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  • 29. 

     Achilles Tendonitis is caused from

    • A.

      Over use

    • B.

      Most common in males over 30

    • C.

      Gradual degeneration

    • D.

      Injury only happens to male athletes

    Correct Answer
    A. Over use
    Explanation
    Achilles Tendonitis is caused by overuse, which means that repetitive stress or excessive strain on the Achilles tendon leads to inflammation and injury. It is a common condition, especially in athletes or individuals who engage in activities that involve repetitive movements of the foot and ankle. While it is more prevalent in males over 30, it can affect individuals of any gender or age group. The condition develops gradually over time due to the degeneration of the tendon, rather than being solely caused by a sudden injury.

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  • 30. 

    Check the best answers for Prevention and Treatment for Chronic Achilles Tendonitis  

    • A.

      Advanced stretching program

    • B.

      Quit sport

    • C.

      Heel lift

    • D.

      Increase plyometric exercise

    Correct Answer
    A. Advanced stretching program
    Explanation
    An advanced stretching program is suggested as a prevention and treatment method for chronic Achilles tendonitis. This program involves performing specific stretches that target the Achilles tendon and surrounding muscles, helping to improve flexibility and reduce tension in the area. By consistently following this program, individuals can potentially alleviate symptoms, prevent further damage, and promote healing of the Achilles tendon.

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  • 31. 

    MMT stands for Muscle Movement Treatment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. MMT does not stand for Muscle Movement Treatment. The correct expansion for MMT is Myofascial Movement Technique.

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  • 32. 

    What special test would you use to rule out Thrombophlebitis?

    • A.

      Thompson Test

    • B.

      Squeeze Test

    • C.

      Homan's Test

    • D.

      MMT

    • E.

      Severs Test

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Thompson Test
    Explanation
    The Thompson test is used to rule out Thrombophlebitis. This test involves squeezing the calf muscle while the patient is lying face down. If there is no movement in the foot, it indicates a positive test and suggests a possible Achilles tendon rupture. Thrombophlebitis, which is the inflammation of a vein due to a blood clot, would not be ruled out by this test. Therefore, the Thompson test is not the correct test to use for ruling out Thrombophlebitis.

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