Massage Theory And Practice Quiz (Test #3)

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following techniques engage tissues down to the investing layer of deep fascia, using centripetal pressure for each stroke?

    • A.

      Superficial reflex techniques

    • B.

      Superficial fluid techniques

    • C.

      Connective tissue techniques

    • D.

      Percussive techniques

    Correct Answer
    B. Superficial fluid techniques
    Explanation
    Superficial fluid techniques engage tissues down to the investing layer of deep fascia using centripetal pressure for each stroke. These techniques involve applying gentle, rhythmic strokes in the direction of lymphatic flow, helping to promote the movement of lymph and fluid in the superficial tissues. By using centripetal pressure, the therapist encourages the flow of fluid towards the heart, aiding in the removal of waste products and toxins from the body. These techniques are commonly used in lymphatic drainage massage and can be beneficial for reducing swelling, improving circulation, and promoting overall relaxation.

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  • 2. 

    Which technique is commonly used as a transitional stroke between deeper strokes?

    • A.

      Superficial effleurage

    • B.

      Static contact

    • C.

      Superficial stroking

    • D.

      Fine vibration

    Correct Answer
    A. Superficial effleurage
    Explanation
    Superficial effleurage is commonly used as a transitional stroke between deeper strokes in massage therapy. This technique involves using light, gliding strokes on the surface of the skin, helping to warm up the muscles and prepare them for deeper pressure. It is often used at the beginning and end of a massage session to help relax the client and create a smooth transition between different techniques.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following massage techniques increases the circulation of lymph?

    • A.

      Superficial effleurage

    • B.

      Static contact

    • C.

      Superficial stroking

    • D.

      Fine vibration

    Correct Answer
    A. Superficial effleurage
    Explanation
    Superficial effleurage is a massage technique that involves gentle, gliding strokes on the surface of the skin. This technique helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. By increasing the circulation of lymph, superficial effleurage can help to improve immune function, reduce swelling, and promote overall health and well-being.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is the massage system developed by Emil Vodder that affects the circulation of lymph?

    • A.

      Manual lymph drainage

    • B.

      Ryofascial release

    • C.

      Reiki

    • D.

      Trager

    Correct Answer
    A. Manual lymph drainage
    Explanation
    Manual lymph drainage is the massage system developed by Emil Vodder that affects the circulation of lymph. This technique involves gentle, rhythmic movements that stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. It helps to remove toxins, reduce swelling, and improve overall lymphatic function. Manual lymph drainage is commonly used in the treatment of lymphedema, a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues.

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  • 5. 

    Superficial lymph drainage technique differs from superficial effleurage in that superficial lymph drainage technique:

    • A.

      Is applied with more pressure

    • B.

      Uses a nongliding contact

    • C.

      Achieves diferent outcomes

    • D.

      Is a much older technique

    Correct Answer
    B. Uses a nongliding contact
    Explanation
    The superficial lymph drainage technique differs from superficial effleurage in that it uses a nongliding contact. This means that instead of gliding smoothly over the skin, the technique involves a stationary or non-moving contact with the skin. This allows for a more targeted and specific approach to stimulating the lymphatic system and promoting lymphatic drainage. Superficial effleurage, on the other hand, involves gliding strokes over the skin and is often used for relaxation purposes. Therefore, the use of a nongliding contact is what sets the superficial lymph drainage technique apart from superficial effleurage.

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  • 6. 

    The force of superficial technique is directed towards which tissue layer?

    • A.

      Skin

    • B.

      Superficial fat and fascia

    • C.

      Investing layer of the deep fascia

    • D.

      Muscle

    Correct Answer
    B. Superficial fat and fascia
    Explanation
    The force of superficial technique is directed towards the superficial fat and fascia. This technique focuses on treating the outermost layers of tissue, specifically targeting the layer of fat that lies just beneath the skin and the fascia that surrounds it. By applying force to these layers, the superficial technique aims to promote circulation, reduce tension, and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin and underlying tissues.

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  • 7. 

    The preferred lubricant for superficial lymph drainage technique is:

    • A.

      Oil

    • B.

      Gel

    • C.

      Lotion

    • D.

      Powder

    Correct Answer
    D. Powder
    Explanation
    Powder is the preferred lubricant for superficial lymph drainage technique because it provides a dry and frictionless surface, allowing for smooth movements during the massage. It helps reduce any discomfort or irritation that may occur when using other lubricants such as oil, gel, or lotion. Additionally, powder absorbs excess moisture and keeps the skin dry, which is beneficial for lymphatic drainage.

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  • 8. 

    Which connective tissue technique is sometimes classified as a form of petrissage?

    • A.

      Skin rolling

    • B.

      Myofascial release

    • C.

      Direct fascial technique

    • D.

      Friction

    Correct Answer
    A. Skin rolling
    Explanation
    Skin rolling is sometimes classified as a form of petrissage because it involves lifting and rolling the skin between the fingers and palms. Petrissage is a massage technique that involves kneading, squeezing, and rolling the soft tissues to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and release tension. Skin rolling, similar to petrissage, helps to stimulate circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, and promote relaxation of the muscles and fascia. Therefore, skin rolling can be considered a type of petrissage technique.

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  • 9. 

    When using friction, you should obtain feedback from mthe client, or retest key signs, at least every:

    • A.

      2 minutes

    • B.

      4 minutes

    • C.

      6 minutes

    • D.

      8 minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 minutes
    Explanation
    When using friction, it is important to obtain feedback from the client or retest key signs regularly to ensure that the technique is effective and not causing any discomfort or pain. By obtaining feedback every 2 minutes, the therapist can make necessary adjustments and ensure that the client is comfortable throughout the treatment. This also allows the therapist to monitor the progress and effectiveness of the friction technique in real-time.

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  • 10. 

    A technique that can produce a viscoelastic stretch of tissue when it is applied correctly is:

    • A.

      Clapping

    • B.

      Direct fascial technique

    • C.

      Friction

    • D.

      Fine vibration

    Correct Answer
    B. Direct fascial technique
    Explanation
    The direct fascial technique is a method that can produce a viscoelastic stretch of tissue when applied correctly. This technique involves applying specific pressure and stretching movements to the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and organs. By targeting the fascia, this technique can help improve flexibility, release tension, and promote better movement. Unlike clapping, friction, or fine vibration, which may have other benefits, the direct fascial technique specifically focuses on producing a viscoelastic stretch of tissue.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is an extracellular component of connective tissue?

    • A.

      Collagen

    • B.

      Fibrocyte

    • C.

      Chondrocyte

    • D.

      Mitochondria

    Correct Answer
    A. Collagen
    Explanation
    Collagen is an extracellular component of connective tissue. It is a fibrous protein that provides strength and support to tissues. It forms the main structural component of tendons, ligaments, and skin, as well as the extracellular matrix of various organs. Collagen helps maintain the integrity and elasticity of connective tissues, allowing them to withstand tension and pressure.

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  • 12. 

    When performing friction on a superficial structure, the tissues must be:

    • A.

      Slack

    • B.

      Stretched

    • C.

      Neutral

    • D.

      Cold

    Correct Answer
    B. Stretched
    Explanation
    When performing friction on a superficial structure, the tissues must be stretched. This is because friction is a technique used to mobilize and manipulate superficial tissues, such as muscles and fascia, in order to reduce tension and improve range of motion. By stretching the tissues, the therapist can effectively target specific areas and apply the necessary pressure to release adhesions, break down scar tissue, and improve overall tissue health.

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  • 13. 

    After applying the first interval of friction to a soft tissue lesion, you may increase the pressure and continue to perform friction, as long as the client reports that the target tissue feels:

    • A.

      Less tender

    • B.

      More tender

    • C.

      Numb

    • D.

      Like it's burning

    Correct Answer
    A. Less tender
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Less tender". This means that after applying the first interval of friction to a soft tissue lesion, if the client reports that the target tissue feels less tender, it indicates that the friction therapy is effective and the pressure can be increased to continue the treatment.

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  • 14. 

    Direct fascial techniques are contraindicated when:

    • A.

      A joint is unstable

    • B.

      An injury is in the chronic stage of healing

    • C.

      The client is over the age of 50

    • D.

      Scar tissue restricts motion

    Correct Answer
    A. A joint is unstable
    Explanation
    Direct fascial techniques are contraindicated when a joint is unstable because applying direct pressure or manipulation to an unstable joint can further damage the joint and exacerbate the instability. It is important to stabilize the joint first before applying any direct fascial techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of the client.

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  • 15. 

    Friction is appropriate on the site of a traumatic injury when the stage of inflammation is:

    • A.

      Acute

    • B.

      Subacute

    • C.

      Chronic

    • D.

      Hyperemic

    Correct Answer
    C. Chronic
    Explanation
    Friction is appropriate on the site of a traumatic injury when the stage of inflammation is chronic. In the chronic stage of inflammation, the initial acute inflammation has subsided, and the body is in the process of repairing the injured tissues. Friction can help stimulate blood flow to the area, promote tissue healing, and prevent the formation of scar tissue. It can also help improve range of motion and reduce stiffness in the affected area. Therefore, friction is beneficial during the chronic stage of inflammation.

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  • 16. 

    "A gliding stroke in which tissue superficial to the investing layer of deep fascia is grasped, continuously lifted, and rolled over underlying tissues in a wave-like motion."  THis statement describes which of the following techniques?

    • A.

      Direct fascial technique

    • B.

      Skin rolling

    • C.

      Muscle squeezing

    • D.

      Picking-up

    Correct Answer
    B. Skin rolling
    Explanation
    The given statement describes the technique of skin rolling. In this technique, the practitioner grasps the superficial tissue above the deep fascia and lifts it continuously, rolling it over the underlying tissues in a wave-like motion. This technique is often used in massage therapy and manual therapy to improve circulation, release tension, and promote relaxation.

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  • 17. 

    When some of the length that is gained during a stretch remains after the tensile force is released, the stretch is called:

    • A.

      Elastic

    • B.

      Plastic

    • C.

      Viscoelastic

    • D.

      Concentric

    Correct Answer
    C. Viscoelastic
    Explanation
    Viscoelastic stretch refers to the property of a material where some of the length gained during stretching is retained even after the tensile force is removed. This behavior is characteristic of materials that exhibit both viscous and elastic properties. While elastic materials return to their original shape completely, viscoelastic materials exhibit a time-dependent response and may retain some deformation. This can be observed in materials like rubber, where the stretching force causes the material to elongate, and even after the force is released, it takes some time for the material to fully recover its original shape.

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  • 18. 

    Which physician advocated cross-fiber friction to treat various orthopedic injuries?

    • A.

      Janet Travell

    • B.

      James Cyriax

    • C.

      Milton Trager

    • D.

      James Mennell

    Correct Answer
    B. James Cyriax
    Explanation
    James Cyriax is the correct answer because he was a physician who advocated for the use of cross-fiber friction to treat various orthopedic injuries. Cross-fiber friction is a technique in which pressure is applied across the fibers of a muscle or tendon to promote healing and reduce pain. Cyriax was known for his contributions to the field of orthopedic medicine and his emphasis on accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment methods.

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  • 19. 

    "Gradual, palpable, viscoelastic lengthening of connective tissue that occurs with sustained tensile force" defines which technique?

    • A.

      Shearing

    • B.

      Creep

    • C.

      Plasticity

    • D.

      Thixotropy

    Correct Answer
    B. Creep
    Explanation
    Creep is the correct answer because it refers to the gradual, palpable, viscoelastic lengthening of connective tissue that occurs with sustained tensile force. This phenomenon is commonly observed in materials like connective tissues, where they slowly elongate and deform over time when subjected to a constant load or tension. Creep is an important concept in various fields, such as engineering and biomechanics, as it helps to understand the behavior and properties of materials under sustained stress.

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  • 20. 

    "A repetitive, specific, nongliding technique that produces movement between the fibers of dense connective tissue, increasing tissue extensibility and promoting ordered alignment of collagen within the tissues" defines which technique?

    • A.

      Direct fascial technique

    • B.

      Myofascial release

    • C.

      Skin rolling

    • D.

      Friction

    Correct Answer
    D. Friction
    Explanation
    Friction is a repetitive, specific, nongliding technique that produces movement between the fibers of dense connective tissue. This technique increases tissue extensibility and promotes ordered alignment of collagen within the tissues.

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  • 21. 

    The best way to permanently lengthen connective tissue structures without compromising their structural integrity is to apply:

    • A.

      Prolonged, low-intensity forces

    • B.

      Prolonged, high-intensity forces

    • C.

      Short-duration, high-intensity forces

    • D.

      Short-duration, low-intensity forces

    Correct Answer
    A. Prolonged, low-intensity forces
    Explanation
    Prolonged, low-intensity forces are the best way to permanently lengthen connective tissue structures without compromising their structural integrity. This is because these forces allow for gradual and controlled stretching of the tissue over an extended period of time, which promotes tissue remodeling and adaptation. High-intensity forces, whether prolonged or short-duration, can lead to tissue damage and compromise the structural integrity of the connective tissue. Short-duration, low-intensity forces may not provide enough stimulus for tissue remodeling and lengthening.

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