Massage Therapy Certification Preparation Exam

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  • 1. 
    Another term for lordosis is?
    • A. 

      Military Posture

    • B. 

      Flat Back

    • C. 

      Hunchback

    • D. 

      Swayback

  • 2. 
    The vestibular System is located in?
    • A. 

      Lungs

    • B. 

      Inner Ear

    • C. 

      Diaphragm

    • D. 

      Axillary Area

  • 3. 
    Making the "OK" sign requires?
    • A. 

      Inversion of the index finger and the thumb

    • B. 

      Abduction of the thumb

    • C. 

      Adduction of the thumb

    • D. 

      Opposition of the thumb and little finger

  • 4. 
    For the therapist safety and comfort, a good height for a massage table is?
    • A. 

      3 feet off the ground

    • B. 

      Approximately the level of the therapist's pelvis

    • C. 

      The 2nd adjustment on the table

    • D. 

      About even with the therapist's navel

  • 5. 
    The muscles of rotator cuff?
    • A. 

      Trapezius, teres major, teres minor, rhomboids

    • B. 

      Teres minor, subscapularis, supraspinatus, levator

    • C. 

      Teres minor, subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus

    • D. 

      Teres major, subscapularis, supraspinatus, infaspinatus

  • 6. 
    Muscle is surrounded by?
    • A. 

      Adipose tissue

    • B. 

      Fossa

    • C. 

      Myosin

    • D. 

      Fascia

  • 7. 
    A muscle that increases the angel of a joint is known as?
    • A. 

      Depressor

    • B. 

      Extensor

    • C. 

      Elevator

    • D. 

      Flexor

  • 8. 
    The law that states a stimulus must be strong enough to excite the whole muscle fiber is referred to as the?
    • A. 

      Law of gravity

    • B. 

      All or none effect

    • C. 

      Law of contractility

    • D. 

      Principle of muscle tonus

  • 9. 
    An example of a freely movable joint?
    • A. 

      Pubic Symphysis

    • B. 

      Maxilla

    • C. 

      Hip

    • D. 

      Sacroiliac

  • 10. 
    Tender areas of hyperirritability are referred to as?
    • A. 

      Tender points

    • B. 

      Trigger zones

    • C. 

      Pressure points

    • D. 

      Trigger points

  • 11. 
    The ability of the muscle to return to its original state/shape after it has been contracted or stretched is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Elasticity

    • B. 

      Extensibility

    • C. 

      Excitability

    • D. 

      Contractility

  • 12. 
                              are the thick cords of tissue that serve as attachments between the skeletal muscle and bone?
    • A. 

      Epiphyses

    • B. 

      Tendons

    • C. 

      Aponeurosis

    • D. 

      Cartilgae

  • 13. 
    The linea aspera is located on the                          .dorsal surface of the foot
    • A. 

      Dorsal surface of the foot

    • B. 

      Between the thumb and the index finger

    • C. 

      Bicipital groove of the humerus

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 14. 
    A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a
    • A. 

      Band of fascia

    • B. 

      Muscle

    • C. 

      Ligament

    • D. 

      Myofibril

  • 15. 
    The 2 types of muscle fibers are the?
    • A. 

      Long and short

    • B. 

      Fast twitch and slow twitch

    • C. 

      Gomphoses and aponeurosis

    • D. 

      Flat and raised

  • 16. 
    Proper draping may be accomplished with?
    • A. 

      Any of these

    • B. 

      Two towels

    • C. 

      One towel

    • D. 

      One sheet

  • 17. 
    Which of the following conditions only affects male?
    • A. 

      Volkmann's contracture

    • B. 

      Myositis

    • C. 

      Myopathy

    • D. 

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • 18. 
    The muscle commonly referred to as "6 packs" are the ?
    • A. 

      Rectus abdominis

    • B. 

      Lateral Obliques

    • C. 

      Internal Obliques

    • D. 

      Rectus Femoris

  • 19. 
    A muscle that decreases the angle is?
    • A. 

      Extensor

    • B. 

      Supinator

    • C. 

      Levator

    • D. 

      Flexor

  • 20. 
    WHich of the following originates on the 1st rib?
    • A. 

      Latissimus dorsi

    • B. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

    • C. 

      Lateral Obliques

    • D. 

      Subclavius

  • 21. 
    Arthritis is a peripheral joints caused by a buildup of Uric acid in the joint space?
    • A. 

      Gout

    • B. 

      Perth's Disease

    • C. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • D. 

      Osteoporosis

  • 22. 
    Osteonecrosis is a term that means?
    • A. 

      Hardenign of the cartilage

    • B. 

      Bones fusing together

    • C. 

      Softening of the bones

    • D. 

      Bone death

  • 23. 
    The manubrium of the sternum is the point of attachement for the origin for
    • A. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

    • B. 

      Subclavius

    • C. 

      Teres minor

    • D. 

      Pectoralis major

  • 24. 
    Which of the following bones does not articulate with any other bone?
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Hyoid

    • C. 

      Patella

    • D. 

      Sternum

  • 25. 
    Another term for Shin splints
    • A. 

      Tibialis

    • B. 

      Anterior compartment syndrome

    • C. 

      Tenosynovitis

    • D. 

      Bursitis

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