Ppsc Post Certification Exam

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Ppsc Post Certification Exam

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the correct order of the 6-phase dynamic warm up sequence from beginning to end of a pre-training routine?
    • A. 

      Stretching, SMR, Corrective Exercise, Activation, CNS Prep, Foundational Movement

    • B. 

      SMR, Stretching, Corrective Exercise, Activation, Foundational Movement, CNS Prep

    • C. 

      CNS Prep, Corrective Exercise, Activation, Stretching, Foundational Movement, SMR

    • D. 

      Corrective Exercise, CNS Prep, Activation, Stretching, SMR, Foundational Movement

  • 2. 
    What is the global goal of the dynamic warm up?
    • A. 

      Prepare the body for optimal performance

    • B. 

      Reduce risk of training related injuries

    • C. 

      Improve weak and/or painful movements

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    This soft tissue foam rolling technique involves small micro movements of 1-2 inches of the foam roller moving under the body in order to reduce neurological tone in the tissues.
    • A. 

      The neurological trigger point technique

    • B. 

      The global foam rolling technique

    • C. 

      The oscillatory technique

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 4. 
    True or False: Common areas to address with foam rolling and soft tissue work should be prioritized around posturally shortened anterior chain primary moving musculature
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 5. 
    The pillar complex consists of the following regions
    • A. 

      The hips

    • B. 

      The core

    • C. 

      The shoulders

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    This stretching protocol involves a dynamic oscillation moving towards end ranges of available range, followed by an active end range hold.
    • A. 

      Bi-phasic stretching

    • B. 

      Reciprocal inhibition

    • C. 

      Passive static stretching

    • D. 

      Loaded stretching

  • 7. 
    The #1 stretching mistake that is made that jeopardizes postural integrity
    • A. 

      Achieving a stretch stimulus via positional mastery

    • B. 

      Achieving a stretch stimulus via pillar control

    • C. 

      Achieving a stretch stimulus via co-contractions around shoulders and hips

    • D. 

      Achieving a stretch stimulus via compensation patterns 

  • 8. 
    Successful corrective exercise results can be quantified with the following
    • A. 

      Stability

    • B. 

      Sequencing

    • C. 

      Smoothness

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The most effective programming strategy for corrective exercises to improve motor learning and new motor skill acquisition
    • A. 

      Block based practice

    • B. 

      Strategic set and rep schemes

    • C. 

      Addition of external loading

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The motor control gap can be defined as
    • A. 

      Active range of motion – passive range of motion

    • B. 

      Passive range of motion – active range of motion

    • C. 

      Active assisted range of motion – active range of motion

    • D. 

      Passive range of motion – active assisted range of motion 

  • 11. 
    The goal of this phase of the dynamic warm up sequence is to enhance proximal stability and control to yield maximal internal tension and force production for distal dynamic movement
    • A. 

      Phase 6 – CNS Stimulation

    • B. 

      Phase 5 – Foundational Movement Pattern Prep

    • C. 

      Phase 4 - Activation

    • D. 

      Phase 2 – Bi-Phasic Stretching

  • 12. 
    What specific characteristic(s) differentiate the foundational squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull and carry movement patterns from fundamental human movements such as rotation?
    • A. 

      Long term skill development

    • B. 

      Long term strength development

    • C. 

      Normalized developmental sequencing

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 13. 
    Central nervous system stimulation and the post activation potentiation phenomenon can be achieved through these two major mechanisms
    • A. 

      Mechanical tension via maximal loading

    • B. 

      Neurological efficiency via maximal velocity

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The 6-phase dynamic warm up should take how long to complete no matter the athlete/client presentation?
    • A. 

      3-5 minutes

    • B. 

      10-16 minutes

    • C. 

      17-22 minutes

    • D. 

      30-45 minutes

  • 15. 
    This specific focused block of the 6-phase dynamic warm up sequence has a mobility emphasis and is more classically used with a more chronically painful or dysfunctional athlete/client
    • A. 

      Parasympathetic block

    • B. 

      Corrective block

    • C. 

      Stimulation block

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The two key mechanical criteria in which effective and efficient movement screens are based off of in a split second yes or no decision
    • A. 

      Neutral spinal position

    • B. 

      No unwanted or asymmetrical rotation at any aspect of the body

    • C. 

      Presence of pain

    • D. 

      A and b

  • 17. 
    A client presenting with soft tissue dorsiflexion range of motion deficits at the ankle will respond most favorably to which type of active movement modality
    • A. 

      Foam rolling of the lower leg

    • B. 

      Self-mobilization of talo-crural joint

    • C. 

      Banded ankle distraction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The most foundational hip hinge pattern consists of
    • A. 

      The bottom up hinge AKA barbell deadlift

    • B. 

      The top down hinge AKA the RDL

    • C. 

      The trap bar deadlift

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    The three specific levels of the “lunge” foundational movement pattern consist of
    • A. 

      The split squat

    • B. 

      The lunge

    • C. 

      True single leg training

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
     Balance assessments with visual field manipulation are completed in the following positions to differentiate hip instability from ankle instability deficits
    • A. 

      Half kneeling

    • B. 

      Tall kneeling

    • C. 

      Single leg standing

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 21. 
    The first “lunge” (aka single leg) pattern variation introduced to athletes or clients that involves two fixed points of contact is the 
    • A. 

      Reverse lunge

    • B. 

      Split squat

    • C. 

      Pistol squat

    • D. 

      Single leg RDL

  • 22. 
    The most mobile ball and socket joint in the human body is the
    • A. 

      Gleno-humeral joint

    • B. 

      Scapulo-thoracic joint

    • C. 

      Acromio-clavicular joint

    • D. 

      Sterno-costal joint

  • 23. 
    An example exercise of the most foundational pushing pattern is the
    • A. 

      Push-up

    • B. 

      Barbell bench press

    • C. 

      Dumbbell bench press

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

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