Nctbmb/MBLEx Test Prep Quiz

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  • 1. 
    To encourage a client to participate as a partner in the process of bodywork, one needs to give attention by ___?
    • A. 

      Communicate your time limit

    • B. 

      Listening and respecting your client's needs

    • C. 

      Giving instructions

    • D. 

      Giving proper and clear diagnosis

  • 2. 
    When performing range of motion with your client it is important to ____?
    • A. 

      Move slowly with firm support

    • B. 

      Push just past the point of end feel

    • C. 

      Have the client inhale with the stretch

    • D. 

      Move quickly with a bouncing movement at the end of range

  • 3. 
    Which two muscle groups come closer together when the knee is in flexion___?
    • A. 

      Tibialis anterior and peronius longus/fibularus longus

    • B. 

      Rectus femoris and psoas

    • C. 

      Gastrocnemius and the hamstrings

    • D. 

      Tibialis posterior and tibialis anterior

  • 4. 
    The simplest form of nervous activity which includes a sensory and motor neuron and few if any interneurons is called a /an ___?
    • A. 

      Reflex

    • B. 

      Voluntary Response

    • C. 

      Propriocepter

    • D. 

      Sensory Arc

  • 5. 
    A decrease in blood-flow to a tissue or organ resulting in impairment of cell function or in cell death is known as __?
    • A. 

      Anemia

    • B. 

      Aneurysm

    • C. 

      Necrosis

    • D. 

      Ischemia

  • 6. 
    You are a self employed massage therapist paid directly by your clients or their insurance carriers. For Federal income tax purposes________ ?
    • A. 

      Your federal taxes are automatically withheld

    • B. 

      You must keep your records and submit your federal taxes on a quarterly basis

    • C. 

      You must keep your records and submit your federal taxes when you file your yearly return

    • D. 

      Your first year of practice is exempt from federal taxes

  • 7. 
    Your client has made five visits to you for massage therapy. Although they feel better for a short period, they are not making any real progress. Your next course of action is_____?
    • A. 

      Explain to them it appears massage cannot help their condition

    • B. 

      Refer them to your family physician

    • C. 

      Refer them to a healthcare professional who is more specialized in their area of need

    • D. 

      Explain that sometimes it takes many treatments to relieve their problem and the may feel worse before they improve.

  • 8. 
    Caution is required when performing massage in or around endangerment sites. Which of the following  IS NOT   a general principle for satety around endangerment sites?
    • A. 

      Always work with awareness and close tracking of your client

    • B. 

      If you feel a pulse,press harder to decrease the throbbing

    • C. 

      Get information about structural abnormalities, and proceed with caution

    • D. 

      Be careful around joints

  • 9. 
    An acute or chronically contracted psoas muscle commonly causes what symptom in the body? ____ 
    • A. 

      Pain behind the knee

    • B. 

      Low back pain

    • C. 

      Headache in the occipital area

    • D. 

      Discomfort in the gluteals

  • 10. 
    A client comes to you complaining of the treatment of their referring physician. The appropriate response would be to ___?
    • A. 

      Agree and advise them to see another doctor

    • B. 

      Listen and call the physician yourself after the client leaves

    • C. 

      Give your client your opinion of what would be proper treatment

    • D. 

      Listen and encourage the client to discuss theri issue directly with their physician either before or during their next visit to the doctor.

  • 11. 
    Reflexology can make claims for its effectiveness for the following __________?
    • A. 

      Eliminating constipation

    • B. 

      Inducing relaxation

    • C. 

      Fixing sprained ankles

    • D. 

      Correcting foot abnormalities

  • 12. 
    A contraindication for applying neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is _____ ?
    • A. 

      Chronic pain

    • B. 

      Referred sensation

    • C. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis when not in an acute state

    • D. 

      A depressed immune system

  • 13. 
    In a massage treatment for labored breathing what muscle would be MOST appropriate to treat?
    • A. 

      Pterygoid

    • B. 

      Scalenes

    • C. 

      Sternocleidomastoid (SCM)

    • D. 

      Biceps brachii

  • 14. 
    The best way to assess crepitus in the body is through ____?
    • A. 

      Sight

    • B. 

      Feel

    • C. 

      Smell

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 15. 
    Which of the following IS NOT appropriate for post-event sports massage?
    • A. 

      Broadening

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Trigger-Point work

    • D. 

      Jostling

  • 16. 
    According to the guidlines of  "universal precaution" a therapist should ___ ?
    • A. 

      Never work under draping

    • B. 

      Always provide herself finger cots for cuts on his/her fingers

    • C. 

      Clean his table after each client

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The following muscles attatch to the pes anserine
    • A. 

      Rectus femoris,semi-tendinosis, iliacus

    • B. 

      Soleus,peroneus longus,tibialis anterior

    • C. 

      Gluteus medius,Gluteus mnimus,piriformis

    • D. 

      Gracilis,Semi-tendinosis,sartorius

  • 18. 
    Which IS NOT  a function of the liver?
    • A. 

      End digestion of proteins

    • B. 

      Produces bile

    • C. 

      Storage of vitamins

    • D. 

      Removal of toxic substances from body fluids

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would lower systemic metabolic rate?
    • A. 

      Sauna

    • B. 

      Russian bath

    • C. 

      Meditation

    • D. 

      Physcial exercise

  • 20. 
    Which of the following  IS NOT  indicated for treatment of an acute sprain or strain?
    • A. 

      Ice

    • B. 

      Elevation

    • C. 

      Compression

    • D. 

      Heat

  • 21. 
    The muscle primarily involved in initiating forward leg motion in walking is ___?
    • A. 

      Tensor Fascia Latae

    • B. 

      Biceps femoris

    • C. 

      Illiopsoas

    • D. 

      Sartorius

  • 22. 
    A client is at risk for osteoporosis. What types of activity would be best to address this condition?
    • A. 

      Swimming

    • B. 

      Sauna and cold plunge

    • C. 

      Stretching

    • D. 

      Walking

  • 23. 
    The client is flat on the table in the supine position and is experiencing back pain. Where do you place the support ( e.g: pillow/bolster)  to provide relief?
    • A. 

      Under the knees

    • B. 

      Under the neck

    • C. 

      Under the abdomen

    • D. 

      Elevate the legs and feet,knees extended

  • 24. 
    What is most important to maintain a successfuul massage practice?
    • A. 

      A diverse client base

    • B. 

      Extensive advertising

    • C. 

      Credibility and good client contact

    • D. 

      Regular continuing education and training

  • 25. 
    The combined coordinated contractions of the circular and longitudinal muscles in tunica muscularis produces ___?
    • A. 

      Haustral churning

    • B. 

      Peristalsis

    • C. 

      Mechanical digestion in the stomach

    • D. 

      Expulsion of the stomach contents