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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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    The following concepts and techniques describe this modality;   Gentle,rhythmic rocking, body mind connection, backing off when pain,discompfort, or restriction is encountered
    • A. 

      Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

    • B. 

      Trager Approach

    • C. 

      Cranial-Sacral THerapy

    • D. 

      Polarity Therapy

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Teach the client Transcendental Meditation

    • B. 

      Invite the client to join the therapist's church

    • C. 

      Offer simple breath awareness exercises

    • D. 

      Refer them to a psychotherapist

  • 28. 
    Modern Science is beginning to recognize how the mind and body operate as a unit and the profound physiological connection between the skin and the nervous system. The limbic system is intimately involved in this emotional relationship to touch. Which phrase best defines the limbic system?
    • A. 

      Suppressed emotions are allowed to be released by special limbic cells

    • B. 

      A group of structures in the brain creating memories or images of tactile experiences

    • C. 

      Includes the golgi tendon organs and muscle spindle cells

    • D. 

      A system for connecting the muscular and nervous system, keeping us limber

  • 29. 
    A new client arrives for their session complaining of severe discomfort between the scaplula. As you take her history, you learn the client works as a computer programmmer.  What areas might be best to address in this session?
    • A. 

      Shoulder girdle and neck

    • B. 

      Quadriceps and hamstrings

    • C. 

      Illiopsoas and quadratus Lumborum (QL's)

    • D. 

      Gluteus medius/maximus and the erectors

  • 30. 
    During a session, you notice that your clients eyes are closed, their breathing has shifted from the beginning of the session to slower and deeper and that their stumach has gurgled a few times. You might assume your client is ________?
    • A. 

      Feeling anxious or agitated

    • B. 

      Hungry and wished the session would be over soon

    • C. 

      Relaxing,shifting from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous response

    • D. 

      Recolling memories and wishes something would be done differently

  • 31. 
    The cranial "rhythm" is driven and produced by _____?
    • A. 

      A specific area in the brain

    • B. 

      The movement of the bones in the skull

    • C. 

      The filling and emptying of cerebrospinal fluid within the dural membrane

    • D. 

      Movement of the body

  • 32. 
    According to Oriental Theory, symptoms or signs of disease can be seen as part of a pattern manifested by ____?
    • A. 

      A rise in the body's temperature

    • B. 

      Disharmony of the Ki/Chi/Qi in the particular channels or meridians

    • C. 

      Pain in the clients's extremities

    • D. 

      Failure one's hara effectivily

  • 33. 
    When working deep along the anterior neck and the  "V"  of the shoulder girdle, discomfort might be felt radiating down the cleint arm due to ______?
    • A. 

      Solar Plexis

    • B. 

      Brachial Plexis

    • C. 

      Cervical Plexis

    • D. 

      Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • 34. 
    For palpation of the psoas muscle what bony landmark serves as the best orientation point?
    • A. 

      Anterior Superior Illiac Spine (A.S.I.S)

    • B. 

      Greater Trochantor of the Femur

    • C. 

      Twelfth Rib

    • D. 

      Posterior Superior iliac spine (P.S.I.S)

  • 35. 
    Your client exhibits discomfort with abdominal work and seems to be holding tightly to his emotions when this area is worked. What would be the best course of action?
    • A. 

      Discontinue and avoid any further abdominal work

    • B. 

      Work this area and let the client know it is for her own growth

    • C. 

      Refer the client to a psychotherapist

    • D. 

      Acknowledge with the client what you notice, involving them in selecting how you will proceed.

  • 36. 
    Certain massage techniques can help break adhesions formed when connective tissues stick together. Which pair of techniques is best suited to this intention?
    • A. 

      Friction and lifting

    • B. 

      Vibration with traction

    • C. 

      Efflurage with tapotement

    • D. 

      Vibration and tapotement

  • 37. 
    Your client comes to the session exhibiting edema in the area of their knee. They explain that it is due to an injury, but not a serious one, and involves no joint damage to the knee. Your best course of treatment is _____?
    • A. 

      Avoid the area entirely

    • B. 

      Work specifially with deep friction to release triggger points in the area

    • C. 

      Apply ice to the area and flush the area proximal

    • D. 

      Massage with efflurage to the direct area and complete with Range of Motion (ROM) exercise

  • 38. 
    Your client comes to you for treatment of   "Tennis Elbow"  As part of a post injury complete treatment package you give the following to be done at home?
    • A. 

      Immobilize and rest the affected elbow

    • B. 

      Use heat to relax the affected tissue

    • C. 

      Encourage the client to strengthen the aera by doing 5 push ups a day

    • D. 

      Stretch the affected area by doing wrist flexion and extensions several times a day

  • 39. 
    Confidentiality of clients' records is important and required for many reasons. The primary reason is ____?
    • A. 

      To protect yourself from being sued by a client

    • B. 

      To insure adequate information for insurance billing

    • C. 

      Professional ethics and law

    • D. 

      To be sure your clients will keep coming back

  • 40. 
    Which of the following IS NOT a factor when determining scheduling and selecting technique for sports massage?
    • A. 

      The amount of bodywork experience the athlete has had

    • B. 

      Familiarity between athlete and therapist

    • C. 

      The hydrotherapy program the athlete is using

    • D. 

      Individual responsiveness to various approaches and techniques

  • 41. 
    During the throwing of a baseball, the action the muscles which apply the breaking action to the arm at the end of the throw best illustrate this type of contraction__________?
    • A. 

      Concentric

    • B. 

      Eccentric

    • C. 

      Isotonic

    • D. 

      Isometric

  • 42. 
    The conception vessel rules the following ___________?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Reproduction

    • C. 

      Digestion

    • D. 

      Gastro-instestinal track

  • 43. 
    An imbalanced replationship between peroneus longus and tibialis anterior in which the peroneus is stronger and contracted would be noticeable in which way?
    • A. 

      Uneven gait

    • B. 

      One leg shorter than the other

    • C. 

      Walking on ones toes

    • D. 

      Fallen arch (flat feet)

  • 44. 
    This gland is responsible for basic control of metabolism in the body
    • A. 

      Adrenal

    • B. 

      Pituitary

    • C. 

      Thymus

    • D. 

      Thyroid

  • 45. 
    In the nomenclature of note-taking of a massage preactice, the " S" in S.O.A.P is best explained as _____?
    • A. 

      The client's description of her problem,condition, and contributing factors

    • B. 

      Stretching exercises given to supplement the client's treatment plan

    • C. 

      A summery of the therapists findings regarding the muscles involved in the client's condition

    • D. 

      Idea's that the client and therapist discuss and share to give the best possible treatment

  • 46. 
    The Term R.I.C.E as used in injury treatment standfs for
    • A. 

      Relax,inspire,calm,evaluate

    • B. 

      Relax, ice,contract, exercise

    • C. 

      Rest, ice, compress, exercise

    • D. 

      Rest,ice,compress,elevate

  • 47. 
    Your client is referred by their doctor for aggressive massage work. During your treatment involving range of motion, the client winces and holds towards the end of the movement. What is the best response?
    • A. 

      Gently explain that this is necessary, reminding that no pain equals no gain.

    • B. 

      Apologize for causing pain and avoid that area

    • C. 

      Acknowledge their response and work within their pain and movement range.

    • D. 

      Lighten up for a moment and then return, remembering the doctor ordered aggressive treatment.

  • 48. 
    The best description of a synergist muscle is ____?
    • A. 

      Muscles which work in opposition during movement

    • B. 

      The result of stretching a muscle to increase its resting length

    • C. 

      A muscle which assists another during movement

    • D. 

      The tightening of a muscle in response to injury

  • 49. 
    In Five Element Theory this element can be bent and straightened, is sour and involves the Yang organ gall bladder. _______?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Fire

  • 50. 
    This is of greatest important to the therapist when using finger tips in deep tissue work, it is________?
    • A. 

      Making sure the wrist, hand,and fingers are in direct line to prevent injury

    • B. 

      Getting the greatest amount of force into the tissue being worked

    • C. 

      Being sure to be on the correct muscle to get best results

    • D. 

      Working quickly and effectively to cover the most areas on the client

  • 51. 
    In range of motion/stretching activities, when the client moves the part being stretched into the stretch and the therapist then completes the stretch to its full range, this is _________?
    • A. 

      Passive

    • B. 

      Active Assisted

    • C. 

      Active

    • D. 

      P.N.F (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)

  • 52. 
    In certain conditions such as the some types of cancer and H.I.V., massage using deep gliding, trigger points, or even light gliding strokes is not best because ______?
    • A. 

      The pressure may be too much for the client

    • B. 

      The strokes may overload or cause spreading within the clients body

    • C. 

      You were told not to do it in massage school

    • D. 

      The client may not be aware enough to gvie the therapist feedback

  • 53. 
    In order to avoid overtreating someone who is elderly
    • A. 

      Work only a small area

    • B. 

      Only see them once a month

    • C. 

      Make your treatment shorter in duration and lighter in pressure

    • D. 

      Offer them polarity

  • 54. 
    The following term describes an injury involving damage to ligaments, and may also result in joint instability
    • A. 

      Sprain

    • B. 

      Strain

    • C. 

      Arthritis

    • D. 

      Subluxation

  • 55. 
    A new client comes in and when handed the intake form does not fill it out. How do you proceed?
    • A. 

      Refuse to work on them unless they fill it out

    • B. 

      Do not bother them anymore and just do the session

    • C. 

      Explain the reason for the intake and ask verbally about the information which is necessary; if the client cooperates do the massage

    • D. 

      Ask them what they are trying to hide and explain why it is necessary to fill out the paper

  • 56. 
    Points on what  meridian would be useful in treatment of tennis elbow and shoulder problems? ____________
    • A. 

      Lung

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Large Intestine

    • D. 

      Small Intestine

  • 57. 
    Pain in the knee is often the result of imbalance in strength and contraction of which muscles? _______ and _______
    • A. 

      Gastrocnemius and rectus femoris

    • B. 

      Vastus lateralis and Vastis medialis

    • C. 

      Biceps femoris and rectus femoris

    • D. 

      Hamstrings and quadriceps

  • 58. 
    • A. 

      Refuse to treat the client

    • B. 

      Explain to the client your experience and begin treatment

    • C. 

      Go ahead and just treat the client

    • D. 

      Explain to the client your experience and refer them to a therapist specializing in cranial work

  • 59. 
    Therapeutic Touch is best described as ______?
    • A. 

      Deep contact work affecting specific musculature

    • B. 

      Gentle touch, often working off the body

    • C. 

      Good for differentiating adhered muscles

    • D. 

      Work directed primarily at the hands and feed

  • 60. 
    During a massage the therapist notices that their nexk and shoulders are becoming tight while doing a neuromuscular therapy treatment. What is the best course of action?
    • A. 

      Continue and finish the treatment immediately stretching their neck and shoulders afterwards.

    • B. 

      Ignore their discomfort, continue, do not break the continuity of the treatment for the client.

    • C. 

      Discontinue the treatment, reschedule the client, and take care of their body.

    • D. 

      Finish the specific hold; pause to care for their body; resume treatment, pausing and stretching throughout the treatment

  • 61. 
    The liver meridian begins where on the body?
    • A. 

      The great toe

    • B. 

      The little toe

    • C. 

      Lateral to the eye

    • D. 

      The index finger

  • 62. 
    • A. 

      The muscle lengthening, reducing tension

    • B. 

      The energy field coming into balance

    • C. 

      The neuromuscular reflex pathway reeducating

    • D. 

      The training and skill of the therapist

  • 63. 
    The Best description of the effects of heat on the body is _______?
    • A. 

      Analgesic, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles

    • B. 

      Stimulates, analgesic, reduces muscular tone

    • C. 

      Depresses, analgesic, increases muscular tone

    • D. 

      Reduces swelling, reduces pain, increases blood flow

  • 64. 
    A "tsubo"  is best described as ______?
    • A. 

      A pressure point where ki can gather and be influenced

    • B. 

      A sudden rush of ki through a channel

    • C. 

      The centering point within the practitioner

    • D. 

      A difficult point to treat on the lung meridian

  • 65. 
    Migraine or cluster headaches are
    • A. 

      Caused by muscle tension often related to outside stressors

    • B. 

      Easily cured by massage therapy

    • C. 

      Usually require referral to the primary care physician

    • D. 

      Vascular in nature, often triggered by outside factors

  • 66. 
    Your client is required to lift weight in their occupation and is now experiencing low back discomfort. You suggest the following to support the bodywork they recieve:
    • A. 

      Find another line of work

    • B. 

      Exercise to strengthen the erectors, psoas, and quadratus lumborum musculature

    • C. 

      Get help whenever they need to lift items

    • D. 

      Use their legs and gluteals while lifting

  • 67. 
    Your client prefers to be not to be draped when recieving massage and asks you to please remove the towel/sheet. What is your best response?
    • A. 

      Since the client requests this and gives their consent, remove the draping and massage them

    • B. 

      Refuse to do the massage, telling them you do not do that type of work

    • C. 

      Explain that even though they have requested this, professional ethics and the law require draping, and they will need to be draped to continue

    • D. 

      Inquire what their intent and motives are, using this as an opportunity to increase client self-awareness

  • 68. 
    The following channels and organs are described as representing the Yin energy ______, __________, and ______?
    • A. 

      Stomach, large intestine,bladder

    • B. 

      Spleen, heart, liver

    • C. 

      Stomach, liver, gall bladder

    • D. 

      Lungs, heart, small intestine

  • 69. 
    When your client arrives, you notice that one hip appears to be raised, or higher than the other, while the client is standing. What musculature might most contribute to this?
    • A. 

      Rectus abdominis and erector spinae

    • B. 

      Psoas and quadratus Lumborum

    • C. 

      Rectus femoris and gluteus maximus

    • D. 

      Latisimus dorsi and pectoralis major

  • 70. 
    You recieve a phone call from an attorney involved in your client's litigation concerning and injury. They request you send your client's records by a given date.  What would be your best course of action?
    • A. 

      Send the records immediately as requested by the attorney

    • B. 

      Inform the attorney you will need to receive a subpoena or a written authorization from your client before you send the records

    • C. 

      Call your client immediately and ask them what they would like done

    • D. 

      Refuse to send the records, explaining you need to protect confidentiality

  • 71. 
    For which type of massage stroke are the palms making contract with the hands relaxed, giving firm, even, constant pressure?
    • A. 

      Kneading

    • B. 

      Tapotement

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Gliding

  • 72. 
    While talking with your client before massage they state they are usually uncomfortable with contact on their abdomen, chest, and thigh area. This bit of history might indicate what?
    • A. 

      Possible issues with abuse

    • B. 

      Possible mental instability

    • C. 

      A preference for reflexology

    • D. 

      Nothing to be particularly aware of

  • 73. 
    While observing your client lying prone on your table you notice a curvature of the spine resembling an "S" in the thoracic and lumbar spine.  What is the correct term for this?
    • A. 

      Lordosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Sciatica

    • D. 

      Scoliosis

  • 74. 
    Your client complains of shin splint pain. Palpation shows involvement of tibialis anterior. What activity would most likely make it worse
    • A. 

      Standing on one's toes

    • B. 

      Swimming

    • C. 

      Running where heel strikes first

    • D. 

      Cycling

  • 75. 
    The following best describe yang organs and meridians:
    • A. 

      Have basic control of all bodily organs

    • B. 

      Influenced by heaven, are "hollow" organs, located posterior, superficial

    • C. 

      Influenced by earth, are "solid" organs, located anterior, deep

    • D. 

      Flow upward, are "solid" organs, located poterior, "male" energy

  • 76. 
    Skeletal muscle movement of the extremities occurring in the coronal plane is described as _____ ?
    • A. 

      Flexion and extension

    • B. 

      Abduction and adduction

    • C. 

      Medial and lateral rotation

    • D. 

      Inversion and eversion

  • 77. 
    Your client reports tightness and discomfort in their illiotibial band (ITB) due to adhesion with the vastus lateralis muscle. What would be the best stroke to use?
    • A. 

      Deep gliding strokes parallel to, and between the ITB and vastus lateralis

    • B. 

      Cross fiber friction in the area of the greater trochantor

    • C. 

      Passive stretching of the ITB, vastus lateralis, and the gluteus musculature

    • D. 

      Adhesions are contraindicated for massage; refer to doctor

  • 78. 
    Due to the lack of blood supply this tpe of tissue takes longer to heal. ________?
    • A. 

      Muscle

    • B. 

      Bone

    • C. 

      Fibrous connective

    • D. 

      Epithelial

  • 79. 
    The basic types of touch used in Polarity Therapy are _______ ?
    • A. 

      Sattvic, rajasic, stillness

    • B. 

      Movement, sattvic, rajasic

    • C. 

      Sattvic, rajasic, tamasic

    • D. 

      Jostling, palming, stretching

  • 80. 
    If the muscle rectus femoris works as an antagonist in movement of the knee, which would be the agonist movement?
    • A. 

      Gluteus Maximus

    • B. 

      Hamstrings

    • C. 

      Peroneus longus

    • D. 

      Quadriceps

  • 81. 
    According to oriental five element theory, theory, the elements are represented by _____ ?
    • A. 

      Earth, air, fire, water, ether

    • B. 

      Earth,air, wood,metal,water

    • C. 

      Earth,fire,wood,weather,heaven

    • D. 

      Earth,fire,wood,water,metal

  • 82. 
    Following a 5K running event, an athlete experiences cramping in their calf while you are massaging them. What would be best to treat this?
    • A. 

      Give them fluids and refer them to the medical tent immediately

    • B. 

      Apply deep friction to the cramping gastroc/soleus muscles

    • C. 

      Give a long continuous stretch to the gastroc/soleus muscles

    • D. 

      Resist movement of tibialis anterior followed by stretch of gastroc/soleus muscles

  • 83. 
    A condition characterized by soreness and numbness of the arm and hand caused by compression of the brachial plexus by the scalene muscles is known as _______?
    • A. 

      Thoracic outlet syndrome

    • B. 

      Torticollis

    • C. 

      Carpal tunnel syndrome

    • D. 

      Tennis Elbow

  • 84. 
    The following term is most descriptive and used with cranial work:
    • A. 

      Trigger point

    • B. 

      Still point

    • C. 

      Fascial unwinding

    • D. 

      Hook-up

  • 85. 
    Clients often experience discomfort in their body due to the release of metabolic waste from their tissues. What can best help prevent this?
    • A. 

      Rest and sleep after a massage

    • B. 

      Strenuous exercise following massage

    • C. 

      Drink plenty of water following a massage

    • D. 

      Meditation and focused breathing following a massage

  • 86. 
    Which of the following are not targeted by histamine?
    • A. 

      Mast cells

    • B. 

      Goblet cells

    • C. 

      White blood cells

    • D. 

      Blood cells

  • 87. 
    This common chronic inflammatory condition, caused by formation of uric acid crystals and often seen in the lower extremity is called
    • A. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • B. 

      Peripheral Neuropathy

    • C. 

      Gout

    • D. 

      Chronic edema

  • 88. 
    The best example of structure adapting to function resulting in  free and full range of movement in the body is
    • A. 

      Intervertebral discs

    • B. 

      Sacroiliac joint

    • C. 

      Femoral-acetabular joint

    • D. 

      Gleno-humoral joint

  • 89. 
    The modality of bodywork focusing on the connective tissue, utilizing hooking of the tissue with a slow spreading motion is called.
    • A. 

      NMT

    • B. 

      Myofascial release

    • C. 

      Zero balancing

    • D. 

      Deep muscle therapy

  • 90. 
    Within the functioning of the immune system, antibodies are secreted by ________?
    • A. 

      T lymphocytes

    • B. 

      Neutrophils

    • C. 

      B lymphocytes

    • D. 

      Macrophages

  • 91. 
    As a massage therapist operating out of your own office in private practice, you may be required to carry the following insurance _____________?
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Property damage

    • C. 

      General Liability

    • D. 

      Malpractice and general liability

  • 92. 
    This type of sensory receptors are located in muscle tendons and joints. They give information about position, vibration, movement, and muscle tone. they are called _______?
    • A. 

      Visceroceptors

    • B. 

      Nocioceptors

    • C. 

      Proprioceptors

    • D. 

      Extroceptors

  • 93. 
    Two therapists decide to lease space in the same office. What should be considered first whenentering into this type of arrangement
    • A. 

      Local zoning laws

    • B. 

      Insurance liability coverage

    • C. 

      Getting legal advice on parterships from a lawyer

    • D. 

      State and local establishment licensure requirements

  • 94. 
    If you are working with an elder who is unable to give verbal feedback  you would_______?
    • A. 

      Track them very carefully

    • B. 

      Use lighter pressure

    • C. 

      Do not use extremes of temperature if doing hydrotherapy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 95. 
    The communication of the working muscle with its opposing muscle to allow lenghtening and movement to occur is called ___________?
    • A. 

      Reflex arc

    • B. 

      Synergistic involvement

    • C. 

      Reciprocal inhibition

    • D. 

      Co-Contraction

  • 96. 
    The primary focus of pre- and post-recovery massage is _____?
    • A. 

      To address localized spasms and manually flush waste towards the lymph nodes

    • B. 

      Friction and scar tissue

    • C. 

      Break down adhesions allowing muscles to move freely

    • D. 

      Teach self-care techniques

  • 97. 
    The joint  type  where the cranial bones articulate is called _______?
    • A. 

      Syndemotic

    • B. 

      Diarthrotic

    • C. 

      Cartilaginous

    • D. 

      Sutures

  • 98. 
    Inflammation is the body's protective device in response to an injury or _______?
    • A. 

      Ruptured blood vessels

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Cold

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 99. 
    The modality that involves moving the joint and affected muscles into a place of maximum comfort and holding for a period of time, then returning to a normal resting place called ______?
    • A. 

      Feldenkrais

    • B. 

      Postional Release

    • C. 

      Neuromuscular Reeducation

    • D. 

      Rolfing

  • 100. 
    Two therapists leasing a space ctogether decide to be a sparate business entities. Soes one person's professional liability insurance cover all accidents that may occur in the shared office space?
    • A. 

      Yes, always

    • B. 

      Yes, as long as both are listed on the lease

    • C. 

      Yes, if there is a partnership agreement

    • D. 

      No