Pqg4 Part 4 Of 4

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Pqg4 Part 4 Of 4

PQG4 Part 4 of 4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While discussing a patient’s progress with the referring physician, the physician asks if the patient has demonstrate any signs of thoracodynia.  Thoracodynia can be described as
    • A. 

      Hypoventilation

    • B. 

      Inadequate chest expansion

    • C. 

      Diaphragmatic spasm

    • D. 

      Chest pain

  • 2. 
    Which type of joint receptor would a therapist expect to be most sensitive to high frequency vibration, acceleration and high velocity changes in joint position?
    • A. 

      Free nerve endings

    • B. 

      Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscles

    • C. 

      Pacinian corpuscles

    • D. 

      Ruffini endings

  • 3. 
    A physical therapist is treating a patient with a dorsal scapular nerve injury.  Which muscles would you expect to be most affected by this condition?
    • A. 

      Serratus anterior, pectoralis minor

    • B. 

      Levator scapulae, rhomboids

    • C. 

      Latissimus dorsi, teres major

    • D. 

      Supraspinatus, infraspinatus

  • 4. 
    A physical therapist is treating a patient with unilateral lower extremity weakness.  As the patient performs hip flexion in supine, the therapist helps the patient complete the full range of motion.  This would best be described as
    • A. 

      Active exercise

    • B. 

      Passive exercise

    • C. 

      Resistive exercise

    • D. 

      Active-assistive exercise

  • 5. 
    While reviewing the results of a goniometric evaluation, a physical therapist notes that active horizontal adduction was recorded at 80 degrees.  This recording should be considered
    • A. 

      Hypermobile

    • B. 

      Hypomobile

    • C. 

      Within normal limits

    • D. 

      Not enough information is given to make an accurate assessment

  • 6. 
    A physical therapist positions a patient in prone to measure passive knee flexion.  Range of motion may be limited in this position due to
    • A. 

      Active insufficiency of the knee extensors

    • B. 

      Active insufficiency of the knee flexors

    • C. 

      Passive insufficiency of the knee extensors

    • D. 

      Passive insufficiency of the knee flexors

  • 7. 
    Treating a patient diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy can be at times frustrating for a physical therapist.  The most important ingredient of productive treatment is
    • A. 

      The selection of appropriate therapeutic modalities

    • B. 

      The selection of appropriate range of motion exercises

    • C. 

      The use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

    • D. 

      The attitude of the rehabilitation team

  • 8. 
    According to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Physical Therapist Assistants as written by the American Physical Therapy Association, all of the following are correct EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Physical therapist assistants shall work under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist or senior physical therapist assistant.

    • B. 

      Physical therapist assistants may not initiate or alter a treatment program without prior evaluation by and approval of the supervising physical therapist

    • C. 

      Physical therapist assistants may not interpret data beyond the scope of their physical therapist assistant education

    • D. 

      Physical therapist assistants shall refer inquiries regarding patient prognosis to a supervising physical therapist

  • 9. 
    Health Maintenance Organizations continue to grow in popularity throughout the United States.  Health Maintenance Organizations are most likely to restrict physical therapy coverage based on
    • A. 

      Duration of individual treatment sessions

    • B. 

      Period of delivery

    • C. 

      Number of visits

    • D. 

      Frequency of visits

  • 10. 
    A physical therapist assistant is providing patient coverage for a physical therapist who is on vacation.  The physical therapist assistant should be allowed to perform all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Supervise exercise activities

    • B. 

      Modify treatment plan

    • C. 

      Gait training activities

    • D. 

      Write daily progress notes

  • 11. 
    Which of the following fractures involving the cranium is the least likely to produce a brain injury?
    • A. 

      Depressed

    • B. 

      Linear

    • C. 

      Compound

    • D. 

      Comminuted

  • 12. 
    A physical therapist is treating a four month-old infant.  During mat activities the infant suddenly becomes unconscious.  The most appropriate location to check the infant’s pulse is the
    • A. 

      Femoral artery

    • B. 

      Brachial artery

    • C. 

      Popliteal artery

    • D. 

      Carotid artery

  • 13. 
    A patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has difficulty initiating movement.  What proprioceptive neuromuscular technique would be most appropriate to treat this problem?
    • A. 

      Contract-relax

    • B. 

      Rhythmic initiation

    • C. 

      Rhythmic stabilization

    • D. 

      Slow reversal

  • 14. 
    A physical therapist instructs a patient to move from sitting to quadruped to tall kneeling.  By moving through the developmental sequence a patient gains ____ control during movement and ___ during balance activities.
    • A. 

      Isometric, isotonic

    • B. 

      Isotonic, isometric

    • C. 

      Isometric, isokinetic

    • D. 

      Isokinetic, isotonic

  • 15. 
    The long term goal of a CVA patient is to return to driving.  The primary deficit that the patient must learn to compensate for is
    • A. 

      Hemianopsia

    • B. 

      Expressive aphasia

    • C. 

      Agraphia

    • D. 

      Dysarthria

  • 16. 
    A physical therapist observes a patient during gait training.  The patient has normal strength and equal leg length.  As the patient passes midstance he slightly vaults and has early toe off.  The most likely cause of this deviation is
    • A. 

      Patient has excessive forefoot pronation

    • B. 

      Patient has limited hamstring length

    • C. 

      Patient has limited plantarflexion

    • D. 

      Patient has limited dorsiflexion

  • 17. 
    A physical therapist is treating a CVA patient with apraxia.  All of the following techniques are commonly used to treat apraxia EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The therapist should speak slowly and directly to the patient

    • B. 

      Multiple step commands should be used for activities of daily living

    • C. 

      A new task should be broken down into smaller components

    • D. 

      Repetition of tasks may be necessary

  • 18. 
    All of the following are true statements regarding associated reactions EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A stimulus is needed to produce an associated reaction

    • B. 

      Associated reactions are volitional

    • C. 

      The Raimiste’s phenomenon is an example of an associated reaction

    • D. 

      Associated reactions tend to occur in predictable patterns

  • 19. 
    A physician orders an immediate postoperative prosthesis for a patient with a below knee amputation.  All of the following are benefits of the rigid dressing EXCEPT
    • A. 

      It limits the development of edema

    • B. 

      It allows for early ambulation with the pylon/foot attachment

    • C. 

      It is custom made to each individual residual limb

    • D. 

      It allows for daily wound inspection and dressing changes

  • 20. 
    A physical therapist is evaluating a right hemiplegic four days status post CVA.  All of the following would be appropriate short term goals EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Improve trunk control and sitting balance

    • B. 

      Initiate self care activities

    • C. 

      Promote awareness and use of the hemiplegic side

    • D. 

      Perform lower extremity exercises without assistance

  • 21. 
    Which clinical observation is not usually characteristic with a rupture of the rotator cuff?
    • A. 

      The typical patient is less than 40 years old

    • B. 

      The patient is often unable to move the arm actively without pain

    • C. 

      Scapulohumeral rhythm is altered

    • D. 

      Night pain is a common patient complaint

  • 22. 
    A CVA patient with a flaccid upper extremity lies supine in bed.  The patient’s physical therapist discourages her from lying supine for long periods of time because
    • A. 

      The position can cause shoulder-hand syndrome

    • B. 

      The position increases an inferior subluxation

    • C. 

      The position increases and reinforces increased tone in the scapula and shoulder

    • D. 

      The position increases tone in the pectoralis

  • 23. 
    A physical therapist might select a metal upright ankle foot orthosis instead of a plastic ankle foot orthosis if the patient exhibits
    • A. 

      Mild sensory loss

    • B. 

      Severe fluctuating edema

    • C. 

      Cosmetic concerns

    • D. 

      Mediolateral ankle instability

  • 24. 
    A manual muscle test is repeated by three therapists who obtain the same grade each time.  This activity demonstrates
    • A. 

      Intrarater reliability

    • B. 

      Interrater reliability

    • C. 

      Intrarater validity

    • D. 

      Interrater validity

  • 25. 
    A physical therapist evaluates a patient diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome.  The therapist identifies significant genu recurvatum bilaterally.  Which of the following is not usually associated with genu recurvatum?
    • A. 

      Tightness of the quadriceps

    • B. 

      Tight popliteus and hamstring muscles at the knee

    • C. 

      Increased compression forces anteriorly

    • D. 

      Tightness of the gastrocnemius and soleus

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