Review Questions - Massage/Bodywork Theory, Assessment And Practice

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  • 1. 
    Chi manifests itself as five interrelated elements of cosmological energy. which is the INCORRECT element of TCM
    • A. 

      Fire

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Water

  • 2. 
    Your client has a subacute ankle sprain. what is the best stroke to facilitate recovery of this type of injury
    • A. 

      Gliding

    • B. 

      Deep compression

    • C. 

      Transverse friction

    • D. 

      Vibration

  • 3. 
    Your client has psoriasis on his back. he desires a full body massage. what is the most appropriate course of action
    • A. 

      Explain the psoriasis is contagious and you must reschedule massage

    • B. 

      Ask them to cleanse the area thoroughly with bacterial soap and massage the area

    • C. 

      Complete the massage but avoid the affected area

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Your client explains that they have been diagnosed with phlebitis. what is the best response
    • A. 

      Proceed with caution, but complete the massage, working lightly over affected area

    • B. 

      Explain that you want to research and consult with her doctor because certain conditions are contraindicated; reschedule the massage

    • C. 

      Proceed with massage, but do energy work instead of swedish

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Shiatsu is an ancient oriental healing method, which includes
    • A. 

      Balancing the chi (energy) through invisible channels (meridians)

    • B. 

      Yin and yang, governing forces (energy) within the universe

    • C. 

      Diagnosis of illness through qualities of the pulse and condition of the tongue

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    You suspect that your client has impetigo, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Clean the affected area with alcohol and massage the area

    • B. 

      Avoid the area and proceed with the massage

    • C. 

      Explain to the client what they need to do to treat the area

    • D. 

      Explain what you suspect and politely reschedule the massage. suggest the client see her doctor for treatment

  • 7. 
    Your client has chronic low back problems. while prone, she complains of pain in the low back area. what should you do first
    • A. 

      Place pillow under her abdomen

    • B. 

      Place more pillows under her feet

    • C. 

      Ask her to breathe into the pain and it will go away

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Your client comes in with extremely painful whiplash. he was in an auto accident  yesterday, his neck is very stiff and sore and thinks massage will help. what is the best course of action
    • A. 

      Explain that you cannot do deep work, but swedish could help relax musculature and proceed with massage

    • B. 

      Treat with NMT routine for cervical area

    • C. 

      Work the area with cross fiber friction

    • D. 

      Refer to and reschedule the massage after his consulting with the physician

  • 9. 
    Circle the incorrect statement
    • A. 

      Ying and yang are opposite but complimentary forces

    • B. 

      Yin is located on the posterior body and yang on the anterior

    • C. 

      GB21 is located midway between shoulder and C7

    • D. 

      LI120 is a point you would work for sinus and allergy conditions

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is an incorrect statement
    • A. 

      Trager is a method of re-education through movement and the experiences affect the central nervous system, causing relaxation

    • B. 

      Trigger point therapy is a gently, energy technique quieting the nervous system

    • C. 

      Reiki is a technique base on chi and spiritual tradition; the practitioner gently places their hands on the clients body

    • D. 

      Therapeutic touch, sometimes called "laying on of hands" is gentle and non invasive, using meditation and dispersing blocked energy, often being done above the clients body

  • 11. 
    When massaging the anterior neck, what structure should be avoided
    • A. 

      Carotid artery

    • B. 

      Internal jugular vein

    • C. 

      Vagus nerve

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The term mentastics and hook up are terms used in
    • A. 

      Rolfing

    • B. 

      Hellerwork

    • C. 

      Trager

    • D. 

      Jin shin do

  • 13. 
    In TCM the organs are associated with certain elements. The organs associated with the earth element are
    • A. 

      Spleen and stomach

    • B. 

      Gall bladder and liver

    • C. 

      Kidney and urinary bladder

    • D. 

      Lung and large intestine

  • 14. 
    When massaging adductor longus and sartorius, what structures are to be avoided
    • A. 

      Femoral triangle

    • B. 

      Brachial plexus

    • C. 

      Subclavian artery

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    A new client does not want to complete your intake questionnaire. what is the first thing you should do
    • A. 

      Refuse to work on them unless they complete the form

    • B. 

      Reschedule the session and ask them to fill out the form at home

    • C. 

      Continue to ask questions, if the client gives you all the necessary information, proceed with massage

    • D. 

      Proceed with the massage and ask them to fill out the form and mail it to you

  • 16. 
    Your client is lying in the supine position and complains of low back pain. what should you do first
    • A. 

      Turn him on his side

    • B. 

      Ask him to breathe into the pain and it will go away

    • C. 

      Place pillow under knees

    • D. 

      Stop the massage

  • 17. 
    Relaxation of contracted muscles following massage can best be explained by
    • A. 

      Endorphin release

    • B. 

      The mechanical affects on muscle tone

    • C. 

      The removal of toxins from the muscle tissue

    • D. 

      The affect on never impulses involved in resetting musle tone

  • 18. 
    Your client has a large, dark mole on his back.  you have noticed a sudden change in appearance and size. what should you do
    • A. 

      Tell the client you think the mole may be cancerous and should have a doctor look at it immediately

    • B. 

      Do not massage the immediate area

    • C. 

      Explain to him that you have noticed a sudden change in the moles appearance; suggest he may want to have a doctor examine it just to be on the safe side. (avoid immediate area)

    • D. 

      Massage the area since moles are not contagious

  • 19. 
    Your client has varicose veins. circle the incorrect statement
    • A. 

      Varicose veins occur when a vein is enlarged and stretched due to prolonged back pressure in the vein

    • B. 

      Massage proximal to the area, is not contraindicated but obtain Dr.'s ok

    • C. 

      It is ok to massage the area if you use very light gliding strokes

    • D. 

      Varicose veins occur mainly in the superficial leg veins

  • 20. 
    Range of motion is best determined by
    • A. 

      Joint movement assessment

    • B. 

      Palpation of the affected area

    • C. 

      Myofascial release techniques

    • D. 

      Stretching

  • 21. 
    The mechanical effects of massage include
    • A. 

      Disruption of adhesions and stretching the muscle

    • B. 

      Increased cellular metabolism

    • C. 

      Reduction in pain by affecting the nervous system

    • D. 

      Reduction in noxious stimulation of the nervous system, lowering stress

  • 22. 
    A therapist must be concerned with personal hygiene at all times. the most important hygiene habit is
    • A. 

      Unscented deodorant

    • B. 

      Oral hygiene

    • C. 

      Clean hands and nails

    • D. 

      Professional image

  • 23. 
    The primary goal of post event sports massage is to
    • A. 

      Re establish circulation which aids in recovery from negative affects of activity

    • B. 

      Stimulate circulation

    • C. 

      Warm tissue

    • D. 

      Calm nervous tension

  • 24. 
    Massage would be indicated for
    • A. 

      Post acute bursitis

    • B. 

      Acute whiplash

    • C. 

      Arteriorosclerosis

    • D. 

      Lyme disease

  • 25. 
    Massage affects the body in a number of ways. circle the incorrect statement
    • A. 

      Massage increases cell metabolism and hastens healing

    • B. 

      Massage interrupts noxious stimulation to nerve activity and helps reduce pain

    • C. 

      Massage breaks up and reduces cellulite

    • D. 

      Massaeg affects neurological chemical activity causing arteriolar and capillary dilation, increased skin temperature, and localized skin hyperemia

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