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What is the primary reason for asking about past medical history during an intake interview? A) It is required by HIPAA B) to assess potential risk factors C) To evaluate how the client feels D) To determine if the client is working with a doctor
B) to assess potential risk factors
According to Dr. Hans Selye, what is the tefinition of stress? A) The nonspecific response of the body to any demand B) The mental or physical reaction to excess stimulation C) Overexertion physcially, mentally, and/or emotionally D) the response to one's perspective of personal demands
A) The nonspecific response of the body to any demand
Which endangerment site includes the axillary artery and basilic vein? A) Anterior triangle of the neck B) Cubital area of the elbow C) Upper abdomen D) Axilla
D) Axilla
The brachiocephalic and jugular veins are located in which of the following endangerment sites? A) Posterior triangle of the neck B) Cubital area of the elbow C) Upper abdomen D) Axilla
A) Posterior triangle of the neck
Body substance isolation was designed for what purpose? A) To promote proper hygiene through thourough hand washing B) To provide a sterile environment C) To avoid nonsterile situations D) To create a physical barrier between a caregiver and infectious agents
D) To create a physical barrier between a caregiver and infectious agents
In which condition would deep tissue massage be contraindicated? A) Headaches B) Asthama C) Low blood pressure D) torticollis
B) Asthma  
Anatomically, where would massage be indicated for thoracic outlet syndrome? A) Neck, brachial plexus B) Axilla, lumph nodes C) Lower thoracic vertebrae, sciatic nerve D) Intercostal muscles, respiratory system
A) Neck, brachial plexus
What is the proper position to take when you suspect a client of substance abuse? A) Use caution and only perform light massage. B) It is a contraindication for any bodywork. C) Provide massae only if the person signs a clent intake form. D) It is not a physical problem, so continue as planned.
B) It is a contraindication for any bodywork.
In severe muscle injury, what does the acronym RICE refer to? A) Research, identify, call, evaluate B) Respond, immobilize, compress, evaluate C) Rest, isolate, communicate, elevate D) Rest, ice, compression, elevation
D) Rest, ice, compression, elevation
What condition would cause massage to be contraindicated in working with a pregnant woman? A) Low back pain B) Insomnia C) Toxemia, edema D) Sciatica
C) Toxemia, edema
Why would deep tissue massage be contraindicated for someone with chronic asthma? A) It can create a reaction that alters the patient's breath. B) It can cause stress or pain, which can trigger an episode. C) It can stimulate a contraction of th intercostals muscles D) it is not contraindicated for asthma.
B) It can cause stress or pain, which can trigger an episode.  
For what reason is bronchitis contraindicated for most types of massage therapy? A) Massage is painful for someone with bronchitis. B) Massage can intensify the condition. C) It can cause stress and pain, which can trigger an episode. D) It can be infectious, especially when the patient has a fever.
D) It can be infectious, especially when the patient has a fever.
Which condition always requires a doctor's approval before any bodywork can be administered? A) Cancer B) Pregnancy C) Hypertension D) Bell palsy
A) Cancer
Which type of massage is indicated for a patient with chronic fatique syndrome? A) Deep tissue massage B) Trigger point massage C) Light, relaxing massage D) Massage is contraindicated

C) Light, relaxing massage
What is acceptable massage technique to be used with varicose veins? A) Light massage toward the heart B) Dep massage, distal to the area C) Avoid the area D) Massage away from the heart
C) Avoid the area
When a patient has a fever, what is the accepted bodywork treatment for the condition? A) Only light massage, full body B) Focus on effleurage to move fluids C) Short but deep massage D) Massage is contraindicated
D) Massage is contraindicated
What is the appropriate action to take if you suspect a malignant melanoma? A) Inform the client and continue the massage. B) Diplomatically refer the client to a doctor before performing any bodywork. C) Diagnose the condition and avoid the area. D) Work the area gently.
B) Diplomatically refer client to a doctor before performing any bodywork.  
What is the purpose in finding out what medications your client is taking? A) To research the reason for taking the medications. B) To dertermine medication interactions. C) To research the side effects of the medication. C) HIPAA requires it of all health care providers.
A) To research the reason for taking the medications.
Why is deep tissue massage contraindicated for someone with osteoporosis? A) The deep pressure may break brittle bones. B) The patient will be too sensitive to pressure. C) Deep massage is not contraindicated. D) It can alter circulation too dramatically.
A) The deep pressure may break brittle bones.
How can massage be beneficial for a client that has Parkanson disease? A) It can cure Parkinson disease. B) It stimulates the peripheral nervous system. C) It sedates the efferent nerves. D) It may reduce muscle spasms, stress and anxiety.
D) It may reduce muscle spasms, stress and anxiety.
What is an endangerment site? A) Any area of the body that is highly susceptible to bruising. B) Any damaged area of the body. C) Areas of the body with underlying structures prone to injury. D) Areas of the body that have been injured in the past 5 years.
C) Areas of hte body with underlying structures prone to injury.
Which indangerment site is associated with the inguinal lymph nodes? A) medial brachium B) Popiteal fossa C) Axilla D) Femoral triangle
D) Femoral triangle
What is the most important measure in controlling the spread of microorganisms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? A) Universal precaution B) Body substance isolation techniques C) Proper hand washing D) Thorough cleaning of sheets and equipment
C) Proper hand washing
For a client who has informed you that he or she has experienced angina pectoris, what would be the appropriate action to take in massage? A) Massage should be light and soothing because coronary circulation may be affected. B) Massage should be as dep as the client can tolerate to reduce adhesions. C) Avoid the femoral triangle so that the femoral artery will not be damaged. D) It is only contraindicated in a patient that is considered geriatric.
A) Massage should be light and soothing because coronary circulation may be affected.
Why would universal precautions be used with someone who has AIDS? A) to determine potential health risks for the caregiver. B) To help protect the patient from potential life-threatening illness. C) To prevent the spread of HIV, which is highly contagious. D) To promote a sterile, impersonal environment for treatment.  
B) To help protect the patient from potential life-threatening illness.
What is the appropriate massage to use with a client who is constipated? A) Avoid the area because too much massage can cause toxic release. B) Clockwise massage promotes peristaltic action. C) Counterclockwise effleurage stimulates bowel function. D) Deep tissue massage breaks up hardened fecal matter.
B) Clockwise massage promotes peristaltic action.  
What symptoms would cause psoriasis to be contraindicated for massage? A) Pain, itching or weepy B) Edema, scaling or tension C) Area is more than 3 inches wide D) Coloring is dark purple or red
A) Pain, itching or weepy
Pulse reading is used to assess what rhythms according to Traditional Chinese Medicine? A) Blood circulation B) Lymph movement C) Kundalini D) Meridian flows
D) Meridian flows
Craniosacral pulses or rhythm is based on which of the following physiological funtions? A) Brain wave activity B) Central nervous system stimulation C) Cerebral spinal fluid production D) Reflex arc activity
C) Cerebral spinal fluid production
Which of the following postural conditions is also known as forward head? A) Lordosis B)Visceroptosis C) Kyphosis D) Scoliosis
C) Kyphosis
Which of the following terms defines the acronum CT- as in the scan used for medical assessment? A) Cranial topography B) Computed tomography C) Computer testing D) Computed triangulation
B) Computed tomography
Which of the following physiological functions is NOT considered a body rhythm? A) Cranial rhythm B) Respiration C) Efferent nerve impulses D) Heartbeat
C) Efferent nerve impulses
When using a plumb line to evaluate posture, from a lateral view, where should the plumb line be in relation to the ear? A) Anterior to the ear B) through the ear lobe C) posterior of the ear D) diagonal to the ear
B) through the ear lobe
Which of the following tools is used in measuring range of motion (ROM)? A) goniometer B) physiometer C) ROM protractor D) tape measure
A) goniometer
Gait pattern refers to which type of movement. A) arm swing B) twist in the torso C) head rotation D) walking
D) walking
Muscle testing is an assessment technique used to determine which condition? A) muscle position B) range of motion C) action potential D) muscle strength
D) muscle strength
When a client shows signs of being anxious, excited or restless, which nervous condition is he or she exhibiting? A) sympathetic B) parasympathetic C) static overload D) hypertension
A) sympathetic
Which condition is usually associated with hypomobility as it relates to ROM assessment? A) hyperemia B) antagonist contraction C) contracture D) muscle substitution
C) contracture
What form of massage is indicated for constipation? A) massage is contraindicated B) clockwise effleurage C) deep petrissage D) counterclockwise effleurage
B) clockwise effleurage
Varicose veins appear as: A) small, thin blood vessels in weblike patterns B) red veins close to the surface C) protruding, irregular veins during rest D) protruding veins during exercise
C) protruding, irregular veins during rest
Massage is indicated in which of the following conditions? A) acute ankle sprain B) varicose veins C) spider veins D) cirrhosis
C) spider veins
In which of the following conditions is it important to receive a doctor's approval before giving a massage? A) carcinoma B) bursitis C) chronic fatique syndrome D) asthma
A) carcinoma
In which of the following conditions is massage contraindicated? A) fever B) muscle cramps C) chronic inflammation D) low blood pressure
A) fever
Which of the following situations used for infection precautions place a physical barrier between the caregiver and potentiallyinfectious agents? A) body substance isolation B) treating third-degree burns C) treating open wounds D) all of the above
A) body substance isolation
Which of the following statements is true regarding massage thereapy for a client suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome? A) massage should be very light to promote rest and relaxation. B) massage should be vigorous to promote circulation C) massage is contraindicated D) massage should be stimulating
A) massage should be very light to promote rest and relaxation
What is the best approach to a client with scoliosis? A) seek advice from the client's doctor and proceed with caution B) perform deep tissue work C) use only tapotment and compression on the affected area D) use light effleurage over the entire body
A) seek advice from the client's doctor and proceed with caution
When should you wash your hands in reference to massage? A) before a massage B) whenever it is convenient C) after a massage D) before and after the massage
D) before and after the massage
When should you change the sheets on our table? A) once a day B) when they look dirty C) after each massage D) only when the client requests it
C) after each massage
Why is proper draping an important part of good, professional business ethics? A) it ensures the client's privacy B) it is an important marketing tool C) it makes it easier to deal with difficult people D) it promotes oil and lotion absorption
a) it ensures the client's privacy
How often should towels and sheets be laundered to prevent a rancid odor? A) weekly B) biweekly C) as often as it permits D) the same day they are used
D) the same day they are used
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