Massage Therapy Sample Pathology Test - Practice Exam

Massage Pathology Sample Practice Test of 15 questions. Unlike the versions of our tests that are included with a paid subscription, this test cannot be automatically graded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. With our paid subscription to Massage-Exam you get instant exam grading, rationale behind the correct answers, and a detailed exam tracking system.
Massage Pathology Exam
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1. What would you concentrate on doing with a client that has scoliosis?
  Address unilateral structures only
  Strengthen weak muscles and stretch shortened muscles
  Refer to a doctor, MT's can't help scoliosis
  Refer to chiropractor
 
2. All of the following are common skin disorders resulting from allergies, bacterial, viral, or fungal infections except:
  Psoriasis
  Impetigo
  Contact dermatitis
  Basal cell carcinoma
 
3. The four structures that can cause nerve compression or impingement for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) are:
  Cervical rib, post. Scalene, costoclavicular, and pectoralis minor
  TVP of C7, ant. Scalene, costoclavicular, and pectoralis minor
  Cervical rib, ant. Scalene, costoclavicular, and pectoralis minor
  Cervical rib, ant. Scalene, costoclavicular, and pectoralis major
 
4. The cause of numbness and tingling in the arm and lateral three and one-half digits.
  Costoclavicular syndrome
  Carpal tunnel syndrome
  Thoracic outlet syndrome
  Piriformis syndrome
 
5. An increase in the normal lumbar curve with increased anterior pelvic tilt and hip flexion is:
  Hyperkyphosis
  Hyperlordosis
  Scoliosis
  Hypermobility
 
6. The production of too much insulin is typical of:
  Anemia
  Leukemia
  Type ll diabetes
  Type l diabetes
 
7. Rickets (bone deformities) in children is caused by:
  A severe or prolonged deficiency of Vitamin C
  A severe or prolonged deficiency of Vitamin D
  An extreme excess of Vitamin C
  An extreme excess of Vitamin D
 
8. A trigger point is;
  A hypotonic point that causes pain and referred pain
  A hypertonic joint that causes satellite pain
  A hyperirritable spot in the soft tissue that often exhibits a predictable referral pain pattern
  A hypoirritable soft tissue spot that causes pain in a referral pattern
 
9. A spasm is:
  A voluntary, prolonged muscle contraction
  A short muscle contraction
  An involuntary, sustained contraction of a muscle
  A painful, voluntary, quick muscle contraction
 
10. What type of strain does the deltoid ligament protect the ankle against?
  Inversion / Varus
  Eversion / Varus
  Eversion / Valgus
  Inversion / Valgus
 
11. If an athlete is showing symptoms of staggering, is incoherent, and not sweating, what could this indicate?
  Hyperthermia
  Heat cramps
  Heat exhaustion
  Heat stroke
 
12. The primary muscles involved in torticollis are:
  Levator scapula, scalens, and ESG's
  SCM, scalens, and ESG's
  SCM, scalens, and levator scapula
  SCM, scalens, and trapezius (upper fibers)
 
13. In acute conditions it is best to do all of the following except?
  Reduce pain and decrease sympathetic nervous system firing
  Treat any compensating structures and maintain local circulation
  Reduce or remove protective muscle spasms
  Reduce inflammation and edema
 
14. If a client is taking anti-inflammatories or blood thinners, it is contraindicated to perform:
  Rhythmic techniques
  Trigger point therapy
  Friction techniques
  Effleurage
 
15. Lymphatic drainage technique reduces:
  Lymph flow
  Capillaries flow
  Node refill
  Edema and pain
 

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