Massage Therapist Assessment Sample Exam - Practice Test

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Massage Assessment Exam
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1. In hydrotherapy, a general contraindication is:
  Pitted edema
  Nerve damage
2. A client suffers from lordosis, what interior muscle would you work?
  Latissimus dorsi
3. This painful stimulus is due to local tissue injuries.
  Reflex muscle guarding
  Quick muscle contraction
4. With a muscle injury, active free and passive relaxed range of motion are used to assess:
  Pain in the muscle's range
  The client's tolerance to compressed pain
  Where the trigger points are effecting the muscles
5. To treat trigger points and check for fascial restrictions with Petrissage, what type would be used as an assessment technique.
  Light effleurage
  Skin rolling
  Lymphatic drainage
6. The deltopectoral triangle sites of caution consists of:
  Cephalic vein, clavicular artery, and pectoral nerve
  Cephalic vein and thyroid gland
  Superficial temporal artery and facial nerve
  Hyoid bone, thyroid gland, and pectoral nerve
7. A client comes to you complaining of pain in her neck six months after a mild whiplash injury. Your postural analysis shows a mild tilt of the head to the left. Based on this information, what muscle would be stretch weakened?
  Left SCM
  Right upper trapezius
  Left upper trapezius
  Bilateral scalenes
8. Which of the following muscles would be weak and overstretched if the pectoralis minor was hypertonic?
  Pectoralis major
  Levator scapula
9. One of your athletes turned their ankle and heard a snap during a soccer game. The ankle is swollen and deformed, what would this indicate?
  Impacted fracture
10. In abdominal massage, the best way to properly access the iliopsoas is by:
  Elevating the lower leg in the supine position
  Bending knees so the pelvis is flexed forward in the supine position
  Elevating the head and arms in the supine position
  Bending knees and extending the hip in prone position
11. When a person wears high heeled shoes, what muscle is shortened?
  Tibialis anterior
  Extensor digitorum longus
  Extensor hallucis longus
12. In passive range of motion testing, which two muscles are assessed when the foot is placed in inversion?
  Peroneus longus and tibialis anterior
  Tibialis anterior and tibialis posterior
  Peroneus longus and extensor digitorum longus
  Extensor hallucis longus and Extensor digitorum longus
13. A client comes to you with neck pain. When conducting your postural assessment, you notice the head and neck are side bent towards the left, the face turned to the right, and left shoulder raised. What is the name of this pathology?
  Bent neck
14. A client comes to you with pain and dizziness when they turn their neck, they think the pain could be from a small MVA last week. When you perform your ROM testing, you notice extreme muscle weakness and they complain of difficulty swallowing. What should you do?
  Treat them for whiplash and refer them to a chiropractor
  Thoroughly document the initial assessment and refer client to a physician for assessment before massage treatment
  Send them to a physical therapist
  Refer them to another MT
15. This action is used to assess scapulohumeral rhythm at the scapula or scapulothoracic joint.
  Downward rotation
  Upward rotation

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