Mblex Practice Questions: EC: Exam 3 Flashcards


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1

The appearance of irregular white patches of skin is an indication of:

vitiligo

2

The condition of an older adult's feet can be quite poor. For this reason, the practitioner should:

clean the feet with warm, moist towels and provide massage to improve circulation and lymph flow, so long as no contraindications exist

3

Tapotement is typically contraindicated:

over bones

4

What is a term that means therapeutic bath?

balneotherapy

5

diseases are characterized by recognizable

signs and symptoms

6

When a client gives written or verbal input regarding his or her experience of the practitioner's massage business or massage session, it is called:

client feedback

7

Older adults may not fully inform practitioners of certain conditions if their psychological functioning is decreased. Practitioners should be especially watchful for:

bedsores, arthritic joints, and varicose veins

8

When angioedema affects the larynx, tongue, or pharynx it can:

obstruct airflow

9

To be successful in a profession, you need the proper skills and abilities, otherwise known as:

specialized knowledge

10

Which is the largest lymphatic duct?

inguinal lymphatic duct

11

The bolts on massage table legs should be:

checked and tightened before and after each session

12

in the side-lying position

a bolster is placed under the knee and ankle of the upper leg

13

In massage therapy, "indication" means:

that the application of massage is advisable and likely to benefit the client positively

14

a string with a weight fastened to one end is a

posture line

15

When massage is used as a tool to promote alteration in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health of the client, it is categorized as:

health maintenance

16

A disease in which the immune system attacks normal tissue is an:

autoimmune disease

17

When the shape of the bones stops a movement, as when a person extends his elbow all the way, this is classified as what type of end feel?

hard end feel

18

What is one way to effectively adjust techniques to cause an erection to subside?

work at a quicker pace with more percussive strokes

19

How can the practitioner reassure a first-time or modest client about her privacy in undressing?

tell her you will knock before entering the room to ensure she is completely covered by the sheet

20

What is the deepest layer of the epidermis?

stratum germinativum

21

The xiphoid process is a cartilage structure that is found:

at the inferior end of the sternum

22

Which term best describes the arrangement of the striations of a muscle?

fiber direction

23

A Federal Tax Identification Number, required by businesses structured as corporation or that hire employees, is commonly referred to as a(n):

employer identification number

24

What do you call media attention that highlights a professional and/or business?

publicity

25

The primary organ of the integumentary system is the:

skin

26

The nerves sensitive to temperature are:

temperature receptors

27

Muscles that are likely short and hypertonic when a lateral pelvic tilt is observed include:

iliopsoas, rectus abdominis, and gluteus medius on the side with the elevation

28

The bony ring located at the front of the atlas is called the:

anterior tubercle

29

If a client takes lithium, it is important to avoid:

a warm session room, as lithium causes hot flashes

30

Which word signifies the competence, skill, good judgment, appropriate dress, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well?

professionalism

31

A caution in infant massage is that a practitioner or parent might:

misread an infant's behavioral cues and provide too much stimulation

32

Inflammation of the urinary bladder is:

cystitis

33

For proper structural alignment:

balance your weight between your legs with your knees slightly bent

34

What is the easiest and most sanitary method of applying a thick cream lubricant that cannot be dispensed from a pump bottle?

scoop just enough cream for a single massage into a disposable dish

35

A hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band is called a:

trigger point

36

Which term refers to movement of the scapula or mandible in a posterior direction?

retraction

37

If you are self-employed and maintain your own tax records, but you agree to provide specific services to a business, you are a(n):

independent contractor

38

A listener's attentive silence, the questions they ask, and the sounds he or she makes while listening, are examples of:

verbal encouragement

39

Acute rheumatoid arthritis:

is contraindicated for massage

40

The client should fill out a health history intake form:

before the first massage session

41

Which of the following is an example of a modality that is often excluded from the law and requirements of a massage practitioner?

reflexology

42

Before the practitioner leaves the room to let the client get undressed and situated on the table, the practitioner should:

tell the client how to position himself on the table, how completely to undress, and where to hang his clothes

43

The ligament most often associated with ankle sprains is the:

anterior talofibular ligament

44

A stroke that supports venous return is:

effleurage

45

In the O section of a SOAP form you might document:

findings from a palpation assessment

46

Massage has been shown to stimulate more rapid and elaborate development of this part of the brain, which is related to memory:

hippocampus

47

An unpleasant feeling that signals actual or potential injury and has both physical and emotional components is defined as:

pain

48

If a pregnant client arrives at your clinic and complains of shoulder tension and neck pain, massage:

is indicated

49

Bending the knee until the gastrocnemius and the hamstrings make contact is an example of which type of end feel?

soft end feel

50

A document that clients complete before their first session that includes personal contact information, current health conditions, medications, and past health conditions is:

a health history form

51

What are the small openings for sweat and sebaceous glands?

pores

52

Floors should be vacuumed, swept, or mopped:

daily

53

In order to gradually relax the client's body, it is best to palpate the muscles from:

superficial to deep layers

54

A massage practitioner working at a hospice would want to know about:

end-of-life care

55

Lymphatic tissue is accessible by palpating the:

superficial fascia

56

The noninvasive, continual exchange of information between client and practitioner in an ongoing manner to evolve the session is known as:

conversation

57

When using a seated position to apply massage strokes:

the knees are spread wide and the feet are firmly on the floor

58

Apnea usually occurs during:

sleep

59

Use of which tool is permitted within the scope of practice for a massage practitioner?

t-bars

60

In some hydrotherapy applications, such as showers or immersion baths, the body is exposed to these temperatures to produce a tonic and balancing effect on the body:

cold

61

Voice tone, pace of words, emphasis on words, and enunciation of words are examples of:

vocal quality

62

A massage practitioner working in a sports medicine clinic will need:

a solid understanding of the rehabilitation process and methods for the stages of tissue healing

63

A rapid response to a stimulus is usually through:

a reflex arc

64

Massage has been shown to DECREASE this type of brain wave, thus stimulating greater relaxation:

beta

65

RICE is the acronym for

rest, ice, compression, elevation

66

if you are hired by a business owner to perform particular duties for a set fee, and income tax is withheld, you are:

an employee

67

In massage therapy, a benefit is best described as:

a positive response to massage that supports well-being

68

Temperature differences felt on the client’s skin can be an indication of differences in:

circulation

69

Which term best describes a specialized, dense connective tissue that provides cushion and reduces friction between bones or articulating surfaces?

bursae

70

What is a massage approach that emphasizes rehabilitation?

clinical

71

Overweight or obese clients may experience:

difficulty breathing in the supine and prone position

72

Client behaviors can sometimes lead practitioners to feel frustrated, angry, or hostile. These feelings toward a client become unethical when:

the practitioner is unable to release them in order to provide a professional massage, or fails to refer the client to someone else

73

Which of these functional goals is properly qualified?

lift a 5-lb box onto a conveyer belt for 1 hour, three times during the day

74

Sometimes clients perceive change, even desirable change, as threatening. This might result in the psychological defense of:

resistance

75

Lying face down on a massage table is called:

prone

76

The extensor hallucis longus:

extends the first digit of the foot

77

In closing the massage, the practitioner should:

remove any bolsters and tell the client to take their time getting dresses

78

The human figures on a SOAP chart are used:

to create a pictorial representation of objective findings

79

Which rotator cuff muscle abducts the shoulder?

supraspinatus

80

Gentle massage or laying-on of hands to ease pain and provide reassurance for serious illness, terminal illness, or the dying process is categorized as:

palliative care

81

A condition related to tiredness lasting for more than six months, as well as other symptoms like sore lymph nodes and headache is likely:

chronic fatigue syndrome

82

The most appropriate treatment goal for terminally ill clients is to provide:

palliative care

83

A client who claims to be committed to weekly massage, but then constantly cancels at the last minute is exhibiting what type of defense?

resistance

84

a health history form is used to gather

medications