MBLEX Practice Exam 1

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1. Which of the following terms is heat transferred from a higher temperature source to a lower temperature source through direct contact?
2. A client’s lower back pain returns within three hours of receiving a massage. What organ may be the cause for the referred back pain?
3. Regulating metabolism is the primary function of which of the following glands?
4. Inflammation of the small sack-like outpouchings in the sigmoid colon describes?
5. What is the basic filtering unit of a kidney?
6. Which of the following is a function of the urinary system?
7. What nerve is commonly compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome?
8. Which muscle assists in pumping blood to the heart?
9. Which condition is defined as an attack by the immune system on the synovial membranes of various joints?
10. What type of cyst is only located behind the knee?
11. The common cold is caused by what type of infection?
12. Which receptor is most numerous in the fingertips and lips?
13. Which type of synovial joint is the glenohumeral?
14. Which of the following is an example of a synovial joint?
15. Which muscle attaches to the posterior tibia and distal phalanges of toes 2 through 5?
16. An involuntary muscle contraction from excess sensory input is known as a
17. A client has been diagnosed with bruxism. Which muscle should the practitioner primarily treat?
18. What type of muscle is the rectus femoris?
19. Which proprioceptors reflexively respond to slow tension by inhibiting muscle contractions?
20. What role does the right quadriceps play during right knee flexion?
21. Which of the following muscles has the longest tendon in the body?
22. A client complains of weak ankles and pain on the lateral malleolus. She states she turns her ankle inwards and sprains it often.  Which muscles should the practitioner primarily treat?
23. What is the common attachment of the quadriceps muscle group?
24. Which of the following symptoms is the primary concern when treating a client with Lyme Disease?
25. Which of the following is the most contagious condition?
26. A client states she was diagnosed with Cushing Syndrome last week.  What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
27. Which of the following is a form of hyperthyroidism?
28. A client, who is 20 weeks pregnant, states she was diagnosed with diabetes by her physician yesterday. Which type of diabetes was she most likely diagnosed with?
29. A client with diabetes states he is becoming dizzy during the massage session. What should the practitioner do?
30. Which form of arthritis causes loss of articular cartilage, especially in weight bearing joints?
31. A client presents with symptoms of sciatica. Which muscle should the practitioner primarily treat to alleviate her symptoms?
32. What is the best way for the practitioner to proceed with a client who is diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease?
33. A client presents with thoracic outlet syndrome. Which muscles should the practitioner primarily treat?
34. A client presents with Crohn disease that is in remission.  In which area of the body should the practitioner avoid applying deep pressure?
35. What disease is caused by degeneration of the cerebrum and lack of dopamine production?
36. A client presents with a diagnosis of asthma.  What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
37. Which hormone is associated with feelings of deep emotional connection and a peaceful state of mind?
38. Which of the following is an effect of bodywork?
39. What is the term for the client’s belief that an ineffective treatment will be beneficial?
40. Which of the following is a benefit of massage?
41. Which sequence is the best general guideline for massage application?
42. Which massage manipulation is most effective in transitioning from one area of the client’s body to another?
43. Which massage manipulations require lubricant?
44. What are the five kinds of mechanical force that affect the tissues of the body?
45. What type of force is occurring when two ends of a structure are pulled in opposite directions?
46. What type of force occurs when the practitioner is twisting the soft tissue structures?
47. What type of force occurs during the application of friction?
48. Which sequence is the best general guideline for massage application?
49. Which type of force is the most beneficial in increasing connective tissue pliability and affecting golgi tendon organs and muscle spindle cells?
50. What type of force is the most beneficial to lengthen muscles and stretch tissue?
51. Which of the following statements belongs in the P section of the SOAP note charting format?
52. Which of the following is outside a practitioner’s scope of practice?
53. Which of the following is within the scope of practice of a N.C. practitioner?
54. A client calls and states she sprained her right ankle today and would like to schedule a massage for the injured area. How soon should the practitioner schedule the massage for the injured area?
55. Which landmarks should a practitioner utilize when assessing a client’s posture from an anterior view of the mid saggital plane?
56. A practitioner vigorously treats a client’s lipoma, mistaking it for a trigger point. This is an example of…
57. Which landmarks should a practitioner utilize when assissing a client’s posture from the coronal plane?
58. Which of the following terms describes gathering information about a client’s condition and symptoms?
59. Prior to the massage, the practitioner explains to the client the proposed treatment techniques and possible outcomes. This process is best defined as a part of
60. A client presents with intermittent numbness and tingling in the right thumb, index, and middle finger. Which test should the practitioner conduct?
61. A practitioner treats a cyst with compression and friction, mistaking it for a trigger point. This is an example of
62. An adult female client asks the practitioner, “How much mitamin C should I take a day to boost my immune system?” What is the best response from the practitioner?
63. A client states the reason for seeking a massage today is because their right arm goes numb while sleeping at night. Which category of charting does this information go under?
64. What is the term for taking two steps when walking?
65. What type of posture most commonly occurs with an anterior pelvic tilt?
66. What type of posture commonly occurs from sitting for long periods of time?
67. What muscle is shortened in forward head posture?
68. What is the term for traditional Chinese massage?
69. Speaking your truth, the color blue, and the thyroid gland are associated with which chakra?
70. In Ayurvedic medicine, what is the name of the traditional channels were prana energy flows?
71. Who was the physician of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius that combined and unified Greek knowledge of anatomy and medicine?
72. What is the Japanese term for a specific energy point?
73. A client requests lighter pressure during a massage, the practitioner continues to go deeper, stating it is necessary to achieve the client’s goals for the session. What has just occurred?
74. Which term is defined as a form of regulation that is required by law to practice massage and provides the greatest level of public protection?
75. Which of the following statements is phrased the best way to refuse a potential client your services?
76. According to the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork a practitioner is required to discontinue the client therapist relationship for how long before initiating a sexual relationship?
77. What is the most appropriate comment for a practitioner to say to a client?
78. A client purchases a gift certificate for her husband. A month later the client comes for her afternoon appointment and states, “My husband mentioned he was coming in for his massage this morning, how did it go?” What is the best practitioner response?
79. Which of the following is within a practitioner’s scope of practice?
80. Which of the following is within the scope of a practitioner’s duties in a therapeutic relationship?
81. Which of the following is one of the five major interpersonal boundary types?
82. In discussing a boundary issue with a client, what is the best form of communication to establish protocol?
83. Which factor is the most primary consideration in determining scope of practice?
84. As a method of communication with a client, electronic messages can best be effective and appropriate
85. Which of the following is a recommended step for HIPAA Compliance?
86. Which of the following is most likely a sign of transference?
87. When may a therapeutic relationship most likely extend beyond the practitioner and client to include other persons?
88. What does HIPAA stand for?
89. What is the meaning of the suffix -algia?
90. What is the meaning of the suffix -emia?
91. Which prefix means against or opposed?
92. Which of the following is an acceptable measure to take for HIPAA compliance?
93. Which of the following forms of regulation is the most restrictive and provides the greatest level of public protection?
94. You must file federal income tax if your net income is more than
95. Sliding fee scales are different than normal fee scales in that the fee is
96. Barter exchanges function like a
97. One advantage to product sales within a practitioner’s business is that they
98. Before investing in marketing materials, the first thing a practitioner should probably do is
99. The legal theory underlying most civil lawsuits filed by clients against exploitative healthcare practitioners is
100. The National Labor Relations Act was created to