MBLEX Practice Exam 3

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1. What is the most abundant form of cartilage found in the body?
2. Which of the following is an example of elastic cartilage?
3. What type of connective tissue is periosteum?
4. Which of the following is an example of loose connective tissue?
5. What type of curve is formed in the cervical region?
6. What regions of the body contain a kyphotic curve?
7. What two nerves bundle together to comprise the sciatic nerve?
8. What is the largest nerve in the body?
9. The popliteus, plantaris, and soleus are innervated by what nerve?
10. The nervous system’s ability to feel your body’s position in space is known as:
11. The stretch reflex is activated by:
12. The tendon reflex is activated by
13. What oblique muscles are concentrically contracting during trunk rotation to the right?
14. What classification of joint is a tibiofemoral?
15. What degree of sprain is a full rupture and tear of a ligament?
16. Which joint contains meniscus fibrocartilage?
17. Which law states a nerve trunk that supplies a joint also supplies the muscles of the joint and the skin over the insertion of such muscles?
18. What type of membrane lines the joint cavities of freely moving joints?
19. What is the principle neurotransmitter involved in muscle contractions?
20. Which of the following muscles all perform flexion at the humero-ulnar joint?
21. What action do all the muscles of the posterior compartment of the leg perform?
22. What is the longest muscle in the body?
23. Which muscle is antagonistic to triceps brachii in both elbow and shoulder extension?
24. Which pathology is damage or impairment of cranial nerve VII?
25. When a person has AIDS, which of the following body fluids contains enough of the virus to cause infection?
26. A client arrives for their massage and states they are in the sub-acute stage of pneumonia. What is the most appropriate course of action for the practitioner to take?
27. A client arrives for their massage and states they have been diagnosed with a Baker cyst. What should the practitioner initially do?
28. What condition is caused by bilateral hyperpronation?
29. What condition creates congenital scoliosis?
30. Hot stone therapy is contraindicated for clients with
31. What massage manipulation is the safest when treating sternocleid mastoid muscle belly?
32. The femoral triangle is an area of caution due to what structure?
33. What is the most commonly abused class of prescribed medications?
34. What class of medications is a primary concern for practitioners regarding a client’s perception of pressure?
35. A client presents with adhesive capsulitis. What is the best way for the practitioner to proceed?
36. A client presents with ankylosing spondylitis. What is the best way for the practitioner to proceed?
37. Which of the following is considered a cold therapy?
38. What neurotransmitter is released during a massage that primarily gives the client a psychological sense of well-being and happiness, and also helps them sleep?
39. What neurotransmitter is released during a massage that primarily gives the client a psychological sense of euphoria and pain reduction?
40. Which of the following occurs during an application of cold hydrotherapy?
41. What type of stretch is applied along the fiber direction of the connective tissues and muscles?
42. What technique applied to legs would nost benefit a client’s legs that have varicose veins and are achy?
43. Which is the most beneficial for a client’s acut state of rheumatoid arthritis?
44. What neurotransmitter is released during a massage that primarily gives the client the psychological sense of pleasure and addiction?
45. What neurophysiologic principle allows a target muscle to be stretched farther than before the contraction of the muscle?
46. What occurs to the target muscle when you pull its tendons away from their attachments?
47. What specific technique slowly returns a tight muscle to the location of strain, allowing spindle cells to reset?
48. What type of range of motion would most benefit a paralyzed client?
49. The client standing across the room demonstrates their shoulder’s range of motion to the practitioner. What type range of motion did the client perform?
50. What specific neurophysiologic principle is occurring when a concentric isotonic contraction of the client’s quadriceps causes their hamstrings to relax?
51. What muscle should the practitioner primarily treat when they observe a client with an elevated hip?
52. What type of form contains information on the client’s medications?
53. Which question best encourages conversation during a client consultation?
54. What type of form specifically contains short term and long term goals?
55. Which of the following best demonstrates a closed ended question?
56. Which of the following is the best practice for documenting medical records?
57. A client would like the practitioner to obtain information from her primary health care provider who diagnosed her adrenal fatigue. What form is required to complete?
58. Where do you record the practitioner’s recommended client self-care in charting?
59. Where do you record any changes that may occur during a massage session?
60. A practitioner observes a client’s gait and notices she stubs her toes slightly at the beginning of the swing phase. What should the practitioner primarily treat to address the observation?
61. A practitioner has the client perform the two knuckle range of motion test. Which muscle is primarily being assessed for restricted range of motion?
62. A practitioner has the client perform the overhead reach test. The client demonstrated difficulty in performing test with right arm bent and it’s painful to press to ear.  Which muscle is primarily tight?
63. Which test should the practitioner utilize to assess a client’s shoulder mobility?
64. A practitioner notices the client is walking to the office with a limp in their right hip. The practitioner decides it may be a weakness in the right gluteus medius.  What type of assessment has the practitioner just performed?
65. During a visual and palpatory assessment, the practitioner notices the varicose vein on the client’s left leg is inflamed and the leg is swollen. What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
66. A client complains of sciatica and presents with extreme lateral rotation of the hip. What test should the practitioner perform to assess the complaint?
67. A client states they are tight in the iliotibial band. What test should the practitioner perform to assess tension there?
68. Who is known as the mother of reflexology?
69. Who is often regarded as the father of Swedish massage?
70. What is the name of the classic book on traditional Chinese medicine?
71. Which historical figure is responsible for giving the French terminology to describe massage techniques?
72. How many regular energy channels does the body contain in traditional Chinese medicine?
73. Which of the following factors should always influence Scope of Practice?
74. Which of the following would most likely be included in a client policy statement?
75. Who authorizes the accreditation of massage schools and regulates financial aid?
76. Which regulatory method offers the least restrictive form of regulation?
77. Which of the following is one of the five major interpersonal boundary types?
78. The appropriate intimacy for any therapeutic relationship is
79. When is the practitioner fully accountable for the consequences of participating in a sexual relationship with a client?
80. Which of the following best describes a dual relationship?
81. A defense mechanism that often affects communication in a therapeutic setting is
82. Self-disclosure refers to
83. The vast majority of sexual misconduct complaints against healthcare practitioners are filed
84. What is the BEST strategy to prevent sexual misconduct?
85. Therapeutic relationships are often referred to as
86. Which of the following is a most likely to be a sign of countertransference?
87. Which of the following is most likely to be a sign of transference?
88. In order for a practitioner to lose one pound per week, how many fewer calories a day must they consume or burn through physical activity?
89. The recommended daily intake of dietary fiber for a female practitioner 50 years old or younger is
90. A description of best practices and methods to accomplish daily, weekly, and monthly tasks would most likely be found in a
91. Failure to heed HIPAA regulations can result in penalty fees not to exceed
92. One of the least costly, but most effective marketing tools is
93. What is the minimum number of seconds a practitioner should wash her hands between sessions?
94. What is the recommended period of time to keep all business receipts?
95. According to the IRS, a legitimate business expense must meet which of the following guidelines?
96. Depending on tax bracket, the combined tax rate of Federal, State, and Self-Employment taxes can vary from
97. In regards to gifts for clients, the IRS allows a deduction of
98. According to the IRS, when may a practitioner declare a deduction for pro bono work?
99. According to the IRS, when must a practitioner use the actual cost method to determine travel allowance?
100. According to the IRS, a practitioner is not required to report his monthly tips to his employer if