RMA chapter #22

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  1. The branch of medicine that is also a key component of rehabilitation is
    A. physical therapy
    B. physiatry
    C. sports medicine
    D. manipulation
    E. none of the above
  2. The degree to which a joint is able to move is known as
    A. gonimeter
    B. goniometry
    C. range of motion
    D. range of reach
    E. universal gonimeter
  3. Lateral deviation in the normal vertical curve of the spine is called
    A. kyphosis
    B. lordosis
    C. scoliosis
    D. luxation
    E. none of the above
  4. Which of the following paralysis of the lower portion of the bidy?
    A. hemiplegia
    B. paraplegia
    C. quadriplegia
    D. hemiparesis
    E. parapraxia
  5. Whid of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment of a contustion?
    A. ultrasonography
    B. whirlpool therapy
    C. massage
    D. application of ice packs
    E. application of hot soaps therapy
  6. In thermotherapy, which of the following temperatures can cause burning?
    A. 105 f
    B. 110 f
    C. 112 f
    D. 114 f
    E. 116 f
  7. How long does diathermy last?
    A. 5 to 10 minutes
    B. 10 to 15 minutes
    C. 15 to 30 minutes
    D. 60 to 90 minutes
    E. 2 to 3 hours
  8. Cryotheraphy is used for all of the following purposes except
    A. to lower body temperature
    B. to reduce swelling
    C. to reduce bleeding
    D. to reduce pus formation
    E. to reduce clotting
  9. Muscular weakness of one side of the body is called
    A. hemiparesis
    B. hemiplegia
    C. hemimedia
    D. hemiopia
    E. hemiphelia
  10. Patient's instructed on how to use crutches should be told to
    A. move crutches no more than 6 iches at a time
    B. look down at the ground to check where they place the cruches
    C. balance their body weight between their feet and hands
    D. move crutches approximately a foot at a time
    E. stand bent over the cruches at a 30 - degree angle for increased support
  11. Physical therapists are allied health professionals who have completed at least
    A. medical school
    B. a 4 -year baccalaureate training program
    C. a 2 -year post gradutae degree program
    D. postgraduate work
    E. a certificate
  12. Movement allowed by joints to decrease the angle between two adjoing bones is called
    A. range of motion
    B. extension
    C. flexation
    D. gait
    E. luxation
  13. Correction of a fracture, dislocation, or hemia is called
    A. reduction
    B. luxation
    C. subluxation
    D. relocation
    E. casting
  14. Electromyography is the process of electrically recording muscle
    A. contraction
    B. relaxation
    C. action potentials
    D. energy production
    E. flexation
  15. Diathermy is useful in treating all of the following conditions execpt
    A. tendonitis
    B. myocarditis
    C. muscular disorders
    D. arthritis
    E. bursitis
  16. How far from the area being treated should a heat lamp be placed?
    A. 6 to 8 feet
    B. 4 to 6 feet
    C. 2 to 4 feet
    D. 1 to 2 feet
    E. less than 1 foot
  17. Which of the following heat therapies uses radio waves to provide heat deep in the body?
    A. shortwave diathermy
    B. microwave diathermy
    C. ultrosound diathermy
    D. infrared diathermy
    E. chemical diathermy
  18. A way of assessing the patient's walking behavior is called
    A. muscle strength testing
    B. walking test
    C. goniometry
    D. electromyography
    E. gait testing
  19. When using a chemical hot pack in heat therapy, you should
    A. place it on the patient's skin on the area bring affected
    B. plug the packs heating cord into an outlet and turn the pad on
    C. knead the pad and then cover it with cloth before placing it on the patient
    D. fill the pack halfway with water, expel the air, and cover it with a pillowcase before applying
    E. both B and D
  20. How high should the top of the cane be?
    A. axillary neight
    B. waist level
    C. any height, because patients can use it well reguardless of their height
    D. 30 inches from the ground
    E. level with the top of the femur
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