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Pathology Test

Pathology Test

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Published by: Willy Butler on Mar 07, 2012
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 A Massage T 
herapist’s Pathology 
What is the cardinal rule for massage and skin conditions?2.
A client has eczema on her hands that is extremely dry and flaky. Does this conditionindicate or contraindicate massage? Why?3.
A client has severe ichthyosis that is cracked and oozing. Does this condition indicate orcontraindicate massage? Why?4.
What does psoriasis have in common with cancer?5.
When working with a client who is prone to acne, is it a good idea to follow the treatmentwith an alcohol rinse to remove the oil? Why?6.
A client has white flakes that cling to hair shafts and do not brush out. What condition isprobably present?7.
A client has a raised red ring on the back of his upper thigh. What condition may bepresent?8.
What should be done with this client’s massage sheets?
In what stage of the development of a decubitus ulcer is massage appropriate?10.
In what situation would an open sore be a systemic rather than just a localcontraindication?11.
Your client reports a small lesion that never seems to get better. What do you think ispresent?
12. What makes acral lentiginous melanoma different from other types of melanoma?Questions:1.
What is the relationship between fibromyalgia and sleep disorders?2.
What does “hernia” mean? Name three kinds of abdominal hernias.
Describe the differences between tender points and trigger points.4.
Where do massage therapists often get osteoarthritis?5.
Why are women more prone than men to osteoporosis?6.
Describe how pes planus can lead to headaches.7.
What kind of muscle spasm serves an important function in the healing process?8.
Describe several factors that may influence bone density and risk of osteoporosis.9.
In which stage of healing do soft tissue injuries generally contraindicate circulatorymassage? Why?10.
What does RICE stand for?11.
List the lines of defense against a joint injury.12.
Define “specific muscle weakness.”
Describe the pain-spasm-ischemia cycle.14.
Describe the differences between strains, sprains, tendinitis, and tendinosis.
Describe the relationship between stress and chronic injury.
What is the difference between spastic and flaccid paralysis? Where in the nervoussystem does each indicate damage?2.
How can a person who has experienced spinal cord damage at C6 still have control of hishead and neck?3.
Why is massage indicated for Bell’s palsy, when it is contraindicated for most other types
of paralysis?Other types of paralysis usually involve spastic muscles, which are easily injured, ornumbness, which contraindicates rigorously manipulative bodywork.4.
Is postpolio syndrome contagious? Why or why not?5.
Describe the safest course of action for a client who experiences an epileptic seizureduring a massage.6.
A client who has multiple sclerosis comes for massage. The therapist performs a rigoroussports-massage type treatment and then recommends a soak in a hot tub. Is this a goodidea? Why or why not?7.
Can a person who has had chicken pox catch herpes zoster from another person? Why orwhy not?8.
A person with reflex sympathetic dystrophy may have poor circulation and bluish skin inthe affected area. Is it appropriate to massage her here? Why or why not?9.
List five types of depression.

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