Other Systems Practice Quiz #1

1. A therapist is currently treating a 47 y/o type 1 diabetic patient in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. During treatment, the therapist begins to observe irritability, slurred speech, and profuse sweating. The therapist suggests that the patient check their blood glucose levels, which reveals a blood glucose reading of 60 mg/dl. What is the most appropriate course of action for the therapist to take FIRST?


2. While evaluating a patient who is experience right flank pain, an outpatient therapist observe pain that does not appear to be provoked through soft tissue palpation. The astute physical therapist places her fingertips on the patient’s right rectus abdominus just below the rib cage and applies pressure. While applying pressure the therapist asks the patient to take a deep breath. This procedure reproduces the patient’s pain. What is the most appropriate course of action?


3. Which of the following exercises would be most appropriate for a patient in the early weeks of the third trimester of pregnancy with weak abdominal and gluteal muscles.


4. While performing a routine treatment, the patient mentions that their urine has recently began to smell foul.The astute therapist decide to measure the patients temperature and records a reading of 100 degrees fahrenheit. Which of the following is the patient likely experiencing?


5. McBurney’s point for the appendix is located:


6. Under normal conditions, hematocrit composes approximately what percentage of whole blood?


7. In the absence of a musculoskeletal disorder, which of the following could refer pain to the shoulder?


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While performing the exercise shown above, your patient reports the reproduction of umbilical and RLQ pain. What should be the therapist’s next course of action.


9. During a skin examination, a therapist notes a mole on the patients right cheek. Which of the following most clearly indicates a possible Melanoma?



  1. Decreased glucose tolerance
  2. Edema
  3. Muscular atrophy
  4. Round “moon” face
  5. Obesity

The sings and symptoms listed above best describe which endocrine system pathology?


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