Hydrotherapy Test Questions

1. When a person has a muscle spasm the best hydrotherapy treatment would be (a) heat (b) cold (c) tepid (d) neutral A

2. A contraindication for heat would be (a) chronic arthritis (b) edema (c) hyperemia (d) hypertonicity B

3. An effect of heat would be (a) decreases respiratory rate (b) increases pulse rate by 10 for every degree of temperature (c) increases muscular tone (d) increases blood pressure B

4. Which of the following would be a contraindication for using a hot foot bath: (a) headache (b) diabetes (c) lung congestion (d) elbow tendonitis B

5. A salt glow is (a) rubbing salt on the skin (b) taking a salt bath (c) taking salt internally diluted in warm water (d) swimming in salt water A

6. Which of the following would you not use on someone with osteoarthritis? (a) paraffin dip (b) warm compresses (c) salt glow (d) sauna C

7. Who would you not send into a steam room? (a) someone going for a massage (b)an overweigh person (c) someone with emphysema (d) someone who smokes C

8. The maximum safe temperature for a hot bath is (a) 99 (b) 105 (c) 110 (d) 115 B

9. Which of the following foot baths would be stimulating? (a) oatmeal (b) peppermint oil (c) chamomile (d) baking soda B

10. Hot hydrotherapy treatments have which of the following effects? (a) decreases blood flow (b) increases edema (c) increases muscle contraction (d) decreases heart rate B

11. A bath in which the pelvis and hips are immersed with the knees higher than the pelvis is called (a) turkish bath (b) sitz bath (c) Russian (d) western B

12. When doing hydrotherapy, it is critical that you (a) let the client’s body temperature change to the temperature of the application (b) keep the client’s body warm (c) get the area treated as hot or cold as possible (c)leave the client alone for a very long time B

13. An epsom salt bath can (a) relieve congestion (b) relieve pain and stiffness (c)is bad for clients (d) all of the above B

14. Hot compresses used immediately after an injury do not (a) increase blood flow (b) reduce inflammation (c) relieve pain (d) reduce muscle spasm B

15. Prolonged use of cold applications has which effect? (a) stimulation (b) energizing (c) calming (d) heating D

16. Expansion of blood vessels following cold applications is called a (an) (a) primary effect (b) secondary effect (c) stimulating effect (b) parasympathetic response B

17. A full body steam bath for the purpose of causing sweating is called a (a) salt glow (b) Russian bath (c) sweat bath (d) sitz bath B

18. The application of moist heat is superior to that of dry heat because of (a) convection (b) conduction (c) conversion (d)immersion B

19. Which is true regarding the local effect of cold therapy? (a) vasodilation (b) increased circulation (c) vasoconstriction (d) increased local metabolism C

20. The most beneficial use of alternate hot/cold (contrast) treatments is with (a) acute muscle spasm (b) chronic muscle spasm (c) diabetes (d) all of the above B