CMTBC – Clinical Sciences Exam – Sample Questions

Note:  This CMTBC - Clinical Sciences sample exam contains 10 questions.  The complete CMTBC - Clinical Sciences practice exams contain 125 questions each and will need to be completed in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Good luck!

1. Rhythmic alternating contact on the tissue using the ulnar border of your hand constitutes the performance of which of the following tapotement techniques?


What is the common manifestation of the injury of the inferior part of the brachial plexus (Klumpke's palsy)?


Full and normal range of motion requires appropriate functioning of All tissues. In Active ROM (AROM) what must happen to the fascia in assessing proper function?

4. If the patient has poor sensation or lacks muscle coordination, there is a tendency towards poor balance and a broad base. This abnormal gait is called:

5. If you compress the origin and the insertion of a muscle with your hands, and then slowly squeeze the two ends of the muscle together and hold until the muscle relaxes, you are performing which technique?


To bring the coracoacromial ligament closer to the surface, what action will roll the humeral head anteriorly, pressing the ligament forward?


Of the following physiological effects of direct pressure friction, which is reflexive?


Your client's symptoms include indigestion, gas, and heartburn.  What can you do to help reduce discomfort and relieve pain during treatment?


Which of the following is a signal that a person is having trouble breathing?


Your client complains about numbness located around the inferior attachment of the deltoid muscle. Which nerve lesion does this best describe?