Free Occupational Therapy Exam Practice Questions
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Your First Free Occupational Therapy Exam Practice Question
A client receiving home health occupational therapy is instructed by the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) with therapeutic exercises to improve range of motion and strengthening in preparation for re-engagement in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Which frame of reference does this approach MOST CLOSELY represent?
- A) Rehabilitative Model
- B) Therapeutic Approach Model
- C) Compensatory Model
- D) Biomechanical Model
The Answer and Explanation
Did you get it right? The correct answer is ‘D’.
The Biomechanical Model addresses a client’s underlying physical performance issues including range of motion, strengthening, coordination, and flexibility.
|Evaluation and Intervention Models|
|Biomechanical Model||Remediation approachFocused on the client factor/impairment that limits occupational performanceAddresses weakness, limitations in joint range of motion, edema, pain, low endurance, sensory changes, joint instability, poor coordination, etc. Assumes the underlying impairment is amenable to remediation|
|Rehabilitative Model||Adaptation, compensation, and environmental modification approachPlaces emphasis on client’s strengths Goal is to maximize independence despite presence of persistent impairments|
Wrong Answer Explanations
Answer A: Rehabilitative Model focuses on a client’s current capacities and compensatory strategies.
Answer B: Therapeutic Approach Model is not an identified model of practice or frame of reference in the practice of OT.
Answer C: Compensatory Model is not an identified model of practice or frame of reference in the practice of OT.
Bottom Line: The Biomechanical Model is the approach of choice when addressing a client’s range of motion (ROM), strength, coordination, and flexibility.
For more information, see: Pendleton HM, Schultz-Krohn W, eds. Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. 8th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2018:28-54.
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