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2,300+ terms defined and pronounced, 6,000+ flashcards, and 4,500+ quiz questions (with unlimited number of randomly generated quizzes) in 10 subject areas

  • Anatomy & Physiology (16 topics): Orientation, Integumentary, Skeletal, Fascial, Muscular, Nervous, Cardio, Lymphatic, Immune, Digestive, Respiratory, Endocrine, Reproductive, Urinary, Tissue Injury, Energetic
  • Career Development (4 topics): Interpersonal, Professionalism, Employment, Private Practice
  • Client Assessment (8 topics): Health Intake, Client Level, Palpation, Posture, Range of Motion, Pain, Functional Limitations, Session Planning
  • Ethics (4 topics): Therapeutic Relationship, Code of Ethics, Boundaries, Laws
  • Kinesiology (8 topics): Key Concepts, Shoulder, Elbow, Spine, Head, Pelvis, Thigh, Leg
  • Massage & Bodywork Applications (6 topics): Key Concepts, Overview of Forms, Positioning, Draping, Soft Tissue Techniques, Hot & Cold)
  • Massage Professional Practices (4 topics): Equipment, Hygiene, Client Records, Body Mechanics
  • Massage Theory (4 topics): History of Massage, Research, Benefits, Cautions
  • Pathology (13 topics): Basics, Medications, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardio, Lymph and Immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Endocrine, Reproductive, Urinary
  • Special Populations (7 topics): Clients over 55, Obese, Children, Pregnant, Athletes, End of Life, Disabilities

Automatically removes quiz questions that have been mastered (after 3 correct answers).

User can hide flashcards that have been mastered, and add them back at any time.

Track what you've studied using the "My Progress" section.

Take up to four practice exams that simulate the weighting and content outline of the MBLEx.

  • 100-question exams are randomly generated from a test bank of 4,500+ questions, resulting in a unique exam experience every time.
  • Question ratio follows the MBLEx content outline and subject weighting, pulling the appropriate number of questions from each of the 10 subjects (see above).
  • Instant results page gives score and directs user to subjects needing more study.
  • Ability to pause and return to a quiz at any time.

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