Abbreviations & Symbols for Massage Therapy

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Abbreviations & Symbols for Massage Therapy
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2015-03-03 23:24:10
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Massage PTC113 Abbreviations Symbols
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Physical Therapy Tech,PTC 113 Body Systems & Massage Basics
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The purpose of these cards are self-explanatory. The common terms are in bold & are therefore the top priority for students to learn. Terms that are not in bold can be skipped over until the student has learned the ones that are bold.
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  1. Cl
    Client
  2. CT
    Connective Tissue
  3. CI
    Contraindication
  4. CST
    Craniosacral therapy
  5. XFF
    Cross Fiber Friction
  6. DT
    Deep Tissue
  7. DM
    Direct Manipulation
  8. DP
    Direct Pressure
  9. eff
    Effleurage
  10. EW
    Energy Work
  11. Fx
    Friction
  12. ICES
    Ice, Compress, Elevate & Support
  13. MLD
    Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  14. M [circled]
    Massage
  15. MT
    Massage Therapist
  16. MET
    Muscle Energy Technique
  17. MFR
    Myofascial Release
  18. NMT
    Neuromuscular Therapy
  19. N/A
    Not Applicable
  20. palp
    Palpation
  21. pet
    Petrissage

  22. PT
    Physical Therapy
  23. PR
    Positional Release

  24. PNF
    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  25. RI
    Reciprocal Inhibition
  26. reflex
    Reflexology
  27. SER
    Somatoemotional Release
  28. T&R
    Tense & Relax
  29. tens
    Tension

  30. Tx
    Treatment

  31. X
    adhesion

  32. p, post
    After
  33. &, +
    And

  34. ♒, ~
    Approximate
  35. @
    At
  36. pre
    Pre

  37. Down, Decrease

  38. Elevation

  39. =
    Equals

  40. Female
  41. >
    Greater Than
  42. Hypertonic, Tension
  43. <
    Less Than
  44. Leading To, Resulting
  45. Longer Than Normal
  46. Male
  47. P, P [circled]
    Pain

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