medical abbreviations for physical therapy

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  1. A
    artery
  2. A
    assistance, assessment
  3. AA
    atlantoaxial; adjusted age; active assist
  4. AAA
    abdominal aortic aneurysm
  5. AAO X3
    alert, awake, and oriented to date, person, place
  6. AAROM
    active assisted range of motion
  7. Abd
    abduction
  8. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  9. AC
    acromioclavicular
  10. a.c.
    before a meal
  11. ACL
    anterior cruciate ligament
  12. ACSM
    American College of sports medicine
  13. AD
    adduction, advanced directive, assistive device
  14. ADD
    attention deficit disorder
  15. ADHD
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  16. ADL
    activities of daily living
  17. Adm
    admitted
  18. ADR
    additional development required
  19. AE
    above the elbow amputation; preferred is trans-humeral amputation
  20. AFO
    ankle foot orthotics
  21. AHA
    American Heart Association
  22. AK
    above knee amputation
  23. ALL
    acute lymphocytic leukemia, anterior longitudinal ligament
  24. ALS
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  25. AMA
    against medical advice, American Medical Association
  26. amb.
    ambulate, ambulation
  27. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  28. ant.
    anterior
  29. AOTA
    American occupational therapy Association
  30. AP
    anterior posterior, before dinner
  31. APTA
    American physical therapy Association
  32. ARF
    acute renal failure, acute respiratory failure
  33. ARNP
    advanced registered nurse practitioner
  34. AROM
    active range of motion
  35. AS
    aortic stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis
  36. As & Bs
    apnea and bradycardia
  37. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  38. ASD
    atrial septal defect
  39. ASHA
    American speech and hearing Association
  40. ASIS
    anterior superior iliac spine
  41. Asst
    assist assistance, assist
  42. ATC
    athletic trainer, certified
  43. B
    bilateral
  44. BBB
    brain blood barrier
  45. BCBS
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  46. BE
    below elbow amputation
  47. BIB
    drink
  48. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  49. BIN
    twice at night
  50. BK
    below knee amputation
  51. Bl
    blood; leading
  52. BM
    bowel movement
  53. BMI
    body mass index
  54. BMR
    basic metabolic rate
  55. BMT
    blood marrow transfer
  56. BP
    blood pressure
  57. BOS
    basis of support
  58. bpm
    beats per minute, breath per minute
  59. BR
    bathroom
  60. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  61. B/S
    bedside
  62. BSA
    body surface area
  63. Bw
    bodyweight
  64. Bx
    biopsy
  65. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  66. Ca
    calcium
  67. CA
    cancer
  68. CAA
    care area assessment
  69. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  70. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  71. Cath
    catheter
  72. CBC
    complete blood count
  73. CC
    chief complaint
  74. CCCE
    clinical coordinator of clinical education
  75. CDC
    Care for Disease Control and Prevention
  76. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  77. CFS
    chronic fatigue syndrome
  78. CG, CGA
    contact guard
  79. CHD
    congenital heart disease
  80. CHF
    chronic heart failure
  81. CI
    clinical instructor
  82. CK
    creatine kinase
  83. CLD
    chronic liver disease
  84. CMR
    computerized medical record
  85. CNA
    certified nursing assistant
  86. CN
    cranial nerve
  87. c/o
    complaints of
  88. CNS
    central nervous system
  89. CO
    cardiac output
  90. Cont
    continued
  91. COPD
    chronic abstract is pulmonary disease/disorder
  92. COTA
    certified occupational therapy assistant
  93. CP
    cerebral palsy, chest pain, cold pack
  94. CPI
    clinical performance instrument
  95. CPM
    continuous passive movement
  96. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  97. CRPS
    complex regional pain syndrome ( formerly reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  98. CS
    cesarean section, cervical spine
  99. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  100. CT
    computed axial tomography, chest tube
  101. CV
    cardiovascular, central venous
  102. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  103. CXR
    chest x-ray
  104. DAFO
    dynamic foot ankle orthosis
  105. DC
    Doctor. of chiropractic
  106. D/C
    discharge
  107. DDD
    degenerative disc disease
  108. DDE
    direct data entry
  109. DDH
    developmental dysplasia of hip
  110. DDS
    Dr. of dental science
  111. Dept
    department
  112. DF
    dorsi flexion
  113. DIP
    distal interphalamgeal joint
  114. DJD
    degenerative disc disease
  115. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  116. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  117. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  118. DO
    Dr. of osteopathic
  119. DOA
    date of admission, dead on arrival
  120. DOB
    date of birth
  121. DOI
    date of injury
  122. DTR
    deep tendon reflexes
  123. Dx
    diagnosis
  124. EPB
    evidence-based practice
  125. EBV
    Epstein-Barr virus
  126. ECF
    extracellular fluid
  127. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  128. EMG
    electromyography
  129. EMS
    emergency medical services
  130. EMT
    emergency medical technician
  131. ENT
    ear, nose, and throat
  132. ETOH
    alcohol
  133. Eval
    evaluation
  134. EX
    exercise
  135. EXT
    extension
  136. F
    female
  137. FAQ
    frequently asked questions
  138. FAS
    fetal alcohol syndrome
  139. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  140. FES
    functional electrical stimulation
  141. Flex
    flexion
  142. FT
    feeding tube
  143. Func
    function
  144. FWB
    full weight-bearing
  145. FWW
    four wheeled walker,
  146. Fx
    fracture
  147. GB
    gallbladder
  148. GBS
    guillain barre syndrome
  149. GCS
    Glasgow coma scale
  150. GSW
    gunshot wound
  151. gt
    gait
  152. GYN
    gynecology
  153. H & P
    history and physical
  154. h/o
    history of
  155. HA
    headache
  156. Hams
    hamstrings
  157. Hb
    hemoglobin
  158. HPB
    high blood pressure
  159. HC
    heelcords
  160. Hct
    hematocrit
  161. HDL
    high density lipoprotein
  162. HEP
    home exercise program
  163. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  164. HH
    home health
  165. HHA
    home health aide, handheld assist
  166. HHS
    Department of Health and Human Services
  167. HIPPA
    health information and portability and accountability act
  168. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  169. HKAFO
    hip knee ankle foot orthosis
  170. HNP
    herniated disc pulposus
  171. HO
    hetero topic classification
  172. HP
    hotpack
  173. HR
    heart rate
  174. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  175. Ht
    height
  176. HT
    heart transplant
  177. HTN
    hypertension
  178. HX
    history
  179. I
    independent
  180. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  181. ICU
    intensive care unit
  182. ID
    infectious disease
  183. IDDM
    insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  184. IM
    intramuscular
  185. inf
    inferior
  186. Imp
    impression
  187. IR
    internal rotation
  188. IV
    intravenous
  189. JCAFO
    joint commission on accreditation of health organizations
  190. jt
    joint
  191. KAFO
    need ankle foot orthosis
  192. Kcal
    kilocalories
  193. Kg
    kilogram
  194. LAQ
    Long arc quad
  195. LBP
    low back pain
  196. LCL
    lateral collateral ligament
  197. LD
    learning disability
  198. LDL
    low-density lipoprotein
  199. LE
    lower extremity
  200. LLQ
    lower left quadrant
  201. LMN
    lower motor neuron
  202. LOB
    loss of balance
  203. LP
    lumbar puncture
  204. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  205. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  206. LS
    lumbar spine
  207. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  208. LTCF
    long-term care facility
  209. LTD
    limited
  210. LTG
    long-term goal
  211. MCL
    medial collateral ligament
  212. MCP
    metacarpophalangeal joint
  213. MD
    muscular dystrophy, medical doctor
  214. MENS
    microcurrent electrical stimulation
  215. MI
    myocardial infarction
  216. min
    minimal, minute
  217. MMR
    measles mumps rubella vaccine
  218. mo
    month
  219. MMT
    manual muscle test
  220. mob
    mobalization
  221. mod
    moderate
  222. MOI
    mechanism of injury
  223. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  224. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  225. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  226. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  227. NCV
    nerve conduction velocity
  228. Neg
    negative
  229. NKA
    no known allergies
  230. nl
    normal
  231. NMES
    neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  232. NSAID
    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  233. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  234. O
    objective
  235. OA
    osteoarthritis
  236. Obj
    objective
  237. OOB
    out of bed
  238. OP
    out patient
  239. OR
    operating room
  240. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  241. OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  242. OT
    occupational therapy, occupational therapist
  243. OTC
    over-the-counter
  244. OTR
    occupational therapist, registered
  245. Oz
    ounce
  246. PA
    posterior anterior, physician assistant
  247. Para
    number of pregnancies, paraplegic
  248. Path
    pathology
  249. PCL
    posterior cruciate ligament
  250. PCP
    primary care physician
  251. PD
    Parkinson's disease
  252. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  253. PEERLA
    pupils equal, round, react to light, accommodate
  254. PET
    positron emission tomography
  255. PF
    plantar flexion
  256. P4P
    pay-for-performance
  257. Pharm D
    doctor of pharmacy
  258. PH
    past history
  259. PLL
    posterior longitudinal ligament
  260. PMH
    past medical history
  261. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  262. PNF
    proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
  263. PNI
    peripheral nerve injury
  264. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  265. POC
    plan of care
  266. POMR
    problem oriented medical record
  267. PRE
    progressive resistive exercises
  268. Pron
    pronation
  269. PRN
    as needed
  270. PROM
    passive range of motion
  271. Pt
    patient
  272. PT
    physical therapy
  273. PTA
    physical therapy assistant
  274. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  275. q
    every
  276. QC
    quad

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