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PT Abbreviations

Physical therapy abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
A: Assessment
ABI acquired brain injury
afib atrial fibrillation
A-line arterial line
A assistance
A-V arterio-venous
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAROM active assistive range of motion
Abd abduction
ABG arterial blood gases
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
Add adduction
ADL activities of daily living
AFO ankle foot orthosis
ALS amotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMA against medical advice
amb ambulation
ANS autonomic nervous system
AP anterior posterior
ARD adult respiratory distress
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute renal failure
AROM active range of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AVM arteriovenous malformation
AVN avascular necrosis
AVR aortic valve replacement
AVS arteriovenous shunt
B bilateral
BBB bundle bunch block
BBFA both bone forearm (facture)
BID twice a day
BIW twice a week
BOS base of support
BP blood pressure
BPD bronchopulmonary dysplasia
BPF broncopleural fistula
BR bedrest
BS breath sounds, bowel sounds
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT computerized axial tomography
CF cystic fibrosis
C&DB cough and deep breathing
CHD congenital hip dislocation
CHF congestive heart failure
CMV cytomegalovirus
cm centimeter
CN cranial nerve
CNS central nervous system
CO cardiac output
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT chest physical therapy
CPM continuous passive motion
CRF chronic renal failure
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D/C discontinue,discharge
DIC disseminatred intravascular coagulopathy
DIP distal interphalangeal (joint)
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspena on exertion
DSD dry sterile dressing
DTR deep tendon reflex
DVT deep venous thrombosis
DX,dx diagnosis
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ENT ear,nose, and throat
ETT endotracheal tube
Ex exercise
Ext extension
FEV1 forced expiratory volume-1 sec
FiO2 fraction of inspired oxygen
Flex flexion
FRC functional residual capacity
FTSG full thickness skin graft
FVC forced vital capacity
FWB full weight bearing
Fx fracture
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
GI gastrointestinal
GSW gun shot wound
h hour
hs at bedtime, hour of sleep
HBP high blood pressure
Hct hematocrit
HEENT head,ears,eyes,nose,throat
HEP home exercise program
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
HOB head of bed
h/o history of
HO heterotopic ossification
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension
Hx history
I independent
IABP intra-aortic balloon pump
ICBG iliac crest bone graft
ICH intracranial hemorrhage
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
I/E ratio inspiratory/expiratory ratio
ILV independent lung ventilation
IMV intermittent mandatory ventilation
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
IS incentive spirometry
IV intravenous(ly)
KAFO knee ankle foot orthosis
L left
lat lateral
LBBB left bundle branch block
LBP low back pain
LLE left lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe(lung)
LOC loss of consciousness, level of consciousness
LMN lower motor neuron
LOS length of stay
LP lumbar puncture
LTG long term goal
LTM long term memory
LUE left upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe(lung)
MAP mean arterial pressure
max maximum
MCA motorcycle accident
min minimum
mm muscle
MMT manual muscle test
mod moderate
MRSA methecillin resistant staph aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
MVA motor vechile accident
n/a not applicable
NAD no acute distress
NG,ng nasogastric
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes
NIF negative inspiratory force
NKA no known allergies
nn nerve
NPO nothing by mouth
NTT nasotracheal tube
NWB non-weight bearing
O: objective
OA osteoarthritis
OOB out of bed
ORIF open reduction,internal fixation
OT Occupational Therapy
OTR Occupational Therapist
P: plan
PCL posterior cruciate ligament
PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PD postural drainage
PE pulmonary embolus
PEEP postitive end expiratory pressure
PMH past medical history
PO by mouth
POD post op day
PRE progressive resistance exercises
prn as often as necessary
PROM passive range of motion
PT Physical Therapy
Pt,pt patient
PTA prior to admission, Physical Therapy Assistant
PTB patellar tendon bearing
PVD peripheral vascular disease
PWB partial weight bearing
PWP pulmonary wedge pressure
q d every day
q i d four times a day
R right
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB right bundle branch block
RLE right lower extremity
RLL right lower lobe(lung)
r/o rule out
ROM range of motion
rr respiratory rate
RUE right upper extremity
RUL right upper lobe(lung)
Rx treatment
S supervision
S: subjective
SAQ short arc quads
SAH subarachnoid hemorrhage
SDH subdural hematoma
SLP speech language pathology
SLR straight leg raises
SOB shortness of breath
s/p status post
STG short term goal
STSG split thickness skin graft
Sx symptoms
TB tuberculosis
TBI traumatic brain injury
TCO total contact othosis
TENS transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation
TF tube feeding
THA total hip arthoplasty
ther ex therapeutic exercise program
TIA transient ischemic attack
t i d three times a day
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TLC total lung capacity
TMJ tempromandibular joint
UE upper extremity
UMN upper motor neuron
US ultrasound
VC vital capacity
vc verbal cues
VO verbal orders
WBAT weight bearing as tolerated
W/C wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
y/o years old
AAL anterior axillary line
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