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PTA 1st Yr Clinical Competency Weight Bearing Definition

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Abbreviation
Term
Definition
PWB   Partial weight bearing   Up to 50% of body weight allowed on the affected LE. If not specified on Rx, 50% is the amount allowed  
WBAT   Weight bearing as tolerated   From 50 to 100% of body weight allowed on the affected LE  
TTWB   Toe-touch weight bearing   No body weight on affected LE; Toe touches floor for balance; heel must be elevated at all times  
NWB   Non-weight bearing   0% of body weight allowed on the affected LE  
FWB   Full weight bearing   Full body weight (100%) allowed on the affected LE  


   


 
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