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Common Abbreviations in PT

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ROM
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Range of Motion
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AAROM
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Active Assistive Range of Motion
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PROM
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Passive Range of Motion
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AROM
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Active Range of Motion
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ADL
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Activities of Daily Living
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IADL
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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
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AD
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Assistive Device
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LRAD
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Least Restrictive Assistive Device
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BP
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Blood Pressure
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bpm
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Beats Per Minute
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bid
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Twice a day
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BMI
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Body Mass Index
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CA or Ca
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Cancer
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MI
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Myocardial Infarction
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RW
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Rolling Walker
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WBQC
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Wide Based Quad Cane
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SPC
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Single Point Cane
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NBQC
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Narrow Based Quad Cane
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DM
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Diabetes Mellitus
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IDDM
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Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
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MVA
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Motor Vehicle Accident
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N/A
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Not Applicable
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MMT
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Manual Muscle Testing
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POC
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Plan of Care
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ICU
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Intensive Care Unit
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DOB
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Date of Birth
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HOI
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History of Injury
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HR
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Heart Rate
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OOB
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Out of Bed
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NPO
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Nothing Per Oral (Mouth)
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PRE
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Progressive Resistive Exercises
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r/o
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Rule Out
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SBA
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Standby Assistance
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SW
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Standard Walker
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tid
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Three Times a Day
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WNL
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Within Normal Limits
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WFL
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Within Functional Limits
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WC
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Wheelchair
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SOB
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Shortness of Breath
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BOS
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Base of Support
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NBOS
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Narrow Base of Support
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RR
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Respiratory Rate
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HTN
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Hypertension
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UE
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Upper Extremity
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LE
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Lower Extremity
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CAD
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Coronary Artery Disease
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CHF
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Congestive Heart Failure
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PMH
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Past Medical History
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c/o
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Complaints of
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CC
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Chief Complaint
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Dx
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Diagnosis
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D/C
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Discharge
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DJD
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Degenerative Joint Disease
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PE
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Pulmonary Embolism
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DVT
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Deep Vein Thombosis
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F/U
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Follow Up
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WB
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Weight Bearing
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PWB
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Partial Weight Bearing
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WBAT
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Weight Bearing as Tolerated
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TTWB
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Toe Touch Weight Bearing
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s/p
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Status Post
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HA
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Headache
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MOI
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Mechanism of Injury
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h/o
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History of
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STG
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Short Term Goal
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LTG
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Long Term Goal
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HOB
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Head of Bed
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EOB
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Edge of Bed
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Hx
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History
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Min
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Minute/Minimal
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Mod
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Moderate
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Max
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Maximum
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OA
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Osteoarthritis
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RA
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
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HOH
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Hard of Hearing
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TTP
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Tender to Palpation
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Fx
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Fracture
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y/o
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Year(s) Old
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PRN
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As Needed
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LOB
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Loss of Balance
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LOC
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Loss of Consciousness
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WBOS
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Wide Base of Support
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DTR
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Deep Tendon Reflex
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To/From
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Increase
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Decrease
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1 x or x 1
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One Time or One Person
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Primary
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Secondary
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//
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Parallel
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Circled A
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Assistance
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Circled B
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Bilateral
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Circled L
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Left
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Circled R
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Right
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Circled U
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Unilateral
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Circled I
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Independent
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Circled S
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Supervision
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Circled D
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Dependent
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a – with a line above it
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Before
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p – with a line above it
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After
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c – with a line above it
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With
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s – with a line above it
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Without