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Physical Therapy Documentation Abbreviations

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AD
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Assistive Devices
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Amb.
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Ambulate, Ambulated
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abd.
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Abduction
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ADL’s
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Activities of Daily Living
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Add.
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Adduction
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AFO
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Ankle Foot Orthosis
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@
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at
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AKA
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Above Knee Amputee
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Appt.
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Appointment
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AROM
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Active Range of Motion
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AAROM
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Active Assistive Range of Motion
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bed mob.
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Bed Mobility
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bk.
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back
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BKA
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Below Knee Amputation
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BIW
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Bi-weekly, twice weekly
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cerv.
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Cervical
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CHI
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Closed Head Injury
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Cont.
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Continue
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COTA
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Certified occupational therapy assistant
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CP
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Coldpack, Cerebral Palsy
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CX.
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Cancel, Cancellation
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dep., D
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Dependent
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DC
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Discharge, Discontinue
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DF
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Dorsiflexion
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DME
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Durable Medical Equipment
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Eval.
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Evaluation
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Ev.
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Eversion
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Equip.
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Equipment
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Ex.
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Exercise
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Ext.
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Extension
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Ext. rot., ER
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External Rotation
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freq
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Frequency
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F, 3/5
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Fair (in reference in manual muscle testing)
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Gt. Trng.
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Gait Training
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G, 4/5
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Good (in reference in manual muscle testing)
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GMT
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Gross Motor Test
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Hemi.
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Hemiplegia, Hemiparesis
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HEP
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Home Exercise Program
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HHA
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Home Health Aide
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HKAFO
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Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
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HP
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Hot Pack
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HVGS
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High Voltage Galvanic Stimulation
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HX
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History
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IDDM
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Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
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IE
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Initial Evaluation
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IFC
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Interferential Current
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IMS
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Intramuscular Stimulation
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Int. rot., IR
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Internal Rotation
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Inv.
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Inversion
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KAFO
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Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
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L, Lt.
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Left
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LAQ
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Long Arc Quad
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LBP
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Low Back Pain
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LB
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Lower Body
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LBQC
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Large Base Quad Cane
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LE
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Lower Extremity
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LQ
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Lower Quadrant
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LTG
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Long Term Goal
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MDL
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Moderately Limited
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MENS
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Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulator
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MFR
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Myofacial Release
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MKL
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Markedly Limited
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mm.
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Muscle
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MMT
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Manual Muscle Test
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MNL
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Minimally Limited
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MSW
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Medical Social Worker
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Max.
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Maximal
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N, 5/5
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Normal (regards to muscle strength)
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NCV
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Nerve Conduction Velocity
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NIDDM
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Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
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Nk
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Neck
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N/T
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Numbness and Tingling or Not Test
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NWB
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Non Weight Bearing
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OT
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Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist
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OTR
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Registered Occupational Therapist
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P, 2/5
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Poor (regards to muscle strength
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PF
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Plantarflexion
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PMH
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Past Medical History
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Pn
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Pain
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POC
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Plan of Care
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PRE
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Progressive Resistive Exercise
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Prep.
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Preparation
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Pt.
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Patient
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PT
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Physical Therapy/Therapist
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PTA
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Physcial Therapy Assistant
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PWB
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Partial Weight Bearing
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R, rt
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Right
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Re
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Recheck
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Rec’d
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Received
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Rehab.
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Rehabilitation
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Reps.
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Repititions
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Req/d.
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Required
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RGO
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Reciprocating Gait Orthosis
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Rot.
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Roations
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Rx.
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Treatment
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SAQ
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Short Arc Quad
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SBA
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Standby Assist
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SBQC
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Small Base Quad Cane
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SCI
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Spinal Cord Injury
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SI, SIJ
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Sacroiliac Joint
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Sh
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Shoulder
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SLP
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Speech-Language Pathologist
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SPT
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Student PT
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SPTA
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Student PTA
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ST
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Speech Therapy
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STG
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Short Term Goals
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T, 1/5
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Trace (regards to muscle strength
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TENS
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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator
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THA
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Total Hip Arthroplasty
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THR
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Total Hip Replacement
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TIW
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Three times per week
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TKA
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Total Knee Arthroplasty
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TKR
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Total Knee Replacement
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TTWB
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Toe Touch Weight Bearing
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UB
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Upper Body
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UE
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Upper Extremity
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UQ
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Upper Quadrant
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US
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Ultrasound
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UV
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Ultraviolet
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VC
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Verbal Cues
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W/cm2
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Watts per centimeter squared
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WB
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Weight Bearing
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WBAT
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Weight Bearing as Tolerated
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WFL
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Within Functional Limits
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WNL
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Within Normal Limits
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approx.
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Approximately
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#
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Pound
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=
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Equals
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Z, 0/5
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Zero (regards to muscle strength)