25 Most Common Outpatient Physical Therapy Abbreviations in 2022
|AAROM – Active Assisted Range of Motion|
|AROM – Active Range of Motion|
|CLOF – Current Level of Function|
|CPM – Continuous Passive Motion|
|DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy|
|ER – External Rotation|
|GLOF – Goal Level of Function|
|IR – Internal Rotation|
|ITB – Iliotibial Band|
|L – Left|
|OT – Occupational Therapist|
|PLOF – Prior Level of Function|
|POC – Plan of Care|
|PROM – Passive Range of Motion|
|PT – Physical Therapist|
|PWB – Partial Weight Bearing|
|R – Right|
|RC – Rotator Cuff|
|ROM – Range of Motion|
|THA – Total Hip Arthroplasty|
|THR – Total Hip Replacement|
|TKA – Total Knee Arthroplasty|
|TKR – Total Knee Replacement|
|UBE – Upper Body Ergometer|
|WBAT – Weight Bearing As Tolerated|
|WNL – Within Normal Limits|
Should You Use Physical Therapy Abbreviations in Documentation
These abbreviations are often used in outpatient physical therapy clinics. While abbreviations are handy and safe time, with electronic documentation being more accessible than ever, there is far less need to use physical therapy abbreviations.
If your physical therapy practice does decide to use these abbreviations or any other abbreviations, you should always keep an updated list of your abbreviations in case a third-party payer requests documentation.
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