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Common Physical Therapy Abbreviations used in documentation
Pes anserine bursitis (tendinitis) involves inflammation of the bursa at the insertion of the pes anserine tendons on the medial proximal tibia.
Williams flexion exercises focus on placing the lumbar spine in a flexed position to reduce excessive lumbar lordotic stresses.
Tendinosis is intratendinous atrophy and degeneration with a relative absence of inflammation; a palpable nodule may be present over tendon
Post femoral neck fracture physiotherapy aims to improve strength and range of motion of the involved extremity. Establish independent gait without assistive device and minimize complications.
Wobble board exercises has demonstrated to be effective in preventing ankle sprains by assisting in strengthening the muscles and ligaments, influencing reaction times, and restoring proprioception.
Pain to the undersurface of the patella is variously called anterior knee pain, chondromalacia patellae, patella malalignment syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).
The biomechanics of throwing motion is a dynamic activity that requires extremes of glenohumeral motion that place extraordinary stresses on the athlete.
In 1980, the first patient with renal calculi was successfully treated with minimally invasive extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy (ESWL).
The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most widely used screening tool for items such as orientation, registration, attention and calculation, recall, and language
Frenkel Exercises are a series of motions of increasing difficulty performed by ataxic patients to facilitate the restoration of coordination.
Little Leaguers elbow is a common term for an avulsion lesion to the medial apophysis.
A sign of corticospinal damage, decorticate rigidity is characterized by adduction of the arms and flexion of the elbows, with wrists and fingers flexed on the chest.
Decerebrate posturing (decerebrate rigidity, abnormal extensor reflex) is characterized by adduction and extension of the arms, with the wrists pronated and the fingers flexed.
Jersey Finger represents rupture of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus. This usually happens when an athlete grabbing an opponent's shirt undergoes forced extension of the DIP while it is flexed.
Dr. Janda described the lower crossed syndrome (also known as pelvic cross syndrome) as muscular imbalances between the deep abdominal musculature and the gluteus medius and maximus.
Intercostal muscle strain is tear or rupture of intercostal muscles due to rapid movements that bend or twist the upper body suddenly.
Mat activities are one of the most important parts of rehabilitation programme of SCI patients.
Walking after spinal cord injury leads to large number of physiological benefits in the patient. Some of these are:
SCI Management at the Accident Scene has, in addition to the fundamental life-saving goal, three main objectives: