Physiotherapy Assessment/Glossary

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Glossary of terms[edit]

ADL
Activities of Daily Living
APM
Active Physiological Movement
BiPAP
Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure
CABG
(pronounced cabbage) – Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CF
Cystic fibrosis
CPAP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPR
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
CVA
Cerebro-vascular accident
FH
Family History
ICU/ITU
Intensive care unit
OT
Occupational Therapist/Therapy
PAM
Passive Accessory Movement
PEP
Positive Expiratory Pressure
PMH
Past medical history
PPM
Passive Physiological Movement
PSH
Past surgical history
PT
Physiotherapist/Physiotherapy/Physical therapist
RA
Rheumatoid arthritis
SH
Social history
TIA
Transient Ischaemic Attack