Abbreviations - what do they mean?

At Physitrack we sometimes abbreviate the titles so that they are more readable to our users. We aim to ensure many abbreviations used are those recognised throughout the profession. However, Physitrack is used across the globe and so some abbreviations may not be as clear. Here, we explain what they mean.

AA = active assisted

AAROM = active-assisted range of movement

AROM = active range of movement

BA = buoyancy assisted
BC = buoyancy counterbalanced
BR = buoyancy resisted
DA = drag assisted

DIP - distal interphalangeal joint

DNF = deep neck flexors

DR = drag resisted

ER = external rotation

GHjt = gleno-humeral joint

IR = internal rotation

IRQ = inner range quads

ITB = iliotibial band

LL = lower limb

MCP = metacarpophalangeal joint

MTC = Metacenter balance

(N) = neutral

PIP = proximal interphalangeal joint

PNF = proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

PROM = passive range of movement

SCM = sternocleidomastoid 

SF = side flexion

SL = single leg

SLR = straight leg raise

SLS = single leg stance

SLSq = single leg squat

TA = trans abdominus

TA = turbulence assisted

TFL = tensor fascia lata

TR = turbulence resisted

UL = upper limb

VMO = vastus medialis oblique

(90) = 90 degrees

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