Abbreviations - what do they mean?

At Physitrack, we sometimes use abbreviations to make (for example) titles of exercises easier to read. The abbreviations below are widely used in the field of (physio)therapists and other healthcare practitioners. However, Physitrack is used worldwide and it may therefore happen that an abbreviation is not immediately clear. On this page, you can see at a glance what the meaning is.

AA = active assisted

AAROM = active-assisted range of movement

AROM = active range of movement

BA = buoyancy assisted
BC = buoyancy counterbalanced

BOSU = both sides up

BR = buoyancy resisted

BRRM = Bad Regaz ring method

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

SCI = spinal cord injury

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

TMJ = temporomandibular joint

TR = turbulence resisted

UL = upper limb

VMO = vastus medialis oblique

(90) = 90 degrees

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