Top 40 Physiotherapy Acronyms

What Is It?

There are a ton of physiotherapy acronyms out there! You may be familiar with some, but when you come across an unknown acronym in a chart or on a referral it can be a real pain.

Here’s a list of what we at ignitephysio consider to be the top 40 common physiotherapy acronyms in Canadian practice. Organized into general, anatomy, hospital and condition specific categories, this resource will allow you to quickly identify unfamiliar acronyms and create a common language amongst physiotherapists!

Please note, this list is for information purposes only. You should follow your Provincial College and employer documentation guidelines in practice.