Physical Therapy Acronyms

AET – Advanced Exercise Therapist
ART – Active Release Techniques
ATC – Athletic Trainer, Certified
BSPT – Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
CCI – Certified Clinical Instructor
CCS – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist
CAFS – Certification in Applied Functional Science®
CAPP-OB – Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy
CAPP-Pelvic – Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy
CCP – Clinical Certification Program
CCVT/CVT – Certified Clinical Vestibular Therapist/ Clinical Vestibular Therapist
CFC – Cranio-mandibular Head, Neck, and Facial Pain
CEAS I, CEAS II -Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
CEES – Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist
CFCE – Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (also FCE: Functional Capacity Evaluator)
CFMT – Certified Functional Manual Therapist
CHT – Certified Hand Therapist
CKTP -Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
CLT – Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Also known as CLT-LANA)
COMT – Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
CPT – Certified Personal Trainer
CPT – Certified Pilates Teacher
CREX – Certification in Rehabilitative Exercise
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CST – Craniosacral Therapist/Therapy, CST-D – Craniosacral Therapy Diplomate
CYI – Certified Yoga Instructor
CYT – Certified Yoga Therapist
CWCA™ -Certified Wound Care Associate
CWCE -Certified Work Capacity Evaluator
CWS® – Certified Wound Specialist
DMT – Doctor of Manual Therapy
DWC® – Diabetic Wound Certified
DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
ECS – Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist
FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
FAFS – Fellow of Applied Functional Science®
FCE -Functional Capacity Evaluator: see CFCE (Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator)
FOC – Functional Orthopedic Certification
GCFP – Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practioner
GCS – Geriatric Certified Specialist
HHP – Holistic Health Practitioner
JSCC – Jones Strain Counterstrain Certified
LLE® – Lymphedema Lower Extremity Certified
LMP – Licensed Massage Practitioner (see LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist)
LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
MDT – Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
MLD – Manual Lymph Drainage
MPT/MSPT – Master of Physical Therapy
MTC – Manual Therapy Certified
NCS – Neurologic Certified Specialist
NDT – Neuro-developmental Treatment Certified
OCS – Orthopedic Certified Specialist
OT/OTR/OTReg/OTR/L – Occupational Therapist/Registered/Licensed
PAS – Postural Alignment Specialist
PCS – Pediatric Certified Specialist
PRC/PRT – Postural Restoration Certified/Trained
SCS – Sports Certified Specialist
WCC® – Wound Care Certified
WCS – Women’s Certified Specialist