Lymphedema Certification Definitions

Medical professionals who help treat patients with lymphedema have a variety of certifications and positions often shows by their acronyms. We’ve collected definitions for as many certifications as we can find for the therapists in our Northwest Lymphedema Therapists directory.

ATC/L
Athletic Trainer Certified, Licensed
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BS
Bachelor of Science
CES
Corrective Exercise Specialist
CHT
Clinical Healthcare Technician
CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
CLT-LANA
Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Lymphology Association of North America
CLT-UE
Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Upper Extremity
CMDT
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
CMLDT
Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist
CMPT
Certified Manual Physical Therapist
COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed
CSCS
Certified Strength & Conditioning Therapist
CWS
Certified Wound Therapist
DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
LMP
Licensed Medical Practitioner
LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
MBA
Master of Business Administration
MOT
Master of Occupational Therapy
MOTR/L
Master of Occupational Therapy, Registered, Licensed
MPT
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
MS
Master of Science Degree
MSNHP
Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance
MSOTR/L
Master of Occupational Therapy/Licensed
MSPT
Master of Science Physical Therapy
OCS
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
OT
Occupational Therapist
OT/L
Occupational Therapist/Licensed
OTD
Occupational Therapy Doctor
OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy-Doctoral Degree
PRPC
Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification
PT
Physical Therapist
PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
QMHP
Qualified Mental Health Professional
RN
Registered Nurse
RPT
Registered Physical Therapist
RRCA
Road Runners Club of America - Certified Coach
WCS
Women's Health Physical Therapy Specialist

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