‘Lay’ or ‘Lie’ Cheat Sheet

Should your patient ‘Lay’ or ‘Lie’ on the treatment table?

(Hint: It’s ‘Lie’ most of the time)

Of course, English is a tricky beast, so there are times when it’s okay to use ‘lay’ to mean ‘was reclining.’ Which is why I’ve written a longer post here.

Bookmark this cheat sheet to help you remember that your patient should LIE on the treatment table.