The latest evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ankle sprain and instability, adhesive capsulitis, and congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) have been added to PT Now, the APTA member resource for evidence-based practice information.
The ankle and shoulder guidelines developed by the Orthopaedic Section establish recommendations for screening, diagnosis, examination, and intervention, as well as appropriate outcome measures. The guidelines also seek to provide information for policymakers and payers on the practice of orthopedic physical therapy.
The Section on Pediatrics took a similar approach to the development of guidelines for treatment of CMT, an idiopathic postural deformity evident shortly after birth. The guidelines are the result of a critical appraisal of literature and expert opinion, and include 16 action statements for screening, examination, intervention, and follow-up. The CMT guidelines also offer resources for classification of severity and flow sheets for referral paths.
In addition to the clinical practice guidelines, PT Now provides APTA members with free access to a wide variety of evidence-based resources including condition-specific clinical summaries, patient cases, and valuable tests and measures. APTA is supporting the sections in the development of clinical practice evidence-based documents as part of the association's strategic objectives.
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