Wednesday, July 09, 2014 PTNow Blog: A Good Guideline That Could Be Better Is it about time interdisciplinary practice guidelines got a little more guidance from physical therapists (PTs)? That's one of the questions asked in the latest PTNow blog, which discusses the idea that even when a guideline is accurate and useful for PTs, direct PT involvement in its development can only make it better. Case in point: the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concussion guideline now being reviewed for inclusion in CPG+, the APTA initiative that evaluates and rates externally developed practice guidelines using a team of PT experts. The CPG+ team provides a guideline rating, highlights, and “Check Your Practice” tips. The AAN guideline fares well—and is even declared a "must read" by 1 reviewer—but the fact that PTs weren't involved in its creation leads to bigger questions. Check out the PTNow blog, consider the questions, and join the conversation.