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At APTA Magazine, we strive to provide articles and stories for our members that can help them do their jobs better. Our Editorial Advisory Group member Joey Bikkers, PT, DPT, suggested a story about whether clinical practice guidelines were actually changing practice. He spoke with several key contributors and stakeholders in the physical therapy profession. This perspective piece was informed by those conversations.

Clinical practice guidelines, often referred to as CPGs, have been around the physical therapy profession for quite some time — cheers to 16 years since the heel pain-plantar fasciitis CPG was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in 2008.

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