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To support evidence-based practice, we provide relevant clinical practice guidelines for APTA members. (These were previously housed at PTNow.) 

These CPGs are based on a systematic review of the evidence and published by APTA sections, or by other health care associations, organizations, and societies, not by individuals. APTA does not endorse any of these guidelines unless specifically noted.

Guidelines are provided to assist in clinical decision making, not to take the place of clinician judgment.

Some CPGs include a CPG+ analysis, a translation aid for applying CPGs to practice, including an Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II) conducted by a team of experts.

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Recommendations on Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

January 5, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Alzheimer Disease, Dementia

2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Cardiac Conditions, Hypertension

IWGDF Guidance on the Diagnosis and Management of Foot Infections in Persons With Diabetes

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications, Foot Conditions

IWGDF Guidance on the Prevention of Foot Ulcers in At-Risk Patients With Diabetes

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications, Foot Conditions, Ulcer

IWGDF Guidance on the Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management of Peripheral Artery Disease in Patients With Foot Ulcers in Diabetes

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+), Middle Aged (45-64), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications, Foot Conditions, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Ulcer

Healthy Lifestyles, Sixth Edition

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: Young Adult (19-24), Adult (25-44)

IWGDF Guidance on Footwear and Offloading Interventions to Prevent and Heal Foot Ulcers in Patients With Diabetes

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications, Foot Conditions, Ulcer

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Condyle

December 4, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Hip Conditions, Osteochondritis Dissecans

Headaches in Over 12s: Diagnosis and Management [NICE CG150]

November 25, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24), 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Headaches

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Management [NICE CG171]

November 5, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), 80 and over (80+), Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Incontinence

Updating ACSM’s Recommendations for Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening

November 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Young Adult (19-24), Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), Middle Aged (45-64)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

October 2, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18), Adult (25-44), Child (6-12), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Knee Conditions