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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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2015 Recommendations for the Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A Europe...

October 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Evidence-Based Guideline Summary: Diagnosis and Treatment of Limb-Girdle and Distal Dystrophies

October 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Muscular Dystrophy

Evidence-Based Guideline Summary: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

July 28, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Young Adult (19-24), Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Muscular Dystrophy

Frailty in Elderly People

July 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), 80 and over (80+)
Condition & Symptoms: Frailty

Motor Vehicle Collision-Related Injuries in the Elderly: an Eastern Associa...

July 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+)

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men: Management [NICE CG97]

June 3, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Incontinence, Pelvic Pain

British Thoracic Society Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in Adults

June 1, 2015 | CPG

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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome [Amended]

May 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Pelvic Pain

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology – Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan – 2015

April 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64), Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18), Aged (65+), Young Adult (19-24), Preschool Child (2-5)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications

Asthma, COPD, and Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

April 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24), Preschool Child (2-5), Middle Aged (45-64), 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Asthma

Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD

April 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Evidence-Based Guideline Summary: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

March 31, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Preschool Child (2-5)
Condition & Symptoms: Muscular Dystrophy