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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.

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.

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

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Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults: Sixteenth Edition [With Systematic Review]

June 30, 2014 | CPG

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

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transie...

June 30, 2014 | CPG

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

Best Evidence Statement (BESt). The Use of Yoga to Improve Strength, Balance, and Coordination

June 9, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Child (6-12), Preschool Child (2-5)

Nonarthritic Hip Joint Pain (CPG+)

May 31, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Hip Conditions

Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Review by the Dutch Orthopaedic Association

May 31, 2014 | CPG

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

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

May 31, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Child (6-12)
Condition & Symptoms: Concussion

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women: A Statement for Healthcar...

April 30, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Condition & Symptoms: Pregnancy, Stroke, Venous Thromboembolism

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of the Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

April 30, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Hypertension, Pregnancy

Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

April 21, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Middle Aged (45-64), 80 and over (80+)
Condition & Symptoms: Hypertension

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of Overweight and Obesity

April 17, 2014 | CPG

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

Official American Thoracic Society Technical Standards: Spirometry in the Occupational Setting

April 14, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Thoracic Conditions

Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management [NICE CG179]

March 31, 2014 | CPG

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