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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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Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

September 30, 2013 | CPG

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

Appropriate Use Criteria for Optimizing the Management of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

September 19, 2013 | CPG

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

Ankle Ligament Sprains: GPGs Linked to the ICF (CPG+)

August 31, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18)

British Thoracic Society Guideline on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Adults: Accredited by NICE

August 31, 2013 | CPG

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

Exercise Assessment and Prescription in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in th...

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Conservative Management and Prevention of Ankle Sprains in Athletes

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

EULAR Recommendations for the Non-Pharmacological Core Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

Concussion in Sports: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (CPG+)

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Elbow Disorders

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Rotator Cuff Syndrome in the Workplace

June 30, 2013 | CPG

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

Falls in Older People: Assessing Risk and Prevention [NICE CG161]

May 31, 2013 | CPG

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

Stroke Rehabilitation in Adults [NICE CG162]

May 31, 2013 | CPG

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