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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, APTA sections and academies, or by other health care associations, organizations, and societies. None of the CPGs were written 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, or AGREE II, conducted by a team of experts.

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Management of Lung Cancer [SIGN 137]

February 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Adult Weight Management Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline

January 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Recommendations of the French Society for Rheumatology (SFR) on the everyday management of patients with spondyloarthritis

January 1, 2014 | CPG

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

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Upper Extremity Amputation Rehabilitation

January 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis, Revised

January 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Appropriate Use Criteria for Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

December 6, 2013 | CPG

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

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

November 5, 2013 | CPG

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

Clinical Practice Guideline: Bell's Palsy

November 1, 2013 | CPG

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

ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Elbow Disorders

November 1, 2013 | CPG

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

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

October 1, 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 20, 2013 | CPG

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

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

September 1, 2013 | CPG

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