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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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Best Evidence Statement (BESt). Physical Therapy During the Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Process to Improve Quality of Life

March 18, 2014 | CPG

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

Conservative Management of Lateral Patellar Dislocations and Instability

March 18, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Preschool Child (2-5), Adult (25-44), Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Knee Conditions

Best Evidence Statement (BESt). Use of Pressure Therapy for Management of Hypertrophic Scarring

March 13, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Preschool Child (2-5), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Skin Conditions

2013 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Management Guidelines Up...

March 1, 2014 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Heart Failure

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

February 5, 2014 | CPG

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

Dutch Guidelines for Physiotherapy in Patients With Stress Urinary Incontinence: An Update

February 1, 2014 | CPG

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

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