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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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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Under 19s: Support and Management (Reviewed) [NICE CG170]

August 28, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Preschool Child (2-5), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

July 1, 2013 | CPG

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

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

July 1, 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

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

June 12, 2013 | CPG

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

Stroke Rehabilitation in Adults [NICE CG162]

June 12, 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

Summary of Evidence-Based Guideline Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (CPG+)

June 11, 2013 | CPG

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

Exercise Assessment and Prescription in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in the Private and Home Care Setting: Clinical Recommendations From AXXON (Belgian Physical Therapy Association)

May 1, 2013 | CPG

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

Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis (CPG+)

May 1, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Adhesive Capsulitis, Shoulder Conditions

Symptom Management in Patients With Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd Edition

May 1, 2013 | CPG

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

Complementary Therapies and Integrative Medicine in Lung Cancer: Diagnosis ...

May 1, 2013 | CPG

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

2012 Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Executive Summary

April 30, 2013 | CPG

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

Best Evidence Statement (BESt). Adding Home Based Services to Complement Center Based Intervention for Children With Autism

February 6, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Preschool Child (2-5), Child (6-12)
Condition & Symptoms: Autism Spectrum Disorder