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

January 1, 2013 | CPG

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

Implementing the Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

September 1, 2012 | CPG

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

EFNS Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...

March 1, 2012 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis