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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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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management and Rehabilitation of Post-Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Version 3.0

June 1, 2021 | CPG

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

Venous Thromboembolism in Over 16s: Reducing the Risk of Hospital-acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism [NICE CG92]

February 28, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Critical Illness, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: An Updated Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (CPG+)

April 1, 2022 | CPG

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

Vulvodynia 2013 Guideline Update

April 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment Guideline

January 1, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

World Health Organization Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Children

December 22, 2020 | CPG

Patient Age: Newborn (birth-1mo), Preschool Child (2-5), Infant (1-23mo), Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Chronic Pain