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

Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People With Spinal Cord Injury

February 1, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Spinal Conditions, Ulcer

Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in Children and Adolescents

February 1, 2013 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Diabetes Complications

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