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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.

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.

Guidelines are provided to assist in clinical decision making, not to take the place of clinician judgment.

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Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly: 3. The Role of Repositioning

July 10, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Condition & Symptoms: Plagiocephaly

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Over 16s: Diagnosis and Management [NG115]

June 30, 2019 | CPG

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

Obesity Prevention and Management

June 30, 2019 | CPG

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

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma: A National Clinical Guideline [SIGN 158] [revised]

June 30, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Young Adult (19-24), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Asthma

2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Guideline for th...

May 31, 2019 | CPG

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

Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack in Over 16s: Diagnosis and Initial Management [NG 128]

April 30, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Stroke

Hand Pain and Sensory Deficits: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CPG+)

April 30, 2019 | CPG

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

Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Management [NICE CG131]

April 30, 2019 | CPG

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

Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline

March 10, 2019 | CPG

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

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries, 3rd edition, Quick Reference Guide

March 9, 2019 | CPG

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

Evidence-based Clinical Care Guideline for Physical Therapy Management of S...

February 5, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Young Adult (19-24), Adolescent (13-18), Child (6-12)
Condition & Symptoms: Cerebral Palsy

Non-pharmacological Management of Persistent Headaches Associated with Neck...

January 31, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Headaches, Neck Pain