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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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Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guid...

September 06, 2018 | CPG

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children

September 04, 2018 | CPG

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

Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

September 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64), Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Knee Conditions

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation...

September 01, 2018 | CPG

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

2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

August 16, 2018 | CPG

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

Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Management [NG101]

July 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Practice Guideline Update: Disorders of Consciousness

July 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24), Child (6-12), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Coma

Final Recommendation Statement: Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascula...

July 01, 2018 | CPG

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

A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation (CPG+)

July 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24), Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dyskinesias, Dystonia, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease, Sarcopenia, Stroke

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: Management [NG100]

July 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Guideline for the Management of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis, 2nd Ed.

July 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Systematic Literature Review on the Management of Surgical Site Infections

June 09, 2018 | CPG

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