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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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2018 Update of the EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Hand Osteoarthritis

January 18, 2019 | CPG

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

Special Article: 2018 American College of Rheumatology/National Psoriasis Foundation Guideline for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

January 1, 2019 | CPG

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

Cerebral Palsy in Adults [NG119]

December 31, 2018 | CPG

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

Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2019 Update)

December 31, 2018 | CPG

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

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults [IPG634]

November 30, 2018 | CPG

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

Final Recommendation Statement: Child Maltreatment: Interventions

October 31, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Preschool Child (2-5), Adolescent (13-18), Child (6-12)

Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy

October 31, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Pregnancy

Chronic Heart Failure in Adults: Diagnosis and Management [NG106]

October 24, 2018 | CPG

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

Congenital Muscular Torticollis: CPG From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (CPG+)

September 30, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Condition & Symptoms: Dystonia

Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Heart Failure

September 30, 2018 | CPG

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

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

September 5, 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 3, 2018 | CPG

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