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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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Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

August 31, 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...

August 31, 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 15, 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]

June 30, 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

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

June 30, 2018 | CPG

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

Practice Guideline Update: Disorders of Consciousness

June 30, 2018 | CPG

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

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

June 30, 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]

June 30, 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.

June 30, 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 8, 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+)

Clinical Guideline and Recommendations on Pre-operative Exercise Training in Patients Awaiting Major Non-Cardiac Surgery

May 31, 2018 | CPG

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

Dementia: Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers [NG97]

May 31, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Dementia