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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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No. 397 – Conservative Care of Urinary Incontinence in Women

April 1, 2020 | CPG

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

Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment After Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (CPG+)

April 1, 2020 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24), Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Brain Injuries, Concussion

Clinical Recommendations to Guide Physical Therapy Practice for Huntington Disease

February 4, 2020 | CPG

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

2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee

February 1, 2020 | CPG

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

2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias

January 1, 2020 | CPG

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

Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2020 Update)

January 1, 2020 | CPG

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

Physical Therapist Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Individuals With Heart Failure (CPG+)

January 1, 2020 | CPG

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

Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury (CPG+)

January 1, 2020 | CPG

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

Multiple Sclerosis in Adults: Management [NICE CG186]

November 11, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Young Adult (19-24), Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Multiple Sclerosis

OARSI Guidelines for the Non-surgical Management of Knee, Hip, and Polyarticular Osteoarthritis

November 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), 80 and over (80+)
Condition & Symptoms: Knee Conditions, Osteoarthritis

Diabetic Foot Problems: Prevention and Management [NICE NG19]

October 11, 2019 | CPG

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

Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

October 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis