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

June 01, 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]

June 01, 2018 | CPG

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

EULAR Recommendations for the Health Professional’s Approach to Pain Management in Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

June 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms: 3rd Edition

June 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Identification and Management of Cardiometabolic Risk After Spinal Cord Injury

June 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Medical Treatment Guideline for Shoulder Diagnosis and Treatment

May 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Young Adult (19-24), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Occupational Injuries, Shoulder Conditions

Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018 (CPG+)

May 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Management of Stable Angina [SIGN 151]

April 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Final Recommendation Statement: Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions

April 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+)

Lyme Disease [NICE NG95]

April 01, 2018 | CPG

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

VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Pregnancy

March 01, 2018 | CPG

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

Venous Thromboembolism in Over 16s: Reducing the Risk of Hospital-acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism [NICE CG92]

March 01, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Critical Illness, Deep Vein Thrombosis