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

May 31, 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

May 31, 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

May 31, 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

April 30, 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+)

April 30, 2018 | CPG

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

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

March 31, 2018 | CPG

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

Management of Stable Angina [SIGN 151]

March 31, 2018 | CPG

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

Lyme Disease [NICE NG95]

March 31, 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

February 28, 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]

February 28, 2018 | CPG

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

Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Young People: A National Clinical Guideline

February 28, 2018 | CPG

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

Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment in Patients With Nonspecific Neck Pain

February 28, 2018 | CPG

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