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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.

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 (AGREE II) conducted by a team of experts.

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2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

April 2, 2019 | CPG

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

Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline

March 11, 2019 | CPG

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

Evidence-based Clinical Care Guideline for Physical Therapy Management of S...

February 6, 2019 | CPG

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

Evaluation of the Child With Microcephaly (an Evidence-based Review) [Reaffirmed]

January 26, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Preschool Child (2-5)
Condition & Symptoms: Microcephaly

Cerebral Palsy in Adults [NG119]

January 15, 2019 | CPG

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

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

January 1, 2019 | CPG

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

Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

January 1, 2019 | CPG

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

Acquired Temporomandibular Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

January 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Child (6-12), Infant (1-23mo), Preschool Child (2-5)

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

January 1, 2019 | CPG

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

Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries, 3rd Edition, Quick Reference Guide

January 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24), Preschool Child (2-5), 80 and over (80+), Middle Aged (45-64), Child (6-12), Aged (65+), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Ulcer

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

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

December 19, 2018 | CPG

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