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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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Motor Neurone Disease: Assessment and Management [NG42]

July 23, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma: A National Clinical Guideline [SIGN 158] [Revised]

July 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Child (6-12), Young Adult (19-24), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Asthma

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke: Twelfth Edition

June 1, 2019 | CPG

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

Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Management [NICE CG131]

May 9, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Cancer

Hand Pain and Sensory Deficits: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CPG+)

May 1, 2019 | CPG

Patient Age: Aged (65+), Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64)
Condition & Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack in Over 16s: Diagnosis and Initial Management [NG128]

May 1, 2019 | CPG

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

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