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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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Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

January 1, 2019 | CPG

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

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

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 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

Child Maltreatment: Interventions

November 27, 2018 | CPG

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children

November 5, 2018 | CPG

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

Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy [No. 367-2019]

November 1, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adolescent (13-18)
Condition & Symptoms: Pregnancy

Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders

October 27, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Young Adult (19-24), Middle Aged (45-64), 80 and over (80+), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Neck Pain, Occupational Injuries, Spinal Conditions

Lyme Disease [NICE NG95]

October 17, 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

Congenital Muscular Torticollis: CPG From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (CPG+)

October 1, 2018 | CPG

Patient Age: Condition & Symptoms: Torticollis