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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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Cystic Fibrosis: Diagnosis and Management [NG78]

September 30, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Preschool Child (2-5), Adult (25-44), Child (6-12), Adolescent (13-18), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Cystic Fibrosis

European Respiratory Society Guidelines for the Management of Adult Bronchiectasis

September 8, 2017 | CPG

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

VA/DoD CPG for Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain (CPG+)

August 31, 2017 | CPG

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

Rehabilitation After Critical Illness in Adults [NICE QS158]

August 31, 2017 | CPG

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

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation

August 31, 2017 | CPG

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

Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury From Falls, Fourth Edition

August 31, 2017 | CPG

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

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope

July 31, 2017 | CPG

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

2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

July 31, 2017 | CPG

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

Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment (Updated) [NICE CG81]

July 31, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Adult (25-44), Aged (65+), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Cancer, Lymphedema

Neck Pain: Revision 2017

June 30, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Condition & Symptoms: Neck Pain

Parkinson’s Disease in Adults

June 30, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44), Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+), Young Adult (19-24)
Condition & Symptoms: Parkinson Disease

IDF Clinical Practice Recommendations for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care

June 30, 2017 | CPG

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