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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, APTA sections and academies, or by other health care associations, organizations, and societies. None of the CPGs were written 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, or AGREE II, conducted by a team of experts.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis, Revised

January 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome [Amended]

May 1, 2015 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Pelvic Pain

Diagnosis of Acute Gout: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

January 3, 2017 | CPG

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

Diagnosis of Upper-Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: CPG+

July 1, 2017 | CPG

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

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of the Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

May 1, 2014 | CPG

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

Dutch Guidelines for Physiotherapy in Patients With Stress Urinary Incontinence: An Update

February 1, 2014 | CPG

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

EAN Guidelines on Central Neurostimulation Therapy in Chronic Pain Conditions

October 1, 2016 | CPG

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

Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Management [NG101]

July 18, 2018 | CPG

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

EAU Guidelines on Chronic Pelvic Pain (2017 Edition)

January 1, 2017 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Chronic Pain, Pelvic Pain

EFNS Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...

March 1, 2012 | CPG

Patient Age: Adult (25-44)
Condition & Symptoms: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ESC/EAS 2019 Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias

January 1, 2020 | CPG

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

ESC/ERS 2015 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

January 1, 2016 | CPG

Patient Age: Middle Aged (45-64), Aged (65+)
Condition & Symptoms: Cardiac Conditions, Hypertension