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Interventions for the Management of Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Revision 2021

Oct 31, 2021/CPG

Update to the 2012 Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy,CPG for low back pain (LBP). The overall objective of this update was to provide recommendations on interventions delivered by physical therapists or studied in care settings that included physical therapy providers.

New APTA-Supported CPG Looks at Best Ways to Improve Walking Speed, Distance for Individuals After Stroke, Brain Injury, and Incomplete SCI

Jan 7, 2020/Review

Aerobic walking training and virtual reality treadmill training are the interventions most strongly tied to improvements.

Knee Pain and Mobility Impairments: Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Lesions, Revision 2018: Clinical Guidelines Linked to the ICF (CPG+)

Jan 31, 2018/CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the examination and treatment of patients with meniscal and articular cartilage lesions.

Physical Therapy Management of Older Adults With Hip Fracture (CPG+)

Feb 1, 2021/CPG

Provides evidence-based recommendations for physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and assessment of outcome in adults with hip fracture.

Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Osteoporosis: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (CPG+)

Mar 11, 2022/CPG

CPG+ Appraisal Rating 4.5 out of 7  How was this rating made? Highlights All recommendations are adapted from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) titled Management of Osteoporosis and the Prevention of Fragility Fractures. Four exercise recommendations based on moderate evidence are

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Update: Practice Guidelines for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Rehabilitation based on a Systematic Review and Multidisciplinary Consensus (CPG+)

Dec 1, 2016/CPG

Evidence-based guidelines for rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and includes assessing readiness to return to play and risk of re-injury.

Diagnosis of Upper-Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG+)

Jul 1, 2017/CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the diagnosis of patients with upper-quadrant lymphedema secondary to cancer.

Clinical Practice Guideline Development

APTA supports the development of CPGs to reduce unwarranted variation in care and improve the value of care.

A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation (CPG+)

Jul 1, 2018/CPG

This guideline provides a recommended core set of 6 outcome measures for adult patients with neurologic conditions.

Hamstring Strain Injury in Athletes

Feb 28, 2022/CPG

This CPG includes sports-related overloading and overstretching injuries to myofascial or musculotendinous structures in any combination of the 3 hamstring muscles (semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris).