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Clinical Practice Guidelines

CPGs

Members can access relevant clinical practice guidelines to assist in clinical decision making.

Parkinson CPG Knowledge Translation

Mar 24, 2022/Podcast

A panel of PTs on the front lines of shaping clinical practice share their plans for creating knowledge translation tools for the Parkinson CPG and their goals for implementation into practice.

About Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Appraisal Ratings

Appraisal ratings for clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) posted on PTNow are generated by 2 or more physical therapists trained in using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II).

First-Ever Telerehab CPG Specifically for PTs and PTAs Now Available

Mar 22, 2024/News

APTA's newest clinical practice guideline is designed to inform practice and enlighten payers and policymakers.

APTA: Physical Therapist Management of Parkinson Disease Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG+)

Apr 1, 2022/CPG

Related Resources Parkinson Disease CPG Toolkit Pocket Guide  Podcast: Parkinson CPG Knowledge Translation CPG+ Appraisal Rating 6 out of 7 (How was this rating made?)  Highlights This CPG provides 12 recommendations and 2 best practice statements for physical therapist management of adults with idiopathic,

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

Feb 1, 2022/CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the management of patients with low back pain. The CPG+ is based on the 2019 version of the guideline.

New Draft CPG on Locomotor Function Seeking Comments: Deadline December 21

Dec 11, 2018/News

If you have insight, or simply an interest, in best practice for improving locomotor function after chronic stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, or brain injury, the clinical practice guideline (CPG) team overseeing a new CPG on that topic wants to hear from you. A draft of the CPG is available for

APTA Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy: Heel Pain––Plantar Fasciitis: Revision 2023 (CPG+)

Dec 1, 2023/CPG

This updated guideline from APTA's American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy makes recommendation for the physical therapist management of non-arthritic heel pain for individuals 16 and older.

APTA's PD Guidelines: Your Comments Needed by July 14

Jul 1, 2021/News

The draft CPG, rooted in a review of current research, addresses a wide range of topics.

APTA Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Hip Pain and Movement Dysfunction Associated With Nonarthritic Hip Joint Pain: A Revision (CPG+)

Jun 29, 2023/CPG

The purpose of these clinical practice guidelines is to describe the peer-reviewed literature and make recommendations related to nonarthritic hip joint pain.