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Clinical Practice Guidelines

May 15, 2020/CPGs

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

About Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Appraisal Ratings

Jul 29, 2020

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).

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.

Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018 (CPG+)

May 1, 2018/CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to management of patients with mid-portion achilles tendonopathy revision.

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's TKA Guidelines: Your Comments Needed by January 3

Dec 18, 2019/News

APTA is developing a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and your help is needed. The CPG is now in the public review phase of its development, and APTA is asking for public comment. But hurry—deadline for comments is January 3, 2020. Funded entirely by APTA, the draft

Heel Pain––Plantar Fasciitis: Revision 2014 (CPG+)

Nov 1, 2014/CPG

This guideline from the Orthopaedic Section of APTA makes recommendation for the physical therapist management of non-arthritic heel pain.

Nonarthritic Hip Joint Pain (CPG+)

Jun 1, 2014/CPG

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

Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (CPG+)

May 1, 2017/CPG

Recommendations for clinical reasoning processes in the examination and intervention of females with prenatal pelvic girdle pain.

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

Sep 16, 2019/CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the management of patients with low back pain.