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May 15, 2020 / CPGs

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

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

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

Apr 30, 2018 / CPG

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

Nonarthritic Hip Joint Pain (CPG+)

May 31, 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.

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

Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: An Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG+)

Nov 30, 2013 / CPG

This guideline provides recommendations for identification and referral, physical therapy examination, intervention, and discharge and follow-up for infants with congenital muscular torticollis.

CPG: Avoid Surgery for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain

Feb 19, 2019 / Review

Advice on surgery for shoulder pain can be boiled down to three words: don't do it.

Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis (CPG+)

Apr 30, 2013 / CPG

These guidelines provide recommendations related to the diagnosis and management of adhesive capsulitis in adults.

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

Oct 31, 2014 / CPG

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

Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A 2018 Evidence-Based CPG From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (CPG+)

Sep 30, 2018 / CPG

This guideline provides recommendations related to the treatment and management of patients with congenital muscular torticollis.