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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.

Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline 2022 (CPG+)

May 13, 2022/CPG

This update of a 2016 guideline provides assistance to physical therapists in the decision-making process when treating patients at risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) or diagnosed with a lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (LE DVT). The CPG+ is based on the 2016 guideline; an updated CPG+ is in

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.

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

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

May 1, 2013/CPG

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: An Updated Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (CPG+)

Apr 1, 2022/CPG

Updated guidelines on how to optimize rehabilitation outcomes for persons with peripheral vestibular hypofunction undergoing vestibular rehabilitation. [The CPG+ is based on the original 2016 CPG. A new CPG+ is in progress.]

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.

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

Oct 1, 2018/CPG

This update of the 2013 guideline provides recommendations related to the treatment and management of patients with congenital muscular torticollis.

Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Lateral Ankle Ligament Sprains Revision (CPG+)

Apr 1, 2021/CPG

Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Ankle Ligament Sprains: Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

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.