The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy supports the development of open-access, evidence-based, physical therapy clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) as a service to the membership and greater professional community. CPGs include graded recommendations for management of a condition based on a systematic review of the literature and are updated every 5 years. The following table indicates the topics that are under development, a targeted publication year, the name of the guideline development group's lead organizer and an email contact.
|Topic||Scope||Estimated publication date||Key contact|
|Physical Therapy Management of Idiopathic Toe Walking||PT examination and intervention with Systematic Review||2023||Sally LeCras||ITWCPG@gmail.com|
|Physical/Occupational Therapies for Children With Cerebral Palsy Who Undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy||PT examination and intervention with Systematic Review||2024||Amy Schulzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Instrumented Gait Analysis||Describe recommended analyses relative to their usefulness in clinical decision making||2022||Yasser Salem||CPGAITANALYSISCPG@gmail.com|
|Physical Therapy Intervention to Improve Mobility in Children Aged 5-18 years old with Cerebral Palsy (CP) Classified at GFMCS I, II or III||PT interventions for gross motor skills for GMFCS I-III||2024||Maggie O'Neil||CPmobilityCPG@gmail.com|
|Physical Therapy Management of Down Syndrome||PT interventions for selected gross motor skills for children with Down Syndrome. Estimated publication||2026||Kathy Martinemail@example.com|