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 Email
Physical Therapy Management of Idiopathic Toe Walking PT examination and intervention with Systematic Review 2024 Sally LeCras   
Physical/Occupational Therapies for Children With Cerebral Palsy Who Undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy PT examination and intervention with Systematic Review 2024 Amy Schulz
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
Physical Therapy Management of Down Syndrome PT interventions for selected gross motor skills for children with Down Syndrome. Estimated publication 2026 Kathy Martin