Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), produced by the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, provide graded recommendations based on systematic reviews of literature using internationally acceptable methods. Teams of guideline developers work with APTA Pediatrics members to generate these guidelines that inform practice, standardize measures and reduce unwarranted variations in practice. They also provide an understanding of current best practices and reveal gaps in the literature. APTA Pediatrics CPGs are reviewed every 5 years for reaffirmation or updating, depending on the availability of new evidence.

Supplemental tools, such as family or professional summaries, are created by APTA Pediatrics members. They are provided to assist PTs with implementation of the recommendations and to educate families and other health care professionals. PTs are encouraged to share the APTA Pediatrics CPGs and related tools with their clients and referral sources.

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APTA Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines and Resources

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