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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are graded recommendations on best practice for a specific condition based on the systematic review and evaluation of the quality of the scientific literature.  These documents are defined by a stringent methodology and formal process for development.  Clinical practice guidelines are required to bridge the gap between evidence and recommendation and are comprised of both evidence-based and expert-based information to guide clinical practice decision-making. Although variation can exist, all must meet standard criteria and follow a defined policy and procedure.  The Director of Knowledge Synthesis works with the Evidence-based Documents Committee to identify CPG topics, formulate CPG work groups, and oversee the development of a CPG.  When a CPG is close to completion the Practice Committee creates and oversees a Knowledge Translation (KT) taskforce that works for 1-2 years to create tools, processes and strategies for dissemination, implementation of the CPG.  Current CPG's completed or in process are listed below:

Vestibular Hypofunction published April 2016

Core Outcome Measures published July 2018

Locomotion - chronic CVA, SCI, TBI published January 2020

Orthotics and Neuro Prosthetics - in progress

Concussion published April 2020

Locomotion - subacute CVA, SCI and TBI - in progress

Balance and Falls - in progress

If there are any questions or comments please contact the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Director of Knowledge Synthesis, T. George Hornby.

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