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Published Guidelines

Dear Orthopaedic Section Member:

We are happy to make available a draft of the Orthopaedic Section's ICF-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines: Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Achilles Tendinitis- Revision 2017. All of our clinical practice guidelines utilized feedback from numerous reviewers, including several Section members, as they were being created. The authors of this most recent clinical practice guideline invite you to contribute your feedback.

After you read this clinical practice guideline, please utilize our on-line survey to provide your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Achilles2017.

Feel free to click on the following links to download Guest Editorials, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions, and Perspectives for Patients that have been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

In addition, there are also links to these same guidelines that have been translated into Chinese and published in the Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine.

recent guidelines

Neck Pain
Authors: Peter R. Blanpied, Anita R. Gross, James M. Elliott, Laurie Lee Devaney, Derek Clewley, David M. Walton, Cheryl Sparks, Eric K. Robertson
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(7):A1-A83. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0302

Neck Pain (Initial Guideline 2008)
Authors: John D. Childs, Joshua A. Cleland, James M. Elliott, Deydre S. Teyhen, Robert S. Wainner, Julie M. Whitman, Bernard J. Sopky, Joseph J. Godges, Timothy W. Flynn, Anthony Delitto, George M. Dyriw, Amanda Ferland, Helene Fearon, Joy MacDermid, James W. Matheson, Philip McClure, Paul Shekelle, A. Russell Smith, Jr, Leslie Torburn
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2008;38(9):A1-A34. doi:10.2519/jospt.2008.0303

Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health From the Section on Women's Health and the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
Authors: Susan C. Clinton, Alania Newell, Patricia A. Downey, Kimberly Ferreira
J Woman's Health Phys Ther 2017:41(2):102-125 doi:10.1097/JWH.0000000000000081

Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis
Authors: Martin J. Kelley, Michael A. Shaffer, John E. Kuhn, Lori A. Michener, Amee L. Seitz, Tim L. Uhl, Joseph J. Godges, Philip McClure
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(5):A1-A31, 351. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.0302

Low Back Pain
Authors: Anthony Delitto, Steven Z. George, Linda Van Dillen, Julie M. Whitman, Gwendolyn Sowa, Paul Shekelle, Thomas R. Denninger, Joseph J. Godges
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012;42(4):A1-A57. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.42.4.A1

Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits — Hip Osteoarthritis
Authors: Michael T. Cibulka, Nancy J. Bloom, Keelan Enseki, Cameron McDonald, Judith Woehrle, Christine M. MacDonald
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(6):A1-A37. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0301

Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits - Hip Osteoarthritis:  Initial Guideline (2009) 
Authors: Michael T. Cibulka, Douglas M. White, Judith Woehrle, Marcie Harris-Hayes, Keelan Enseki, Timothy L. Fagerson, James Slover, Joseph J. Godges
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2009;39(4):A1-A25. doi:10.2519/jospt.2009.0301

Nonarthritic Hip Joint Pain
Authors: Keelan Enseki, Marcie Harris-Hayes, Douglas M. White, Michael T. Cibulka, Judith Woehrle, Timothy L. Fagerson, John C. Clohisy, Roy D. Altman, Todd E. Davenport, Anthony Delitto, John DeWitt, Helene Fearon, Amanda Ferland, Timothy L. Flynn, Jennifer Kusnell, Joy MacDermid, RobRoy L. Martin, James W. Matheson, Philip McClure, John Meyer, Marc Philippon, Leslie Torburn
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(6):A1-A32. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.0302

Knee Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Knee Ligament Sprain
David S. Logerstedt, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Richard C. Ritter, Michael J. Axe, Joseph J. Godges
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010;40(4):A1-A37. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0303

Knee Pain and Mobility Impairments: Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Lesions
Authors: David S. Logerstedt, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Richard C. Ritter, Michael J. Axe, Joseph Godges
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010;40(6):A1-A35, 597-597. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0304

Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Achilles Tendinitis
Authors: Christopher R. Carcia, Robroy L. Martin, Jeff Houck, Dane K. Wukich
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010;40(9):A1-A26. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0305

Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments
Authors: Robroy L. Martin, Todd E. Davenport, Stephen Paulseth, Dane K. Wukich, Joseph J. Godges
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(9):A1-A40. doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.0305

Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis
Authors: Robroy L. Martin, PT, PhD; Todd E. Davenport, DPT; Stephen F. Reischl, DPT; Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD; James W. Matheson, DPT; Dane K. Wukich, MD; Christine M. McDonough, PT, PhD
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014;44(11):A1-A23. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.0

Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis:  Initial Guideline (2008)
Authors: Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD; Robroy Martin, PT, PhD, Mark W. Cornwall, PT, PhD, Dane K. Wukich, MD; James J. Irrgang, PT, PhD; Joseph J. Godges, DPT
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(4). doi: 10.2519/jospt.2008.0302

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