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Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment After Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 (in collaboration with the Neurology Section and Sports Section)
Authors: Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, Airelle Hunter-Giordano, Kathy K. Shimamura, Rob Landel, Bara A. Alsalaheen, Timothy A. Hanke, Karen L. McCulloch
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020;50(4):CPG1-CPG73. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.0301

Hand Pain and Sensory Deficits: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Authors: Mia Erickson, Marsha Lawrence, Caroline W. Stegink Jansen, Diane Coker, Peter Amadio, Carla Cleary
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019;49(5):CPG1-CPG85. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.0301

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

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

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

Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

Authors: Amelia J.H. Arundale, Mario Bizzini, Airelle Giordano, Timothy E. Hewett, David S. Logerstedt, Bert Mandelbaum, David A. Scalzitti, Holly Silvers-Granelli, Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018:44(6):A1-A42. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0303

Patellofemoral Pain

Authors: Richard W. Willy, PT, PhD; Lisa T. Hoglund, PT, PhD; Christian J. Barton, PT, PhD; Lori A. Bolgla, PT, PhD; David A.Scalzitti, PT, PhD; David S. Logerstedt, PT, PhD; Andrew D. Lynch, PT, PhD; Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, FAPTA; Christine M. McDonough, PT, PhD
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019;49(9):CPG1-CPG95. doi:10.2519/jospt.2019.0302

Knee Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Knee Ligament Sprain

Authors: David S. Logerstedt, David Scalzitti, May Arna Risberg, Lars Engebretsen, Kate E. Webster, Julian Feller, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Michael J. Axe, Christine M. McDonough
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017;47(11):A1-A47. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0303

Knee Pain and Mobility Impairments: Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Lesions

Authors: David S. Logerstedt, David A. Scalzitti, Kim L. Bennell, Rana S. Hinman, Holly Silvers-Granelli, Jay Ebert, Karen Hambly, James L. Cary, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Michael J. Axe, Christine M. McDonough
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(2):A1-A50. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0301

Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits; Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 

Authors: Robroy L. Martin, Ruth Chimenti, Tyler Cuddeford, Jeff Houck, J.W. Matheson, Christine M. McDonough, Stephen Paulseth, Dane K. Wukich, Christopher R. Carcia
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(5):A1-A38. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0302

Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Achilles Tendinitis: Initial Guideline (2010)
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

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