Analyzing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) as They Relate to Robotics
For busy clinicians, the Clinical Practice Guidelines released by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are an extremely attractive tool for quickly tapping into the state of evidence around a particular topic via the well-vetted recommendations these documents produce.
Whenever considering if and how to translate new knowledge into your clinical practice, however, it’s important first to identify how well the practice setting, patient characteristics, and desired outcomes that are being reported upon align with your own clinical circumstances. When these points are aligned with your current clinical question, it can be extremely beneficial and (fairly pain-free!) to incorporate high-quality knowledge into your practice with improved workflows and patient outcomes sure to follow.
A recently created resource by the ReWalk clinical training team helps provide a more clear understanding of the recent Locomotor Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Action Statements as they relate to robotic treatment modalities, and how to think about incorporating them into your own clinical practice.
You can read this post here – Robotics and the Neuro Patient – Using the Locomotor Clinical Practice Guidelines to choose When and How