KNGF evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) presents translated evidence-based guidelines. As a result of international collaboration in guideline development, the KNGF has decided to translate clinical practice guidelines into English to make the guidelines accessible at an international level.

International accessibility of clinical practice guidelines in Physical Therapy makes it possible for Physical Therapists to use guidelines as a reference for treating their patients. At a national level, countries could endorse guidelines, and adjust guidelines to their local situation if necessary. It also makes international collaboration possible in further development and in the updating process of guidelines.

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has committed itself to evidence-based practice by developing a program, in which development, endorsement and accessibility of clinical practice guidelines is defined as one of the goals. At the same time the European Region of WCPT has installed a working group Professional Issues, also to explore the areas of evidence-based practice and clinical practice guidelines.

  Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

Acute Ankle Sprain

 

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Cardiac rehabilitation

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Intermittant Claudication

This guideline was updated in May 2014 and is not available in English.

 

Low Back Pain 2013

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Manual Therapy in case of Low back pain

The Dutch Association for Manual Therapy (NVMT) and KNGF have decided to merge the updates of their guidelines on low back pain for the two professions. The 2013 KNGF Clinical Practice Guideline for Physical Therapy in patients with low back pain thus replaces the 2006 KNGF guideline on manual therapy for low back pain and the 2005 KNGF practice guideline on low back pain. 

Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Osteoporosis

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Parkinson's disease

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

 

Stroke 2014

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Rectification motor learning principles

pdf Flowchart - A3-format

pdf Flowchart - A4-format

pdf Quick reference card Additional investigations

      Reference list review of the evidence

 

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

pdf Review of the evidence

 

Whiplash associated disorders

pdf Practice Guidelines

pdf Flowchart

  Evidence statements

Motor handwriting problems in children

 

pdf Summary
pdf Flowchart

 

Anal Incontinence

 

pdf Evidence Statement
pdf  Flowchart