Join a CPG Work Group to Revise CPG Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population

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Application Deadline: December 3, 2023

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy are seeking members to join a CPG Work Group to revise the Clinical Practice Guideline titled, “Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population” (originally published in 2017).

Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and the use of outcome measures by physical therapists in the antepartum population with pelvic girdle pain should be guided by current evidence. The creation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is a crucial process for examining and maintaining the validity of recommendations, as well as providing classification and definition using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) terminology related to impairment of body function, structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.



  • Actively participate in the development of clinical practice guidelines by contributing insights and expertise related to the clinical area under consideration.
  • Assist in conducting systematic literature reviews, summarizing relevant research, and identifying gaps in the existing evidence.
  • Stay in regular communication with the project team, attend meetings, and actively participate in discussions and decision-making.
  • Submit regular progress reports to the CPG Steering Committee.
  • Provide input from a clinical perspective and ensure that the guidelines are practical and relevant for clinicians and patients.
  • Help disseminate the guidelines to the clinical community and advocate for their adoption.
  • Promptly disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may arise during the project.
  • Uphold ethical standards in all aspects of the project, including research, guideline development, and patient care.

By fulfilling these qualifications and responsibilities, a member of the clinical practice guideline project group plays a vital role in the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines that benefit patients and the broader healthcare community.

Timeline: Below is a tentative timeline. Please note that your participation is multi-year and may take anywhere from 2-3 years.

  • Nov 3, 2023 - Open Call for Volunteers (APTA Ortho & APTA Pelvic) 
  • Dec 3, 2023 - Close Call for Volunteers; commence review/vetting of potential volunteers
  • Jan 9, 2023 - Finalize appointment decisions
  • Feb 2024 - CPG project team to start meeting online throughout the year; if project members are personally attending CSM, they may use CSM as a rendezvous point
  • October 2024 - Project team to submit their APTA CPG Grant Application. If approved, the project team shall commence project work.




  • Lead must be a Physical Therapist who is a member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) or the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT).
  • Other members on the team must be Physical Therapists, Physicians, researchers, or PhD researchers who are not Physical Therapists.
  • Possess a strong background in clinical physical therapy practice, with experience in the relevant specialty or area of focus.
  • Advanced degrees (PhD, DPT, or equivalent). 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice and a willingness to stay updated on the latest research and developments in the field.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential for conveying complex clinical concepts and participating in group discussions.
  • Work effectively within an interdisciplinary team, which may include clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to critically appraise research studies and contribute to the synthesis of evidence.
  • A commitment to upholding ethical standards in research, patient care, and guideline development.
  • Effective time management and the ability to meet project deadlines.


At least one (1) member of the CPG Work Group must be an APTA Pelvic Health Physical Therapist (PT) member and maintain membership throughout the project term.


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