PEDro stands for Physiotherapy Evidence Database, 

It’s a free database of over 45,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. 

For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. 

All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. 

These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. 

PEDro is produced by the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia.

And did we mention… this is free?!  Find PEDro at https://www.pedro.org.au/

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Now To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday they’ve have identified the five most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the last 5 years. These trials were nominated by PEDro users, and an independent panel of international trialists judged the nominations received.

Now YOU get to take advantage of hearing a little more about these standout pieces of work… by the people who created them.


First up… is Fashion?  It’s not about clothes or looking good… thank goodness or I’d be WELL out of my element, but this Fashion UK trial’s title was:  Hip arthroscopy versus best conservative care for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (UK FASHIoN): a multicentre randomised controlled trial

 – if you had scrabble letters you’d find FASHION UK in there somewhere and let’s be honest, FASHIO UK was easier to remember than…. Wait what was that title again?

Link to Fashion UK: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31202-9/fulltext 

Link to Fashion UK video:  https://youtu.be/ZtMBCCsKnWE

Link to Personalize Hip Protocol: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/19/1217

Link to iHOT 33: https://www.physio-pedia.com/International_Hip_Outcome_Tool_(iHOT)

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