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

Here we looked at HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial with Mark Buhagiar.

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.

In this episode we talk to Mark about the trial in Jama, from them, “Which was randomized and included 165 adults after total knee arthroplasty and 10 days of hospital inpatient rehabilitation followed by an 8-week, clinician-monitored, home-based program or home-based program only and were compared with an observation group of 87 patients who also participated in the home-based program.

In the end, they found no significant difference in the 6-minute walk test between any of the groups at the primary end point of 26 weeks.”

Meaning  For adults undergoing uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty, inpatient rehabilitation did not improve mobility compared with a monitored home program. –

Find the paper in full here:

HIHO video here: