Since its inception, PEDro has been supported by several organisations and many individuals. Current supporters are listed below. The Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy expresses its gratitude to these organisations and individuals but retains editorial independence from them.
American Physical Therapy Association
Founded in 1921, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 77,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the US health care system. APTA recognizes PEDro’s role in fostering evidence-based practice and partners with PEDro in the effort to provide robust web tools for physical therapy clinicians.
Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales
The Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) of New South Wales (Australia) is a statutory corporation that regulates the Compulsory Third Party personal injury insurance scheme in the state of New South Wales. The MAA’s purpose is to ensure people injured in motor accidents receive appropriate treatment and benefits from a sustainable insurance scheme. This includes promoting optimal recovery and reducing the social and economic impacts of motor accident trauma. To achieve this goal the MAA provides support and funding for programs that promote evidence-based practice.
Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australia
Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Queensland
Transport Accident Commission, Victoria
Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, Maastricht
The CEBP Maastricht is a partner of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, Sydney. CEBP Maastricht aims to search, collect and disseminate available scientific evidence in the physiotherapy domain for physiotherapists, health care workers, patients and financiers of health care. It hosts a library of full-text articles scoring 6/10 or more on the PEDro scale.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published two editorials about PEDro (Sherrington et al 2010 and Elkins et al 2012) and includes a summary of a systematic review indexed on PEDro in most issues.
PEDro has also received assistance from a large number of volunteers who have given freely of their time and skills. The following people rated trials for PEDro during 2013: Joelle Andre-Vert, Winifried Backhaus, Yannick Barde Cabusson, Amrita Bawa, Ana Cristina Castro Avila, Alessandro Chiarotto, Leonardo Costa, Yuri Costa, Laura Crowe-Owen, Uwe Eggerickx, Nicola Ferri, Shana Garland, Anna Gui, Jose Ignacio Ortega, Kaz Iwata, Ilkim Karakaya, Claudia Koeckritz, Chris Lin, Jeanette Lindberg, Jose Luis Arias Buría, Nagarajan Manickaraj, Jasmine Menant, Takahiro Miki, Takayuki Miyamori, Irfan Muhammad, Tania Nava Bringas, Leonardo Pellicciari, Robyn Porep, Jean-Philippe Regnaux, Stephan Rostagno, Nicolas Savouroux, Kavita Sharma, Jess Stanhope, Dave Vrashank, Wayne Wei, Mark Wilson, Vasanth.
The following people kindly translated the PEDro web pages:
- German: Erwin Scherfer and Stefan Hegenscheidt (Physio-Akademie gGmbH des ZVK, D-27638 Wremen)
- Portuguese: Leonardo Costa (Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
- French: Pierre Trudelle and Joëlle André-Vert (Société Française de Physiothérapie)
- Spanish: Antonia Gómez Conesa, Carmen Suárez Serrano and Paloma Partido Caballero (Asociación Española de Fisioterapeutas)
- Italian: Roberto Iovine, Francesco Gambino and Daniele Sarti (AUSL Città di Bologna, Italy)
- Japanese: Hiroyuki Shimada (National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan) and Kiyokazu Akasaka (School of Physical Therapy, Saitama Medical University, Japan) did the original translation into Japanese
- Korean: Hae-Jung Lee (SILLA University, Korea) did the original translation into Korean
- Traditional Chinese: Hua-Fang (Lily) Liao (Physical Therapy Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan))
Staff and contractors
Several staff are employed to develop and maintain PEDro. The staff for 2013 include: Anne Moseley (PEDro Project Manager); Vicki Nicholson (PEDro Administrator); Joanna Diong (PEDro Research Fellow); Paula Beckenkamp, Xiaoqi Chen, Vinicius Cunha Oliveira, Theresa Ford, Lyndel Hewitt, Johnny Kang, Kriti Khera, Marielle Kingma, Mandy Lau, Jihye Lee, Maggie Li, Gustavo Machado, Jessica Patton, Fereshteh Pourakzemi, Amy Sman, Jooeun Song, Tibor Szikszay, Hiroshi Takasaki, Geraldine Wallbank, Rafael Zambelli, Marcia Zambelli (PEDro raters).
Staff from The George Institute for Global Health provide invaluable assistance for PEDro, particularly in the areas of information technology, marketing and finance.
We contract four information technology companies to produce PEDro:
- Andrew Duncan from Databuzz is responsible for the interactive search pages
- Russ Weakley from MaxDesign designed the PEDro and Physiotherapy Choices web-sites
- Andrea Buldorini from AB Studio produced the PEDro scale training program.
SBS In Language were contracted to translate the web pages into Simplified Chinese.