PEDro will celebrate its 20th anniversary in October 2019. To mark this important milestone we want to identify 5 of the most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the years 2014-2019.
High-quality randomised controlled trials are essential for physiotherapy practice and teaching. Back in 2014 we commemorated PEDro’s 15th birthday by identifying the best 15 physiotherapy trials of all time. These were ground-breaking trials that changed the way people with a variety of conditions are treated. Some of the trials set the stage for breakthroughs, some represented a paradigm shift, and all of them marked important milestones in the evolution of physiotherapy treatment. Interviews with the lead authors of the top 15 trials are available in the PEDro top 15 trials page.
We now want to expand this list by adding the top 5 trials published in 2014-2019.
PEDro users are invited to nominate randomised controlled trials evaluating physiotherapy interventions for consideration. The trials need to answer important clinical questions in a robust and innovative way. Only trials that have results published in a peer-reviewed journal article in the years 2014-2019 will be considered.
Nominations close on Monday 2 September 2019. Nominations will be judged by an independent panel of international trialists. The top 5 trials will be announced in October 2019.