PEDro is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 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. To commemorate PEDro’s 15th birthday back in 2014, the best 15 physiotherapy trials of all time were identified. 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. To listen to or read interviews with the lead author(s) of these trials visit the PEDro top 15 trials page.
We now want to expand the 15 trials list by adding the top 5 trials published in 2014-2019. PEDro users were invited to nominate randomised controlled trials evaluating physiotherapy interventions for consideration. The trials needed to answer important clinical questions in a robust and innovative way and have results published in a peer-reviewed journal article in the years 2014-2019.
Nominations have now closed. An independent panel of international trialists is currently judging the nominations received.
The PEDro top 5 trials will be announced in November 2019.