Welcome to the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club. The purpose of the PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is to encourage the global physiotherapy community to read trials, reviews and guidelines that have important implications for clinical practice. We hope that facilitating discussion of this research will help physiotherapists to implement the results into their clinical practice.
Journal clubs are a great way to translate research into practice. In March 2020 PEDro published a blog that outlined some key features of running a successful journal club. We are going to use this framework to run three or four journal clubs during 2020. The idea is for physiotherapists to use resources provided by PEDro as the basis for running a local journal club with their peers.
The first PEDro World-Wide Journal Club is about constraint induced movement therapy for people with neurological conditions (particularly stroke). We will be discussing the EXCITE trial. We encourage physiotherapists with an interest in neurology to participate in a five-step process:
- invite your colleagues to be involved
- read the article
- watch (or listen to) the video summarising the EXCITE trial
- watch (or listen to) the video of the panel discussing the EXCITE trial
- meet with your colleagues to have your own discussion about the EXCITE trial.
If you are interested in being involved, please visit the PEDro web-site for more information.