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PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database

The PEDro Partnership initiated and now maintains the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).

The mission of the Partnership is to maximise the effectiveness of physiotherapy services by facilitating the clinical application of the best available evidence. The PEDro Partnership believes that “effective physiotherapy is people-centred, prevention-focused, safe and technically proficient, based on the best evidence available, and managed efficiently”.

PEDro is a free database of reports of 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 guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice.

There are three search interfaces for PEDro, two for health professionals (PEDro Advanced search and PEDro Simple search) and one for consumers of physiotherapy (PEDro Consumer search).

Users can browse the latest guidelines, reviews and trials in their area of interest by subscribing to PEDro’s “Evidence in your inbox.”

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Last reviewed: May 2019

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