To celebrate PEDro’s 20th birthday we are identifying the 5 most important randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy published in the years 2014-2019. These trials will be added to the best 15 physiotherapy trials that were identified to commemorate PEDro’s 15th birthday back in 2014.
Thank you to all the PEDro users who nominated a trial. An independent panel of international trialists is currently judging the nominations received. The PEDro Top 5 Trials will be announced in November 2019.
To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we have produced a short video for one of the best 15 physiotherapy trials published before 2014. The trial was led by Olsen and used a cluster design to evaluate the effects of exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sport. This trial was nominated because it was one of the early trials, and remains one of the best trials, looking at sports injury prevention. It found that a structured program of warm-up exercises can prevent knee and ankle injuries in young people playing sports.
Olsen OE, et al. Exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sports: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2005;330(7489):449-55
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