Back in 2014 when PEDro was celebrating its 14th anniversary we decided to identify the 15 most important physiotherapy trials. We added 5 more trials to this list to celebrate PEDro’s 20th anniversary in 2019. Collectively these trials will be called the PEDro Top 20 Trials.
In 2019 we started revisiting the best 15 physiotherapy trials published before 2014. We have made short videos to summarise:
- Olsen et al (2005) that evaluated the effects of exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sport
- Bø et al (1999) evaluating pelvic floor exercise for stress incontinence in women
- Machado et al (2010) evaluating McKenzie method for acute low back pain
- Mosforth et al (1958) investigating electrical stimulation for Bell’s Palsy
- Beurskens et al (1995) evaluating the efficacy of traction for non-specific low back pain.
We have produced videos for four more of the best 15 physiotherapy trials published before 2014.
Assessment of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, in addition to recommended first-line treatment for acute low back pain: a randomised controlled trial
Hancock MJ, Maher CG, Latimer J, McLachlan AJ, Cooper CW, Day RO, Spindler MF, McAuley JH
High-intensity functional exercise program and protein-enriched energy supplement for older persons dependent in activities of daily living: a randomised controlled trial
Rosendahl E, Lindelof N, Littbrand H, Yifter-Lindgren E, Lundin-Olsson L, Haglin L, Gustafson Y, Nyberg L
Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2006;52(2):105-13
Ultrasound-guided extracorporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis. A randomized controlled trial
Buchbinder R, Ptasznik R, Gordon J, Buchanan J, Prabaharan V, Forbes A
Additional task-related practice improves mobility and upper limb function early after stroke: a randomised controlled trial
Blennerhassett J, Dite W
Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2004;50(4):219-24