The #PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy campaign has been launched!

Welcome to the ‘#PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy’ campaign. The campaign will help you to tackle the four biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy.

This campaign was inspired by a recent systematic review by Matteo Paci and colleagues that investigated the barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. The review included 29 studies reporting the opinions of nearly 10,000 physiotherapists. Lack of time was the most frequently encountered barrier and was reported by 53% of physiotherapists. This was followed by language (36%), lack of access (34%), and lack of statistical skills (31%).

From May 2022 to April 2023, the campaign will delve into each of the four biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. You will hear from physiotherapists who have encountered these barriers and developed strategies to overcome them. You will also learn more about the methods used to conduct, analyse, report and interpret randomised controlled trials, to help you tackle the barrier of lack of statistical skills.

Each month we will release tips on how to tackle a particular barrier to evidence-based physiotherapy. We encourage physiotherapists from around the globe to work collaboratively to implement the most relevant strategies into your practice.

The campaign will conclude with some real-world examples of how physiotherapists have overcome these barriers and used evidence to make positive changes to their practice and improve the outcomes of their patients.

#PEDroTacklesBarriers is supported by World Physiotherapy, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, Société Française de Physiothérapie, and Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie.

Please join us in the ‘#PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy’ campaign to help tackle the biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. You can follow the campaign on the PEDro webpage, blog, Twitter (@PEDro_database) or Facebook (@PhysiotherapyEvidenceDatabase.PEDro).

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