International physios ask us over 1.5 million questions a year, and we answer them!
What is fast becoming the Google of the physiotherapy world, PEDro is one of the most used online resources by physiotherapists. Housing over 21,000 reviews, trials and guidelines, PEDro (the Physiotherapy Evidence Database) averages one search every thirteen seconds, and quickly provides the best research evidence to physiotherapists across the world. “PEDro offers the most complete catalogue of highquality research to guide clinical practice.
We have a massive number of trials in the database, which makes it easy for users to access the latest and greatest research thanks to a unique ranking system and search features”, says manager of PEDro, Dr Anne Moseley. Closing the gap between research findings and practice is a vital step in global health. “There is an abundance of research in physiotherapy that is doubling every three and a half years.
PEDro makes it easy for clinicians to stay on top of the latest research, and ensure their therapy is guided by the best available evidence in their chosen field whether it be back pain, falls, stroke rehabilitation or any other area”, said Dr Moseley.
Over 30 physiotherapy associations worldwide lend their support to PEDro. However, financial partnerships are needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of such a vital, but complex resource. Principal partner, the Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales, Australia has provided support to maintain PEDro as part of their commitment to evidence-based programs that promote optimal recovery from motor accidents. Major partner, the American Physical Therapy Association recognises PEDro’s role in providing a robust web tool for physiotherapy clinicians. PEDro exists only through the support provided by corporate sponsors and industry partnerships. Our sponsors are critically important to the future of PEDro.
- Last year PEDro answered 1,773,294 clinical questions by physiotherapists in 165 countries
- Search the best and most current physiotherapy evidence
- Link to full-text research articles
- Biggest users in 2011 came from: United States, Australia, Brazil, The Netherlands and Italy
- Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Chinese
- Free access 24 hours, 7 days a week
It is through these partnerships that we are able to keep PEDro as a free, robust internet tool for physiotherapists worldwide. If you would like to learn more about partnership opportunities with PEDro, please contact us.