WCPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy) has announced a partnership with PEDro (the Physiotherapy Evidence Database), which provides online access to over 24,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physical therapy. In the same way that Physiopedia and WCPT have a similar mission, PEDro also shares many of the same objectives and values.
Launched in 1999, PEDro provides citation details, an abstract and a link for each trial, review or guideline. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. It is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health on a not for profit basis.
“The World Confederation for Physical Therapy believes that PEDro is an essential resource that not only informs evidence-based physical therapy practice worldwide, but ultimately helps provide better services for those needing physical therapy,” said WCPT President Marilyn Moffat. Anne Moseley, PEDro’s Project Manager said: “PEDro is honoured to receive support from WCPT. This type of recognition will help ensure the continuation of PEDro as a free robust evidence resource for physical therapists globally.”
As our fellow WCPT partner we urge you to check out this free resource for our profession.