Answered By: Shazia Arif
Last Updated: 22 May, 2024     Views: 17

PEDro has been informing physiotherapy practice for over 24 years. It is a free database of over 61,000 trials, reviews and guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions.

You can SEARCH to answer your questions, BROWSE the latest research in your area of interest, LEARN more about evidence-based practice, access useful RESOURCES, or find out more ABOUT this invaluable global resource.

  • PEDro has been designed to support the practice of evidence-based physiotherapy.
  • It gives rapid access to the best research evaluating the effects of physiotherapy interventions.
  • Only studies using the most rigorous research methods are indexed: randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • A unique feature of PEDro is that trials are independently assessed for quality using the PEDro scale.
  • 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 practice.

PEDro has three search pages (Advanced, Simple and Consumer).

Health professionals are strongly encouraged to use the Advanced Search, which contains 13 fields to define search terms with precision. For this reason, the SEARCH buttons in the header, footer and PEDro icon take you directly to the Advanced Search page.


Literature indexed on PEDro is limited to English language publications.