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  • 'Top 15' Clinical Trials in Physical Therapy Released by PEDro

    The "top 15" physical therapy clinical trials include 5 trials related to low back pain, and 1 trial on Bell palsy that dates back to 1958, according to a list based on nominations from physical therapists (PTs) around the world. The list is the focus of the October 22 PTNow blog.

    The list was developed by the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), an Australia-based project and collaborative partner with PTNow, in celebration of its 15th anniversary. PEDro solicited nominations from PTs for the clinical trials that had the most impact on the field of physical therapy, then turned over those nominations to an expert panel for final selection.

    Among other trials that made the list: a 2009 trial on early physical therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients, a comparison of approaches to tennis elbow from 2006, and results of a trial published in 1999 that looked at management of genuine stress incontinence in women.

    For a complete linked list of the trials, check out the PTNow blog—then let PTNow know what you think of the list.

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