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VIP for PT, or very important PEDro for physiotherapy
  1. Mario Bizzini
  1. Department of Research, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), Zürich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Mario Bizzini, Department of Research, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, Zürich 8008, Switzerland; mario.bizzini{at}

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most frequent diagnoses in sports medicine,2 and probably one of the most difficult to treat. Successful management of patients and athletes is dependent on updated evidence-based guidelines. Over the years, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) has developed to become the source for high-quality evidence for physiotherapy (including sports physiotherapy) interventions (bjsports-2012-091804). PEDro has reached VIP status among physiotherapists, and BJSM provides a great service to physiotherapists for regularly publishing PEDro systematic review updates.

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