Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

The PACeR Trial

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Multimodal Physiotherapy for Acute and Subacute Cervical Radiculopathy


Principal Investigator
Louise Keating SMISCP, Email, Twitter @PACeR_Trial
Academic Supervisors
Dr. Dara Meldrum, TCD, Prof. Ciaran Bolger, RCSI & Beaumont Hospital and Dr. Catherine Doody, UCD.
Treating Physiotherapists
Caroline Treanor, Julie Sugrue (on leave) and Vanessa Cuddy, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists, Beaumont Hospital. Sinead Roche, Collins Avenue Physiotherapy, Beaumont. Jennifer Nelson and Lee Chambers, Physiofusion, Ranelagh. Aileen Maguire, Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic. Roberto Pelosi, Premier Physiotherapy, Ballinteer.
Grant funding
EuroSpine and Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Ethical approval
Beaumont Hospital Medical Research Ethics Committee (Ref. 14/85) and ICGP Research Ethics Committee.
Recruitment start date
Recruitment end date
30/12/18 (anticipated)


Information for Potential Participants / GPs

      -  Trial leaflet for GPs- download or email for printed copies by post.

     -  Patient Information Leaflet - download or email for printed copies by post          

     -  Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria