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 and Vanessa Cuddy, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists, Beaumont Hospital. Sinead Roche, Lee Chambers and Darragh Rowan, Collins Avenue Physiotherapy, Beaumont. Jennifer Nelson, Physiofusion, Ranelagh. Aileen Maguire, Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic. Roberto Pelosi, Premier Physiotherapy, Ballinteer & Tallaght.

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 end date - 31/03/19


Results to be posted later in 2019. 


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