PACeR Trial

The PACeR Trial is a controlled trial of multimodal physiotherapy for acute and sub-acute cervical radiculopathy.

  • Principal investigator: Louise Keating
  • Academic supervisors: Dr Dara Meldrum, TCD, Prof. Ciaran Bolger, RCSI and 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 and 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.


Trial protocol registered on - NCT02449200 Research Protocol

A Best Practice Guide to Management of Recent Onset Cervical Radiculopathy in People Presenting to Primary Care – InTouch, No. 161, Winter 2017. Reproduced with permission of PhysioFirst PDF | 1521.1 KB The PACeR Trial Protocol – oral presentation, ISCP Annual Conference, Galway, October 2017 PDF | 1994.2 KB