Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been pointed as the main ally of the warrant of potential professional actions clinically experienced by most physiotherapists as well
professionals from other fields, whether in the health field or not. In this context, the evidence data platform in physiotherapy, Phisiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), was created in order to
enhance the physiotherapy services, providing scientific evidences, by evaluating clinical trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines published in several journals. Purpose: To
identify the methodological quality of randomized controlled trials (RCT) indexed to PEDro data platform in sport’s scope.
Methods: Electronic search strategy in PEDro data platform were conducted by using the following keywords: randomized controlled trial*, injur*, rehabilit* and prevent*, as a way of
selecting possible publications eligible for the study. Thereby, 557 randomized controlled trials, published between the years 1964-2015, received methodological quality’s analysis.
Results: 77 (13.82%) of the analyzed studies exhibited methodological quality between moderate to high, while 480 (86.17%) presented low methodological quality.
Conclusions: The number of randomized controlled trials indexed in PEDro data platform in the sub-discipline sports has become more frequent in recent years, but the poorly designed
studies are prevalent, if compared to moderate high quality articles.