Case Rounds Journal Club

The University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department sponsors a Case Round series for all physical therapists treating in the orthopedic community.  The purpose of the Case Rounds are to critically review the current literature on topics of particular interest to orthopedic patient care.  A patient case will be presented and articles on the patient topic will be discussed in relation to evidenced based practice in physical therapy.  We encourage participation and case submissions from the orthopedic community.  This program will be held at the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7-8AM so that clinicians can return to their respective clinics in time for their morning patients.   

This Month's Case Rounds



Link To Articles

Sept 14, 2010
7:00 am

Topic:Submaximal Cardiovascular Endurance Testing with an Update on ACSM Guidelines and Clinical Usefulness of Low Back Endurance Testing

1. Mueller R, et al (2010). Isometric Back Muscle Endurance: An EMG Study on the Criterion Validity of the Ito Test.

2. Noonan V, et al (2000). Submaximal Exercise Testing: Clinical Application and Interpretation.

3. Warburton DER, et al(2006). Prescribing Exercise as Preventive Therapy.

4. Arab AM, et al(2007). Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Value of the Clinical Trunk Muscle Endurance Tests in Low Back Pain.

5. Demoulin C, et al(2004). Spinal Muscle Evaluation Using the Sorenson Test: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature.






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For more information, or if you are interested in joining, call Teonette Velasco, PT, MPT, Orthopedic Resident at (302) 831-8893 or email teonette@UDel.Edu.