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

Feb 14, 2012
7:00 am

Topic: Cervical Manipulation

1. Cleland, Joshua A. , Paul E. Mintken, Kristin Carpenter, Julie M. Fritz, Paul Glynn, Julie Whitman, John D. Childs (2010). Examination of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Neck Pain Likely to Benefit From Thoracic Spine
Thrust Manipulation and a General Cervical Range of Motion Exercise: Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial

2. Dunning, James R, Joshua A. Cleland, Mark A. Waldrop, Cathy Arnot, Ian Young, Michael Turner, Gisli Sigurdsson (2012). Upper Cervical and Upper
Thoracic Thrust Manipulation Versus Nonthrust Mobilization in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

3. Puentedura, Emilio, Merrill R. Landers, Joshua A. Cleland, Paul Mintken, Peter Huijbregts, • Cesar Fernandez-De-Las-Penas (2011). Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Versus Cervical Spine Thrust Manipulation in Patients With Acute Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Reference Article:

1. Magareya, Mary E, Trudy Rebbeck, Brian Coughlan, Karen Grimmer,
Darren A. Rivett, Kathryn Refshaug (2004). Pre-manipulative testing of the cervical spine review, revision and new clinical guidelines.






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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.