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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:00 am

S&O Clinic


Topic: Unweighted Treadmill Training

1. Miura, M., et al. (2013). Acute and Chronic Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure Exercise on the Very Elderly: A Pilot Study.

2. Patil, S., et al (2012). Anti-Gravity Treadmills Are Effective in Reducing Knee Forces.

3. Wessels, M., et al. (2010). Body Weight-Supported Gait Training for Restoration of Walking in People with an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review.

4. Takacs, J., et al. (2013). Lower body positive pressure: an emerging technology in the battle against knee osteoarthritis?

5. Mehrholz J., Pohl, M., and Elsner, B. (2014). Treadmill training and body weight support for walking after stroke (Review).

6. Hunter, I., et al. (2014). EMG activity during positive-pressure treadmill running.

7. Cutuk, A., et al. (2006). Ambulation in simulated fractional gravity using lower body positive pressure: cardiovascular safety and gait analyses.

8. Grabowski, AM. (2010). Metabolic and Biomechanical Effects of Velocity and Weight Support Using a Lower-Body Positive Pressure Device During Walking.

9. Swinnen, E., et al. (2012). Treadmill Training in Multiple Sclerosis: Can Body Weight Support or Robot Assistance Provide Added Value? A Systematic Review.

10. Millslagle, D., Levy, M., and Matack, N. (2005). Comparative Kinematic Measures of Treadmill Runing With or Without Body Weight Support in Runners.

11. van Hedel, HJA., Tomatis, L., and Muller, R. (2005). Modulation of leg muscle activity and gait kinematics by walking speed and bodyweight unloading.


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If you are interested in joining, call Airelle Hunter-Giordano, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Associate Director of Sports Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, 831-8893 or e-mail