Sports & Orthopaedic Journal Club

The University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department sponsors a Journal Club for the sports medicine community including local physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, researchers and biomechanists on the third monday of every month. The purpose of the Journal Club is to critically review the current literature on topics of particular interest to the Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Community. Examples of previous topics include ergogenic aides, concussions, and stress fractures. 

Date Link To Articles
Jan  2004
Prepubescent Weight Training

Sewall Les & Micheli Lyle.  Strength Training for Children.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  1986 Mar-Apr;6(2):143-146.

Lillegard WA, Brown EW, Wilson DJ, Henderson R, Lewis E.  Efficacy of strength training in prepubescent to early postpubescent males and females: effects of gender and maturity.  Ped Rehab.  1997 Jul-Sep;1(3):147-57.

Mero Antti, Kauhanen Heikki, Peltola Esa, Vuorimaa Timo, Komi Paavc. Physiological performance capacity in different prepubescent athletic groups.  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 1990;30:57-66.

Rians Clark, Weltman Arthur, Cahill Bernard, Janney Carol, Tippett Steven, Katch Frank.  Strength training for prepubescent males:  Is it safe?  The American Journal of Sports Medicine.  1987;15(5)483-489.

Hakkinen K., Mero A., Kauhanen H.  Specificity of endurance, sprint and strength training on physical performance capacity in young athletes.  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 1989;29:27-35. 

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For more information, or if you are interested in joining, call Tara Manal MPT,OCS Clinic Director at the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, 831-8893 or e-mail