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. 

This Month's Journal Club


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Sept. 18 , 2006

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


Hamstring Injuries and Treatment

1) LaStayo, P., Woolf, J., Lewek, M., Synder-Macker, L., Reich, T., Lindstedt, S. Eccentric Muscle Contractions: Their Contribution to Injury, Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Sport. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 33(10): 557- 571

2) Askling, et al. Type of Acute Hamstring Strain Affects Flexibility, Strength, and Time to Return to Pre-Injury Level. Br. J. of Sports Med. 2006; 40: 40-44.

3) Petersen, J., Holmich, P. Evidence Based Prevention of Hamstring Injuries in Sport. Br. J. Sports Med. 2005; 39: 319-323.

Additonal Resources
1) Spindler, KP, Kuhn, JE, Dunn, W, Matthews, CE, Harrell, FE and Dittus, RS. Reading and Reviewing the Orthopaedic Literature: A Systematic, Evidence-based Medicine Approach. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 13: 220-229. 2005.

2) Appendix for Spindler article.

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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