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


 Link To Articles

Monday, December 22, 2008

11:30 am

Special Olympics Building


Topic: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among young (and college/NFL) football players

1. Laurson & Eisenmann (2007), Prevalence of Overweight Among High School Football Linemen

2. Malina et al. (2007), Overweight and Obesity among Youth Participants in American Football

3. Matthews & Wagner (2008), Prevalence of Overweight & Obesity in Collegiate American Football Players, By Position

4. Miller et al. (2008), Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Retired National Football League Players







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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