Alan Needle Ph.D.

Some of Dr. Needle's interests include: Neuromechanical Aspects of Joint Injury, Changes in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System following Ligamentous Injury, Training Techniques, Modalities, and Other Interventions to Modify Joint Stability.

There are 4 included publications by Alan Needle Ph.D.:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The Effect of Ankle Kinesio Tape on Ankle Muscle Activity During a Drop Landing 2015 2012 The use of Kinesio Tape among health care professional has grown recently in efforts to efficiently prevent and treat joint injuries. However, limited evidence exists regarding the efficacy of this technique in enhancing joint stability and neuromusc...
Effect of Bacrobial® Skin Cleanser on the Prevention of Muscle Cramps 2015 424 Anecdotal evidence supports the use of Bacrobial® skin cleanser for preventing muscle cramps; however, empirical evidence is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether Bacrobial® prevents muscle cramping in the triceps surae. DESIGN: Randomized, double-b...
Gastrocnemius Fascicle And Achilles Tendon Length At The End Of The Eccentric Phase In A Single And Multiple Countermovement Hop 2017 62 The purpose of this investigation was to compare fascicle and tendon length of the gastrocnemius at the end of the eccentric phase during a hop utilizing a single countermovement (sCM) versus multiple countermovement (mCM1, mCM2, mCM3) strategy. Seve...
Nervous System Excitability And Joint Stiffness Following Short-Term Dynamic Ankle Immobilization 2018 62 Joint immobilization has been demonstrated to modify neural excitability in subsets of healthy populations, leading to disinhibition of cortical and reflexive pathways. However, these findings may have limited clinical application as most models have...