Nervous system excitability and joint stiffness following short-term dynamic ankle immobilization.

@article{Stirling2018NervousSE,
  title={Nervous system excitability and joint stiffness following short-term dynamic ankle immobilization.},
  author={Alyssa M. Stirling and Jeffrey M Mcbride and Edward K. Merritt and Alan R Needle},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={
          46-52
        }
}
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 investigated casting and rigid immobilization, while many musculoskeletal injuries often utilize dynamic immobilization devices such as boot immobilizers and pneumatic splints that allow for modified ambulation. We therefore aimed to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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