Selected Publications

Needle AR, Rosen AB. Why re-think injury rehabilitation? Athl Train Sport Health Care. 2020; 12(6):243-244. [PDF, 98 KB]

Watson EL, Doughton JH, Needle AR. Dynamic balance in healthy & chronically unstable ankles under varying cognitive loads. Gait Post. 2020; 79:10-15. [PDF, 676 KB]

Bruce AS, Howard JS, van Werkhoven H, McBride JM, Needle AR. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on chronic ankle instability. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 52(2):335-344.  [PDF, 580 KB]

Oates DC, Needle AR, Royer TD, Kaminski TW, Swanik CB. Reactive knee stiffening strategies between various conditioning histories. Eur J Sports Sci. 2020; 20(2):191-201. [PDF, 530 KB]

Kaminski TW, Needle AR, Delahunt EA. Prevention of Lateral Ankle Sprains. J Athl Train.2019. 54(6):650-661. [PDF, 369 KB]

Burcal CJ, Needle AR, Custer LC, Rosen AB. The effects of cognitive loading on motor behavior in injured individuals: a systematic review. Sports Med. 2019. 49(8): 1233-1253. [PDF, 980 KB]

Holland BB, Needle AR, Batista RA, West ST, Christiana RW. The Relationship of Ankle Sprain, Chronic Ankle Instability, and Adolescents’ Physical Activity Levels. Plos One. 2019. 14(4):e0216243. [PDF, 567 KB]

Needle AR, Baumeister J, Farquhar WB, Geaney JL, Higginson JS, Kaminski TW, Swanik CB. The relationship between the sensory responses to ankle-joint loading and corticomotor excitability. Int J Neurosci. 2018. 128(5):435-441. [PDF, 663 KB]

Stirling AM, McBride JM, Merritt EK, Needle AR. Nervous system excitability and joint stiffness following short-term dynamic ankle immobilization. Gait Posture. 2018;59(Supplement C):46-52. [PDF, 487 KB]

Needle AR, Kaminski TW, Baumeister J, Higginson JS, Farquhar WB, Swanik CB. The relationship between joint stiffness and muscle activity in unstable ankles and copers. J Sport Rehab. 2017;26:15-25. [PDF, 3,438 KB]

Needle AR, Lepley AS, Grooms DR. Central Nervous System Adaptation After Ligamentous Injury: a Summary of Theories, Evidence, and Clinical Interpretation. Sports Med. 2017;47(7):1271-1288. [PDF, 2,994 KB]

Rosen AB, Needle AR, Ko J. Ability of Functional Performance Tests to Identify Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis. Clin J Sport Med. 2017;In Press [PDF, 669 KB]

Needle AR, Baumeister J, Kaminski TW, Higginson JS, Farquhar WB, Swanik CB. Neuromechanical coupling in the regulation of muscle tone and joint stiffness. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2014;24(5):737-748. [PDF, 239 KB]

Needle AR, Swanik CB, Schubert M, et al. Decoupling of laxity and cortical activation in functionally unstable ankles during joint loading. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014;114(10):2129-2138. [PDF, 825 KB]

 Dr. Needle's Curriculum Vita (Updated 9/30/2021) [PDF, 420 KB]