Neuromuscular adaptations to training, cross training and passive physical interventions: A neurophysiological approach to understanding human performance and musculoskeletal injury (2006–2009)
Neuromuscular impairments and adaptations feature strongly in musculoskeletal health and wellbeing. Musculoskeletal injury impedes attainment of protection from many modern ills, e.g, heart disease. Prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury currently involves training, cross training (using different types of activity), foot orthoses and taping. However, while training appears to lead to positive neuromuscular adaptations, preliminary studies by this applicant-industry cooperative paradoxically show that cross training may be detrimental. Furthermore, despite a lack of data, neuromuscular adaptations are said to underpin the efficacy of orthoses and taping. We will evaluate the neuromuscular adaptations to these interventions.