The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate and delayed changes in muscle stiffness (in a resting and contracted state) related to DN of the gastrocnemius compared to a sham DN condition. To further investigate this relationship, we investigated these changes at the site of the TP, as well as at a standard site (medial head of the gastrocnemius). We hypothesize that gastrocnemius DN reduces muscle stiffness in individuals with TP.
Hoffman, Larisa R.; Albin, S.; Capoccia, Susan; Phippen, Samuel E.; Ryan, Pineda A.; Macdonald, Cameron; Ngo, D.; and Wendlandt, A., "The Effect of Manual Therapy on Muscle Stiffness in Healthy Individuals" (2019). Celebration of Scholarship and Research. 24.