Marc Norcross, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor
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At OSU
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School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Kinesiology
Neuromechanics
Athletic Training
Pre-Therapy and Allied Health
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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, which often occurs during cutting or landing from a jump, negatively impacts physical activity both acutely and across the lifespan due to early-onset osteoarthritis. However, the precise mechanism of injury and most efficacious intervention techniques to prevent this injury remain elusive. Our research utilizes the quantification of lower extremity energy absorption during landing to identify landing strategies that may result in greater ACL-injury risk. We then attempt to identify specific, modifiable biomechanical factors (i.e. muscle strength, joint positions and motion, muscle activation) that are predictive of these higher risk landing strategies in hopes of designing and implementing an ACL-injury prevention program that is both successful and feasible.

Biography

Dr. Norcross earned his doctorate in Human Movement Science with a Biomechanics concentration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Boston University in 2001 and completed a Master's degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training Specialization) from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003.  He then worked clinically as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at UCLA from 2003-2007.  He resides in Corvallis with his wife, Emily, and daughters, Kendal and Kate. 

My Publications

2010

Journal Article

M. F. Norcross, J Blackburn, T., and Goerger, B. M., Reliability and interpretation of single leg stance and maximum voluntary isometric contraction methods of electromyography normalization., Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 420-5, 2010.

2009

Journal Article

T. J Blackburn, Bell, D. R., Norcross, M. F., Hudson, J. D., and Engstrom, L. A., Comparison of hamstring neuromechanical properties between healthy males and females and the influence of musculotendinous stiffness., Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. e362-9, 2009.

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