This leaflet covers various iliotibial band exercises and has been written for patients. The exercise handout gives information on the rehabilitation programme, guidance for stretching exercises and progression speed. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
The article explores the most prominent running injuries and associated risk factors with a view to explaining how barefoot running may alter load to the tissues most affected by running injury. It explains the difference... Read More
This article outlines the latest incidence statistics for chronic plantar heel pain, explains how the structure and function of the plantar fascia is affected by pathology, outlines a detailed differential diagnosis and then delves into... Read More
Open access podcast covering best practice assessment, treatment and management of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) as well as the common dilemmas faced in frontline clinical practice. We also discuss injections, other adjunct therapies and surgery!... Read More
This case study describes the conservative management of a runner with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), from diagnosis to return to running. In reading this article the audience will be shown how to practically employ the ITBS conservative management framework outlined in the accompanying narrative review in a running-specific setting. A particular emphasis will be placed on integrating specific facets of the evidence base into the assessment and treatment process, outlining which objective tests, outcome measures and interventions sit comfortably within an evidence-informed framework. The article includes a certificated elearning quiz along with several videos and podcasts.
Historically, friction at the lateral femoral condyle has been thought to be the cause of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). This review presents the reader with evidence that, rather than friction, compression of the lateral femoral condyle caused by altered biomechanics (as well as excessive loading) is responsible for ITBS. This review also summarises the treatment modalities for ITBS, with a significant focus on gait retraining and biomechanics. A conservative treatment paradigm is also presented to guide clinical reasoning in relation to symptom severity and irritability. The article includes a certificated elearning assessment.
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