Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Noninvasive Solutions for Runners

Lalonde, François M.Sc., CSEP

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3182a0671a
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Abstract

Learning Objectives:

* To understand the main risk factors associated with iliotibial band syndrome.

* To be able to modify the training program in prevention and rehabilitation settings.

* To apply appropriate strength training in prevention and rehabilitation.

In Brief

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common musculoskeletal injury among runners. An efficient way to prevent injury is to let the body adapt, to have a good running technique, and to include proper strength training. Making sure to increase the training intensity and frequency adequately will help your clients in achieving their running goals without injury. Learn more in this feature

Author Information

François Lalonde, M.Sc., CSEP, osteopathic manipulative practitioner (DOMP), certified exercise physiologist (CSEP), accredited kinesiologist (FKQ), NCCP triathlon, and swimming coach. He is a doctoral student from the Département of Kinesiology de l’Université de Montréal. His research topic is ischemic preconditioning in relation with exercise. He also is the president and head coach of the triathlon club trifort de Chambly and an amateur Ironman triathlete.

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures.

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