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Iliotibial Band Syndrome in the Athletic Population: Strengthening and Rehabilitation Exercises

Lininger, Monica R MA, ATC1; Miller, Michael G EdD, ATC, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - pp 43-46
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a100a3
COLUMNS: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME (ITBS) IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF LATERAL KNEE PAIN IN RUNNERS. STRENGTHENING OF THE ABDUCTORS, MORE SPECIFICALLY THE GLUTEUS MEDIUS, HAS BEEN SHOWN TO DECREASE THE INCIDENCE OF ITBS. THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WILL DISCUSS STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING EXERCISES FOR THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST AND THEIR ATHLETES.

1Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and 2Graduate Athletic Training Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Monica R. Lininger is a doctoral associate at the Western Michigan University.

Michael G. Miller is an associate professor and Program Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at the Western Michigan University.

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