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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a100a3
COLUMNS: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

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

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

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Abstract

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.

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