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.