The Iliotibial Band has become a household name among, competitive athletes and weekend warriors alike. Runners, cyclists as well as other repetitive sports athletes often live with ITB pain or injury concern.
The Iliotibial Band runs outside the upper leg, with both Gluteus Maximus and Tensor Fasciae Latae pulling on the band. The overplay of glutes/abductors is so great with the ITB, that it is best to address them together.
There are 5 muscle groups located in the area. Their actions balance each other in Flexion/Extension, and Rotation. (Gluteus Minimus, Medius, Maximus, Deep Six External Rotators, and Tensor Fasciae Latae).
This program addresses each one employing Kinesiological Stretching techniques:
- The ability to take each muscle apart and focus on the problematic one is the hallmark of Kinesiological Stretching techniques.
- Avoidance of the stretch reflex, and quick easing of the muscle is another.
This basically means, more range of motion, in a natural way, without pain, and very quickly.
This program is employed to ease iliotibial band syndromes and hip syndromes. Many athletes who tried this program have felt quick relief of tension and pain. (Please consult with your doctor before engaging in a new physical training program).