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10 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

IT Band

As you may recall from our intro post on kinesiology taping, we’re going to focus on each muscle group/joint and show you how to use kinesiology tape in three distinct ways:

Immediately after injury  (for swelling and pain
During the healing process (correction techniques to restore normal position and allow for healing)
Techniques to help improve strength [...]

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28 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Gluteus Medius/ITB mobilization

In this post I’m going to show you how to use the tennis ball to mobilize the gluteus medius muscle where it sits just above the IT Band. The goal with this mobilization is to anchor one end of the muscle down and [...]

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22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Stretching pt 4- Side of Hip

In the introduction post to this series, we reviewed and answered some common questions regarding stretching, including why, when, how, etc. Click here to review it.
In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the side of the hip. This includes the gluteus medius, the IT Band, [...]

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28 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

IT Band Syndrome- Treatment

In last week’s post on Iliotibial or IT Band Syndrome (ITBS), we talked about what it actually is from an anatomy standpoint, how it can happen, and how to tell if this is what you have or what else it might be. During this post, we’re going to focus more on the actual treatment for [...]

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21 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

IT Band Syndrome- What is it?

In this post we’re going to be talking about one of the most common running injuries out there- the Iliotibial Band or ITB.

The ITB is a thick fibrous band that runs from the outside of the hip, all the way down the outside of the thigh to insert just below the knee joint on the [...]

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12 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Self Muscle Massage- pt 4 Lateral Hip

This is part four in the self muscle massage series. In the introduction post, we discussed and demonstrated the three soft tissue release techniques that will be used below. If you missed it or would like to review, click here. If you would like to catch up on the other muscle groups we’ve covered so [...]

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