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Physiotherapy and iliotibial band syndrome

What is iliotibial band syndrome?

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is another frequent knee ailment that our physiotherapist Billy Gilhooley at Specific Physiotherapy treats on a daily basis. The lateral portion of the knee is where the iliotibial band (ITB), a connective tissue, attaches from the hip bone (see diagram below). This component of your knee is crucial because it works in unison with other muscles to stabilise the joint.

How does iliotibial band syndrome typically occur?

The ITB is most frequently injured by running, cycling, and trekking. This is because frequent knee flexion and extension causes the ITB to continually brush on the lateral femoral condyle (see diagram below). The ITB becomes irritated and inflamed if activity is continued, resulting in pain on the outside of the knee.

What should you expect from a physiotherapy session with Billy Gilhooley for iliotibial band syndrome?

A series of inquiries and objective tests enable your physiotherapist Billy Gilhooley at Specific Physiotherapy to quickly identify the issue. After the diagnosis is established, we will use a number of therapeutic modalities, including hands-on deep tissue massage and a sequence of supervised exercises. Acupuncture and dry needling are two other therapy methods that can be applied.

You will go back to doing what you love as quickly as possible with the help of your physiotherapist Billy Gilhooley at Specific Physiotherapy and the appropriate treatment plan! So don't be reluctant to give us a call at 0490 021 474.

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