IlioTibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Sydrome)

Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by excessive friction or rubbing of the iliotibial band over the underlying bursa as it crosses over, and inserts into the outside of the knee.  Often the result of repetitive knee-bending activities, this is an overuse injury usually seen in runners, walkers or those that require running or walking as part of their sport.  To address ilotibial band syndrome, use the BioZoom, BioPad, and foam roller(s) or magic to breakup these adhesions, increase blood supply and decrease inflammation.  Using the Following protocol(s) Dr. Mike has developed, you can guide yourself through pain and return to sport and play.     

Use the BioZoom to breakup adhesion. Watch the following videos below and follow Dr. Mike's outlined protocols.

IT Band and TFL
Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the front of the lateral (outside of leg) 

Hamstring
Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the back of the thigh/ leg

Gluteals

Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the front of the thigh

After you have elongated the muscle and fascia of the IT Band and TFL, the BioPad can be placed on the both the TFL and insertion of the IT Band to decrease pain and increase blood flow for accelerated healing and recovery times.

TFL 
1.  Start lying on your side, affected side up.  Make sure to use a pillow under your head for comfort and support, you're going to be in this position for some time.
2.  Place the BioPad directly above the head of the femur at the top of the crest of the ilium (hip bone).  The second pad should be placed just over the femoral head

IT Band 
1.  As with the TFL, start by lying on your side, affected side up.  Make sure to use a pillow under your head for comfort and support.  
2.  
Place the BioPad just above the top of the knee on the lateral (outside) aspect of the thigh.  The second pad should be placed in the mid IT Band 

Increase intensity of of BioPad until slightly uncomfortable ( more is not better, its just more)  allow BioPad to cycle through 20 minutes 

Do this daily for healthy muscle and fascia.