Iliotibial (IT) Band Muscle Energy

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Iliotibial (IT) Band Muscle Energy

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Recall: Iliotibial (IT) Band Muscle Testing

Can also do muscle testing by…

Testing for hypertonicity with ​palpation 

Or, while supine, flex the straight leg and then adduct. Compare to other side. The one that adducts the least is the restricted side.  

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient supine 
  2. Physician gently flexes hip and adducts across the other leg 
  3. Patient is asked to straighten leg against resistance 3-5 Seconds 
  4. Patient then told to relax for atleast 2 seconds and is placed to the next barrier. 
  5. Repeat three times 
  6. Passive stretch 
  7. Return to neutral 
  8. Reassess

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