Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) / Runner’s Knee - Running Injury SeriesThere are many possible causes of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), which sometimes referred to as Runner’s Knee. As with Patellofemoral Syndrome, runners can frequently experience ITB syndrome, and although both conditions are known as Runner’s Knee though they have subtle differences. Equally, ITB related problems can also cause hip-related pain or symptoms and so the term Runner’s knee is not necessarily entirely accurate. If one looks at the mechanics of running and the ITB, it is reasonably easy to see why runners may have a higher incidence of this particular condition. However, as with other Musculoskeletal related conditions, just because the condition is called Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), does not mean the ITB is the cause. The full article on Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) - a Myotherapy perspective looks at the possible causes, self-help and treatment options available.
Article written by Terry Davis MChiro, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag., Cert. WHS.
As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chiropractic profession and pursue studies within the Physiotherapy field. He no longer works as a Chiropractor and works as a Myotherapist in Morningside, Brisbane. The author possesses an unusual background for somebody who trained as a Chiropractor (McTimoney). His education, training, and practical experience span over two decades and relate to health's physical and mental aspects. He has also needed to push his own body and mind to the limits of physical and psychological endurance as part of his time serving in Britain's elite military forces. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Business Management, with a specialisation in psychology and mental health in the workplace, an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic, MChiro and a multitude of soft-tissue therapy qualifications. His soft tissue qualifications range from certificate level right through to a BTEC Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. Terry also has extensive experience in security, work, health and safety and holds relevant certifications. He has also taught as a senior course coach at Advanced Diploma level (Myotherapy / Musculoskeletal Therapy) in Australia, both theoretical and practical aspects including advanced Myofascial Release Techniques and has certification in training and assessment. Terry will have taught many of the first students to train as Myotherapists in Brisbane. Terry's combination of knowledge through education, training, elite military service, and personal injury history has paid dividends for the patients he sees and has treated over the last 15 years. He has extensive experience treating chronic pain and work and sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. Terry is still very active and enjoys distance running, kayaking, mountain biking and endurance-type activities.
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