Pemberton • Whistler
Sports Injuries • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy • Dry Needling • Acupuncture • Visceral Therapy

IT Band Syndrome


The IT band (short for iliotibial band) is a long strip of fascia that runs from the hip to the knee. IT band syndrome occurs when the outside of the thigh becomes tight. It may cause pain and/or stiffness in the knee and hip most commonly, but it may also be related to alignment problems in the spine.


How Angela Simpson Physiotherapy Can Help:


  • Assess where in the body the problem may be coming from
  • Treat the IT band locally with either acupunctureacupuncture dry needling, and/or manual therapy
  • Teach the body new strategies for loading the back, hips, knees and feet to decrease the stress on the IT band