Physical Therapy for

Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

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Knee pain

How Does It Feel?

  • Sharp pain on the outside of the knee and sometimes up the thigh
  • Tightness in the outside of the knee, thigh or hip
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Dull pain on the outer part of the knee
  • Aching on the outer part of the knee or thigh
  • Tightness in the outside of the knee joint
  • Clicking on the outside of the knee
  • Snapping on the outer portion of the knee
  • Stiffness in the knee joint

Signs & Symptoms

Stabbing or stinging pain along the outside of the knee.

A feeling of the IT band “snapping” over the knee as it bends and straightens.

Swelling near the outside of your knee.

Occasional tightness and pain at the outside of the hip.

Continuous pain following activity, particularly with walking, climbing, or descending stairs, or moving from a sitting to standing position.


What We Do

We conduct a thorough examination including the back, hips, knee, and ankle/foot. We determine the root cause of your symptoms to ensure that physical therapy treatment is the best option for you.

How We Do It

We examine posture, range of motion, strength, reflexes, sensation, soft tissue mobility, joint mobility, nerve mobility, and functional movements to create a custom treatment plan. We also take into account any imaging that you have had like X-Rays, MRI, CT scans, etc.

Why We Do It

Recent research has actually shown that physical therapy is a better option than surgery, pain medication and injections. We can help you avoid unnecessary invasive procedures and tests that cost a fortune with limited effectiveness.

Did you know?! IT band issues typically begin in the hips due to weakness or tightness. The gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and tensor fascia latae (TFL) muscles can all contribute to issues along the IT band.

What Our
Patients Are Saying

I can say without a doubt Dr. B has been the best physical therapist I’ve had so far. He is very welcoming and cares about getting you back into shape again. The one-on-one sessions have been very helpful for me to get back to how I was pre-injury. The office is spacious and the staff has always been hospitable and helpful. They also allow you to come in your free time to use their equipment. 10/10. Highly recommend.

- Gisselle S.

Treatment Plan

We may use a combination of the following
techniques to help you get your life back:

  • Joint manipulation/mobilization to decrease pain and improve knee motion
  • Soft tissue mobilization to reduce muscle guarding and tension to allow you move easier with less pain
  • Dry Needling to reduce muscular pain and increase the health of muscle tissue
  • Neuromuscular retraining to teach your body how to move in a better way
  • Mobility training to increase flexibility and range of motion in your hips, knees, and ankles
  • Strength training increase your hip, knee, and lower body strength to prevent future injury
  • Endurance training to improve your capacity to do what you love without pain

What Should I Do Next?

Schedule an initial examination
Let us find the root cause of your pain
Create a custom treatment plan for you
Start living pain-free!

Eliminate Pain, Enjoy Your Life, B Your Best!

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