Iliotibial Band stretch

This stretch is more passive than the other IT band stretch.

  • Use a bench or couch
  • Extend the leg back behind the body
  • relax the muscles a let gravity pull the leg down
  • Ten to fifteen minutes should result in a good stretch
  • If needed ankle weights can be added, or another person can help by applying gentle pressure
  • Like all stretches, if done right it should NOT be painful.

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