NFPT Live: Alternatives to Rolling Your IT Band – Ep 52


The Iliotibial (IT) Band often gets blamed for a host of knee issues. Let’s review the structure, science, and alternative strategies to squishing the IT Band with a foam roller.

In this episode we talked about:

  • Where the IT Band is located and muscles attached to it and deep to it (2:00)
  • It’s a Monday on a Wednesday! (4:00)
  • Addressing body mechanics and form (4:30)
  • Considering the antagonists (6:30)
  • Where does the client feel the exercise? (10:00)
  • Consider the kinetic chain – all the way down to the feet (11:20)
  • Other factors outside the gym (12:20)
  • Referral for chronic complaints (15:45)

NFPT Live Episode #52


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Next Week: Ep 53 – Using a Hip Hinge for Better Squats

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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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