Iliotibial band Syndrome is a painful condition and one of the most common causes of “Runner’s Knee”. Pain from the ITB can be a real nuisance for the patients and difficult to treat.
Most often there is an underlying cause or a bio-mechanical dysfunction. It is really important for practitioners to treat the root cause and improve those bio-mechanical patterns. Shockwave Therapy is used to assist in reducing muscle tone and pain, making it easier for the patient to follow prescribed exercises.
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven to increase blood flow, reduce pain and “reboot” the healing process in chronic conditions. Studies have showed that this sort of treatment is effective in reducing pain for ITBS*.
Application Guidelines for Treating ITB Syndrome with
Radial Shockwave Therapy
R-SW FOR TRIGGERPOINTS IN THE TRACTUS ILIOTIBIALIS
Patient lies on the side with the treated leg on top. Put a small pillow or towel between the patient’s knees in a slightly flexed position. Start the treatment distal to the greater trochanter and move it with a slow gliding movement distally to 5 cm from the knee joint line.
When you find a painful spot stay there until pain relief with small circulating movements. You will often find the most painful spots in the middle and distal part of the tendon/muscle.
Energy level: 1.6-2.4 bar
Frequency: 12-21 Hz
The V-Actor stimulates metabolism and accelerates the elimination of waste products. Treat the same muscle groups as done with R-SW. Treat the tender and tight spots until the area feels relaxed.
Energy level: 2.0-3.0 bar
Frequency: 28-35 Hz
Vibration head: V25/V40
PERI-ACTOR (Only available with Storz Falcon Handpiece)
The Peri-Actor shock transmitters allow practitioners to work more deeply on the fascia.
Energy level: 1.0-3.0 bar
Frequency: 21 Hz
Peri-Actor applicator: Scraper