Drew Pennington, MPT, OCS, SCS, former expert class mountain bike racer
The root cause of IT band syndrome is muscle imbalance in the hip area. For riders that use a lot of pushing motion and less pulling motion in their pedal stroke, they are more prone to ITBS unless they are also cross training for muscle balance.
About.com spoke with Keith Fandry, PT, DPT, and Drew Pennington, MPT, OCS, SCS, former expert class mountain bike racer and clinic director at Apple Physical Therapy - Puyallup South Hill, about IT Band Syndrome and how to prevent it.
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