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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2016;18(3):43-50.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2016.18.3.43    Published online August 30, 2016.
Effects of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique on Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Long Distance Runners
Young-Kyun Kim, Jong-Sung Park
Kookmin University
Myongji University
Correspondence:  Jong-Sung Park,
Email: parkjs@mju.ac.kr
Received: 28 June 2016   • Accepted: 20 August 2016
To investigate effects of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization(IASTM) on flexibility and pain in long distance runners with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS).
Twelve amateur long distance runners with ITBS participated in this study. Jogging with pain test was applied on treadmill with 8km/h speed for 5 minutes. Ober’s test was measured with digital inclinometer. Noble’s compression test and Renne’s test were measured with Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). IASTM was applied for 5 minutes around iliotibial band area, and Ober’s test, Noble’s test, and Renne’s test were measured again immediately after the treatment. This experiment continued for 6 weeks.
Each week of IASTM treatment (pre-post) showed significant change in Ober's test (week 1 p=.01, week 2 p=.02, week 3 p=.03, week 4 p=.001, week 5 p=.001, week 6 p=.004). 6 week Ober's test degree change was not significant(p=.64). 6 week IASTM treatment Noble's compression test change was significant (p=.001). Each week of IASTM treatment (pre-post) was not significant with Noble's compression test (p=.13). 6 week IASTM treatment Renne's test change was significant (p=.001). Each week of IASTM treatment (pre-post) was not significant (p=.22). Jogging pain change in 6 weeks was significant (p=.001). Jogging pain decreased 2.75 to 0 in 6 weeks.
6 week IASTM treatment can decrease pain with iliotibial band syndrome in long distance runners.
Keywords: iliotibal band, iliotibial band syndrome, IASTM, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization


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