Runners Knee/ITB Syndrome
Runners knee, also known as ITB syndrome occurs when ITB tension causes excessive friction over the outside of the knee. This leads to inflammation, pain and limitations in training. Although common in runners, this injury is certainly not exclusive to this group of individuals.
With the correct management and rehabilitation ITB syndrome (Runners knee) can recover very quickly. Our team of sports injury treatment specialists are highly trained to recognise the biomechanical factors which have lead to your pain thus able to indentify the route cause and prevent future flare ups.
Our treatment for ITB syndrome involves a combination of manual therapy, mobility work and strengthening.
Shoulder’s rely on muscular integrity for their structural position and function. Any imbalance in the muscular integrity around the shoulder can cause pain and limitations in function. For most individuals, full shoulder function is not required in every day life but for athletic/sporty types it is very important.
The most common type of sporting shoulder injury we treat at Hardiman Performance is the rotator cuff strain. These small muscles which attach your shoulder to your shoulder blade are highly important for shoulder function. It is common to strain these during repetitive activities such as weight training, gymnastics, and martial arts.
Other shoulder injuries related to sport in which we treat in clinic include recurrent dislocations, A/C sprains, labral tears, bicep tendinopathy and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Knee injuries are common in sporty individuals due to the unstable nature of the knee joint itself. The knee joint is designed to increase movement efficiency and power in locomotion (walking). It does this job very well.
Its shape however means that it has to rely very strongly on the use of its ligaments for stability. It is essentially two bones stacked on top of each other. Through most movements these vital ligaments are on stretch and prevent the knee from excessive movement. In sport where movement becomes unpredictable, these ligaments are prone to injury.
At Hardiman Performance we have developed a solid structure to rehabilitate the ligaments of the knee. If surgery is required we have solid prehabilitation and rehabilitation programmes in place to encourage the best outcomes possible.
Other sports injuries effecting the knee which our osteopaths at Hardiman Performance Luton treat include Meniscal tears, cartilage injury, hamstring/quadricep strain/tears and bursitis.