Distal IT band lateral fascia stretch: side lying

A side lying stretch for the distal aspect of the iliotibial band and lateral fascia of the knee.

  • laying on one side, with the stretch side up
  • loop a strap around the ankle of the top leg, grasping the other end of the strap with the top hand
  • pull the leg back until a gentle stretch is felt
  • lift the foot of the bottom leg and place the outside of the heel on the outer side of the top-leg knee
  • gently press this heel down towards the floor until a stretch is felt on the lateral knee region