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on 11 April 2013
Precise, directed, clear, well written and gave me the information I needed which a GP either could not or was not bothered to give.
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on 12 September 2012
If you definitely have ITBS and you haven't sought any information about how to treat it then this is a good one-book-go-to on the subject.

Having said that all the information in this book is contained in most running manuals along with much more. Running Well (1856267253) for example is cheaper, has more exercises/stretches and has lots of extra information and rehab routines too.

This is a very thin book and yet I found it the opposite of concise in places. I was disappointed to find a lot of the information was regurgitated general information not specifically relating to ITBS. For example, the author tells us to make sure we don't drink too much water and get Hyponatremia and he has a whole sub-chapter on eating anti-oxidants.

I also personally felt the book was overly pessimistic in the first half and advised the reader of a myriad of things they shouldn't do (e.g. walk up stairs, run on grass) when a simple sentence reading "avoid activity that causes pain and do as much pain free exercise as you can" would have saved pages of text that might make the reader feel like a fragile invalid who would be better off staying in bed. Not what anyone recovering from an injury wants to hear.

A useful text if you have no other information on how to deal with lower leg strengthening/stretching but for an 80 page book £11 is not good value for money given the other sources of the exact same information that are available.
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