Working On Others: Hamstrings & IT Band

Dr. Jason works on Miki Barber to showcase how to use the TheraGun G1 on hamstrings and IT band.

To get started you would put the AmpBIT at the base of the patient’s glutes on the side being treated. Apply light pressure as you move the AmpBIT 1 inch per second downwards through the belly of the hamstring muscles towards the back of the knee. Then move the AmpBIT back up to where you started. Repeat this motion several times on each of the four hamstring muscles.

Helpful Tip: sometimes it is more comfortable on the patient to have them bend their knee while you hold their ankle or foot while working on the hamstrings.

Moving to the IT bands, start by putting the AmpBIT on the side of the leg near the femoral head.

Helpful Tip: it helps sometimes to have the patient facedown and their knee bent so you can push the leg over the other leg and expose the IT band.

Apply light pressure allowing the TheraGun to float on the IT band as you slowly move the G1 down the side of the leg towards the knee while applying pressure as the patient can tolerate.


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