Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial-Band-Syndrome-Clinic-NL-Image-WEBIliotibial Band Syndrome is the most common cause of knee pain in runners & multi-sport athletes by some estimates accounting for 12% of all running-related injuries 1. Iliotibial band syndrome describes a condition whereby the iliotibial band rubs against a bony prominence at the outer aspect of the knee and typically causes inflammation and damage to local tissue.

ITBS is commonly labelled as an “overuse” injury. However this is really a misnomer, as it is generally not the fact that the knee is being used too much but rather that there are predisposing biomechanical factors causing injury with even appropriate levels of training.

Most cases of Iliotibial band syndrome settle well with appropriate Chiropractic care. This requires careful assessment by the Chiropractor to determine which factors have contributed to the development of the condition, with subsequent correction of these factors.

Chiropractors will make sure the joints in the entire lower extremity are functioning and moving properly. This includes checking your feet, ankles, knee and hip. Chiropractors want to identify the cause of your pain, not just treat the symptoms.

Chiropractic adjustments/manipulations are performed to help restore normal biomechanics to the feet, ankles, hips and knee joint. When pelvic mechanics are not functioning properly the muscles donbt work efficiently which hinders flexibility and mobility. This can lead to tight muscles which may inhibit motion and cause pain. It is important to manipulate and stretch capsular joint restrictions during the treatment phase. This helps improve normal motion and promotes proper biomechanics as well as keeping the joint lubricated.

Stretching and strengthening exercises may be used in combination with a knee brace, kneecap taping, or shoe inserts to improve muscle balance and joint alignment of the hip and lower limb. Strengthening and stretching exercises are also chosen to correct muscle imbalances, such as weakness in the gluteus medias muscle or tightness in the iliotibial band.

Treatment modalities such as ultrasound, friction massage, and ice may be used to calm inflammation in the ITB.

Foot orthotics may be recommended to improve foot and lower limb alignment.

A key element of treatment is your training schedule. Chiropractors can work with you to adjust the distance you run, your footwear, and the running surfaces you choose. We will ask you about your sport activities and may give you tips on your warm up and training schedule, footwear, and choices of terrain.

Most cases of ITB syndrome respond very well to Chiropractic treatment and usually require only 4-6 weeks of care.


  1. Fredericson M, Wolf C. Iliotibial band syndrome in runners: innovations in treatment. Sports Med, 2005;35:451-459.

Back Flexion Stretch

Backl Flexion StretchDo you feel stiff first thing in the morning? Suffer from back aches or pain throughout your day?This Back Stretch can help bring back some suppleness and increase mobility in the morningsB and decreases back pain and discomfort during the day.

  • While lying on one’s back, pull both knees to the chest while simultaneously flexing the head forward until a comfortable stretch is felt in a balled-up position.


The Team at Yes Chiropractic would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Best wishes for 2017 we hope that you have another fantastic year!
The year 2016 was full ofB excitement here at Yes Chiropractic….
We started the year by welcomingB well known facesB into the clinic with loving and healing energy (as always) and were all excited to be apart of the healing process for many new faces that walked through the door. The year was filled with plenty of new things beginning with a much needed make over to the Yes Chiro clinic! A new coat of paint and some flooring upgrades left us feeling refreshed and made our patients feel that little bit more comfortable and relaxed, its amazing how small changes can make such a big impact. It’s safe to say the place now looks bright and energeticB which complimentsB the positive vibes here very well.
As the months flew by we took up opportunities to further educate our community by attending the Brisbane Great South Run. This not only allowed us to talk to our localB fitness fanatics about the benefits of Chiropractic but also a chance to mingle with some of our current patients outside of the clinic. AB fewB LEGENDARY patients (and theirB friends)B joined our Yes Chiro Crew and ran in the race on behalf of Yes Chiropractic. What a bunch of champions! We had such a great time there that we decided to then sponsor the Logan Running Festival later in the year. Although we didn’t have a teamB for that raceB we did have fun meeting all of the motivated runners that day.
With the year half gone already we took some time to appreciateB one thing that meansB so much toB us, OUR PATIENTS! We opened our doors to our patients, their friends and family members to enjoy some healthy snacks andB refreshments while Dr John and Dr Craig did what they do the best! B We enjoyed meeting new people and having the opportunity to share with them the wonders of Chiropractic. To make everyone’s day we sent each person off with a special gift, to help us say “Thank you, we appreciate you”. A lovely day for all 🙂
As we reached closer to the end of the year we celebratedB Yes Chiropractic’s 5th BIRTHDAY! As well as a very special birthday…. 2016 was the year that Dr John and Steffi’s second baby girl was born, Sophia happy, healthy and well adjusted!! And last, but not least, 2016 gave us the pleasure of Christina join our team! Christina is a great fit to our team and we are very lucky to have her.
Over all 2016 was a great year! We would like to thank you all forB your continuous support of Yes Chiropractic. We are honoured to be a part of each and every patients journey towards betterB health, last year, this year and (we hope) for many more years to come.

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Dr John, Steffi, Jelina and Sophia

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Welcome Christina

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Happy 5th Birthday Yes Chiropractic

Tracey & Amie with a basket full of goodies for Patient Appreciation Day

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Logan Running Festival

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Yes Chiro Team of champions after the race at Brisbane’s Great South Run


My time in Malawi Part 1-By Dr Shondelle

My time in Malawi Part 1

Getting prepared for a month in Africa is a pretty daunting task and I found myself overwhelmed with many questions. Will it be safe? Should I have the anti-malarial medication? How will I transport all of the donations? Do I have enough mozzie spray? Will I be eaten by a LION?!! B Having only been to Ghana previously on an organised trip with my hubby and large group of people, setting off to Malawi with two girlfriends and our plans fairly loose and unstructured was both exciting and scary.

After a short 11 hours to South Africa, another 2 hour flight to Malawi and another very swift 2 hours trying to get into the country we were greeted by a sign saying bthree blond girlsb held up by our new smiling friend. At that moment I smiled too, and I could not wait for this adventure to begin. I find it really difficult to describe the feeling of being in Africa and until you see it for yourself it really is hard to imagine. The capital city, Lilongwe was filled with the usual hustle and bustle of any city, many cars, lots of bikes, people on foot and an abundance of goats and chickens crossing the street. (Insert joke here!)

We settled into Kiboko town hotel first, which for anyone who goes to Lilongwe, I really recommend. The people are amazing and it is well priced modest accommodation with air con and hot water, which as our trip went on I really began to appreciate! Then off to explore the city, gather supplies, water and phone sim (this being a bigger task than you can imagine!) But for anyone that has been, lived or know the reference from Blood Diamondb&TIA, this is Africa.

Day two is where we visited the Sisters of Mother Teresa Orphanage and had the privilege of being with some of the most kind and beautiful kids I have ever met. What did the kids love? Bubbles and stickers!! I have never seen such a frenzy of excitement and joy between a group of kids under 5 in my life. It really made me appreciate the simple life, away from Xboxes and Ipads. We adjusted all of the kids, all of the ladies and sisters that volunteer and spent the rest of the day playing and enjoying their company, and of course cuddling the babies in the baby room. B We visited the orphanage on many different occasions to bring supplies and check on the kids and I found myself falling in love with them all. Many of the children are given to the orphanage if they are left without any family, abandoned or even for the short term if the family cannot afford formula or food, after which they are returned to the family or village to live. The sisters do an amazing job looking after the kids, ensuring they have 3 meals a day (some even with meat), they are kept clean and have clean beds to sleep in, all things that I was later to learn that some children in the villages are not lucky enough to have……..

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