Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

ITBS affects many people who exercise regularly and is very common in long distance runners. It occurs from the band compressing against the lower part of the femur (the bone just above the outside of the knee) As every body is unique, I have found that a co-ordinated approach with Chiropractic treatment and appropriate rehabilitation focussed exercise gives the best results. Consequently any treatment for ITBS should involve a multi-modal approach that looks at areas above and below the site of pain and not just the source of the pain.

Firstly, a biomechanical assessment of the lumbar spine, hips, knees and ankles is essential in determining the cause of ITBS. Muscle length and strength testing is performed to determine areas of tightness/weakness.

Chiropractic adjustments of the lumbar spine, hips and ankles can be used to ensure free movement is occurring at surrounding joints. Through releasing and strengthening certain muscles that act on the IT band, we can reduce the tension on the band. Stretching and home rehab exercises work in tandem with the treatment provided by the Chiropractor to help manage and prevent the injury from returning.

Mitchell Roberts – Chiropractor

How does SCENAR work?

Scenar device

SCENAR is a non-invasive regulation of body functions used by medical professionals world-side.  It uses a small computer device to stimulate the body’s in-build self-recovery system.

Under normal circumstances the body has the ability to heal itself. For example, if you cut your finger it gets better. With chronic problems, the body repeatedly tries to fix the problem in order to achieve a point of balance. When balance can’t be restored because of low energy it ignores the dysfunction and cuts off the lines of healing communication.

SCENAR stimulates the nervous system to re-open the lines of communication, prompting a reboot of the healing process. SCENAR releases neuropeptides that regulate life processes on a cellular level. Patients often report dramatic pain-relief because these neuropeptides act as natural pain relievers.

The SCENAR device transmits a signal through the skin and reads the response – listening to the body. The device then adjusts its own signal using a unique process of active reflex bio-feedback. When the device is brushed over the skin it will drag over problem areas and slide easily over areas not affected

With acute injuries, SCENAR speeds up healing by triggering the release of neuropeptides (some of which are profoundly involved in inflammation), as it assists the body to direct its focus on healing the injury.