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What is the Allyane method?

This innovation is based on solid scientific data, supported by numerous recent publications in the field of neuroscience.

The Allyane method is based on three inseparable elements:

A diagnostic assessment of excess neuromotor inhibition ;

Listening to low-frequency sounds (from a patented medical device);

A specific work of mental imagery, proprioceptive and kinesthetic sensations, associated with the deficient gesture, as well as the gesture to be acquired or recovered.

Scientific data

Scientific data on mental imagery

Mental imagery is based on neurofunctional equivalence: thinking about the action involves almost the same areas of the brain as performing the action itself.

Motor imagery influences neuroplasticity, i.e. the ability of neurons to change throughout life. This can have an impact on the intensity of muscle contraction or speed of movement, for example. There is a neurofunctional equivalence between motor imagery and actual execution that is now widely demonstrated by various scientific data.

Hanakawa T, Dimyan MA, Hallett M. Motor planning, imagery, and execution in the distributed motor network: a time-course study with functional MRI.

Cereb Cortex. 2008 Dec;18(12):2775-88. Epub 2008 Mar 20.

Furthermore, we know that neural activity and neuroplasticity are modulated by the quality and precision of the imaging, for example when we imagine a high or low intensity movement or depending on the speed of the movement.

Mizuguchi N, Nakata H, Kanosue K. Activity of right premotor-parietal regions dependent upon imagined force level: an fMRI study. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Oct 8;8:810. eCollection 2014

Sauvage C1, Jissendi P, Seignan S, Manto M, Habas C. Brain areas involved in the control of speed during a motor sequence of the foot: real movement versus mental imagery. J Neuroradiol. 2013 Oct;40(4):267-80. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Scientific data

Scientific databases on proprioception and sound stimulation

Enriching motor imagery with kinesthetic and proprioceptive modalities is more effective than visualisation alone.

Scientific research results show that combining sounds with visual or kinesthetic modalities improves therapeutic outcomes. Furthermore, according to various scientific publications, the primary cortex is more active when motor imagery is combined with auditory stimulation.

Fernandez-Del-Olmo, M., Río-Rodríguez, D., Iglesias-Soler, E., & Acero, R. M. (2014). Startle Auditory Stimuli Enhance the Performance of Fast Dynamic Contractions. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87805.

Ikeda, K., Higashi, T., Sugawara, K., Tomori, K., Kinoshita, H., & Kasai, T. (2012). The effect of visual and auditory enhancements on excitability of the primary motor cortex during motor imagery: A pilot study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(1), 82-84.

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Naghdi, L., Ahonen, H., Macario, P., & Bartel, L. (2015). The effect of low-frequency sound stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia: A clinical study. Pain Research & Management, 20(1), e21-27.

Calomeni, M. R., Feijó, G., & Bittencourt, J. M. (2017). Modulatory Effect of Association of Brain Stimulation by Light and
Binaural Beats in Specific Brain Waves. 11. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2017 Sep 14;13:134-144. doi:
10.2174/1745017901713010134. eCollection 2017.

Bartel, L. R., Chen, R. E. W., Alain, C., & Ross, B. (2017). Vibroacoustic Stimulation and Brain Oscillation: From Basic
Research to Clinical Application. 9(3), 14.

In addition, Allyane is developing a strong research activity to objectivise the action of its specific scientific protocols, associated with the low frequency sounds of its medical devices.

Thus, scientific work in EEG (electroencephalography) and MEG (magnetoencephalography) is underway to objectify the action and brain activation pathways induced by the Allyane method.

Scientific data

Clinical studies

Scientific publications attest to the clinical performance of Allyane in various clinical indications where neuromotor inhibitions are present:

Management of AMI (Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition) following knee trauma;

Range of motion deficit following shoulder surgery;

Motor skills and pain in chronic low back pain ;

Ankle instability ;

Spasticity and motor skills following a stroke**.

Scientific work is underway, and more is planned, to complement the body of clinical evidence and scientific data available.

Chatain AL, Dorochenko P, Friggeri A. Contribution of an innovation in neuromotor reprogramming in shoulder pathologies. Poster presented at the 45th national congress of the French Society of Sports Physiotherapists SFMKS, SFPhysio. Saint-Etienne, France, 28/04/2018.

Chatain AL, Gonzalez Iglesias I, Friggeri A. Innovating in the management of spasticity with a non-invasive procedure. Kinesitherapy Scientific 2018; 599:37-41, France, June 2018.

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Chatain AL, Friggeri A. Innovating in the management of spasticitý. Poster presented at̀ la 1è̀re journée
française de neurokinésithé́rapie, SFPhysio. Marseille, France, 22/09/2018.

Friggeri A, Le Blay G Neuro-cognitive reprogramming in mechanical pathologies of the
locomotor system according to the Allyane process. Paper and workshop at the 12th SOFMMOO national congress, October 2018

Friggeri A, Le Blay G Neuro-cognitive reprogramming in the rehabilitation of chronic low back pain. Poster
presented at the 34th congress of the French Society of Rehabilitation Medicine SOFMER, October 2019

Chatain AL, Contribution of neuro-cognitive reprogramming in the management of spasticitý. Poster
presented at the 2nd Days of the French Neurovascular Society SFNV, Issy les Moulineaux, Nov 2019.

Jean Baptiste Colombié, PT, AT, A new way to change dance motor patterns: the Allyane process. Poster
presented at the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oct 2019.

Chatain AL, Contribution of neuro-cognitive reprogramming in the management of spasticitý.
Paper and e-poster at the e-JNLF 4-6 September 2020.

Chatain AL, Impact of neuro-cognitive reprogramming in spasticity rehabilitation. Accepted poster in the ESO-
WSO Virtual Conference, 7-9 november 2020

Ladoucette S., Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition: a new approach in joint rehabilitation. ECOSEP Congress Sports
Medicine and Science : Facts for the future, 19-20 November 2021, Athens

Dumain JF, Neuromotor reprogramming treatment modality for ankle sprain : a case report. Communication at XXIX Isokinetic Medical Group Conference, June 2022, Lyon France

Ladoucette S, Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition : A novel approach in joint rehabilitation. Poster in XXIX Isokinetic Medical Group Conference, June 2022, Lyon France

Dos Anjos T, Motor Imagery for neuromuscular deficits after ACL injury : a review. Communication at XXIX Isokinetic Medical Group Conference, June 2022, Lyon France

Gabriel F, Dos Anjos T, Hopper GP, Sonnery-Cottet B, Neuromotor treatment of arthrogenic muscle inhibition following knee injury or surgery. Communication at XXIX Isokinetic Medical Group Conference, June 2022, Lyon France

The management of AMI in post knee surgery.

A clinical study presented at the ECOSEP sports medicine congress in November 2021, shows that an Allyane session allows :

  • Une augmentation moyenne d’activité musculaire (mesurée par EMG de surface**) de 41% statistiquement significative (p<0,001)
  • Une réduction moyenne du flessum de 9,01 degrés statistiquement significative (p<0,001)


* Case series, evidence level 4 ** Average of three isometric contractions of the Medial Oblique Vastus