Knee treatment: patellar or patellofemoral syndrome, flessum correction and sequelae of anterior cruciate ligament rupture
The knee joint has a specific role: it is mainly involved in absorbing shocks and leg stability. The synergy and quality of muscle contractions, as well as the integrity of its bone and ligament system, guarantee these functions.
Knee pathologies treated by Allyane protocols are generally those that can cause compensatory phenomena that can sometimes be painful, and more particularly those that persist over time, thus slowing down functional rehabilitation, or even disrupting an athlete's re-athletization.
Regaining knee mobility with Allyane's intervention
The Allyane method will help restore the muscle activation disorders and defects that can occur after various types of knee surgery or trauma. An operation on the anterior cruciate ligament, for example, can lead to quadriceps siderosis and the appearance of a sometimes resistant flessum . The fitting of a partial or total knee prosthesis can also lead to balance problems, a lack of confidence when walking, or even lameness.
Many other pathologies requiring knee rehabilitation can also be managed by Allyane-certified practitioners. They support patients suffering from patellar syndrome (or patellofemoral syndrome), but also the aftermath of patellar or tibial plateau fractures, knee sprains and other non-mechanical functional disorders.
Knee pathologies causes
Generally of traumatic origin or linked to wear and tear in relation to repetitive movements, the following injury mechanisms can be distinguished for most of these pathologies:
- Deceleration associated with valgus stress and external rotation of the knee, or associated with hyperextension stress and internal rotation for all ACL sprains or injuries, but also hyperflexion (called "buttocks") which can create too much drawer leading to ACL rupture (during a kite landing for example), .
- Repeated flexion/extension movements in so-called "in-line" sports (long-distance running, cycling, etc.), which cause an inflammatory reaction of a portion of the Fascia Lata tensor (TFL) on the external condyle of the knee, for all that is "ice wiper syndrome", 
- Wear and tear related to professional or sporting activity, through the repetition of movements and the load or stress borne by the joint. It should be noted that wear and tear of joint structures is also dependent in the long term on environmental factors such as diet.
Management of knee pathologies with Allyane
Specific Allyane sessions are generally integrated into the current rehabilitation program, or sometimes even long afterwards, if functional disturbances are chronic and persistent.
Finally, it is also possible to use sessions that do not pose any particular problems in relation to ongoing rehabilitation, simply to accelerate the rehabilitation process and "return to play" in the case of sportsmen and women, for example.
It is important to note that the study of each patient's case is based on a precise medical history and analysis of motor patterns in their entirety; it is therefore not limited to the knee region alone.
You suffer from knee pathologies and would you like to benefit from an Allyane session?
You would like to know more about these pathologies, how to treat them or make a diagnosis ?
Advice from David Touré, osteopath and certified Allyane practitioner
In practice, the knee rehabilitation exercises proposed by your physiotherapist will mainly be aimed at strengthening the muscles and making them more flexible:
-Targeted weight training exercises,
-Passive joint mobilisation and stretching, ...
To take the example given earlier regarding ACL surgery, working specifically on strengthening the quadriceps muscle and in particular the vastus medialis, as well as relaxing the hamstring muscles, will go some way to reducing "flessum".
In general, all the muscles involved in knee stability are used in specific rehabilitation exercises.
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The Allyane method
Addressed motor difficulties
Find below the other pathologies treated by the Allyane method.
The Allyane method can also be used to treat shoulder disorders, including the after-effects of capsulitis, shoulder instability (which can occur following a dislocation or subluxation), as well as disorders related to postoperative effects (amplitude deficit, etc.).
traumatic knee pathologies, such as recurrence of sprains, cruciate ligaments
knee prostheses, patellofemoral syndrome or knee flessum.
The Allyane method can also be used to rehabilitate certain
neurological conditions, in particular those that may arise following a stroke (Parkinson's), multiple sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury,
or in the context of spasticity regulation.
Defects in active mobility (flexion/extension), stability (insufficiency of the gluteus medius) or lameness induced by a hip prosthesis can be effectively corrected by the Allyane rehabilitation method.
functional rehabilitation in connection with certain ankle pathologies, in particular: recurrence of sprains, muscular disorders (insufficient lifters), motor inhibitions after immobilisation and post-operative effects.