- Restoration of the kneecap to its central position can be facilitated by the use of the so-called taping technique. Only a specialist using the appropriate material should perform this.
Warning: The physiotherapist determines the amount of weight and the number of repetitions of the exercise, adjusted to each patient. Mean values are stated below.
- Patient leans on his/her elbows. Put 1-kilogram weight on the ankle. Stress down the affected knee as strong as you can.
- Keep the foot externally rotated and perform rhythmic elevations with small amplitude.
- rotate the foot outwards and make outward circles in the air
- rotate the foot externally and draw a small letter "V" in the air
- rotate the foot externally, and move the leg left and right making waving movements
2-3 series of 30-40 repetitions.
Lying on side (on the affected side):
- Bend the healthy limb and cross it over the other, supporting it on the sole. Extend the affected knee, keep the foot parallel to the floor, and elevate the limb in this position. 3x30
- The healthy limb is bent and the affected limb is supported from behind. The hip joint of the affected limb should be rotated outwards 45 degrees and the limb should be in the extended position. Elevate the limb in this position. 3x50
In sitting position:
- Put a rigid roll under the knee, or sit on the rim of a table. Extend the knee completely, and start bending from this position (the foot descends approximately 5-10 centimeters), and then extend it again dynamically. (Perform this exercise quickly!) 3x70-100
- Bend the healthy knee and put it out to the side, keeping your back straight, bend over the affected limb, stretching the flexor muscle of the thigh for 3x 10-15 seconds (combine it with breathing). 3x10-15 sec.
Stretching the abductor muscle of the thigh:
- Lay down on the rim of the bed, onto the healthy side. Bend the lower limb, and let the upper one hang off the bed behind you. 5 minutes
- Support your back sitting on a chair. Legs are bent at the knee. Rotate the foot outwards and inwards in the central range of motion, without elevating any part of the sole (perform this exercise wearing socks on parquetry or on floor tile).