Concept

WHAT IS THE NMTCONCEPT?

The NeuroMuscular Taping Concept (NMTConcept) is a biomechanical therapy using decompressive and compressive stimuli to obtain positive effects in the musculoskeletal, vascular, lymphatic, and neurological systems. As the tapes form wrinkles, lifting the skin, they facilitate venous and lymphatic drainage, improve blood circulation, and relieve pain. They also correct the alignment of joints, support muscles during movement, and improve stability and posture.

The NMTConcept has five major functions:

  • Removes congestion of body fluids
  • Activates endogenous analgesic systems
  • Corrects joint problems Muscle support Scar treatments

The NMTConcept is used in the following specialist areas:

Physical therapy

NeuroMuscular Taping often provides a solution in difficult situations, in acute stages, and in functional rehabilitation to reduce pain and inflammation. Results can be seen in a wider range of motion, with less pain and discomfort, facilitating the rehabilitation of patients.

While most surgical patients go through a waiting period before rehabilitation can start, the NMT treatment protocol can be applied immediately after the surgery to treat hematoma and edema. This cuts down the waiting period by more than half, so patients can start rehabilitation much sooner.

Neurology

NeuroMuscular Taping is used to reduce pressure between the dermis and connective tissue, muscles, and lymph pathways. It provides a continuous stimulus over the skin receptors to facilitate neuromotor response. Specific applications include cerebral palsy damage with shoulder, elbow, or hand rigidity; lumbar compression, lumbar herniation, or sciatica; acute post-traumatic paralysis; and acute and chronic neuropathologies.

LymphTaping®

LymphTaping reduces the accumulation of fluid and compression in the damaged area. This technique reduces pressure on lymphatic pathways and local congestion due to trauma, and improves lymphatic drainage through the movement of the body.

Occupational therapy

NeuroMuscular Taping is a valuable therapeutic support for improving of muscle and joint function. This technique focuses on the resolution of painful symptoms and the improvement of functional motor skills. Patients recovering from debilitating illnesses will gain improved manual ability, which greatly reduces the impact of the disease itself in daily activities.

Sports trauma

NeuroMuscular Taping can be used for all major sports trauma pathologies in most sports disciplines. Trauma produces various types of compression and inflammation such as bruises, congestion of lymph fluid, superficial and deep muscle hematoma, muscle injury, and ligament and bone damage. Neuromuscular Taping allows athletes to return to training earlier than without taping.

Podiatry

NeuroMuscular Taping has practical applications in cases involving flat foot, bunion, retrocalcaneal bursitis, interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, hammer toe, toe distortion, clubfoot, heel spur, Achilles tendinitis, and other ailments of the foot and ankle.

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