The main principal to correct neuromuscular taping is “DON’T STRETCH THAT TAPE!”
If you pull that tape you are going to create compression. Compression reduces blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which from a neurofisiological point of view reduces healing.
Various taping techniques developed in Japan and Korea, originated some 40 years ago, are based on a taping application that is compressive. These techniques originated principally in sports applications and applied Kinesiology concepts and use a tape pulled over the skin surface to improve muscle contraction, sometimes called space or fascia or mechanical treatments.
Often these techniques use so-called “pull off tension” as a minimum tension on the tape which gives a slight tension but remaining a compressive technique. These techniques have found applications in the sports area basically during sport performance. These techniques often apply various tapes one over the other to create compressive stability over joints. Various tapes one on top of another often create excessive compression reducing mobility and limiting the athletic movement and co-ordination. These techniques have existed for many years but have not made major inroads in mainstream neuro-rehabilitation and rehabilitation of post surgical conditions precisely due to their compressive nature.
NeuroMuscular Taping and combination of specific manual therapy techniques that have been developed are showing inroads in physical rehab. Unlike other forms of taping – diagnosis, patient evaluation and clinical objectives are the starting points for correct NeuroMuscular Taping applications. Neurological disorders and acute fase post surgery rehabilitation is the initial fase for the application of NeuroMuscular Taping which has clear cut objectives in improving drainage, blood circulation and movement reducing overall recovery time.
Tape used in NeuroMuscular Taping applications is similar to other tapes and brands already available that are used in these other asian techniques. NeuroMuscular Taping is not specific to a single product and is not a commercial selling point for tape products, but is a therapeutic rehabilitation concept based upon patient evaluation and clear cut objectives which obviously modify during patient recovery. Precut tapes and self-applied applications is not part of this concept. Only professionals competent in rehabilitation can apply correctly therapeutic
NeuroMuscular Taping to obtain maximum results. Often results with other forms of taping are poor due to insufficient reasoning and evaluation together with incorrect applications with incorrect stimulation.
Tape is applied over the skin surface with clear objectives whether there are cutaneous, fascia, muscle, tendon, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, joints, neurological pathways. Tape is never pulled and the elasticity of the tape is rarely used. NMTConcept taping is an extension of the doctors and therapists hands working on the patient 24 hours a days.
UNLIKE OTHER FORMS OF TAPING DIAGNOSIS, PATIENT EVALUATION AND CLINICAL OBJECTIVES ARE THE STARTING POINTS FOR CORRECT NEUROMUSCULAR TAPING APPLICATIONS
Don’t forget don’t pull that tape