What is Proprioceptive NeuroMuscular Taping NMTConcept?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Taping or NMTConcepT was originally developed as a rehabilitation technique of muscle, neurological and lymphatic conditions and in the rehabilitation of post operative states. Over the last five years in Europe the technique has become a mainstream treatment protocol in hip, knee and shoulder replacement rehabilitation together with after surgery care of patients.

NeuroMuscular Taping protocols are used to improve neuro-rehabilitation of patients suffering with post cerebral trauma paralysis. NMTConcepT provides passive stretching through the application of a tape with eccentric properties encouraging flexibility and coordination and improving range of movement in patients suffering with excessive muscle contraction.

What is the difference between NMTConcept and other taping techniques?

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 therapeuti.

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.

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