The basis for the Medical Taping Concept was laid in Japan and Korea in the seventies. At the time, methods of taping were being developed starting from the idea that movement and muscle activity are essential in maintaining and recovering health. The idea behind this was that muscles are not only responsible for movements of the body but they also control, for instance, blood and lymph circulation as well as body temperature. If the muscles do not function properly, it can cause a range of symptoms and complaints.
The use of Medical Taping Concept (MTC) / (Neuromuscular Taping-NMT) applications in neurological disorders is an emerging innovation in Southern Europe.
In countries, such as Italy Spain and Portugal, the use of MTC / NMT starts at an early stage in the treatment of neurological disorder, as it is fully compatible with any other manual techniques.
The concept stresses keeping the patients “mobilized” as opposed to “immobilization” per conventional techniques.
In addition, the technique stresses the importance of “decompression” when applying the technique in neurological disorders as opposed to “compression” when applied in sports injury.
The applications of Neuromuscular Taping in neurological disorders follow different criteria, both in content and objectives related to conventional orthopedic treatment. Like any other technique, the practice should be used in combination with other techniques to obtain a desired clinical outcome.