The NMT Institute has created a treatment concept of decompression taping called “NeuroMuscular Taping” widely known in medicine and rehabilitation.The NMTConcept is used in physical rehabilitation, in sports medicine, in nursing, in speech therapy and language pathologies, in all aspects of health care. It is a therapeutic ally in the prevention of and in the active treatment of many conditions requiring increased self-healing capacity.

The “NMT Know-How” and the “Intellectual Property – NMT“ began in 2000 and consolidated during 2003 together with the creation of both the NMT concept and the NMT Institute. The Institute plays a key role in the management of precise training and in the development of specific protocols for pathologies and conditions requiring treatment. Since its creation, the NMT Institute is a benchmark for specific innovative training programs and for its involvement in numerous volunteer initiatives in various parts of the world. Through correct training the NMT Know-How is passed on to health care professionals while in collaboration with tertiary education institutions the NMT intellectual property can be shared to all.

The most difficult problem with the discussion on “Taping” research is the definition of taping. There are 2 types of taping used in the therapeutic area. One is the use of a stretched tape, resulting in a bandage or compressive taping definition. For example KT, functional taping, medical taping and so forth use a specific compression or stretched application methodology that may also be called neuromuscular bandage. Using KT methodology tape is applied with paper-off, 25,50,100, or variable tension %. We can generally afirm this technique started in the 1980-90’s. Definition of bandage is compressive and contriction creating various types of local muscle and joint stimulation also under investigation and research. KT and these types of taping applications do not create skin wrinkling as the elastic tape is always applied with some degree of tension.

The other is NeuroMuscular Taping methodology, a non-stretched tape applied over the skin in an extended position resulting in a decompressive taping definition. NeuroMuscular taping refers to a specific decompressive taping application techniques which originated in the early 2000’s in Italy. This NMT taping system is characterized by resulting skin wrinkling, skin folds or skin undulations. Also this taping application creates various types of skin, muscle, joint, sensory, vascular and tactile stimulation under study over the last decade. Hence 2 types of taping application resulting in 2 different and opposing methodologies.

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Roma. 20 JUNE 2017


ABSTRACT: The term in English tape or taping generically refers to a non-elastic or elastic band, which is applied directly to the skin for therapeutic purposes. Potential benefits range from pain inhibition, increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduction of muscle fatigue, improved posture and sports performance. However, clinical efficacy can not yet be established unequivocally and extensively by the scientific literature and the popularity gained in recent years has fueled a terminological confusion and sometimes improper use of this therapeutic tool. We asked Dr. David Blow, founder of the Neuromuscular Taping concept, a deepening view and explanation on the area of taping treatment.

Key words: Taping, tape, neuromuscular tape, David Blow

With stretch or without stretch: The NeuroMuscular Taping Concept is the application of a tape with certain characteristics with a specific method for therapeutic purposes. The tape with elastic single directional properties is applied in an eccentric way, that is on the skin stretched with a no tensioning of the tape (zero tension). When the patient repositions the part of the body treated in a neutral position, the tape creates skin folds that cause dilatation of the skin and underlying body tissue creating further dilation of blood and lymphatic vessels and decompression of the muscle fascias, muscle and tendon fibre and joint structures with consequent increase in local blood circulation. The basic concept that I am passing to you was created in 2000, but follows the assumption that manual therapy, through movement, favors vascularization and therefore tissue recovery. NMT Know-How is based on the correct application methodology that makes it totally different to other types of “taping” already present.

The recent earthquakes in Lombok and Sulawesi, Indonesia has caused many deaths, devestation and injured. Together with the many medical First Aid interventions the island’s physical therapy Association has been assisting the many injured with emergency professional health care covering compressive bandaging, splinting, NMT taping and recovery of post trauma mobility. Many Nmt community programs which included trained doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and nurses assisted where possibile and continue to give treatment day by day. The next volunteer training program specific for natural disaster relief will be held in Palu, Sulawesi 21,22 january 2019.
Contact Mr Sunarto (Indonesia): or +628129409374
Contact David Blow: or +393387773912

The 3rd NMT Symposium

” NeuroMuscular Taping Interdisiplinary Approach to Treatment of Neurological Conditions, Pain and Wound “
SUNDAY – JANUARY 20, 2019 : 07.30 – 17.00

Bakordik Rumkital dr. Ramelan – Surabaya – Indonesia
Contact: Fransiska Bambang: or +628123541031
David Blow: or +393387773912

The series of earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia has caused many deaths, devestation and injured. All our Nmt community best wishes goes out to the lombok community as well NMT trained physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and doctors who continue to assist where possibile. Together with the many medical First Aid interventions, ARIF TRIANTO and the island’s physical therapy Association (IFI) has been guiding and assisting the many injured with emergency professional health care and recovery of post trauma mobility. 

David Blow


The aim of NMT Volunteer Training Project is to create research programs in NMT rehabilitation assisted programs in Countries in need and to assist in the development of specific treatment protocols required for that area. These projects takes into account the particular types of pathologies seen in the region and which require particular attention. After on site evaluation of social/health needs specific studies are created to underline the rehabilitation requirements to cover the needs. All projects follow the NMT Volunteer Projects underlying aim to reduce the poverty/disbility viscous cycle through improving mobility.