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.


NeuroMuscular taping for post-surgical rehabilitation

Taping is rapidly entering clinical and rehabilitative settings especially in the post-traumatic and post-surgical fields. The therapy is biomechanical, immediately effective, non-invasive and has no side effects, but is extremely operator-dependent.

Elastic taping, dynamic taping, kinesiotaping, functional taping, neuromuscular taping – what is the difference? In the last twenty years the treatment of most common musculoskeletal disorders with the now popular adhesive tapes with bright colors has taken hold and gained visibility especially in the professional sports field, with the consequent mystifications and myths and above all with the foreseeable errors of interpretation regarding theoretical foundations, indications and technical aspects of these physiotherapy and rehabilitation tools.

Even from a descriptive point of view, the argument is penalized by a substantial ambiguity: the terms mentioned, often used as synonyms, actually refer to uses of taping that are completely different both conceptually and on a practical and application level. In this case, the registered names Kinesiotaping and NeuroMuscular Taping correspond to two methodologies that not only have origins very far from each other in space and over time the first in Asia in the early 1980s and the second from Europe at the beginning of 2000 by the Australian David Leonard Blow – but also based on diametrically opposed physiological arguments.


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NMT Volunteer Training Programs 2020-2022

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


NeuroMuscular Taping as an Integrative Treatment Modality

SUNDAY – JANUARY 19, 2020 : 07.30 – 17.00

University of Indonesia – Jakarta – Indonesia
Contact: Denny:  +6285694650051.

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.