Clinical Studies, Projects and Effectiveness

The Research & Development aspect of the NMT institute is also based upon the creation of clinical experiences, studies and trials leading to research projects that eventually modify how we treat our patients. A good idea is not enough – it has to be substantiated using correct and precise treatment methodology. The role of the NMT Institute is to create correct and duplicable training which is the basis to all continuing education and primary objective to all training in medicine. Our role is to ensure that the Know-How created over the last 20 years becomes solid and reproducible medical intellegence.

The NMT selection of clinical papers is an international open access to all areas in medicine and rehabilitation that underline possible advances in basic and advanced clinical medical research. Our objective is to create a platform for sharing correct NMT treatment methodology and result reciprocity which is the basis to all “good quality” evidence based research, clinical trials, projects, clinical role models and effective treatment algorithms.

This ongoing NeuroMuscular Taping selection selection of clinical papers  will present research projects, reviews, short communications, patient testimonials and case reports which have been published and available from independent sources or internally at the NMT Institute. Authors and trained NMT specialists are encouraged to publish their personal experience. Only through your personal effort to share your consolidated and sometimes experimental results you are able to positively influence “how we treat our patients” and to increase our understanding of fundamental principles in the treatment and rehabilitation progression.

Help us share your professional  KNOW-HOW  to others.                     All the best, David Blow

What is the difference between the various “TAPING” techniques

The NeuroMuscular Taping Institute encourages article publication as an attempt to clarify terminology and methodology when referring to “taping” techniques used in rehabilitation for both the professional treatment area and the public suffering with low back pain, Parkinson’s, MS, phantom pain, post surgery and many other conditions. Over the last twenty years, the treatment of many common musculoskeletal disorders with brightly coloured adhesive tapes has become popular with the consequent mystifications and myths. The uncertainty of the methodology leads to foreseeable errors of interpretation regarding names, theoretical foundations, indications and technical aspects of these physiotherapeutic tools. 

NeuroMuscular Taping concept of decompression and dilation methodology has particular application characteristics that differentiates it from other types of kinesiology taping and bandages. This new method of taping application (known as NMT) was created in 2003 in Italy by David Blow and enhances clinical reasoning while specific decompression taping applications are the basis of this innovative rehabilitation technique. Correct applications are used for reducing pain relief, sports injuries, muscle tension while improving athletic performance, rehabilitation and overall physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy results.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.22341499

NeuroMuscular Taping in the treatment of LYME DISEASE (PTLDS)


David Blow

“Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and rarely, Borrelia mayonii. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks”

DermoTaping (treatment concept developed by NMT Institute) uses the NMT methodology specific for the treatment of skin disorders. Special adhesive tapes exert a biomechanical pumping stimulation on the skin to facilitate lymphatic and vascular flow. In DermoTaping, the purpose is to improve the oxygenation of the skin to promote activation of the skin’s regeneration processes. While in NMT, the objective is improving blood flow and oxygenation at a deeper level affecting nerve endings, lymphatic vessels, muscles and joints improving mobility and reducing pain.

Exclusion criteria: NeuroMuscular Taping decompression methodology is not indicated in the acute phase of Lyme disease infection.

All applications are focused on normalising alterations of the lymphatic, vascular and nervous systems in the aftermath of infection in the PTLDS phase. Typical NMT protocols in this later phase cover:

  • stiff neck and shoulders, body muscle and tendon pain
  • joint arthritis of the elbow, wrists, shoulder, knee, hip and ankle respiratory difficulties
  • neuropathy pain and numbness of the hands and feet facial palsy


Efficacia del Taping NeuroMuscolare nel trattamento di ustione in età pediatrica

Marro Elena. Laureata in Terapia della Neuro Psicomotricità dell’eta evolutiva. Università degli Studi di Torino, 2017-2018

Paole chiave: Neuromuscular Taping, Burning scar, Pain, Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Pain Management.

Abstract: il seguente case study articolo e tratto da un tesi di laurea in TERAPIA DELLA NEURO PSICOMOTRICITÀ DELL’ETÀ EVOLUTIVA presso l’Università degli Studi di Torino. Neuro Muscular Taping (NMT) è un metodo di terapia biomeccanica che utilizza stimoli decompressivi per ottenere effetti positivi nei sistemi vascolare, linfatico e neurologico. L’applicazione del tape con metodologia decompresso alza il stratto cutanea e dilata il tessuto connettivale sottostante. L’obbiettivo del applicazione e di aumentare l’elasticità cutanea, contrastare l’aderenza, ossigenare, fluidificare e nutrire la zona traumatizzata. Il rapporto flusso plasma e la portata dei fibroblasti cutanei secernono il precursore solubile dell’elastina, la tropoelastina (TE) e fondamentale nella fase di guarigione delle ferite da ustione. Questo “case study” in una patologia, che speriamo ci sara poche casi in eta pediatrica, considerato traumatica al livello fisiologico e emotivo offre considerazione per futuri “clinical trials”.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.22341547