Neuromuscular taping (NT) is a relatively new device that induces stimulation of skin receptors by micro-movements. NT is also known by other commercial names and applies in many ways. This type of taping differs from traditional tape because it is elastic and can be stretched to 140% of its original length before being applied to the skin. It is used for treatment of various orthopedic and neurological disorders. This chapter explores the role of NT in the improvement of quality of life, motor performance, and muscle strength in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients reviewing recent literature. Only few studies have suggested the effectiveness of NT on musculoskeletal disorders, muscle strength, and motor performance in neurological disease. In particular, in MS, poor information exists on the effectiveness of NT in conjunction with other therapeutic activities to improve functional performance and muscle strength.

Neuromuscular Taping and Multiple Sclerosis: Reality or Trend? / Costantino, C.; Licari, O.. - STAMPA. - (2017), pp. 137-142. [10.1016/B978-0-12-805298-3.00014-1]

Neuromuscular Taping and Multiple Sclerosis: Reality or Trend?

Costantino C.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Licari O.
2017

Abstract

Neuromuscular taping (NT) is a relatively new device that induces stimulation of skin receptors by micro-movements. NT is also known by other commercial names and applies in many ways. This type of taping differs from traditional tape because it is elastic and can be stretched to 140% of its original length before being applied to the skin. It is used for treatment of various orthopedic and neurological disorders. This chapter explores the role of NT in the improvement of quality of life, motor performance, and muscle strength in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients reviewing recent literature. Only few studies have suggested the effectiveness of NT on musculoskeletal disorders, muscle strength, and motor performance in neurological disease. In particular, in MS, poor information exists on the effectiveness of NT in conjunction with other therapeutic activities to improve functional performance and muscle strength.
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