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Neuro-proprioceptive taping (NPT)


Neuro-proprioceptive taping, also called Kinesio Taping or K Tape, is recognizable on athletes by colored bands applied to various treatment areas (shoulders, knees, etc.). Created in Japan in the 1970s by Dr. Kenso Kase, his goal was to create a tape with the thickness and elasticity of the skin that could help and modify muscle functions.


How does it work?

By applying it to a specific area, NPT promotes skin stimulation that acts on the nervous system and changes the message that is perceived by the brain. Depending on the position, tension and direction in which it is applied, the tape can perform various functions. The podiatrist from the Clinique de Podiatrie Montarville has followed a specialized training specific to the lower limb of level I and II in order to correctly apply the tape according to the desired effect.


•   Decrease pain.

•   Decrease swelling caused by sprained ankle for example.

•   Stimulate a muscle to contract properly (muscle facilitation).

•   Decrease exaggerated muscle tension in a muscle (muscle inhibition).

•   Improve proprioception via the receptors present in each joint.

•   Support a joint to help it move and protect it.

NPT has several advantages over other rigid tapes. It is flexible, does not restrict movement, adheres well to the skin, can be worn for 3 to 5 days and is water and sweat resistant. Whether it is to treat a tendinopathy, a sprain, a plantar fasciitis, a neuroma, etc. the NPT is versatile. Alone or in combination with other treatments, there is no age limit to the benefits of neuro-proprioceptive taping.



Do you have any questions?

Meet with a podiatrist from the Clinique de Podiatrie Montarville to try neuro-proprioceptive taping!

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