Properly applied neuro-proprioceptive tape in physical therapy treatment offers structural or muscle support, can correct postural problems and can increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Taping can benefit patients by increasing proprioception and improving stability of joints and surrounding tissues. Taping can also improve blood circulation to affected area by providing stimulation to the skin and tissues below the skin’s surface.
Over time, taping can provide gentle massage of tissues beneath the applied area, creating a beneficial analgesic effect for a patient. In addition, the tape can be used to facilitate a muscle’s movement or inhibit a specific muscle.
In the following video, Shira Siegal explains how to to relieve pain and stress by taping your own hand to create an inexpensive hand brace at home.