There is a multitude of companies that manufacture tapes for neuro proprioceptive taping.
These companies offer tape rolls, but also pre-cut strips of any size.
The caregiver’s first concern is to use a taping that:
a) allows the skin to breathe, since the application of the tape must remain for several days on the skin;
(b) non-allergenic. To do this, the glue must not contain latex and the tape must be composed of a large majority of cotton fibers. In this register, there is no 100% non-allergenic or non-reactogenic bandage. The term “non-allergenic” means that the product is not composed of recognized allergens (for example, latex). On the contrary, the product consists of non-allergenically recognized substances (for example, cotton fibers).
c) must withstand water to allow customers to perform their daily hygiene without restraint.
d) has a degree of elasticity greater than 150% to perform all the desired effects.
e) must have good adhesion, which ensures holding for a minimum of 3 days, ideally for 5 days.
In order to be profitable and to manage a minimum of goods in reserve, it is suggested to use 4 colors.
In most applications, two different colors are used, although only one color could be used per segment.
This is aestheticism.
Blue, red, black and skin-colored (beige) are unisex colors that allow great flexibility and a variety of applications
Pre-cut strips are more expensive and usually require, in any case, an adjustment size for the target segment.
However, it is important to invest in a good pair of Teflon coated stainless steel scissors. This allows for excellent cuts, no accumulation of glue residue on the surface, and no-fray strips.
When the care professional is well equipped, the work is of better quality and uses less time to obtain the desired effects.
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