Author Archives: Susan Rankin

About Susan Rankin

Susan Rankin has been practicing Physiotherapy since 1977. She did her undergraduate work at McGill University and post-graduate study at McMaster University. Susan is a certified Vestibular Therapist as designated by Emory University. In preparation for research on rehabilitation of the facial nerve, she was trained in the techniques of facial retraining by a therapist from Dr. Balliet’s clinic. She has been practicing the technique since 1986.

Shift Concussion Management

On May 25 to 27, Susan Rankin successfully completed the Shift Concussion Management course. Post concussion syndrome was presented as a “brain energy” issue. Many of the symptoms post-concussion include dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, and fogginess caused by the brain’s … Continue reading

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Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop, May 2018

Jackie Diels and Susan Rankin held a 3-day workshop to advance train 6 more facial therapists. From left to right in the picture are: Heather Bhide, Helen Gatling-Austin, Erica Pitsch, Jackie Diels, Susan Rankin, Heather Smith, Jessica Johnson and Matt … Continue reading

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Facial Therapist Launches Mobile Service in Alberta

I’m pleased to let you know that Jay Cooling, PT and Advanced trained Facial Therapist has just launched a private, mobile physiotherapy service. He will be seeing people in the comfort of their own homes anywhere from Strathmore to Calgary, … Continue reading

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March 1 to 7, Facial Palsy Week

In the United Kingdom it’s Facial Palsy Awareness Week.

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Alberta Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop

On November 3, 2017, amid swirling snow and minus temperatures, the Introductory Facial Neuromuscular Retraining course took place in Calgary. 9 therapists from Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer were in attendance with a variety of professional backgrounds: speech language pathologists, … Continue reading

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International Facial Nerve Conference

The 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium (IFNS) was held August 3 to August 6, 2017 in Los Angeles. The IFNS is held every 4 years and brings together Facial Plastic Surgeons, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons, Head and Neck surgeons as well … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Balance & Dizziness Disorders

The article written by Wuyts, Van Rompaey, and Maes has eight different dimensions that characterize vertigo complaints and help clinicians in their diagnosis. Continue reading

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Defining Dizziness

  A recent article in the New York Times provides some interesting insights on the topic of dizziness. “Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some … Continue reading

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Yoga and Balance

Yoga can help improve your balance. Continue reading

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More Facial Therapists Trained in BC

From l to r, Kirsty Nicol, Susan Rankin, Sarah Kennedy and Christina Wong This past week-end was an incredible time of learning and sharing. Three new Physiotherapists came to learn their Advanced Techniques in Facial Neuromuscular Retraining. We spent time … Continue reading

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