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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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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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Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Therapists

Following the Advanced Facial Neuromuscular Retraining course last week-end, there are four new advanced trained facial therapists in metro Vancouver. Continue reading

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Facial Neuromuscular Retraining

Facial Neuromuscular Retraining – Susan Rankin Instructor
This lecture-based course will introduce therapists to an effective and validated method for treating lower motor neuron facial palsies.
Friday, 19 February 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre – 4255 Laurel Street. Lecture Hall. Vancouver, BC Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin Facial Retraining Clinic

Jackie Diels is the Occupational Therapist at the University of Wisconsin where she has been treating facial patients in the Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Clinic for the past 28 years. Continue reading

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Facial Therapist in Calgary

Earlier in 2013, Jay seized a tremendous opportunity to become one of four qualified Facial Neuromuscular Re-training (FNR) therapists who operate out of the CAR program. What began as ‘peaked curiosity’ has now turned into a passion. He is particularly interested in offering education and active treatment to those who have experienced facial palsy. This, most-often, includes those who have endured direct facial nerve damage, Bell’s palsy, Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and Acoustic Neuroma. Continue reading

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Facial Retraining Workshop

Susan Rankin delivered a 3-day facial neuromuscular retraining workshop in Calgary. 25 participants took part in the one-day introductory course and three went on to do the advanced training. For the remaining two days, 3 therapists practiced assessment and treatment of patients. Continue reading

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Ways to Deal With Facial Synkinesis

Facial synkinesis is one of the more troublesome consequences after a facial palsy. It occurs as a result of aberrant nerve regrowth so that two or more movements become connected. The most typical one is a connection between the eye and the mouth. Continue reading

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