Rankin Physiotherapy

Facial Palsy and Vestibular Treatment


February Facial Palsy Support Group Meeting

We are having our second facial palsy support group meeting! This time we are going to have people from outside the lower mainland teleconference in to the meeting as well. From people I’ve spoken to who live in remote communities, this support is extremely important. Please see the attachment for information about the meeting. If you’re interested and haven’t received an invitation, please email me at rankinphysio@gmail.com, let me know if I can share your email with other organizers and we’ll send you an invite. Through your RSVPs we can estimate how many people might be coming. Look forward to seeing you there.

Please bring a mug or cup with you if you want to have tea, coffee or water.



Facial Palsy Support Group Inaugural Meeting

You can register by clicking on the image below:

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FNMR Course 2019 – Calgary Alberta


Sitting L to R: Steve Hartley, Gianna Lau, Shanda Hunter-Trottier, Karen Turner, Ellison Abdalla, and Susan Rankin. Standing L to R: Pauline Dueck, Kristin Bell and Heather Brickwell.

On November 1, 2019, 8 therapists attended the foundation course for Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (FNMR). There were therapists from Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer, Alberta; Vancouver, BC: Burlington, Ontario and Houston, Texas.

On November 2 and 3 five therapists carried on to complete the practical component of the course. Pauline Dueck, Heather Brickwell and Kristin Bell, all experienced facial therapists working in Calgary, had arranged a good group of patients for us to assess, educate and treat. Kristin Bell assisted in this course by taking one of the groups on the week-end. She was a great addition to the course.

The 5 new fully trained facial therapists are (L to R bottom row):

Steve Hartley, BSc, P.T.
CAR (Community Accessible Rehabilitation) Program (North) – Neurological team, PLC Hospital
CAR Central Coordination
tel: 403-943-0279 fax: 403-943-0578
Calgary, Alberta

Gianna Lau, MHSc, RSLP, SLP(C) Speech Language Pathologist
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Neuroscience – Rehab and Education Program
tel: 403-955-5795
Calgary, Alberta

Shanda Hunter-Trottier, Speech Language Pathologist
S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks
tel: 905-637-5522 Ex 222
Burlington, Ontario

Karen Turner, P.T.
CAR (Community Accessible Rehabilitation) Program (Central) – Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
CAR Central Coordination
tel: 403-943-0279
fax: 403-943-0578
Calgary, Alberta

Ellison Abdalla, MS, CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist
Rehab Without Walls
Houston, Texas 77005


FNMR Program Madison Wisconsin 2019

Partipants (L to R): Sara Brost, Lynette Chan, Heather Robinson, Annie Myers, Jodi Janczewski, Dalia Panzer


Jodi Janczewski, PT, NCS


UW Health – Yahara Clinic

1050 East Broadway

Monona, WI 53716

Tel 608-890-6110

Sara Brost, SLP, MS -CCC


Marshfield Medical Center

100 W Oak Ave.

Marshfield, WI 54449

Tel: 715-221-8965

Annie Myers, PT

Dalia Panzer, OT


New York, New York, USA

Tel: 973-216-8317

Heather Robinson, SLP


4696 W Overland Rd. Ste 228

Boise, Idaho, 83705

Tel: 208-500-1728

Fax: 208-908-0501

Web: idahofacevoice.com

Lynette Chan, SLP



Tel: +65 98798798