Posts by: Susan Rankin

Burlington/Hamilton FNMR Course

On May 3, 2019, 17 therapists attended the foundation course for Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (FNMR). There were therapists from the US, Brazil, New Brunswick and Ontario. Most had already seen facial patients prior to the course and were looking to gain more knowledge about their treatment.On May 4 and 5, three therapists carried on to complete the practical component of the course. Beth Kroetsch, a long standing facial therapist in Hamilton, had arranged a good group of patients for us to assess, educate and treat.

What is Synkinesis?

Syn = AbnormalKinesis = Movement So how is this abnormal movement (synkinesis) created in facial palsy? When the nerve is compressed in the acute phase of a facial palsy due…