The Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Program consists of two parts:
- Introduction to Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Course
- Advanced Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop
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The one-day course provides an introduction to assessing, educating and treating peripheral facial palsy patients. Typical diagnoses include Bell’s palsy, Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, vestibular schwannoma, facial schwannoma, cholesteatoma, parotid cancer, congenital facial palsy and trauma. Participants will be provided with a course manual and references. At the end of the one-day course, therapists will be able to start a basic assessment and educate an uncomplicated facial patient. They are encouraged to refer on to an advanced trained therapist for treatment.
The introductory course is a prerequisite to the advanced workshop. The workshop is designed for 3 therapists to get hands-on experience with patients practicing assessment and treatment skills in a supportive atmosphere with the instructor and their peers. Enough time is allowed for each participant to carry out an assessment, education and treatment of a facial palsy patient and to observe three other patients. Therapists taking the advanced workshop should be returning to a situation where they expect to treat facial patients right away.