Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Program

The Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Program consists of two parts:


  • Introduction to Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Course
  • Advanced Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop


To learn more about and/or register for the course and workshop please click on the link(s) below.


Introduction to Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Course (1 Day)

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.

Advanced Facial Neuromuscular Retraining Workshop (2 Days)

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.