Practical Workshop: Facial Neuromuscular Retraining

Please Note: Participants must take the Foundation course to be eligible for the practical workshop.


Workshop Synopsis:  The practical workshop is designed for 3 therapists (Physiotherapists and Occupational 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 practical workshop should be returning to a situation where they expect to treat facial patients right away.

Instructor: Susan Rankin received her BScPT from McGill University and worked for many years in neurological rehabilitation. Following completion of a Master of Health Sciences at McMaster University, she was trained in the techniques of facial neuromuscular retraining at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto in 1986. In 1990, Susan started a private practice in BC, exclusively treating patients with facial palsies. In 1995, she expanded into the area of vestibular rehabilitation. Susan has been active in Continuing Medical education and lectured at the University of Toronto and the University of BC. She was involved with the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada locally, on their Board of Directors and its Medical Advisory board. Susan now treats patients privately in North Vancouver, BC. She is determined to have more people trained to treat peripheral facial palsy patients!

Current Offering: May 4 and 5, 2019, Hamilton, Ontario

Lifemark Physiotherapy
4-875 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hours: Saturday 8:30 to 5:00, Sunday 8:30 to 4:30

Cost: $ 600.00

Registration is now closed.

Refund of course fees, minus $100, will be provided with notification of withdrawal prior to March 1, 2019.

After this date, no refund is possible.