Foundation Course: Facial Neuromuscular Retraining


Course Synopsis:  This one-day course provides participants (Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists) the opportunity to develop skills related to the assessment, education and treatment of 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.

This course is a prerequisite to the 2-Day Practical Workshop.

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 3, 2019, Burlington, Ontario

Cardon Rehabilitation & Medical Equipment Offices
1200 Burloak Drive
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Hours: Friday, 8:30 to 5.00

Cost: $350

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.