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Rankin Physiotherapy

Facial Palsy and Vestibular Treatment

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Treatment on Skype

On December 30, 2011 I experimented with Skype for treating a facial patient from out of town. Once we got the lighting adjusted, it all went very well. She was able to see me modeling facial expressions and I was able to see all the subtle movements on her face. There was no time lag so it felt very similar to being in the same room. Although an initial assessment would be required in person, Skype follow-up appointments for treating facial patients are a good alternative for out of town people. Let me know if you’re interested in this option.

Finding the Clinic

Some of you are having trouble finding the clinic. A satellite map can be found in the side-bar, providing more detail on our location. Or click here to have a look.

Also a reminder to come 10 to 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out a few forms.

Understanding Facial Muscles and Nerves

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Susan Rankin and patient discussing the facial muscles and the nerves that control them.

Susan treats facial nerve damage such as Bell’s Palsy and vestibular conditions that result in dizziness and impede balance.

Vestibular Course

Vestibular System, Human Ear
On November 4, 5 and 6th, I took an Advanced Vestibular course given by Nicole Acerra. It is the fifth vestibular course I have taken and was a great way to further my knowledge in this complex area. BPPV is only one of many vestibular conditions that can be treated by trained vestibular physiotherapists.

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