Rankin Physiotherapy provides treatment of problems arising from damage to facial nerves (Facial Retraining)
Facial Retraining is a technique developed by Dr. Richard Balliet at the University of Wisconsin. It involves isolated muscle work, equalizing tone on both sides of the face and therapist feedback. It is effective at minimizing dissymmetry while awaiting nerve regeneration and maximizing facial control of those muscles which are re-innervated. Any facial palsy which results from damage to the peripheral facial nerve can benefit from treatment.
Typical conditions treated include diagnoses such as:
Facial palsy resulting from strokes or head injuries do not typically benefit from facial retraining.
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