Facial Palsy Rehabilitation

Online Course: Facial Palsy Rehabilitation

Use evidence-based assessment and management techniques to enhance outcomes for patients with facial paralysis

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Presented by:

Wendy Walker

Wendy is a neurological physiotherapist, specialising in Facial Palsy, Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Neurology and Complex Conditions.

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Introduction

Facial palsy occurs when the facial nerve is damaged, resulting in a range of deficits. Patients may have difficulty eating, drinking and their speech may be affected. In addition, they may be unable to close their affected eye and, thus, experience dry eye. Because they cannot move their lips, they may be unable to control expressions such as a smile. All of these deficits can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. While the treatment of facial palsy varies based on the stage of injury and the patient’s unique presentation, there are specific physiotherapy interventions that can enhance outcomes in individuals who have facial paresis.

Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce you to facial palsy, focusing on its presentation, assessment and intervention options.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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