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, mirror, and therapist feedback. It is effective at minimizing dissymmetry while awaiting nerve regeneration and maximizing facial control of thoes 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:

  • acoustic neuroma
  • Bell's palsy
  • Ramsay-Hunt syndrome
  • Guillain Barre

Facial palsy resulting from strokes or head injuries do not typically benefit from facial retraining.

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This therapy can potentially be used to treat the following:

Acoustic Neuroma

Pressure from the neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear, balance problems, facial numbness or muscle weakness. 

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