Overcoming the effects of facial paralysis is a long and difficult process, which is why we are doing everything in our power to provide our patients with ways to successfully recover. One of the main tools in this process is the use of physical therapy to supplement our non-surgical and surgical interventions. Our goal is to provide a physical therapy program that will help facilitate facial symmetry and improve facial paralysis. In many instances, it is not the strength of the muscle movements but rather the coordination of the face that needs to be treated. Many patients have tightness of muscles that create discomfort in addition to impede appropriate smile mechanisms.
With the proper exercise and physical therapy, facial paralysis patients may be able to recover some of their lost facial movement and regain the animation in their facial expressions. Our staff is committed to being right by your side throughout the entire smile restoration process. Our customized physical therapy colleagues plan customized treatment around your personal prognosis and the severity of your condition.
In order to provide you with a better understanding of what you can expect from our physical therapy options, we have created the list below.
Neuromuscular Retraining (NMR)
Entails subtle but critically important exercises to teach and retrain your brain to use its facial muscles more effectively and efficiently.
This is a series of different massage techniques performed by our renowned physical therapist colleagues. Our therapists focus on the muscles of the face that are spastic and tight to regain facial animation and balance on each side of the face.
If you would like to know more about ways to overcome the effects of facial paralysis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh and his staff. During your initial consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh will explain what your physical therapy treatment options are, how you can benefit from our physical therapy program, and what you can expect from the treatment.
If you are suffering from this life-altering condition, let Dr. Azizzadeh and his staff help you reanimate your smile. To schedule your initial consultation, give us a call at (310) 657-2203 today!
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