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Advanced Multidisciplinary Management of Facial Palsy

Aim:

To provide assessment and treatment strategies for synkinesis and prolonged facial paralysis.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will gain an understanding of;

 

  •  Synkinesis – theories behind it, challenges, onset etc
  • Understandingpatterns of synkinesis
  • Assessment of synkinesis using FGS
  • Theory of acupuncture and acupuncture case study
  • Theory of Botulinum toxin and case study
  • Surgery in facial palsy
  • Upper motor neurone facial palsy and its management
  • Case study –  to include stretches, massage, EMG relaxation and EMG delinking and NMR
  • Case study combination of above
  • Participants will also be expected to present case studies on day 2