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Treating Acute Facial Paralysis

Treating acute facial paralysis, either from Bell’s palsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Zoster Sine Herpete, Lyme disease or a facial nerve injury is a slow and complicated process that requires expertise from a therapist, a facial specialist therapist.See, over 98% of physiotherapists worldwide never learn nor even once treat a facial paralysis patient in their career. ... Read more

Overcoming Synkinesis: A Guide to Rehabilitation and Hope for Bell’s Palsy Patients

First, a few facts about synkinesis.It is the third stage of Bell’s palsy, which most of you will never, thankfully, experience.It is a complication of facial paralysis that develop from a combination of tightness, nerve injury and abnormal facial movement patterns. It is a very complex condition to rehabilitate, is slow and recovery will require ... Read more
Expressive Smiles

Get your Smile Back: Overcoming Bell’s Palsy with Patience and Practice

Smiling is essential to life… To communicate happiness, demonstrate agreement, satisfaction and that what we are hearing or seeing is funny or pleasant. Could you imagine a world where no one can or is able to smile? Smiling is essential… This can become more of a reality when once is affected by Bell’s Palsy and ... Read more

Overcoming Bell’s Palsy: Expert Insights and Rehabilitation Strategies with Pierre Butheau

Last month, I had the pleasure to have a conversation about Bell’s Palsy with Dave Candy, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT of More 4 Life, a physic therapist in St Louis specializing in chronic pain. I was featured on his podcast, the St Louis Pain Expert Podcast.The episode is entitled Start Smiling Again-Overcoming Bell’s Palsy with Pierre ... Read more

Top Facts You Should Know To Treat, Conquer & Recover From Bell’s Palsy

You wake up one day and feel different. But not in a good way. You notice that it’s not possible to blink or to close your eye. Maybe you notice a droop on one side of your face. Perhaps you discover something is wrong when you take your first sip of morning coffee, only to drool ... Read more

Just Diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy? Understand Your Path to Recovery

Just diagnosed with Bell’s palsy? Here is the first thing you should know. The good thing? It is not a death sentence. No matter how bad you feel or it looks right now. DID I JUST HAVE A STROKE? Waking up one day with (most commonly) half your face paralyzed and not responding to any ... Read more

Can I Get Bell’s Palsy More Than Once?

And other important answers to frequent questions about Bells Palsy ‼️This post is for informational and educational purpose only. It is not tailored medical advice to your specific condition.     Can I Get Bell’s Palsy More Than Once? Bell’s Palsy has an incidence of 1 in 60 lifetime chance.⁣ ⁣Some studies have closely looked at ... Read more

Bell’s Fact Facts Answered

This post is for informational and educational purpose only. It is not tailored medical advice to your specific condition. Techniques to stretch muscles surrounding the eye Today, I am demonstrating one way to help relieve the tightness and associated occasional pain that is associated with it during Bell’s palsy.⁣ Massaging first, then stretching.⁣⁣ These will ... Read more

Telehealth and Vitamin B12: A New Approach to Managing Bell’s Palsy at Home

This post is for informational and educational purpose only. It is not tailored medical advice to your specific condition. ⁣ What If there was an easier way to get treated for your Bell’s palsy⁣ ⁣ Let’s face it, many people are reluctant to go in medical offices these days. The Coronavirus pandemic has created an atmosphere ... Read more

Top Bell’s Palsy Fact Answered: Chance of Recovery, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Eye Closing With Bell’s Palsy, & Face massage

​You may or may not know that you do early in your Bell’s Palsy recovery greatly affect your progress.⁣ ⁣ For 29% of people, turns out that that it is key in their recovery, being part of the group that will not just recover on its own.⁣ ⁣ The problem is that when you have ... Read more