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Pourmomeny A A, Asadi S. Facial Rehabilitation. PTJ 2014; 4 (2) :61-68
URL: http://ptj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-118-en.html
1- PhD in Physiotherapy, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2- School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (5984 Views)
Facial nerve palsy (FNP) changes facial expression and leads to functional problems in facial movement and negative psychological effect on patients. Fortunately, some of FNP problems recover completely, but some others remain with some sequelae like asymmetry, muscle contracture, synkinesis, and hyperkinesias that need rehabilitation. This article aimed to investigate physiotherapy modalities on these sequelae. Generally, exercise therapy in the form of neuromuscular reeducation was effective when the sequelae of FNP are analyzed. Then, we could select the type of exercise therapy according to that signs and sequelae (symptom). No acceptable researches about physiotherapy modalities like electrical nerve stimulation have been reported. Therefore, using electrical stimulation is not advised. Biofeedback therapy has been approved to be suitable.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/02/13 | Accepted: 2014/04/23 | Published: 2014/07/1

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