Have you been hit suddenly by facial paralysis? There is hope! Start training today!
“Doing the exercises meant that I got started in doing something about my situation – whereas at the hospital I was given no information that you could train paralysed muscles!” Pär, 35
Peripheral facial paralysis - Bell's palsy, strikes suddenly but the symptoms may develop gradually: many sufferers just wake up with one side of their face paralysed. The cause is often unknown.
The purpose of this app - Face It! Bell´s Palsy-Training™- is to provide information about Bell's palsy and how you can get started with your own training.
To establish that you do have Bell's palsy, you must be examined by a qualified medical practitioner. You can then contact a physiotherapist for treatment/training advice and this app can be a very effective aid in your training.
The app contains questions and answers about Bell's palsy, some background on how to do the training, and specific exercises related to the muscles that have been weakened.
Using willpower to guide your movements is important. This neuromuscular training is based on PNF - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. This method stimulates the muscles to respond better and more effectively.
With the help of this app, you can retain proprioception of the movements of your face, get your muscles working, and above all, do something yourself about your situation.The Face It! app is based on long experience in the treatment of Bell's palsy and research that shows it is never too late to start training! If you forget to train for a while, you can always go back to it!
Face It! was produced by Susanne Hedin, B.Sc.*, registered physiotherapist/ergonomist and IPNFA** Senior Instructor. She is very experienced in the treatment of Bell's palsy and has also conducted scientific studies of the training.
The content has been reviewed by:
Kristin Stjerna, B.Sc., Registered physiotherapist, IPNFA Advanced Instructor, Haute école de Santé (Heds), Geneva, Switzerland (PNF training programme and Tips).
* Bachelor of Science
The information in the App Face It! Bell´s palsy-Training™ is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended, or to be construed, as clinical advise, medical advice or treatment, and cannot replace consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual health situation and needs.
We take no responsibility whatsoever for the effects during use of or after having used the program.