Our experienced neuro physiotherapists will complete an in-depth assessment and begin an exercise programme tailored to your needs to promote recovery, regain muscle strength and control. We also provide information and advice for the management of facial palsy.
Bell’s palsy, also known as acute peripheral facial palsy of unknown cause, can occur at any age. The exact cause is unknown. It’s believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face. Or it might be a reaction that occurs after a viral infection.
The symptoms of Bell's palsy include sudden weakness in your facial muscles.
Signs and symptoms of Bell’s palsy come on suddenly and may include:
- Rapid onset of mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of your face — occurring within hours to days
- Facial droop and difficulty making facial expressions, such as closing your eye or smiling
- Pain around the jaw or in or behind your ear on the affected side
- Increased sensitivity to sound on the affected side
- A loss of taste
- Changes in the amount of tears and saliva you produce
- Tissue stretching techniques
- Neuromuscular retraining
- Oral and eye care
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
”I was so afraid and worried after getting Bell’s Palsy, I didn’t even know what it was. Johanne reassured me and monitored my recovery exceptionally well. I recovered fully thanks to the care and attention I got at the waterfall clinic. I cannot recommend them highly enough.Gillian McKenna
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