A review of the anatomy and etiology of peripheral facial nerve disorders, and how to evaluate a patient with facial palsy is included in the first segment of this series. The role of physical therapy, as well as medical and surgical interventions, are described in detail in the second segment.This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor’s note: This is a two-part series comprised of the following courses: #3623 and #3640.
Course created on January 23, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.5; AL/4.5; AR/4.5; AZ/4.5; CA/4.5; CO/4.5; CT/4.5; DE/4.5; GA/4.5; HI/4.5; IA/4.5; IACET/0.4; ID/4.5; IL/4.5; IN/4.5; KS/4.5; MA/4.5; ME/4.5; MI/4.5; MO/4.5; MS/4.5; MT/4.5; NC/4.5; ND/4.5; NE/4.5; NH/4.5; NM/4.5; NY/4.5; OR/4.5; PA/4.5; RI/4.5; SC/4.5; SD/4.5; TN/4.5; TX/4.5; UT/4.5; VA/4.5; VT/4.5; WA/4.5; WI/4.5; WY/4.5
- Participants will be able to identify the course of the facial nerve in relationship to the etiology of facial palsy.
- Participants will be able to evaluate a patient with peripheral unilateral facial palsy using the House Brackman Scale and the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System.
- Participants will be able to identify the stage of rehabilitation and use at least thee strategies in the management of facial palsy.
- Participants will be able to identify the stage of rehabilitation and use at least three strategies in the management of facial palsy.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three appropriate rehabilitation strategies to address impairments and functional limitations commonly seen in patients with facial palsy.
- Participants will be able to identify and provide at least 2 treatment strategies for synkinesis, and recognize the timing and need for botulin toxin®
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Anatomy of the facial nerve and muscles of facial expression|
|45-75 Minutes||Etiology of Facial Palsy|
|90-105 Minutes||Examination of Facial Palsy|
|105-120 Minutes||Summary of evaluation strategies, Q & A|
|120-150 Minutes||Review of evaluation, Classification of treatment|
|150-215 Minutes||Treatment strategies|
|235-245 Minutes||Surgery indications|
|245-265 Minutes||Case studies|
|265-270 Minutes||Summary of treatment strategies, Q & A|
Mara Robinson, PT, MS, NCS
Mara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy at the University of Delaware, and a Master’s in Neurological Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Before settling in Boston, she worked as a PT at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then was a PNF instructor at Kaiser Permanente, in Vallejo California. Specializing in neurological and pediatric disorders, Mara then worked at Mass General Hospital, in Boston and earned the Stephanie Maculuso Excellence in Clinical Practice Award in 2003. She began working at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Facial Nerve Center in 2004, and has been instrumental in growing the Center’s Facial Rehabilitation program with Dr. Tessa Hadlock. In addition to evaluating and treating all types of patients with facial palsy and synkinesis, Mara lectures on Facial Rehab at the university level, and at the International Facial Nerve Symposium Mara is a member of the Sir Charles Bell Society and Facial Palsy UK, international groups of medical professionals dedicated to sharing ideas about the treatment of facial palsy
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