Bells Palsy Treatments
Specialized Physical therapy 2-3 x week beneficial to maintain muscle tone of the affected facial muscles and stimulate the facial nerve. It is important that muscle re-education exercises and soft tissue techniques be implemented prior to recovery in order to help prevent permanent contractures of the paralyzed facial muscles. To reduce pain, heat,laser and ultrasound will be applied to the affected side of the face. Face massage to be completed each visit. Focus on residual facial weakness and progressive strengthening exercises for face. Include electric muscle stimulation, facial massage and ultrasound. Cold laser to be utilized to stimulate facial nerve regeneration..