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!”
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:
Hasse Ejnell, MD., Ph.D., Consultant, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden (Introduction and the Facts).
Kristin Stjerna, B.Sc., Registered Physiotherapist, IPNFA Advanced Instructor, Haute école de Santé (Heds), Geneva, Switzerland (PNF training programme and Tips).
* Bachelor of Science
** International PNF Association
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Ratings and Reviews
Can’t use the app
This app won’t work because it needs to be updated to work with iOS 11. I’m curious as to when the last time it was updated.
- Ergonomhuset AB
- 10.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.