Facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerveSign & symptoms of Scoliosis?

 There are three different kinds of facial nerve injury:

  1. First degree injury – when the facial nerve is just concussed or bruised and recovers within eight weeks.
  2. Second degree injury – where the facial nerve is more severely damaged but still retains its outer layer. The nerve begins to show the first signs of recovery at about four months as it slowly repairs itself at the rate of around one millimetre per day.
  3. Third degree injury – when the facial nerve is more severely damaged, any recovery is much slower and always incomplete. Sometimes the nerve is completely severed and surgical repair is needed to restore facial function.


Physiotherapy treatments for Facial Palsy?


At PhysioPilates Clinic, our physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment for our client and conclude the potential cause of your problem. We will develop a management plan for your fascial palsy.       


  1.  Electrical Muscular Stimulation for affected muscles.
  2. Exercises: Strengthening the facial muscles :
    • Raising the eyebrows (frontalis)
    • Closing the eyes (orbicularis oculi)
    • Frowning (corrugator)
    • Open mouth smiling (zygomaticus)
    • Closed mouth smiling (risorius)
    • Pouting (orbicularis oris)
    • Lifting top lip (levator labii)
    • Pulling lower lip down (depressor labii)
    • Sticking bottom lip out (mentalis)
    • Pulling jaw and corners of mouth gently down (platysma)
    • Wrinkling nose (procerus/nasalis)
  3. Manual therapy : we use manual techniques  to facilitates your facial muscle contractions.