Physiotherapy in patients with facial nerve paresis: description of outcomes.

@article{Beurskens2004PhysiotherapyIP,
  title={Physiotherapy in patients with facial nerve paresis: description of outcomes.},
  author={Carien H. G. Beurskens and Peter G. Heymans},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          394-400
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe changes and stabilities of long-term sequelae of facial paresis in outpatients receiving mime therapy, a form of physiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Archived data of 155 patients with peripheral facial nerve paresis were analyzed. Main outcome measures were (1) impairments: facial symmetry in rest and during movements and synkineses; (2) disabilities: eating, drinking, and speaking; and (3) quality of life. RESULTS Symmetry at rest improved… CONTINUE READING
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