Facial Rehabilitation

Product #
1297PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
4
Approval Status

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Course Description:

“The face is the image of the soul….we use it to smile, laugh, cry, pucker our lips to blow a kiss.  We use our facial muscles to eat and to drink. It’s the expression of our emotion and we wear them all the time.” We take the movement of our face for granted – until it isn’t there.  There are several causes of facial palsy, and it is important that we understand how we can best treat our patients. 

Mara Wernick Robinson, PT, MSA, walks us through an in-depth look at Facial Rehabilitation and how therapists can be beneficial and provide optimal patient care.  This course will cover:

*How to identify the course of the facial nerve and the relationship to the etiology of facial palsy
*How to evaluate a patient with peripheral unilateral facial palsy
*How to use appropriate rehabilitation strategies for and to address impairments and functional limitations commonly seen in facial palsy
*How to identify and treat synkinesis using therapy strategies and recognize the timing and need for Botox and surgery

Methods of Instruction:

Online audio/video course

Course Instructor:

Mara Wernick Robinson, PT, MS

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.

Educational Level:

Intermediate

Prerequisites:

None

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and differentiate between the Facial Nerve: Intracranial Branches
  2. Differentiate between the causes of Facial Palsy: Bell’s Palsy, Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Benign Tumors, Acoustic Neuroma, Parotid Gland Tumor, Temporal Bone Fracture, Autoimmune Diseases, etc
  3. Recognize the signs & symptoms/prognosis/treatment of Bell’s Palsy
  4. Identify the signs & symptoms of synkinesis
  5. Identify the keys to a thorough evaluation of facial palsy- including how to use special tests
  6. Recognize the functional limitations and disability of facial palsy
  7. Identify appropriate Initiation Interventions/Facilitation Interventions/Relaxation Interventions
  8. Recognize the goals for Neuromuscular Retraining
  9. Identify the proper timing of Botulinum Toxin for synkinesis
  10. Differentiate between the types of Smile Reanimation surgery

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test

ATC State Approvals

Alabama
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Alaska
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Arizona
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Arkansas
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
California
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Colorado
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Connecticut
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Delaware
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
District of Columbia
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Florida
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers (Will not Auto-Report to CE Broker)
Georgia
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Hawaii
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Idaho
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Illinois
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Indiana
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Iowa
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Kansas
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Kentucky
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Louisiana
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Maine
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Maryland
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Massachusetts
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Michigan
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Minnesota
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Mississippi
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Missouri
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Montana
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Nebraska
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Nevada
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Hampshire
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Jersey
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New Mexico
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
New York
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
North Carolina
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
North Dakota
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Ohio
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Oklahoma
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Oregon
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Pennsylvania
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Rhode Island
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
South Carolina
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
South Dakota
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Tennessee
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Texas
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Utah
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Vermont
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Virginia
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Washington
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
West Virginia
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Wisconsin
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers
Wyoming
BOC Category D Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers

OT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Alaska
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arizona
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arkansas
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
California
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Colorado
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Connecticut
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Delaware
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
District of Columbia
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Florida
Florida Approved Online Interactive Via Live Chat
Georgia
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Hawaii
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Idaho
Not Approved
Illinois
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Indiana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Iowa
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kansas
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kentucky
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Louisiana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maine
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maryland
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Massachusetts
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Michigan
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Minnesota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Mississippi
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Missouri
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Montana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nebraska
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nevada
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Hampshire
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Jersey
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Mexico
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New York
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Carolina
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Dakota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Ohio
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oklahoma
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oregon
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Pennsylvania
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Rhode Island
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Carolina
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Dakota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Tennessee
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Texas
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Utah
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Vermont
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Virginia
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Washington
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
West Virginia
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wisconsin
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wyoming
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
Arkansas
Arkansas PT Board Approved
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
Not Approved
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
Kentucky-KPTA Category 2
Maine
No State Requirements
Massachusetts
No State Requirements
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Oklahoma
Pending Reapproval
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (4 GEN or 4DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2201036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved