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The facilities on this list offer acute care, or treat longstanding cases of Bells palsy and other types of facial paralysis. A "bullet" () indicates that the facility is known to use facial neuromuscular retraining as described elsewhere in this website. For more information, refer to "Exercises", "Residuals" and "Facial Retraining". Many of the other facilities listed state that their protocol includes NMR.

Investigate your options and decide on short-term and long-term goals. When you contact these or other facilities, don't hesitate to ask questions. Reputable facilities will openly address questions about protocol, goals, treatment time frames, staff and financial matters.

The following list is provided as information and for educational purposes only. It is not, nor can it be interpreted as an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, treatment or facility.

USA - MIDWEST

Neuromuscular Retraining Clinic
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Research Park Clinic
Madison, Wisconsin
H. Jacqueline Diels, OT; Facial Rehabilitation Specialist
608-263-7271

Neuromuscular Facial Retraining Clinic
Froederdt & Medical College
Dept of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences
Joan C. Kuhn, MS, CCC/SLP
Carrie Loth, SLP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
414-805-5588

Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Marilyn Workinger, SLP
715-387-5128

Aurora HealthCare Center
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Susan Ludwig, SLP
Julie Brown, SLP
262-896-6045

Balance Institute of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sharon Drehs, PT
317-577-7333

Fairview Rehabilitation Services' Facial Paralysis Clinic
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jill Fahnhorst, PT
Cynthia Landis, SLP
Information: 612-273-7560
Appointments: 612-273-6228

Michigan Ear Institute (diagnostics, acute care, reanimation surgery)
Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-865-4444

Loyola Medical Center
Forest Park, IL
Lisa Burkman, PT
708-216-5300

St. John's Mercy Sports and Therapy Center
St. Louis, MO
314-432-5911

USA - EAST COAST

Facial Nerve & Orofacial Pain Specialist (NMR)
UPMC/Centers for Rehab Services Wexford Office 7000 Stonewood Dr, Suite 230
Wexford, PA 15090
Todd Henkelmann, PT,MS,CCTT Facial Nerve & Orofacial Pain Specialist
Ph: 724-933-0340 Fax: 724-933-0339

Facial Nerve & Orofacial Pain Specialist (NMR)
Centre Commons 5750 Centre Ave, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Todd Henkelmann, PT, MS, CCTT Facial Nerve & Orofacial Pain Specialist
Ph: 412-665-8035 Fax: 412-665-2900

University Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists (evaluation, surgery, botox)
Shadyside Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barry Schaitkin, MD
Grant Gillman, MD
Phone: 412-621-0123 Fax: 412-621-1449

UPMC Plastic Surgery Clinic (cosmetic surgery, Botox)
Falk Medical Bldg.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ernest Manders, MD
consultant: Jessie VanSwearingen, PhD, PT
412-648-9670

Facial Nerve Center (evaluation by ENT, opthalmologist, plastic surgery, NMR)
The Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts
Tessa Hadlock, MD
Mara Wernick Robinson, PT, MS, NCS
617-573-4193

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group  (facial reanimation, cosmetic surgery)
Garden City, New York
Roger Simpson, MD
516-742-3404

Advanced Ophthalomology Center, P.A. (Botox, Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Edison, New Jersey
Barry M. Schanzer, MD
732-548-0700


USA - SOUTH

Duke University Health System, Dept. of Physical Therapy
Durham, North Carolina
Lisa Massa, PT CLT-LANA
919-684-0873

Vanderbilt Clinic, Rm. 1702
Nashville, Tennessee
Cathey Norton, PT
615-322-2350

Facial Retraining Program
Florida Hospital Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness
Orlando, Florida
Celia Santini, SLP
407-303-7600 x4048

Clinical Center for Auditory, Vestibular, and Facial Nerve Disorders
Univ. of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Peter S. Roland, M.D., Medical Director of Clinical Center
800-688-8678, 214-648-8678

Institute for Facial Paralysis Surgery and Functional Restoration (reanimation, cosmetic surgery, pediatric facial palsy)
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
Dr. Michael Klebuc, Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
713-441-6108 or 713-441-6100

USA - WEST

England Physical Therapy
Garden Grove, California
Teresa England, PT
714-703-8477

Movement Learning Center
San Diego, California
Wanda JK Crook, PT, GCFT
760-315-2599
send an email

California Facial Nerve Center (diagnostics, acute care, NMR, reanimation surgery)
La Jolla, California
Ritvik Mehta, MD
Wanda JK Crook, PT, GCFT
Anshu Gupta, MD, FACS
858-909-0770

Movement Learning Center Tigard Physical therapy
Tigard, Oregon
11910 sw Greenburg road
Wanda JK Crook, PT, GCFT

858-909-0770

IHC Hearing and Balance Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Janene Burton, PT, NCS
801-595-1700

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 The nerve associated with Bell's palsy: THE FACIAL NERVE

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 Bells palsy / facial paralysis etiology: CAUSES OF FACIAL PALSY

  RAMSEY HUNT SYNDROME

 Effects of Bell's palsy: SYMPTOMS

 Longterm Bells palsy / facial paralysis:: RESIDUAL EFFECTS





 Initial care for Bell's palsy & Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: TREATMENT

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 Bells palsy / facial paralysis muscle retraining: FACIAL EXERCISES

 Botox for longterm effects of Bell's palsy / facial paralysis: BOTOX FOR RESIDUALS

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 Physical therapy (facial muscular retraining) following facial palsy: FACIAL RETRAINING

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