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Fairview Facial Paralysis Clinic

Specialized rehabilitation for people with facial paralysis

If you can’t move muscles in your face due to nerve damage, Fairview’s Facial Paralysis Clinic can help.

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 We offer treatment that helps reduce paralysis and improve control of face and mouth muscles. Special exercises will help you increase muscle control and strength while reducing involuntary movements. Rehabilitation also may help people who have a hard time speaking clearly, drinking from a cup or eating or who frequently bite the cheek or tongue.

Therapy can help
We treat facial paralysis resulting from:
  • Acoustic neuroma and other tumors
  • Bell's palsy
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster)
  • Traumatic injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Stroke
     
Personalized care
Our therapists evaluate your facial movement patterns and design an exercise program to fit your needs. Therapists change your program as needed during future visits. Care includes:
  • Biofeedback training to improve awareness and control of specific facial muscles
  • A personalized rehabilitation plan
  • Relaxation and massage to help reduce muscle tightness
     

Programs and services
Our therapists evaluate your facial movement patterns and design an exercise program to fit your needs. Therapists change your program as needed during future visits. Care includes:
  • Biofeedback training to improve awareness and control of specific facial muscles
  • A personalized rehabilitation plan
  • Relaxation and massage to help reduce muscle tightness

See your physician for a referral
Most health insurance plans cover facial paralysis treatment with a physician’s prescription. If your doctor thinks rehabilitation will help you, ask for a referral to us. For more information, give us a call.

Locations by city:

Saint Paul

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Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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