This is a 2-part series on facial palsy. Part 2 explains how to make an assessment of a patient's needs, and specific treatment strategies based on exam findings. Case studies, photos and videos are used. The role of occupational therapy, and indications on when to collaborate on medical and surgical interventions, are described in detail. This course is directly related to the practice of occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the OT and OTA. Please note the course does not go into detail of rehab for facial paralysis related to stroke.
Course created on September 17, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 02867; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-853191; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the stage of rehabilitation treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three appropriate rehabilitation strategies to address impairments and functional limitations commonly seen in patients with facial palsy.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize at least two treatment strategies for synkinesis and recognize the timing and need for botulin toxin®.
|0-30 Minutes||Review and Evaluation; Classification of Treatment|
|30-75 Minutes||Treatment Strategies|
|90-105 Minutes||Surgery Indications|
|105-115 Minutes||Case Studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Mara Wernick Robinson
Mara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy at the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Neurological Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Before settling in Boston, she worked as a PT at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then was a PNF instructor at Kaiser Permanente, in Vallejo California. Specializing in neurological and pediatric disorders, Mara then worked at Mass General Hospital, in Boston and earned the Stephanie Macaluso Excellence in Clinical Practice Award in 2003. She began working at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Facial Nerve Center in 2004 and has been instrumental in growing the Center’s Facial Rehabilitation program with Dr. Tessa Hadlock. In addition to evaluating and treating all types of patients with facial palsy and synkinesis, Mara lectures on Facial Rehab at the university level, and at the International Facial Nerve Symposium Mara is a member of the Sir Charles Bell Society and Facial Palsy UK, international groups of medical professionals dedicated to sharing ideas about the treatment of facial palsy.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 02867. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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