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Facial Nerve Therapy Services

What Is Temporary Facial Paralysis?

Temporary facial paralysis can affect a person's daily function, communication with others, self-esteem, and quality of life. It occurs when the nerves that control movements in the face become inflamed or injured. 

At UPMC Centers for Rehab Services our therapists have advanced training in treating facial paralysis and pain. Our emphasis leverages a combination of evidence based research, hands-on care, and a personalized and functional approach to rehabilitation. 

Conditions Treated by Facial Nerve Therapy:

  • Bell's palsy
  • Facial palsy (following surgery or stroke)
  • Facial spasms and pain
  • Synkinesis - (Facial synkinesis refers to inappropriate and unintended muscle movements in the face with certain voluntary facial expressions)

With physical therapy and proper exercises, patients can recover some or all of their facial movements and regain their facial expressions.

Locations for Facial Nerve Therapy

Erie - Harborcreek
814-877-7078
2101 Nagle Road
Erie, PA 16510

Erie - West 26th Street
814-452-4447 
1325 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16508

McCandless
412-630-9750
9365 McKnight Road, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Monroeville - Oxford Drive
412-380-0551
UPMC at Oxford Drive, Suite 310
600 Oxford Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146


Oakland - Balance Lab
412-647-8091
203 Lothrop Street
4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Shadyside - Centre Commons
412-665-8035
Suite 450
5750 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

South Hills
412-851-8850
UPMC South Hills, Suite 1400
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Wexford
724-993-0340
1500 Village Run Road
Wexford, PA 15090

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