Have you been hit suddenly by facial paralysis? There is hope! Start training today!
“Doing the exercises meant that I got started in doing something about my situation – whereas at the hospital I was given no information that you could train paralysed muscles!”
Peripheral facial paralysis - Bell's palsy, strikes suddenly but the symptoms may develop gradually: many sufferers just wake up with one side of their face paralysed. The cause is often unknown.
The purpose of this app - Face It! Bell´s Palsy-Training™- is to provide information about Bell's palsy and how you can get started with your own training.
To establish that you do have Bell's palsy, you must be examined by a qualified medical practitioner. You can then contact a physiotherapist for treatment/training advice and this app can be a very effective aid in your training.
The app contains questions and answers about Bell's palsy, some background on how to do the training, and specific exercises related to the muscles that have been weakened.
Using willpower to guide your movements is important. This neuromuscular training is based on PNF - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. This method stimulates the muscles to respond better and more effectively.
With the help of this app, you can retain proprioception of the movements of your face, get your muscles working, and above all, do something yourself about your situation.
The Face It! app is based on long experience in the treatment of Bell's palsy and research that shows it is never too late to start training! If you forget to train for a while, you can always go back to it!
Face It! was produced by Susanne Hedin, B.Sc.*, Registered Physiotherapist/Ergonomist and IPNFA** Senior Instructor. She is very experienced in the treatment of Bell's palsy and has also conducted scientific studies of the training.
The content has been reviewed by:
Hasse Ejnell, MD., Ph.D., Consultant, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden (Introduction and the Facts).
Kristin Stjerna, B.Sc., Registered Physiotherapist, IPNFA Advanced Instructor, Haute école de Santé (Heds), Geneva, Switzerland (PNF training programme and Tips).
* Bachelor of Science
** International PNF Association
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This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated for latest iOS version.
Ratings and Reviews
Not worth the price
These exercises are very appropriate for anyone afflicted with Bell’s palsy however the animated are not as detailed as an actual video, and these exercises are the same ones you can find on google/YouTube for free. This is a very expensive app for its content, and to be fair, not very many apps of Bell’s palsy exist. I feel as if this app is somewhat predatory in the fact that unsuspecting families with loved one afflicted will buy this. If this app wanted to really help people, put more detailed instruction and advice on physical therapy, vitamins, steroids, activities, and diet. Then lower the price to a fair price. Don’t take advantage of desperate people.
The developer, Ergonomhuset AB, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Ergonomhuset AB
- 10.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Japanese, Swedish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Ergonomhuset AB
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.