A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). Our goal is to raise awareness for Facial Paralysis and TMJ dysfunction, as The Foundation’s mission is to advance the treatment of these two little-understood conditions that are especially difficult to heal. Contact Maria McFarland at email@example.com for more information. Read More
Grant Seeds Work Dedicated to Treatment of Facial Palsy and TMJ Dysfunction (download press release)
The Foundation for Facial Recovery, Georgetown University Hospital-Department of ENT, ROSM-Regenerative medicine practice along with Dr. Gerd Fabian Volk-ENT from the University of Jena, (Jena, Germany) held their first international meeting to launch a joint research project evaluating the process of synkineedling, IBBS and other interventions to address Synkinesis in facial palsy patients.
Picture top left: Carl Chua, P.T., Gincy Stezar, P.T.A, Victor Ibrahim, M.D., Jodi Barth, P.T.
seated: Michael Reilly, M.D and Gerd Fabian Vok, M.D.
Studies have found facial features to influence the perception of one’s personality. Changes to facial structure have the potential to alter these perceptions, both favorably and unfavorably. Minimal research exists regarding the effects of facial palsy on personality perceptions. The objective of this study is to evaluate and quantify the changes in personality perception that occur with facial nerve paralysis. Personality perception will be captured using the following traits: attractiveness, aggressiveness, extroversion, likeability, trustworthiness, risk seeking, social skills, and naturalness. Quantifying the change in perception of facial nerve paralysis patients to those around them will expose another aspect of this condition that may warrant psychosocial treatment. Contact Johanna Wickemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will conduct a retrospective study to determine if there is a relationship between Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and slow-to-recover Bell’s Palsy among pregnant and postpartum patients. Saarah Bokhari at email@example.com for more information.
Presently, there is no standardized method for recording facial expressions among medical professionals. Establishing standardizations will allow treatment regimens to be evaluated by multi-center providers. This study will be conducted in partnership with Dr. Fabian Volk of the University of Jena. Contact Rebecca Schaede at firstname.lastname@example.org or Saarah Bokhari at email@example.com for more information.
Do you know that Bell’s palsy affects approximately 40,000 Americans each year? The Foundation for Facial Recovery is looking for Bell’s palsy patients with a family history of the condition to volunteer for a research study investigating this disease at a genetic level. Your participation would involve answering questions.
Our main objective is to find out why Bell’s palsy affects different people in different ways. tients recover from this disease with in few weeks and while others take months and years to recover. The positive genetic finding can help in designing personalized treatment that varies from patient to patient. This volunteer study may apply to you or someone you know. If you’d like to participate in or can help us in finding volunteers, please contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health who needs it.Some patients recover within a few weeks, while others take months or even years to recover. A positive genetic finding could help in designing personalized treatment.
If you or someone you know would like to participate or even help us find volunteers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The study is taking place at the Foundation for Facial Recovery in Rockville, MD.