Correct the smile of a child by neuromuscular facilitation technique: An interesting case report

  • Vencita Priyanka Aranha Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, (NAAC accredited Grade 'A' University), Mullana- 133 207, Ambala District, Haryana, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0375-1200
  • Asir John Samuel Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, (NAAC accredited Grade 'A' University), Mullana- 133 207, Ambala District, Haryana, India http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1747-0415
  • Kanimozhi Narkeesh
Keywords: Bell’s palsy, children, exercise, facial paralysis, pediatric rehabilitation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

Abstract

Bell’s palsy (BP) in children is a rare case with no documented evidence regarding its rehabilitation management. Till date, individuals with BP are being treated with electrical stimulation are proportionately greater than other conventional means such as facial exercise and massage. These conventional modes of treatment have proved to have less incidence of synkinesis with more benefits. Here, we report a case of a 7-year-old boy diagnosed clinically to have right idiopathic facial nerve paralysis, who underwent 14 days of facial proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises along with facial therapeutic massage. Documented improvements in facial grading system reveal promising outcomes. Hence, we propose the above technique might improve the functional outcome in the children with BP.

Author Biographies

Vencita Priyanka Aranha, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, (NAAC accredited Grade 'A' University), Mullana- 133 207, Ambala District, Haryana, India

Post Graduate student,

Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy,

Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation,

Maharishi Markandeshwar University,

Mullana-133207.

Haryana. India

Asir John Samuel, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, (NAAC accredited Grade 'A' University), Mullana- 133 207, Ambala District, Haryana, India

Assistant Professor,

Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy,

Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of physiotherapy and Rehabilitation,

Maharishi Markandeshwar University

 

Published
2017-04-09
How to Cite
Aranha, V., Samuel, A., & Narkeesh, K. (2017, April 9). Correct the smile of a child by neuromuscular facilitation technique: An interesting case report. International Journal of Health Sciences, 11(2). Retrieved from https://ijhs.org.sa/index.php/journal/article/view/1704
Section
Case report/case series