Physical therapy is a great option for patients experiencing the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy. The sooner you are able to be evaluated and treated in a therapy clinic, the better chance you have of a quicker and full recovery. Typically, your treatment will include neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the facial muscles. This treatment helps to stimulate the facial nerves and increase muscle contraction of the facial muscles.
Lisa Prince got Covid-19 in December and thought she had recovered without any detrimental health effects. One month later, she started having numbness in her fingertips and toes. A few days later, she could tell she was losing use of her legs. Her physician diagnosed her with Bell’s Palsy. It was very painful,
During your time in therapy, you will also be given a home exercise program. This program will consist of pictures, descriptions, and how many times to perform each exercise. A typical program for Bell’s Palsy therapy would consist of some facial massage along the facial muscles throughout the day, assisting with eye blinking if needed,
COVID-19 has changed the face of healthcare including Physical Therapy (PT). The percentage of patients we see for general weakness and recovery after a hospital stay has increased. Patients complain of muscle weakness, shaking, shortness of breath, muscle soreness and fatigue. Most of these symptoms can happen after any prolonged illness, but the shortness of breath is more common among COVID-19 recovery.
On October 8th, 2020 Tim Phillips tested positive for Covid-19 at Tennova Healthcare in Shelbyville. He spent 3 days in the hospital. As Covid-19 cases are rising across America, hospital workers are becoming more familiar with the virus. This is allowing them to provide the correct care to patients and it’s helping them to wear the best safety equipment themselves.
Once you have been evaluated by your physical therapist and your treatment sessions begin you will be assigned a specific set of exercises to target the weaker areas of your body. As you start to get stronger, your therapist will prescribe more advanced exercises that will continue to challenge you and promote muscle growth. Once you have demonstrated proper technique with your exercise program and your clinician is confident in your performance you will likely be assigned a home exercise program otherwise known as an HEP.
Physical therapists help individuals suffering from weakness, shortness of breath and fatigue gradually improve their activity tolerance. Your physical therapist will design a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs. The plan will help you regain the ability to perform necessary daily physical activities and return to the things you enjoy.
Your physical therapist can help you regain your strength by:
Educating your family.
On August 7, 2020, Dawayne “Wormy” Boyce’s life changed in seconds. He got up as usual, bright and early to get all his chores done. Dawayne and his son, Ben, are Bedford County cattle farmers. Wormy didn’t know it yet, but that day was going to be very different. Wormy was sick with a high temperature and coughing;