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Dianne
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« on: 08 February, 2010, 10:15:57 pm »

Hi Everyone,
I have now had BP for 10 months and have seen some recovery, around 40 per cent but I am experiencing a lot of incorrect movement.  I have a half smile when I blink and again when I lift by brow.  I have read a lot on NMR on this forum, but living in Australia I do not know where to go to get this treament.  I have searched high and low on the net but to no avail.  Is this treament given by a physio or is it a specialist doctor I should be looking for?  Any help would be most appreciated.
Dianne
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LoBo
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« Reply #1 on: 08 February, 2010, 10:27:12 pm »

NMR stands for Neuromuscular Retraining.  It's a form of physio often done with biofeedback using sEMG.  It consists of repetition of small movement exercises designed for the patient's particular residuals.  Stretches and Massage is also used, again designed for each individual case.  It is not a one size fits all type of therapy as we are all so different.  I'm sorry, but I don't know of a place to go in Australia.  I used to have access to a list of reliable centers all over the world, but it is temporarily unavailable.

NMR is usually done by a physio-therapist.  My therapist was actually a speech therapist.  I suppose you could call a few physio therapists and ask if they are familiar with NMR or with a US therapist called Jackie Diels.  Perhaps one of the other members here knows of a reliable therapist in Australia.  It is certainly worth doing if you find a someone who is knowledgeable in this type of therapy.

Best wishes.  Smiley
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Dianne
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« Reply #2 on: 09 February, 2010, 02:46:51 am »

Thank you so much for your helpful reply.  I will be on the phone today trying to locate a physio who can help.
Many thanks
Dianne
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LoBo
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« Reply #3 on: 09 February, 2010, 03:41:17 am »

Glad to help.  Just remember that NMR will not help recover more movement.  It's a therapy to correct residuals or help to stop residuals as they start to develop.  It can't be done too soon or it could possibly be harmful.  The qualified therapist will have to decided when it's time to start.  If you find a good NMR therapist (which is not an easy thing to do) they will know what you should and shouldn't be doing at your stage of recovery.

Good luck! 
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Ruth
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« Reply #4 on: 10 February, 2010, 05:05:20 am »

Hi Dianne,

I have had very good results with NMR. It is not a quick fix and does take time and patience but it's worth the effort if you can find a good therapist. It's not impossible but you may have to dig a bit.

You might start by calling the physio therapy department in your local hospital and see if they have a direction to get you going.

Be sure to ask if the therapist has specific experience with BP patients and explains thouroughly thier methods so you can make an informed decision.

Take a look at the 'Useful Information' section for 'tips on physio therapy and facial re-training'.

Come back and let us know how you're doing.

Take care,
Ruth Smiley
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Dianne
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« Reply #5 on: 10 February, 2010, 08:04:22 am »

Many thanks Ruth, I will get in touch with my local hospital as you suggested.  The help that you and others have provided on this forum has made what would have been a very traumatic time with BP much more manageable for me.  I am very appreciative.
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