Volunteers wanted for a study about how facial therapy can be improved

May 28, 2020

Advert on behalf of the University of Westminster – please note this is not a Facial Palsy UK study.

We are seeking volunteers for a study about therapy for facial palsy.  We want to find out from people who have direct experience of facial palsy about how to make facial therapy more comprehensive and coordinated.

Therapy for people with facial palsy is usually provided in hospitals by physical health therapists such as physiotherapists or speech and language therapists.  The exercises these therapists provide may not address all the issues associated with facial palsy.  We want to know how appropriate and acceptable it would be for physical health therapists to provide additional forms of therapy such as mental health support.

We want to interview people who:

  • Are over 18 years old,
  • Can speak English fluently,
  • Are not currently having any form of therapy at an NHS service,
  • Are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced, facial palsy themselves.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact Ms Tristyn Eddings, Masters Student in Health Psychology: w1754247@my.westminster.ac.uk

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