Bell's Palsy Knowledge Base
Our Bell’s palsy educational video course provides a clear and elaborate knowledge about Bell’s palsy, how it affects the facial nerve and facial muscles, as well as why and how various residuals and complications such as synkinesis, contractures, facial asymmetry and pains are formed.
Take the first step towards your recovery
Many of our patients have been suffering for many years from residuals and complications of facial palsy without much hope for recovery. Together we have been able to achieve considerable improvements after 10, 20 and even 35 years since the onset. All their recovery journeys had started with the same first step – looking for knowledge.
Good understanding of Bell's palsy will help you to recover
The reason why we created this course, is to help Bell’s palsy sufferers to have access to very simple, elaborate and easy to remember knowledge about what has happened to you and why we are certain that your situation does not have to remain like this forever.
Why is it so important to have a good understanding of facial and Bell’s palsy?
In order to overcome your disorder and to reduce the probability of complications, you have to know it well:
- A very good understanding will help you to form a proper daily routine
- You will be able to understand what is good for you and what is not
- You will understand why pains or unusual sensations may occur
- You will know why the recovery is always possible
- You will regain your hope. You will also understanding that with patience, and well-guided effort, you can always improve your condition! You can achieve positive results no matter whether you have been suffering from the complications for 1, 10 or 30 years!
Our Special Knowledge for You
Alex Pashov, the lecturer in the course, is an expert in the field of facial palsy and its various forms. In the course he shares the scientific knowledge about facial and Bell’s palsy in an easy way. He also includes special knowledge about Bell’s palsy based on his many years of research and experience in rehabilitation of Bell’s palsy patients.
Easy to Understand
A video explains the complex scientific information in a more simple format, with a human touch. It is just like having a conversation with an expert. With a video it is easier to understand the processess that occur in your face when Bell’s palsy hits and when the recovery begins. It also saves your time by communicating the extensive Bell’s palsy knowledge in just 1 hour of the course!
Illustrations & Animations
To engage both of the ways your brain learns and to help you understand the complex anatomical explanations, we included many creative illustrations. These visual aids will be especially helpful if you have challenges with the language or with visualisation of the processess.
For those of you who learn better through audio, without any need for visual aid, we made an audio-only version of the course. It contains the audio track from the video course to which you can listen at any time on our website.
You can always upgrade to the video option later if you realize that you need the visual help as well.
Preview the Bell's palsy video course
Episode 1 (preview)
This is a preview of the first episode from the Bell’s Palsy Knowledge Base video course. It shows you what the video course looks like and what you can expect.
Total duration of the video course is 1 hour 4 minutes. Each episode has different topic and duration.
In the first episode we discuss the facial nerve, its structure and function and what happens to it during Bell’s palsy. We explain what is motor neuron and how it is different from other neurons that comprise the facial nerve. You will learn what is a conduction block and how it affects your mimetic movements.
Content summary of each lesson:
In Episode 2 you will learn about the facial muscles. How are they called and what each muscle is resposible for. You will also learn how they work together to form our facial expressions. It is important to understand the facial muscles in order to understand why and how some complications, such as synkinesis and contractures, may occur.
Duration (08:22 min)
In Episode 3 you will learn how facial expressions work. You will learn how our limbic system and motor cortex are resposible for all of our facial expressions and why it is important to understand the difference between the two systems. We will also explain how the influence of these systems on facial expressions changes during the recovery from Bell’s palsy.
Duration (04:47 min)
In Episode 6 we discuss the facial nerve in more detail. We explain different branches of the facial nerve and what each of them is responsible for. We explain how exactly a facial palsy happens and what happens to the facial nerve during the acute stage and during the recovery. To explain how facial palsy happens, we dive into more details about the structure of the facial nerve to help you understand how the damage during facial palsy affects the functioning of the nerve and the muscles.
We explain why sometimes the recovery is rapid and why sometimes it takes months. We also explain why some people experience no complications and why others may develop, for example, synkinesis and contractures. In addition, we also explain why the atrophy of facial muscles does not occur during facial palsy.
Duration (18:54 min)
In the final episode of our series you will learn about the facial pains and spasms and how they occur. You will understand why they happen and what factors can influence them. You will also learn which role your emotions play and why sometimes you have pains at night or in the morning when you wake up.
Duration (04:35 min)
- This course is mainly for current and long-standing Bell’s palsy sufferers, who are looking for knowledge and understanding
- It is for those who want to understand the process of facial palsy (and Bell’s palsy in particular), the formation of its complications and the recovery process
- It is for those who are currently going through an acute phase of Bell’s palsy and want to lower the risk of developing complications
- For those who find it difficult to understand information from written sources with complex explanations. It is also for those who have difficulty with the English language or prefer a visual aid
- And of course, for those who are looking for hope and want to believe that their current facial condition does not have to remain forever. It can and it will improve, if you are prepared to work for it!
We aim to provide elaborate, easy to understand and remember information about Bell’s palsy, its residuals and complications.
We have created these lessons because through the experience with our rehabilitation patients, we see how a good understanding of Bell’s palsy helps them in their recovery. The knowledge gave them confidence, patience and motivation to keep on fighting and working hard to improve their condition. It also gave them hope, because they understood why the recovery is always possible and they knew that they just had to carry on and the results would definitely come!
Yes, you can! There are great articles and books where you can gain a lot of knowledge about Bell’s palsy. Those are not mutually exclusive – you can read AND you can watch the videos. The more knowledge you will have, the better!
The advantage of the course is the ease of understanding and time saving. Our course covers the main topics. You don’t have to consult multiple resources for explanations. Should you need more information after watching, you can always ask your questions in our member-only forum, where our specialists will help you out.
Extra benefits with every purchase
After your purchase we activate your membership on our website, which gives you access to our member-only forum and an option for free assessment of your current condition by one of our specialists.
In the forum you can ask your questions about Bell’s palsy, discuss the video course and connect with other Bell’s palsy sufferers. Our specialists take an active part in the forum to answer your questions.
Choose an option that suits you most. We recommend the Video Course, as illustrations and animations help you to better understand the information.
You can upgrade from the Audio to the Video course at prorational prices (just pay the difference).
Important notice: This course is purely educational and provides information about Bell’s palsy. It is not meant to provide any particular treatment advice.
Refund policy: Due to the nature of the content and its immediate availability for the viewing or listening after the purchase, we do not issue any refunds. Full refunds are only possible due to technical issues, and upon presentation of a proof that you are unable to access the audio or video files.