Top Tips For Working With Lower Motor Neuron (LMN) Facial Weakness

Format Type: PDF
Profession: Speech Pathology
Topic: Assessment

A lower motor neuron facial weakness or palsy, results in a flaccid weakness and depending on where the lesion is located, may result in involvement of the upper and lower quadrants of the face. Refresh your learning in the importance of eye closure and treatment techniques, application of facial taping and relevant exercises and top tips for objective measurement within this client group.


Cathryn Shapter
Advanced Speech Pathologist – Rehabilitation

Cathy is a speech pathologist with over 30 years experience working in both Australia and the UK. She has worked across a variety of different caseload areas from neonatal intensive care, paediatric developmental clinics, cleft palate, and preschool hearing impairment to adult acute neurological settings, TBI, and her primary area of interest, adult neurological rehabilitation. Cathy currently works in the Community Support and Rehabilitation Team at Caloundra Hospital delivering outpatient speech pathology treatment to adults in clinic and community settings. Cathy also has a background in leadership across a number of settings and is currently the Advanced Speech Pathologist for Rehabilitation in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. She has a B.Sp.Thy from the University of Qld and is currently studying for her Masters in Healthcare Leadership through Southern Cross University.