Bell's Palsy Exercises

Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy my video demos of stretches & exercises for common injuries and syndromes. Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

Buy Bell's Palsy WorksheetBell’s Palsy is the sudden weakness of your facial muscles on one half of the face. These exercises may seem like you are just making funny faces, but this will help get the weak muscles working again.

You want to do these in front of a mirror so you can see the movements you are getting. You can use your fingers to help with the movement if you need to, and move both sides of your face for the exercises.

The first exercise is lifting your eyebrows like you are surprised. If you need to use your finger, place it right above your eyebrow and then lift both eyebrows up like you are surprised. Just start off with ten of these because you don’t want to overwork the muscles. The next one is moving the eyebrows in together, almost like an angry face. Again, you can put your finger on top of your eyebrow and push inward to help the movement.

Now you will move down to the nose area and flare your nose. You can flare them out or down. Put your finger right in the crease of the nose to help the movement. Then you are going to move to your lips. You are going to try to make a smiley face curving your lips upward. Put your finger on the corner of your lip to help it move upward.

Eventually you can try to hold the position for 3 seconds, but just start off with ten of each to get the muscles moving.

DISCLAIMER: The content (the videos, descriptions, links, and comments) on this website is not medical advice or a personalized treatment plan and is intended for general education and demonstration purposes only. Perform the moves in this content at your own risk. These moves may not be appropriate for your specific situation, so get approval and guidance from your own healthcare provider before beginning. If anything is painful or doesn’t feel right, stop immediately and contact your healthcare provider.

Don’t use this content to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition. Don’t use this content to avoid going to your own healthcare provider or to replace the advice they give you.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ask Doctor Jo, LLC, its officers, employees, and contractors for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from any and all claims that arise from your use or misuse of this content. Ask Doctor Jo, LLC makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this content.

SUBTITLES & DUBS: All of our videos feature subtitles in English and many other languages, and a few even have dubs in select languages! Since all of them are computer-generated, they may not be 100% accurate, but we hope they will give more people the opportunity to enjoy our content. Learn how to turn them on/off by watching this video.

AFFILIATE LINK DISCLAIMER: This site contains affiliate links and ads to purchase various products. When you click on links and ads to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the Amazon Associate Program. As an Amazon Associate, this site earns a commission from qualifying purchases.