Facial paralysis or weakness can occur as a as a result of a variety of conditions. The most common cause is Bell's Palsy which is thought to be due to the cold sore virus. Other causes include Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, injury to the facial nerve and as a result of a Stroke. Rarely it may occur following the removal of a tumour e.g. Acoustic Neuroma or a tumour of the parotid gland. Irrespective of the cause it is a distressing condition. It affects many aspects of a person's life; facial movement, facial expression, eating, drinking and speech. It also has an impact on the individual's emotional and psychological wellbeing. The therapists at Hobbs Rehabilitation aim to address all of these problems.