Head And Face Surgery

Surgical procedures to the head or face can be required for a number of reasons such as disorders of the jaw, headaches or conditions relating to the nerves which control your face such as Bell?'s palsy.

The expert physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio understand the importance of normal joint and muscular function within the face and are able to help you to make a smooth and prompt recovery following surgery.

Aims of head and face surgery

The aims of head and face surgery vary depending upon your own specific problem.

Aims may include:
  • Pain relief
  • Restoration of normal movement of the temporomandibular joint of the jaw
  • Restoration of muscular function
  • Repair following a trauma
  • Restoration of sensation

Accupressure massage of the head and face by specialist therapistAbove: Accupressure massage of the head and face by specialist therapist

How can physiotherapy help following head and face surgery?

Physiotherapy is able to help in a variety of ways following head and face surgery including:
  • Pain relief and reduction of swelling
  • Strengthening of weakened muscles
  • Scar tissue improvement
  • Improved joint movement
  • Restoration of effective muscle balance
After going through surgery of such an important nature it is important to seek physiotherapy treatment and advice to ensure that the results of your surgery are as good as possible and to prevent recurrent issues.

Accupressure massage applied to the headAbove: Accupressure massage applied to the head

What does physiotherapy treatment involve following head and face surgery?

Physiotherapy treatment following head and face surgery varies dependent upon the specific reasons for surgery and your own personal goals.

Our physiotherapists have a number of treatment techniques available to maximise the success of your surgery including:
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises for the face muscles to encourage normal movement and facial expression

  • Acupuncture ? A technique involving the insertion of fine needles to increase the healing process and reduce pain

  • Massage ? A hands on technique used to stimulate blood flow and accelerate healing. Massage also has a relaxing effect to increase your overall well-being

  • Scar management techniques to reduce appearance of scars and restore your confidence

  • Home exercise programmes focusing on mobilising tissues, strengthening muscles and stretching muscles to aid recovery
Any rehabilitation programme created by Liverpool Physio is individualised especially for you and your own personal problems ensuring that your recovery is fast and effective.


Surgery to the face and head is naturally an event which causes anxiety whatever the reason for surgery. Liverpool Physio are here to support you through your recovery whilst ensuring that your surgery is as effective as possible and preventing any subsequent complications.

If you would like to arrange an appointment then please contact us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call our team on 0151 558 0077.

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