In 2000 she began researching bells palsy, calling upon her medical knowledge and people she knew in the medical world, both doctors and facial specialists. She spent countless hours reading, compiling and organizing her research. In 2001 she created the bells palsy information site with information that. The bells palsy information site is dedicated to the sites original creator, jan opoliner. Jackie diels is regarded as a leading authority on facial neuromuscular retraining (nmr), a non-surgical therapeutic approach to the treatment of facial paralysis, paresis and synkinesis. Jackie diels practice is dedicated solely to treating people with facial paralysis resulting from acoustic neuroma and other brain tumors, bells palsy. Facial neuromuscular retraining is a client focused approach to regain controlled, symmetrical facial expressions and inhibit any synkinesis if present. Therapy aims to promote client comfort in private and social settings including eating out, business environs, public speaking and family photos. facial nerve palsy is the most common acute condition involving only one nerve, with bells palsy being the most common cause of acute facial paralysis. Bells palsy is the commonest cause of facial palsy, accounting for approximately 80 per cent of all cases. It affects between 20 per 100,000 to 30 per 100,000 people per year. For more information or questions about bells palsy or facial retraining,. I have bells palsy for 8 months and about a month ago developed synkinesis. I would like to find out if there is anything i can due to improve my condition. 2020 facial palsy uk a registered charity in england & wales (1148115) and scotland (sc045086). Facial palsy uk is a company limited by guarantee registered in england and wales, no. Registered office facial palsy uk, eventus, sunderland road, market deeping, peterborough, pe6 8fd. Facial retraining is a comprehensive treatment approach that is focused on the clients needs and function. The client is empowered to do the treatment by themselves on a daily basis. Visits to therapy are spread out monthly or even more to progress the regimen and as needed. Facial muscle tightness if the facial muscles are overworked, they may become short and tight, thereby making it difficult for a person to form facial expressions. The goal of neuromuscular retraining after bells palsy is not to strengthen the muscles, but to create more coordination.