Welcome to The Center for Facial Recovery’s™ News page, where we’ll post our press releases, news coverage about The Center and Jodi Barth, Gincy Stezar and the rest of the team, articles and white papers authored by our teammates, and information about facial paralysis and facial rehabilitation services that might be of general interest to our patients.

  • TEAMWORK is the key to success!beforeandafter
    • This patient’s recovery has been a culmination of expert interventions including The Center for Facial Recovery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Guy Massry.
  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Victor Ibrahim on Thursday 8/24. Victor was a true healer who cared deeply for his family, friends, patients and colleagues. It was with his encouragement and support that led us down the path to open The Center for Facial Recovery and establish The Foundation for Facial Recovery. Victor’s absence will leave a great void. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    As those of you who were treated by Victor know, he was a brilliant and kind healer who cared for his patients as though each of them was his close friend. More than that, Victor was part of the team that created many of the treatments that our patients have received at the Center for Facial Recovery ™ and ROSM ™. The IBBS procedure was named, in part, for Victor: IBBS stands for Ibrahim Barth Stezar. Without Victor’s inspiration, the Center would probably not exist.
    To recognize all the ideas, energy, commitment and faith that Victor has given all of us who hope for solutions for facial palsy, TMD and related musculoskeletal symptoms the Board of the Foundation for Facial Recovery, which is the non-profit research organization headquartered at the Center, has voted to rename the Foundation.
    The Foundation will now be called the Victor Ibrahim Foundation for Facial Recovery.
    As the Foundation continues its research and work to solve the riddles of facial palsy, TMD and related musculoskeletal symptoms, we know we will stop and think of Dr. Ibrahim. And doing that will make us all do something that Victor did better than anyone. It will make us smile.
    If you would like to honor Victor by making a tax deductible contribution in his memory, please send it to:
    The Victor Ibrahim Foundation for Facial Recovery
    6110 Executive Blvd
    Suite 460
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Email: info@foundationforfacialrecovery.org
    Your tax-deductible contribution will be acknowledged, and Dr. Ibrahim’s parents and wife will be advised of your thoughtfulness, as well.
    Thank you,
    Jodi Barth, President
  • Jodi Barth Named into House of Delegates for APTA of Maryland
    • Jodi Barth was named to House of Delegates for the APTA of Maryland. APTA of Maryland is a professional organization representing over 1700 members who are physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. APTA of Maryland is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 80,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. The APTA of Maryland, Inc. is committed to the preservation and enhancement of physical therapy services for society by addressing the needs and interests of its members in areas of practice, education, research and reimbursement.
  • Join us November 12th for an A-Mazing TMJ Course at the APTAs of DC and Maryland Annual Conference
    My Aching Shoulder and Neck: Why are you looking at my jaw?
    Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem but what about the silent problem? The TMJ region. There are over 10 million Americans affected by this disorder. There are still many questions and a great deal of controversy about the cause and treatment of TMD.
    It is the purpose of this course to familiarize the clinician with basic evaluation techniques and the complex anatomical relationships between the cervical region, shoulder girdle and the craniomandibular complex that impact the successful treatment and resolution of symptoms. In addition, new treatment modalities will be presented including the use of diagnostic ultrasound and negative pressure pump for assessment and treatment of fascial restrictions that impact this region. Special Registration Form
    Speakers: Jodi Maron Barth, PT, CCI, Carl Chua, PT, CCI, Gincy Lockhart Stezar, PTA, CCI, and Nathan Yokel MD
    Location: College Park Marriott and Conference Center
  • The Face2Face App is back up on iTunes through our MedStar team, and is now FREE!
  • Video Instruction for Synchronous Video Recording of Mimic Movement of Patients with Facial Palsy. Check out the video here!
  • If we have treated you for Facial Palsy, we would love for you to fill out this survey!
  • If you developed Facial Palsy during a pregnancy, we would love for you to fill out this survey!
  • Center for Facial Recovery unique IBBS treatment backed by important study:
  • Study proves that facial fibrosis exists and advantages of ultrasound treatments: