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!
- 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
Rockville, MD 20852
Your tax-deductible contribution will be acknowledged, and Dr. Ibrahim’s parents and wife will be advised of your thoughtfulness, as well.
Jodi Barth, President
- 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.
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