FACEXER is a simple fitness device for head/neck muscles workout.
Hello, first of all I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for your interest in FACEXER – your personal exerciser for head and neck muscle strengthening.
My name is Ina, my background is multidisciplinary, including more than 20 years of the technical experience as engineer and more than 10 years of the clinical experience with critically ill patients in the surgical unit of the busy hospital.
It was always fascinating to observe benefits of the physical therapy during rehabilitation process after surgeries and illnesses.
Physical therapist implements one of the principles of the neural plasticity
“Use it or Lose it” leaving a stretch bands at the patient’s bedside to encourage exercising of the body muscles.
Physical weakness can affect different parts of the body, including head and neck muscles. We look very tired when we ill. Aging also brings tiredness to our faces.
I always thought how it would be helpful to have a simple tool similar a stretch band or dumbbells to exercise head and neck muscles, to help to feel muscles of the head and neck during exercising and apply an external resistance during exercising.
Now we have FACEXER – the personal exerciser for head, face and neck muscle strengthening.
FACEXER has been developed for general physical conditioning, as do stretch bands and dumbbells. FACEXER is a fitness device.
...Working with patients recovering after stroke, we noticed the benefits of physical therapy used to strengthen the arms, hands, feet and legs with exercises using simple stretch bands.
More problematic was to implement exercises for patients with difficulties of chewing and swallowing which made eating, drinking and taking medicine difficult. Many stroke survivors experience dysphagia or trouble swallowing .
In a real busy hospital environment RN and then a speech therapist evaluates patient’s swallowing abilities / signs of aspiration and then writes an order NPO – Nothing By Mouth - if patient has failed to swallow properly. There is no time for exercising program for dysphagia in hospital. Without eating and drinking for days, patients are not getting strong enough to exercise body muscles. Often we can see physical decline and failure to thrive.
“ The idea” came to this nurse long time ago. …She remembered her grandmother’s suffering from a stroke. Grandma wasn’t able to chew and this nurse – a teenager by this time – filled a small muslin bag with pureed food and gave to her Grandma to suck. It was a good way to feed Grandma and also to exercise her mouth, tongue and throat muscles.
Many years later on the basis of her work, life experience and Master of Science Degree ( engineer degree) with some postgraduate courses this RN’s idea materialized into developing an invention. Many years of research resulted with a patent for a “personal exerciser for head and neck muscle strengthening”.
But this is only the beginning of her journey. She started to manufacture exerciser using her previous experience as an engineer and manager, founding the company FacExer LLC. Materials used in FacExer are made in USA by companies which provide custom solutions for medical applications and FDA compliant.
There are a lot of regulations and policies to bring any device to the medical field. It is a very long process and goal we are heading to.
Fortunately, there is an application for FacExer exerciser which could be applied for every one of us: FacExer gives us the unique possibility to perform resistance training muscles of the head, face and neck . FacExer is a gym for small muscles above the shoulders. Exercising with FacExer promotes blood flow to your face and neck muscles hence to skin, which makes your skin heather, firmer and radiant.
We are marketing FacExer as an exercise equipment intended only for general physical conditioning and/or for the development of athletic abilities in individuals who lack physical impairment.
Now we are American company FacExer LLC, based in Florida. Our patented "Method of exercising using FacExer" is a unique instrument to workout muscles above your shoulders, similar to your workout for the rest of body muscles when you using multiple exercise gym equipment, free weights etc.
Our goal is to introduce "Method of exercising with FacExer" to all who care about their well-being, supporting healthy life style and believes in power of nature. Our product, program and policies designed to inspire people to be informed and active in their choices. We are aiming to introduce American invention of the personal exerciser for head, face and neck muscle strengthening and make it well known for general public. Our "Method of exercising with FacExer" is offering a wide variety of exercises so you can choose the best options for your individual needs and lifestyle. We are promoting the benefits of daily exercise through our support of active, healthy living programs worldwide.
FacExer is utilizing patented in USA and worldwide conceptions, properties and features. Design is based on the patented invention.
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Degrees/ Credentials: Master of Science degree
Certifications: RN, BLS, ACLS,ONS Chemotherapy &Biotherapy Provider
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