Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Rehabilitation and Informational Videos

The kind of physical therapy for recovery from a vertebral artery dissection will depend upon the kind of damage it causes and the severity of that damage.

Coordination & Balance Exercises

I used each of the exercises below to improve my coordination and balance caused by nerve damage and vestibular problems. Please consult your doctor and/or physical therapist before trying ANY of these exercises.

Standing/Sitting Toe-Touch Exercise

You can also do this exercise while sitting.  The most important thing is to control your movements.

Standing/Sitting Rocks Exercise

You can also do this exercise while sitting.  The most important thing is to control your movements.

Toe-To-Wall (Leg Raises) Exercise

You can also do this exercise while sitting.  The most important thing is to control your movements.

See some of the products that helped me get through rehabilitation faster. I used each of these.

Stroke Rehabilitation

This video demonstrates some great basic stroke rehab exercises.  Consult your doctor before trying ANYthing you see on this site or others.

"Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an increasingly recognized cause of stroke in patients younger than 45 years." - Eddy Lang and Marc Filalo

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