for the health of it

For the Health of It: The importance of stretching

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss the importance of stretching prior to working out to insure overall health

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – Everyone understands the importance of exercise, whether it is a full workout, short run, or walk with a dog.  What often gets lost, however, is the importance of stretching prior to exercise. According to Hima Dalal from Cora Health, a proper warm up increases flexibility & blood flow to a given area, which will help prevent…

For The Health of It: Treating an overactive bladder

Tyler Ryan and Doctor Andrea Pezzella discuss lifestyle changes and treatments that will help overactive bladder

  LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – Overactive bladder or urge urinary incontinence, is the involuntary loss of urine combined with the urgent need to pass urine, than can impact people of all ages.  The bladder muscles can contract too often creating an urgent need to urinate and is difficult to delay. According to Dr. Andrea Pezzella from Southern Urogynecology Wellness & Aesthetics,…

For the Health of It: Combating Covid Fatigue

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss how a PT/OT can help with fatigue caused by Covid 19

  LEXIGNTON SC (WOLO) It is no secret that Covid- 19 related fatigue is affecting many people and their ability to perform their day to day life duties.  CORA Health’s Hima Dalal says that many patients that have had the coronavirus disease in 2019 continue to have long lasting physical and neuropsychological impairment which may require rehab.  Patients usually show…

For the Health of It: Work injury rehab

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss work related injury rehab

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) -Physical and occupational therapy offers a comprehensive evaluation to injured workers to determine functional limitations and pain, according to Hima Dalal. Therapists also perform evaluations to assess job requirements and individuals’ ability to safely return to work. They treat patients to decrease pain, improve range of motion, strength, and teach patients correct body mechanics. Injured workers returning…

For the Health of It: Treating arthritis with physical therapy

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss arthritis treatment options with the use of PT

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – Arthritis is a wear and tear of joint lining caused by, but not limited to, inflammation of joint fluid, overuse of joints, altered body mechanics and ergonomics, or infection.  According to Hima Dalal, symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness. To prevent surgery or to delay joint replacement, early rehab is highly recommended….

For the Health of It: Utilizing yoga to improve woman’s health

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss utilizing yoga for women's health

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Yoga, a three thousand year old tradition, as described by Maharishi Patanjali from India in his Yog Sutra is now part of conventional Physical and Occupational Therapy. According to Vital Energy’s Hima Dalal, yoga, which is practiced by 21 million Americans, is accepted as a healthcare approach to Integrative & Holistic Medicine according to the National…

For the Health of It: The growing obesity problem and using OT/PT to stay healthy

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss utilizing occupational and physical therapy to fight obesity

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Obesity is a worldwide epidemic according to research. 68% of the adult population in the United States is estimated to be overweight and 36% are classified as obese. According to Vital Energy’s Hima Dalalm Integrative life style, wellness, and injury prevention is the most helpful way to address this pandemic. Covid-19 increased sedentary lifestyle and the digital…

For the Health of It: Stroke Rehabilitation

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss strokes and rehabilitation

  LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – A stroke may also be referred to as a CVA or paralysis of one side of the body. According to Vital Energy’s Hima Dalal, individuals may experience sudden symptoms of stroke such as face droop, speech difficulty, muscle weakness on one side of the body, difficulty walking, decreased coordination, vision impairment, dizziness, and in some…

For the Health of It: Understanding Plantar fasciitis

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss a very common foot pain issue

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) — Plantar fasciitis is a very painful condition of the feet. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the ball of the foot and provides support for the arch of the foot. According to Vital Energy’s Hima Dalal, common symptoms include heel pain, foot pain, stiffness, burning of the…

For the Health if It: Golf injury prevention and treatment

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss frequent golf injuries that are often preventable and usually treatable

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – There are millions of golfers in United States, and many have an injury related to the sport.  Low back injuries are the most common injury followed by elbow injuries. Golfers also are susceptible to wrist, hip, knee and ankle injuries. It is advisable not to ignore any signs of pain.Try to consult a Sports Rehab Specialist to…