for the health of it

For the Health of It: Reducing Holiday Stress

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss ways to reduce the stress of the Holidays

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – It is no secret that with all the fun, family, parties, cheer, and everything else that comes with the Holidays, stress is also paramount.  CORA Health’s Hima Dalal has some easy techniques to take a moment and reduce the stress. Dalal says that breathing through yoga is a powerful tool to help alleviate stress and anxiety….

For the Health of It: Understanding Leaky Brain Syndrome

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss the causes and treatments of leaky brain

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) — Leaky brain syndrome occurs when the blood brain barrier fails to keep out certain substances. According to COROA Health’s HIma Dalal, leaky brain is an inflamed brain. This means that harmful substances are able to carry through the walls and get into your brain changing the way we function. Oftentimes leaky brain syndrome is related to leaky…

For the Health of It: Wrist injuries and recovery

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss wrist injuries and how OT/PT therapy can help the healing process

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) A Colles Fracture is very common wrist injury and one of the most painful.  Any time people are falling they stretch there hand or brace them self in car accidents causing force to travel from wrist to lower radius bone. Angular breaks, usually occur is due to stress, and as CORA Health’s Hima Dalal points out, “your…

Midlands Cares: Understanding Vein Disorders

Tyler Ryan learns about the causes, concerns, and treatments of common vein issues

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Vein disorders impact many people of all ages, and come from various causes, and impact over 30 million Americans.  According to Dr. Norma Khoury, a cardiologist, with a specialty in veins at MUSC Health explains the job of our veins: “If we look at the whole system, the heart pumps out the blood through the arteries,…

For The Health of It: Live a (LESS) stressful new motherhood

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss how an OT can help reduce new mommy stress

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Life transformations occur when a baby is born in a mother’s life. O. T’s can help moms with this new phase in life and babies develop and progress through their milestones. CORA Health’s Hima Dalal has a few ways to promote healthy living for both mom and baby. 1. Post-partum Care Plans- Holistic approach of occupational…

For the Health of It: The OCD – OT Connection

Tyler Ryan learns about how occupational therapists can help treat OCD

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Can an occupational therapy help treat OCD? According to Cora Health’s Hima Dalal, the answer is “YES, occupational therapy has a significant role in the treatment of OCD.” To understand the treatment, we must first understand what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is.  In the name the Obsession is associated directly with the compulsion.  That having been…

For the Health of It: Music related injuries

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss injuries that are caused while playing music

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Repetitive motion injuries are quite common in musicians as they do hours of practice and performances repeatedly. Occupational therapists evaluate musicians resting posture, the posture they use when performing, ergonomics and the body mechanics of the instrument versus the patient. According to Hima Dalal, therapists may make adaptation or splints for better holding of their instruments,…

For the Health of It: Protecting your lungs

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss lung health

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) – If you have a lung condition, a multidisciplinary approach to pulmonary rehabilitation will be very effective for one’s wellbeing. According to CORA Health’s Hima Dalal, a pulmonary team consists of a physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietician, caretaker, and a family member. The O.T. and P.T. will provide a customized plan to improve overall strength, endurance, breathing,…

For the Health of It: Using occupational therapy to help memory loss

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss using OT/PT to aid in memory loss

  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) Occupational therapy helps restore physical skills that aid in memory recovery and adaptation. According to Hima Dalal, Studies have shown that therapeutic intervention of restarting physical function, working on patients, decreasing pain, increasing self-confidence and self-image, decreasing stress levels and cognitive rehab exercises like yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and balancing lifestyle will improve your confusion, brain…

For The Health of It: The stress of overheating

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss the dangers of heat and activities

  COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) Stress is the leading cause of weather-related death and can exacerbate underlying diseases like diabetes, psychological distress, asthma, and infectious diseases. According to WHO, global warming has caused increased the heat intensity and frequency of heat waves. If the human body overheats, the body can experience dehydration, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, loss of…