for the health of it

For the Health of It: Using OT/PT as a complementary treatment

Tyler Ryan speaks with Hima Dalal about how non-traditional approaches to healthcare work with conventional treatments

LEXINGTOS SC (WOLO) Complementary therapies are a group of different treatments which lie outside mainstream medical or traditional therapy care. According to CORA Health’s Hima Dalal, Traditions therapies are a conventional approach the medicinal, surgical, and exercise protocols still follow. Complementary therapy in addition, enhances, expedites, and helps to fill the gaps in a patient’s limitations to progress towards their…

For The Health of It: Chronic knee pain and treatment

Tyler Ryan learns about the causes and treatments of chronic knee pain from Hima Dalal

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) Knee pain is often caused by inflammation of the muscles or ligaments in the area around the knee itself and can be sore to touch or the weight bearing pain increases.  The most common causes of pain in the knee is knee cap, meniscus, strain in muscle or ligament overstretch, degeneration, growth pain, and sports injury. According…

For The Health of It: 5 ways to instantly feel more confident

Tyler Ryan spoke with Empowerment Coach Ali Sempek about ways to quickly boost your self confidence

COLUMBIA SC / OMAHA NB (WOLO) — Many people are told that the way to get into shape, and feel good about yourself is to exercise to the point of exhaustion, limit the amount of food you eat, or avoid things you enjoy all together, all with the hope of building self confidence. Empowerment Coach Ali Sempek takes a different…

For The Health of It: Going carb free may not actually be the key to weight loss

Tyler Ryan speaks with Sarah Luther and Anthony Keech from Profile By Sanford about good and bad carbs

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Many diets and health professionals will say that they key to losing weight is to go carbohydrate free, a task that is a lot easier said then done, and may actually be counter productive in your weight loss and overall health goals.  According to Profile By Sanford’s Sarah Luther, the no carb philosophy may only be…

For the Health of It: Understanding floppy muscle syndrome

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss Hypotonia, including the symptoms and treatments

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Hypotonia, or poor muscle tone, is usually detected at birth or during infancy, and according to Cora Health’s Hima Dalal, it is also known as floppy muscle syndrome. Doctor’s can diagnose the condition in the first few minutes of life or it will be noticed by six months of age.  Dalal says that poor muscle tone…

For the Health of It: Function over fashion footwear

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss the importance of the proper shoe for specific activities

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Shoes are an extremely important part of any social event for adult males, females, and children. According to CORA’s Hima Dalal, besides looking good, matching with your outfit, and making a fashion statement, selecting properly fitting shoes is extremely important, especially for aging individuals and those with special medical conditions.  A large majority of falls and foot…

For The Health of It: Combating holiday travel stress

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss ways to cut down on the stress of holiday travel

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Stress and tension often comes with a trip and can add to a physical discomfort and worsen joint pain or muscle pain symptoms.  CORA’s Hima Dalal says that proper planning can reduce pain and anxiety and can help you have pleasant journey. Dalal suggests  planning your trip ahead where you know what you will eat where you…

For the Health of It: Cerebral palsy rehabilitation

Tyler Ryan and Hima Dalal discuss Cerebral palsy rehabilitation with physical therapy

LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — Cerebral palsy is a childhood disability affecting function and development.  Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a term that describes a group of disorders affecting development of movement and posture. According to Hima Dalal, this disorder affects the development of movement and posture that is believed to arise from disturbances in the fetal or infant brain. Individuals with…

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,…