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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: What does an OT Do?

Tyler Ryan learns about the occupational theripist's overall role in healthcare

  LEXINGTON SC (WOLO) — April is Occupational Therapy month, celebrating the 127,000 practicing OT in the United States alone. According to CORA Health’s Hima Dalal, occupational therapy is a global health care profession. It involves the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover and maintain the skills needed for daily living, work life balance, and recreational activity for…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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…