Lexington Woman November 2014

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performed treatments of crystal myofascial release to decrease numbness, burning, and hypersensitivity specifically around her scar area.

family returned to the states in 2002 and settled in Columbia where she built her dream rehab center which is now Vital Energy.

Sofia stated, “I looked for someone closer to our home, but there just is no one else in the area like them. It is well worth the time it takes me to get there and back because everyone at Vital Energy is so friendly, caring and supportive. I just can’t say enough good about Hima Dalal and her staff.”

The beautiful Vital Energy facility in Lexington opened in 2007 and offers physical and occupational therapy to address a wide range of rehabilitation needs as well as providing alternative therapies to treat the person as a whole – body, mind, and spirit. They also provide aquatic therapy for adult and pediatric patients along with fitness & wellness services.

A native of Bombay, India, Hima graduated as an occupational therapist there in 1980. In 1981, Hima moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she pioneered a program for breast cancer patients to receive rehab before breast reconstruction and became a spokesperson for breast cancer recovery for the Ohio region. After a move back to India in 1995, Hima and her


Vital Energy has two other locations in the area, inside the Gold’s Gyms on both Forest Drive and Killian Road. They currently offer physical therapy at both of those locations and plan to add occupational therapy by the end of the year. When asked what her advice to


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others who have been diagnosed with breast cancer would be, Sofia said, “Get yourself a support group. I belong to Young Survivors Coalition, a nationwide group organized to support younger

women with Breast Cancer. The local group has been very helpful and caring. The other thing is to make an appointment with Hima at Vital Energy. Working with her has made a world of difference in my recovery.”

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