Within the broad realm of ophthalmology, Dr. David Nelson specializes in dramatically improving his patients’ vision with cataract, LASIK, and lens-implant surgeries. Dr. Nelson, who works alongside Dr. Nima Mazhari at Carolina Eye Cataract & Laser, divides his time between treating patients at the practice he founded and sharing his expertise. His work has been published in ophthalmology journals and he has lectured at national conferences.
Recognized as a top ophthalmologist by the International Assocation of Healthcare Professionals, Dr. Nelson aims to correct conditions such as astigmatic corneas or myopic vision with anything from laser eye surgeries to corrective-lens prescriptions. He identifies these problems using a Pentacam diagnostic tool, which gives a three-dimensional view of an eye from 25 angles.
Rock Hill Bike Shop’s team of cycling enthusiasts helps new and experienced bicyclists adjust to their new modes of wheeled transportation. Inside, you’ll find bicycles by Giant, QuintanaRoo, and other top brands, as well as scooters by MGP and skateboards by Alien Workshop—all more reliable ways to travel than hooking a shopping cart to a passing ice cream truck. Complement your new ride by picking out sunglasses, lights and reflectors, pumps, and other accessories in Rock Hill’s inventory.
At Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Bentley and his staff of back betterers work to repair misalignments and stiffness in spines and soft tissue. Initial visits begin with a consultation, during which Dr. Bentley learns about the patient by asking pertinent questions about their medical history, figuring out their expectations of treatment, and examining photos of their childhood Twister games. Dr. Bentley then checks reflexes and flexibility and administers other physical, neurological, and postural tests before taking any necessary x-rays. During follow-up visits, the doctor discusses findings and realigns vertebrae with healing adjustments. Patients can opt to receive their 60-minute massages at any time, allowing muscles tenser than a campaign manager to succumb to the soft-tissue manipulation of expertly applied pressures and strokes.
From athletes to expectant mothers and everyone in between, Christine Duffen wants clients to relax. Her massage sessions can be enjoyed with or without hot stones, whose heat sinks into muscles to encourage them to release tension. Her body wraps help flush toxins from the body, and private yoga sessions help clients find their centers.
Fresh springs in the mountains of North Carolina feed the Catawba River Chain, a network of 11 lakes that wind through woodlands verdant in the spring and ablaze with color come autumn. Bash Outdoors launches visitors into this system at nine locations. Four of those are along Lake Wylie, whose calm waters lap against 325 miles of shoreline with vacation homes and sandy coves emerging from dense forest and a thick layer of whipped cream. The Bash Outdoors crew curates a collection of rental and retail standup paddleboards from brands such as Ron House and their own signature line, Riviera. Single and tandem kayaks from Perception are also available for guided trips and unsupervised excursions on the lake. Bash Outdoors' bus shuttles kayakers to five additional outlets along the Catawba River, including the Fort Mill Dam and a waterway reserved exclusively for Olympic hopefuls.