CLIENT TESTIMONIAL…Ms Pallavi Deshpande (Knee Pain, Weight management)
Ms. Pallavi Deshpande:
“I came to know about AktivOrtho™ through Dr. Rajen Ghadiok (CEO, AktivOrtho™) who has been my father’s long standing business associate and personal friend. I was suffering from acute pain in my knees and was also looking for weight management solutions which brought me to AktivOrtho™ in the first week of April, 2014.
To start with, Dr.Rana Chengappa came up with a ‘spot-on’ diagnosis of my knee pain as ‘genu valgum with flat feet’. He also pointed out the attributing factor as ‘concentration of fat on the lower body’. To follow it up, Akshay Arora, my physiotherapist, has persistently and consistently trudged on along with me to help me attain my fitness goals. Thereafter, subsequent assessments with Dr. Chengappa and therapy sessions with Dr. Arora really improved my health status.
What was different about AktivOrtho™, I found:
- The striking feature about AktivOrtho’s service and care is the emphasis that is laid on reaching a logical conclusion about the root cause of an ailment or a medical condition and then striving to resolve that identified cause.
- Most places look at addressing issues in a superficial way which is not the case with AktivOrtho™. Several of my issues, that had gone unnoticed till now, have been addressed at AktivOrtho™.
I am assured that I am on the path of sustainable and holistic weight loss strategies while also strengthening my knees and building muscular strength. Over a period of two months, I have experienced very visible transitions in my body; I feel much fitter, active and full of life. Through my dedicated and supportive physiotherapist’s efforts, I have been motivated to be ‘quite’ regular with my training sessions and hope to achieve my advance fitness goals very soon at AktivOrtho™”.
COMMENTS BY PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Mr. Akshay Arora:
“Ms. Pallavi Deshpande’s initial complaint was severe knee pain, more in the left side than the right, from last 2 years. However, the last 4 days before the consultation were unbearable for her and she was experiencing severe acute pain in both of her knees. The pain frequency was variable as the pain used to come and go in the last 2 years. Climbing stairs and walking for long distances was aggravating her pain in the knees. She has joined a gym for the last 6 months but could not see any difference in her condition.
Treatment started with a comprehensive knee and whole lower limb assessment. The initial treatment was focussed to reduce her pain, stiffness and to have normal range of motion in her knee. After the initial assessment, some posture correction exercises were also given for her poor standing posture which was stressing her knee very much.
After the first six weeks of manual therapy, her pain levels and chief complaints were very much resolved. Manual therapy treatment involved myofascial releases around her knee muscles and whole lower limb was done for bio mechanical chain correction.
She is currently performing strengthening exercises like gluteus muscle strengthening and intrinsic foot muscles exercises followed by hip and knee joint stability and strengthening program twice a week. She has progressed very well in her fitness goals and has also joined metabolic balance® program at AktivOrtho™ for her weight management. She has no pain in climbing stairs now. Moreover, recently she went for a 6-7 kms trek in the mountains and successfully completed it without having any pain. She is very regular with her sessions at AktivOrtho™ and improvements in her functional activities are very much significant”.