AktivOrtho™ is India’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive centre for orthopaedic, neurological and gynaecological rehabilitation as well as sports medicine, pain management, prevention, medical training therapy (MTT) and weight management solutions located at Vasant Vihar as well as the Siri Sports Complex, New Delhi, and Golf Course Road, Gurgaon.
Founded by leading German orthopaedic specialist and former surgeon, Dr. Gerd Mueller MD, AktivOrtho™ focuses on the non-invasive treatment and prevention of all types of chronic and acute musculoskeletal problems as well as neurological disorders.
Introducing state-of-the-art, German designed rehabilitation equipment together with our team of experienced and certified medical professionals led by Dr. Mueller and Dr. Rana Chengappa, MBBS, DSM, we are committed to providing our patients with European standard medical care, personalised 1 on 1 treatment and leading expertise in the field of non-surgical orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, prevention, sports medicine and weight management.
Our team led by Dr. Gerd Mueller, consists of internationally educated and highly experienced doctors, physiotherapists and sports therapists, whose primary goal is the non-invasive treatment and prevention of orthopaedic problems. With special emphasis on the patient themselves taking an active role in their recovery, our team works hand in hand with the patient to get them moving, get them better and keep them active.
Dr. Gerd Mueller
Chairman and Managing Director, AktivOrtho Tm
Dr. Gerd Mueller MD, co-founder of AktivOrtho Tm, is passionately committed to raising the bar in India in the field of orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports medicine and medical fitness. As a renowned European orthopaedic specialist with six successfully established centres in his home country, Germany, Dr. Mueller’s goal is to apply the best of European standards, expertise and experience to the field of Indian orthopaedic rehabilitation. Dr. Mueller’s approach is a combination of both active and passive therapy enabling people to function better in their daily lives.
Together with Dr. Joachim Mallwitz, also an orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Mueller co-founded the Hanseatic Rueckenzentrum group which successfully runs 6 orthopaedic rehabilitation centres in Germany.
Dr. Mueller has been trained as an orthopaedic surgeon; in addition to which, he gained certified specialization in manual therapy and sports medicine. After his orthopaedic training he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of Hamburg’s largest orthopaedic hospital. After 15 years of surgical orthopaedic specialization, including spine surgery (discectomies, spinal decompressions, fusions), arthroscopies (knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle) and joint replacements, Dr. Mueller identified an increasingly prevalent need for effective rehabilitation and pain management and since then has devoted himself to the non-invasive treatment of orthopaedic ailments. Dr. Mueller believes that:
- many patients can be helped without invasive surgery
- rehabilitation after a surgery is as important as the surgery itself
- when effective non-surgical treatment is initially carried out, it helps to better determine, who needs surgery and who does not. This ultimately improves the post-surgery result of those patients who in the end do need surgery.
Parallel to his surgical work, Dr. Mueller’s scientific interest was and remains in sports medicine and chronic pain management. For 6 years he received a grant from the German Federal Institute for Sports sciences, studying the muscle function in athletes and adults. Thereafter, Dr. Mueller developed his experience in the field of active training to improve the outcome of orthopaedic problems via non-invasive treatment.
Dr. Mueller has also served as a Vice – Chairman of the Management Committee of the European Commission (2000-2005) tasked with providing guidelines intended to develop a realistic approach to improving the treatment of back pain in Europe. He also chaired the European Commission “Prevention of Back Pain” committee and served as a founding member of the Federal Work Group “Management of chronic back pain” in Germany (2001-2006).
Finally, Dr. Mueller has co-edited the German Textbook, “The Lumbar Spine” in 2004 and has also authored a number of research papers related to sports medicine and the management of lower back and neck pain.
Co-Founder and Managing Director, AktivOrtho Tm
With a varied, global career across the textile industry, information technology sector and most recently, healthcare, Gabrielle brings almost 15 years of marketing and business management experience to AktivOrtho Tm.
Especially strong in public relations, Gabrielle is very much looking forward to increasing the awareness of AktivOrtho’s Tm main credo which is Get Active, Get Better, Get AktivOrtho Tm. Having herself experienced the benefits of a neck and back training program just last year, Gabrielle says: “there are no shortcuts, you need to put yourself in the hands of professionals who gradually get you functioning again. You as the patient need to play your part and work hand in hand with Dr. Mueller and his team – you will feel and see the result. I did!”
Dr. (Col) Rana K. Chengappa,
Clinical Director, Sports Medicine, AktivOrtho™
Dr. (Col) Rana K. Chengappa, clinical director, sports medicine, AktivOrtho™, had spent 25 years of his service in the armed forces with 15 years exclusive sports medicine practice.
He held a variety of responsibilities and positions such as sports medicine specialist with the Army Sports Institute where he not only set up the centre but also established the treatment and testing protocols for the elite sports persons. After his graduation from Armed forces Medical College, Pune, he was trained in sports medicine at the prestigious National Institute of Sports, Patiala and, also underwent training at the Sports Medicine Institute at Havana, Cuba.
He has also worked as a sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist in various appointments as well as Head of Department, Physical Medicine Rehab and Sports Medicine at the prestigious Army Hospital (Research & Referral) and, Sports Injury centre, Safdarjung Hospital. He was a consultant with various sports teams, most notably, the Indian boxing team. Dr. Chengappa has been associated with various national and international sports events and is the current treasurer of the Indian federation of Sports Medicine.
His areas of interest are exercise physiology, children in sports and training for high performance athletes.
The core of AktivOrtho Tm combined with our specialist orthopaedic doctors is a well informed team of physiotherapists and sports therapists providing improved fitness and wellness. With the requisite diverse experience acquired through each individual team member’s professional and academic background combined with dedication and hardwork, results in a well-balanced, multi-disciplinary team which uses its’ abilities to effectively analyse, evaluate and plan according to the needs of each individual.
The team has a reputation for strong therapeutic and patient communication skills. Their sympathetic approach helps people feel comfortable and confident enough to change their habits and start to live a healthy and fit life that goes a long way in achieving physical, mental and functional harmony, reducing stress and preventing potential orthopaedic and other health problems.
Graded exercise programs will be built according to individual-specific needs and will be developed for each patient to include for example, training weak muscle groups, balance harmonization and stretching. In addition, we can incorporate other health activities to promote overall performance. Regular follow- ups as well as home exercises are also given as part of the prevention program so as to achieve maximum benefit for the patient.
Strong theoretical knowledge complimented with good practical application of physiotherapy and sports therapy modalities makes AktivOrtho Tm the optimum one-stop shop for comprehensive rehabilitation, medical fitness and sports medicine requirements.
International Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Prevention (India) Private Limited,
E 83, Paschimi Marg (near Vasant Vihar Club),
New Delhi, India
Ph: +91 11 47307700
Mobile: +91 9717198133
International Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Prevention (India) Private Limited,
594-P, Sector-43, Golf Course Road,
ph: +91 124 4892000
Siri Fort Branch:
Indoor Badminton Court Building, Siri Fort Sports Complex,
August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110049
(Available Tuesday to Sunday)
Tuesday – Friday: 8 am to 11 am & 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 2 pm