About Us - AktivOrtho Tm Team

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

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 training therapy (MTT). 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.

Career

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.

Scientific work

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.

Gabrielle Seacy

Gabrielle Seacy

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!"

Sumiran Passey

Dr. Sumiran Passey

Medical Doctor, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Sumiran Passey has completed his MD Sports Medicine from Faculty of Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab). Prior to this he completed his MOBS degree from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore. He specialises in sports medicine and sports sciences. He is currently Media Commission Member for Indian Association of Sports Medicine. He is a certified team physician by Asian Federation of Sports Medicine and Asian Football Confederation.

During his academic years he has gained clinical experience from well renowned hospitals like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Safdurjung Hospital, Fortis Escorts Hospital and more. He is certified AFSM sports rehabilitation specialist. Also, he is well trained in sports traumatology, non-invasive treatment procedures, biomechanical assessments, sports psychology, human performance assessments and other sport related assessments. He has actively participated in many National/International forums that included being a part of medical assistance team during Commonwealth Boxing Trials at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports and providing medical cover for various inter-universities and inter-college sports events. He has also been a part of Anti-Doping awareness programs.

Core Team

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 training therapy (MTT) and sports medicine requirements.