Testimonials - Spine

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Mr. Rakesh Sahni
Patient at AktivOrtho

´I got a feeling of a highly "customised treatment". Dr. Mueller gave me a new hope and I could see after two months of coming to AktivOrtho that I have improved much, started driving a car independently and confidently and achieved better balance with my walking as well.´

"I suffered two strokes and felt helpless; I turned to AktivOrtho. My condition improved considerably within 2 months - thanks to an efficient team of Physiotherapists and expert guidance provided by Dr. Mueller. I now drive independently and experience improved stability in my walking."

Mr. Rakesh Sahni: “I came to know about AktivOrtho through a patient who was undergoing treatment at this centre. He strongly recommended guidance from Dr. Gerd Mueller (MD).

In February 2012, I had two strokes diagnosed as bilateral pontine infarct, also known as brainstem stroke. Before coming to AktivOrtho, I had been treated at several medical centres and they all contributed to my progress, but they were stopping at a particular point of my recovery.

On 23rd August 2013, I made my first visit to AktivOrtho and was pleased to see that everything was very professional. Then, I realised why the centre handles each client with a prior appointment. They respect and value time.

I got a feeling of a highly “customised treatment”. Dr. Mueller gave me a new hope and I could see after two months of coming to AktivOrtho that I have improved much, started driving a car independently and confidently and achieved better balance with my walking as well.

AktivOrtho has a very efficient team of physiotherapists and advanced equipment to take care of your individual needs and above all, leadership of a great German medical doctor (Dr. Mueller, MD). Dr. Pooja Bajaj (PT) and Dr. Abhishek Kumar (PT) should be given a huge credit for my recovery and I must thank God almighty.

I could claim that I felt a recovery of 6/10 in my initial 18 months following the stroke. Now, I give it 8/10, a big change in only two months’ time! AktivOrtho is a place where every single aspect of your body’s need is assessed and followed by a meticulous treatment schedule. I must say AktivOrtho’s therapists are well-trained and they first explain what they are going to do, so that there is no scope for surprises.

I can only thank the person (who met me at another clinic) profusely for referring me to AktivOrtho and Dr. Mueller”.

Comments by Physiotherapist Ms. Pooja Bajaj

Mr. Sahni’s main complaints were: weakness in all of his four limbs, the left being more affected than the right, difficulty in maintaining balance while walking, not being able to perform his daily functional activities efficiently, problem in swallowing and sometimes choking.

In February 2012, Mr. Sahni suffered two strokes, diagnosed as Bilateral Pontine Infarct, or simply speaking, Brainstem Stroke. Before coming to AktivOrtho, he had been treated at several medical facilities with varying degree of relief but total recovery was nowhere to be seen.

At AktivOrtho, his treatment started with a comprehensive neurological assessment which included mobility, motor and sensory evaluation, cognitive assessment, balance, functional activities, endurance and dysphagia evaluation.

Initially, we aimed to improve his flexibility and mobility which gradually progressed to improve his strength and endurance. As his recovery continued its’ march, the gain was incorporated in his daily functional activities. The balance and gait training brought remarkable results. The important aspect of treatment was to manage his swallowing issue which was also taken care of. Besides this, he was also given a Home Exercise Program (HEP).

At around 9 weeks, Mr. Sahni was a lot better but still had some residual issues and hence he needs to work further to improve and recover totally”.