Testimonials - Spine

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Ms. Sangeeta Sharma
Patient at AktivOrtho

´I was a bit sceptical when I started out here but very soon this scepticism was replaced by satisfaction. Surely, this facility is expensive but they get you so better that you wish to just keep coming here again and again.´

"Replace scepticism about your health with satisfaction and reassurance/ Continuous focus by Physiotherapist makes you independent and better than before. Incisive diagnosis and precision in personal care".

Ms. Sangeeta Sharma: “I had heard about AktivOrtho from my school friend, Dr. Sanjay Manchanda, at Gangaram Hospital, in New Delhi. I was diagnosed with postural cervical syndrome and thoracic hypo-mobility. Working on a computer for long hours only made it worse. Prior to visiting AktivOrtho, I had undergone several fitness programs over a course of 9 months at other centres. In September 2013, I made my first visit to AktivOrtho with severe pain and swelling on the right side of my neck, which got compounded with painful knots in my shoulders. I would wake up every morning with pain and stiffness. I couldn’t cope with the daily 10 hour computer work schedule anymore.

I was a bit sceptical when I started out here but very soon this scepticism was replaced by satisfaction. Surely, this facility is expensive but they get you so better that you wish to just keep coming here again and again. The therapists work towards making you not dependent. It amazes me how my therapist, Dr. Akshay Arora, can stay focussed for a full 60 minutes.

Here's what I found different about AktivOrtho:

  • Precision! That’s what I have experienced at AktivOrtho. To treat well, a doctor must need to diagnose accurately and that’s what Dr. Mueller did. He had diagnosed with precision and his team took it through with the same precision.
  • They actually aim at getting you better and not coming back to them.

Initially, I was going to AktivOrtho thrice a week which didn’t seem enough but now, I visit them twice aiming to take it down to once a week quite soon. I resumed my golf lessons last month. Though I haven’t attained a perfect fitness level, I know I am almost there.

To conclude, it’s the German precision! I have to say from the diagnosis to the treatment to follow-up to the selection of the therapist--it all makes one great journey and feeling good is like an addiction at AktivOrtho”.

Comments by Physiotherapist Mr. Akshay Arora

“Ms. Sharma’s main complaint was: severe pain and swelling in the right side of her neck with a very stiff upper back. She also had a difficulty in sitting for long hours at the desk and could not play golf because of her pain.

Her treatment started with a comprehensive back and neck assessment. The aim of the initial phase was to release her neck muscles and mobilise her locked cervical and thoracic joints. The manual therapy sessions resulted in the reduction of her pain and stiffness. The normal range of motion in the cervical and thoracic spine was achieved by the end of the four week-long manual therapy. A few self-stretching exercises were also taught in the initial phase.

The second part of her treatment involved cervical spine training and thoracic opening exercises to facilitate some ‘functional movements’ in her neck and upper back.

By week 12, she had completed her active spine training and was able to sit for long hours on a computer and play golf. After the 12 weeks of rehabilitation, a Home Exercise Program (HEP) was advised and followed by the patient.

Currently, Ms. Sharma visits AktivOrtho twice a week to strengthen her upper back and maintain her fitness level under our medical supervision. The new exercise plan involves ‘whole body conditioning’ with more focus on her core musculature”.