Testimonials - Sports Medicine/Injuries - Stress Fractures & Foot Injuries

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Mr. Akshay Singh
Patient at AktivOrtho

´At AktivOrtho™, they have a process which is detailed, well-explained, effectively taught and progressive. Here, I have learned to understand what is wrong and how I can fix it; being trained to be self-sufficient on fixing the problem is a major thing.´

"My father, Mr. Gurdeep Singh, was a patient at AktivOrtho™and he recommended it to me. I first came to the centre in December 2014. I had been a regular long-distance runner for two years and was suffering from stress fractures and foot injuries. I wanted to know the root causes.

At AktivOrtho, I was diagnosed by Dr. Rana Chengappa (clinical director, sports medicine) with a displaced navicular*, biomechanical imbalances**and lack of muscular strength. Earlier, I went to an orthopaedic who simply diagnosed me with the stress fractures and over-pro nation. Instead of looking for a solution, I was encouraged to stop running!

At AktivOrtho, they have a process which is detailed, well-explained, effectively taught and progressive.
My physiotherapist has done a phenomenal job, explaining the process, detailing it and training me on how to do it on my own. Given that I was only in Delhi for 2 weeks, this has been invaluable.

Now, I see and feel a tangible difference in my core strength and biomechanics. The progress is motivating and with this training, I expect to keep the momentum in my improvement.

At AktivOrtho, I have learned to understand what is wrong and how I can fix it; being trained to be self-sufficient on fixing the problem is a major thing".

*Navicular is one of the tarsal bones in the foot.
**Biomechanical imbalances: When a muscle becomes stronger or weaker than its opposing muscle.

Comments by Physiotherapist Ms. Ankita Rana

"Mr. Akshay's chief complaints were pain in his left navicular with a history of stress fractures associated with over-pronated foot. He was not able to jog or run normally.

His treatment started with a comprehensive evaluation of his feet, back, knees and posture. The initial objective was to stop his pain and to educate him on his postural problems. This was achieved by mobilizing his foot and navicular to improve the range of motion and reduce pain. Myofascial sessions were also included to release his back, feet and calves as the whole chain of muscles surrounding his posterior were extremely tight. He was also taught a number of stretching and spine-mobility exercises and postural-correction strategy. Exercises to strengthen his hip, knee, ankle and core muscles were also prescribed and he progressed gradually.

Since the patient was only in India for two weeks, all of this had to be incorporated together in a gradual progressive way. At the end of the 2nd session, the patient's pain and tenderness were reduced and he was able to start jogging. By the 7th session he was able to run 3 Km without any pain. After the 3rd week of his rehabilitation, a Home Exercise Program (HEP) was prescribed and followed by the patient along with optimal postural strategies so that his sedentary job does not affect his health.

Currently, Mr. Akshay continues to maintain his fitness level by working out on his own. He now thoroughly understands his condition, the proper biomechanics and the ways to correct and strengthen the targeted muscles. This has helped him re-build his confidence and self-sufficiency".