Aakriti Mamgain

As we approach the end of our sessions, I wanted to pen down my thoughts on the entire process that we went through.

For some one like me who has been suffering from chronic pain for over 4 years & tried all sorts of treatments with doctors telling me there is nothing majorly wrong with me however, at the same time, were completely at loss on explaining as to why I was in pain & how I could manage it!

First and foremost, what I really liked about your approach was that you went to great lengths in helping me understand the "why" *& "how" of the pain. You ensured that I had all the resources that I needed to understand pain & helped me move from a state of complete helplessness & frustration to being in control and in charge.

As a therapist, beside taking care of the mechanical aspect of my pain (& you are great at that), you have helped build my confidence in dealing with my situation & used different methods to help me feel good about making progress, however small it was to start with. Also you were very open to hearing me out, exploring options along with me & I saw you constantly recalibrating my progress (at a certain point you even referred me to another therapist just to check that we were on the right track with regards to treatment) so that it works for me. So while I know I will take time to get completely pain free, you have put me safely on the road to getting pain free. All thanks to you, today I feel much more confident in managing myself & my well being.

You have been a terrific therapist & a wonderful person!

I wish you all the best & success in your career ... & I hope you continue to heal folks like me!

Abhishek Poddar

I had chronic pain from my neck to the shoulder area for a while. A friend saw me holding my neck and persuaded me to FMT at Vardan. Jevene worked on it and it felt so much better that I went back to her again. I would say that FMT was truly addictive -- I was hooked! Then last October I got a bad cold and cough, due to which, believe it or not, I got a slipped disc! Once again, thanks to Vardan, the problem was dealt with effectively. Their expert manipulation with their bare hands is not only effective, it is also very comfortable as it is non-invasive. I would say that what three weeks of therapy in Bangalore could not do, I got done in one session with Adam! That is because FMT is a science and the therapists have thorough knowledge of the body -- far more than what conventional physical therapists in India have -- and the effect of that is apparent. They really know their stuff. Not only did they deal with my slipped disc, they have also taught me how to make sure I live better, more efficiently. For instance, I know now how to sleep, how to walk, even how to cough! And I feel so much better -- and that is what counts at the end of the day!

JEVENE’S FEEDBACK:
Mr Poddar came to Vardan in July with sudden onset of severe neck pain, very limited ability to turn his head to the left, and pain radiating down his left arm. He had one previous episode of similar pain that was treated with conventinal physiotherapy (US, traction, exercises) that resolved his pain, but then this second episode occurred.

The cause of this pain was due to weak muscles of stabilization in the neck, as well as limited movement in the upper thoracic spine, which contributed to excessive sheering and compressive forces going into one disc in his neck. He also had muscle spasms, and an elevated first rib.With manual therapy we improved soft tissue mobility and thoracic spine motion, corrected first rib position, then addressed his posture and gave him stabilization exercises. MrPoddar was 90% better after the second visit, and at beginning of third visit reported he was was completely pain free.