I have had a very knowledgeable therapist (Swati). She quickly identified the source of my problem and in some cases provided immediate relief. I am happy with VARDAN services.
My knee pain started over three years ago and I had some difficulty in walking, as well as, in climbing the stairs. I consulted one of New Delhi’s top hospital who took my X-Ray’s and advised me knee surgery. I was mentally not prepared for the same as I felt that there must be some alternatives to knee surgery. Then, I contacted my neighbourhood physiotherapists and was advised the classical exercises. I was not satisfied with their advice as I was in search for some scientific and systematic treatment. In my search for a proper solution, I landed at Vardan.
Here, I met the therapists and was told the gap in the knee joint cannot be changed through exercises but with proper and regular exercises, the knee pain can be arrested. Since then, I have been visiting Vardan and regularly exercising for three times a week. Due to these exercises my knee pain is dormant. Apart, from the knee, my therapists have been focussing on strengthening my all muscles and improving my flexibility. I have found that the therapist here at Vardan to be very knowledgeable, experienced, sincere and hardworking.
Today, I am able to walk and climb the stairs faster than people of my age which is thanks to Vardan
I came to VARDĀN in 2014 with very bad knee pain. I had difficulty in walking and standing. I used to take occasional painkillers to not feel pain in the daily routine. I have even visited Aktiv Ortho was my treatment but my experience with them was not satisfactory. They were pushing me too hard. Difficult exercises were given to accomplish that I was not able to handle. I am coming here to strengthen my body now. My knee pain has recovered a lot. Now, I am more active and able to do all my household chores with ease. Thanks to VARDĀN for improving my knee condition.
I was referred VARDĀN by a friend two years ago to take treatment for flat feet issue and leg pain. I was not able to walk and sleep properly due to severe pain. I was getting depressed day by day. I had tried AktivOrtho also but it did not work for me. I was then referred to Garima. She was the only ray of hope in my life. I am glad today that I did not give up and continued treatment. Today I feel 99% relief from pain. After 8 years, I could sleep properly and feel positive and back to life. My personality has completely changed. I thank VARDĀN & Garima for the dedication and efforts she has put in for me to lead a happy comfortable life”
My name is Bhavna Rajgarhia, I am 36 years old. I work with my father. I heard about Vardan through my dad. He heard about it from a friend. I have had a problem with my knee and calves. It has persisted for over 10 years.
The last three-four months have been very bad, I have not been able to move. If I moved or even walked around a little bit, my knees would start hurting a lot. The last three-four months, I haven't been able to walk around for even five minutes. The pain was very acute. I went to a lot of general physicians, physiotherapists, orthopedics and all and the scariest part was that nobody was able to diagnose my problem. Everyone would keep saying there isn't a problem and they would just send me back home. So I was very worried and very scared - if you have such acute pain and the doctor is not being able to diagnose it, it gets very scary. Last two-three months I have been teary-eyed all the time and then of course I heard about this place. My dad came here first. He came for about two or three sessions and he was really happy and he suggested I come and I came and I must say that after the first session itself - the therapist was Ekta and she is really sweet and really good I must say - I felt better. In the first session she treated my tailbone. She said that my tailbone had moved a little from its right position and it was pressing on a nerve which was aggravating my knee pain. The primary reason for the knee pain was my muscular pain. So she fixed that tailbone for me and the first session itself I was feeling much better.
The second session, because of some confusion I think, I got a session with Jevene, and she treated my muscles around my calves and thighs and all that and after the second session I was 99% better.
And today which is my last session - my third session - I am feeling absolutely fine. There is no pain. In the last 10 days, I have done everything that could make me deteriorate - I wore heels even though they told me not to, and I went out. They told me to exercise and I didn't exercise properly. And they asked me not to do one more thing which I did again. But still I had no pain. Had I done any of these things prior to coming to Vardan, I would have had acute pain.
This place I would say is like a Godsend for me. I think I should start crying right now. I am feeling fine in just three sessions I have taken an appointment after a month because they want to check me and to make sure that I am doing the exercises and following up on whatever they have asked me to do. It's been great and I want to say a big thank you to Jevene and a big thank you to Ekta and a big thank you to Vardan.
I work with my father. I heard about Vardan through my dad. He heard about it from a friend. I have had a problem with my knee and calves. It has persisted for over 10 years. See for my experience, I don't have a medical understanding of FMT, but from my experience I would say that it is basically a very advanced form of physiotherapy combined with a certain amount of manipulation, because I think the first time what she did with me was manipulation - she was just rubbing the tailbone to get it into the right position. And thereafter, for the other two sessions, she was pressing me to relieve pain in different places. So I think it is a combination of manipulation and very advanced physiotherapy.
Another thing they did for me, which no doctor has done until now was that they corrected my walk. They said; "your walk is your main problem. You are not walking from your hip you are putting all the pressure on your knee, which is why you are getting so much pain in your knees". So actually they nailed the source, they treated the source and actually if I do the exercises properly, which I plan to, then I think that I should be fine.
That's why I am done in three sessions - I mean I have had a problem for over 10 years.
Before coming here, I was almost bedridden. Like I didn't have to rest but I was not walking, I couldn't walk even 10 steps. I was going to work etc, but I was not moving at all. But now I am leading an absolutely normal life. I am going to work, I am going to work out, I am going out at night - so it has made a whole lot of difference. I would say from having a lot of pain, today I am pain free. I still have to work on my muscles and strengthen them before I can do anything that I want to - because I would love to do a workout class, which she has told me not to do right now - but I am now from being in a lot of pain to being pain free actually. It's really helped me, this place. I would recommend it to everybody. Get in here and get yourself fixed.
Only in five sessions with Anshul, I am so glad that I am in a position to do my daily activities without much pain which once seemed to be impossible.
I'm Choodie Shivaram, a journalist for over 30 years based out of Bangalore.
I was a client for about 8-10 weeks at VARDĀN on my visit to Delhi. I'm writing this mail to convey my gratitude and thanks to team VARDĀN. I congratulate on this profound initiative which perhaps is the first of its kind in India. I was under the care of Ms. Akanksha; she truly is a vardaan to VARDĀN. Besides being professionally adept, she is extremely committed and conscious of the patient's well-being. She is precise in her assessment and treatment and was flexible to my changing needs with regard to the therapy. During these weeks, there were times when the pain shifted and Akanksha was more than accommodative in addressing it. She possesses an attitude that is rare to see in present times; modest, humble and sincere.
Kudos on putting together such a wonderful team. I have come back to Bangalore with my joints feeling younger and healthier; of course, maintaining it is now in my hands :)
Thank you and congratulations again. I do hope you open a centre in Bangalore too.
I started coming to VARDĀN in May’16 for treatment of my knee pain. My daughter has taken treatment here and had recovered completely so she pushed me to get treated here. As earlier, I was taking treatment from Max hospital and they had put me on supplements and painkillers to lessen pain. My daughter’s faith in VARDĀN has proved valuable for me. After coming to VARDĀN my painkillers have stopped and I have no pain now. I am really happy to have been coming here for treatment and have referred many people in pain to VARDĀN.
I came to VARDĀN 8months back for treatment of knee pain. My friend suggested me for treatment to this place, prior coming to VARDĀN I was in severe pain due to stiffness in knees and difficulty in walking and bending. However, now I feel much better after taking combination of FMT and exercise sessions at VARDĀN.I have recommended many people and I feel happy to have been associated with VARDĀN.
For a golfer I am "extremely stiff", and blessed with pains in one or both knees, and/or lower back, ankle, neck, over the last one year, affecting my game and my overall ability to walk and run. I trusted a good friend's advice and enrolled at VARDAN. I have been undergoing treatment for the last two months, for my left knee and lower back. For the first time I am "relaxed" about my body movements. I am more fluid and flexible now, and "not afraid" of doing exercises that once were impossible to do. I have already played two rounds of limited golf, while the treatment is on, and delighted to see that the improvement is "sustainable". I have had an inguinal hernia operation two years back, but Dr Swati and team have been careful about the condition during their treatment. A big thanks to them for restoring my hope to return to active sport. While each session is expensive, I understand it is not just a routine physiotherapy. This "functional manual therapy" requires exceptional practical knowledge of the body. For the expertise of specialists like Dr Swati, Dr Sakar, DR Mayank and for the infrastructure and overall service excellence, I think the pricing is appropriate. However, for long term customers, there must be attractive pricing schemes. I also request that you have three days per week at Gurgaon centre.
Thank You Team VARDAN.
I am shocked and dismayed at the decision to close down the Mumbai Centre.
When I started off in September, of last year, I had challenges walking pain free, climbing up and down stairs. I had an arthritic right knee, due to an arthroscopic procedure performed 13 years ago, and as a consequence the good knee had also turned bad due to overloading that I would do. From that place to today.....I run on the treadmill at a speed of 14, I have started doing Bollywood dancing and I climb up and down stairs....for the most part, like a teenager. Only, that I am 57 years old!!!
All this is due completely to your therapy. I had tried physiotherapy for a long time, but what your therapy achieved borders on the Miraculous!
You people are doing such good work. Don't abandon us now. What you so works. You have the backing of the TOI Institution, you could leverage it far more effectively than what you are doing currently to communicate your therapy to the citizens of Mumbai, and you will have people flocking in droves. The Bombay Times carries a weekly feature on health, and not once have you written about it, after last year. Give your selves time, and you will pick up....I know this in my bones....simply because you are not some get well quick scam, but people with a Mission to heal....a mission which is working, slowly, I'll grant, but it's working. Please reconsider your decision.
At the end of our lives when we look back on what we did in our lifetime.....the decision to close down the Mumbai Centre will be one you will regret. Don't do it please. Don't shut down a good thing.
I feel a miracle happened for me. I will definitely refer VARDAN to my closed ones who are in pain. Thanks and all my best wishes to you Prashant and all.
I have a long association with VARDĀN.I came to VARDĀN 4years ago with knee pain post-surgery. I had heard about this place from my friends and they suggested me to try it for my problem. Post-surgery my right leg was quiet weak and usual therapy was not helping me at all. I couldn’t walk or climb stairs. After taking 8-9 regular sessions at VARDĀN I started feeling the change. My pain subsided and mobility increased. Then I felt more confident, self-reliant & active. I am a writer by profession and had stopped working post-surgery as I was worried about my health and couldn’t concentrate. However, once my treatment at VARDĀN showed positive results I became more free and rejoined work. Now, I am taking sessions for back ache and I have faith that it will also vanish like my knee pain. Thanks to VARDĀN.
I have a long association with VARDAN. I came to VARDAN in May 2015 for knee pain. Before coming to VARDAN, I could hardly walk and climb stairs. Doctor had advised me knee replacement surgery. One of my friend recommended VARDAN to me so I decided to postpone my surgery and started taking FMT and exercise sessions with Garima. She had explained me that my knees were in bad shape because of severe arthritis and dysfunction in hips. I wasn’t even able to bend my legs to do stationary cycling. And thus, she had advised that I should opt for surgery but after taking few weeks of treatment and exercise sessions as that would help me recover better. She worked very hard on correcting my body’s alignment, muscle toning and gaining overall strength which actually helped me in the long run. She treated my knees and my hips and I was walking better even before my surgery. Garima knows her job well and exhibits commitment and professionalism, which is commendable. After 4 months, I had undergone knee replacement surgery and then came back to VARDAN for post-surgery rehabilitation. I took sessions with Garima and with all the hard work, I am able to do everything I wanted to, without any hindrance because of my knee pain. The secret of my recovery is VARDAN and not surgery. Now I lead a normal happy life and feel conﬁdent in referring people to this place (including my husband).
“VARDAN change lives” –Ms. Jogesh S Kumar
I have been coming here since Aug 1;13. Dr Heath Matthew had referred me here in Vardan. The physiotherapist here are very good and they analysed bio-mechanics and walking patters in a very deep manner. The FMT has also helped me most of the times. They have also taught me many exercises ( Which are the point and target the right muscles ). I am really impressed the way they teach me various exercises. These are very simple but very very effective in helping me to walk.
The pain in both of my right as well as left knee has decreased by almost 30%. When I came here, I was able to walk for just 300mts a day but currently I can walk till 800 mts a day.
Thanks to Dr Jevene and Dr Jatin
I had problem in both my knees for the last 18 years. Left knee was badly damaged and as a result of that part of the bone damaged was lying inside. It was detected as a osteophytes inside the knee during an MRI was taken. The intensity of pain can well be imagined. The broken part of that bone was extracted during an operation but the pain still persisted. I learnt about Vardan through an advertisement and enrolled myself. After a few sessions of FMT by Shruti the pain started reducing dramatically. I was doing few exercises recommended to do at home, rigorously without fail. It all helped me in avoiding the operation for knee replacement for which I almost decided at the time of coming to Vardan. The credit of relief to my acute pain goes to the dedicate efforts of Shruti the PT in particular and Vardan in general.
Specific benefits I had at Vardan
P D Vaid
Retiered govt officer
It has been a great experience getting treated at Vardan. Tanu, my therapist is no less than an angel for me. She has helped me recover so well from my knee pain. It’s only because of her I am able to avoid the surgery. She has helped me enjoy every moment with my family again. Because of her, I could even dance when I couldn’t even walk.
I will be always thankful to her and especially our neighbour Major Rana uncle who referred her to us.
Thank you Tanu for being so focussed and dedicated towards your patients.
Thanks a ton
“I was suffering from knee problem from last 12 years and had been consulted with lot of Doctors and all of them had asked me to go for Knee Replacement. I took my first session on 22nd May., 2013 and today was my third session and I can actually feel the difference from therapy. I firmly believe that this place will not let me go for the knee replacement and this treatment will actually create a positive impact in my day-to-day life.”
Dear Sir ,
About 4 months back , I developed knee pain in my left leg . I was asked by our medical practitioner to undergo an X ray which showed advanced signs of osteo-arthritis . I was put on medication and exercises which did not much help in subsiding the problem. My son suggested me to book an appointment with Vardan at your Lajpat Nagar Centre.
After due evaluation the therapist conducted FMT and after few sittings and religiously following exercise regime the knee pain begin to get better and I was in a position to continue with my daily chores including taking long walks of about 4-5 kms . Over a period with FMT and exercises the muscle strength has increased in my legs thereby lessening the stress on knees which has resulted in my leading almost normal life devoid of any pain and without any medication.
I am thankful to Akanksha who in last few sessions worked hard on my posture to improve mobility in knee & hip joints and ensuring that I follow the right exercises. I shall be calling now for follow up sessions .
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My main problem was knee pain – for 3 years – though I also had a backache. Soon it hampered my work. I tried everything from the brief relief of ayurvedic massages and homeopathic pain remedies to crazy naturopathy diets. I got really scared when a doctor wanted to insert a probe in my knee when an MRI was inconclusive!
So, when I read about non-invasive FMT at Vardan, I decided to try even though I didn’t believe it would work. I wasn’t impressed by Mamta’s simple analysis for my pain either – a misalignment in my ankle that affected the shin and muscles. But since I wanted to go to Ladakh (on painkillers if need be!) I gave it a shot.
I had 10 sessions in all, and from the second one, the improvement was dramatic. Other physical therapies rely on heat to relax muscles and relieve pain but FMT gets to the root of the problem to resolve it. My nagging pain is gone. In fact, I told Mamta that I thought of her more than my wife as I trekked in Ladakh pain-free!