Jayesh Talpade

Hi Garima,
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.

Warm regards,

Shashank Upasani

I have very pleasant experience with VARDĀN and my Therapist (Aamir) while getting treated at VARDĀN for my knee pain. The treatment has exceeded my expectations and has helped me tremendously. Earlier I was on different medication but now I am off all medicines. Thanks so much VARDĀN. Keep up the good work!

Mithily Jagannathan

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.

Archana Lalit

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.

Lalit Kumar Saxena

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.

Harinder Sachdev

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.

Vinod Kumar

I have been coming to VARDĀN since Aug’16 for my knee pain treatment. I was keen in getting my surgery done but my doctor suggested to visit try VARDĀN and then take a decision. After FMT sessions at VARDĀN I can feel lot of improvement in my pain. I don’t get constant pain as earlier. I can sleep comfortably with no pain. I feel much better now and will keep coming for preventive sessions as well post my treatment. I have gained confidence on FMT as my treatment.

Sudhir Premi

One of my friends referred me to VARDĀN. Before coming here I was on painkillers for 3years for my knee pain. I come from Meerut to take treatment at VARDĀN and I think it’s worth it. Post taking FMT sessions at VARDĀN I have seen lot of improvement in my knee pain. My painkillers have stopped. Earlier it was difficult for me walk due to pain and there was restriction in lifting the body as well. I am satisfied with my treatment and happy to travel down to Delhi for such a unique therapy.

Harish Narula

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.

Ashi Agarwal

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”

Sundar Vishwanathan

A session of Tai-Chi brought on knee pain in July 2016.
I was told that this was due to age related wear and tear. I was prescribed a suite of exercises by a physiotherapist. Six months down the line, not much had changed. I was told that I should not squat or jog and will have to replace my knee at some point. I started functional manual therapy in Dec 2016. It has been about 8 sessions so far. The knee is much better. I can walk a mile without pain. I can squat. I have just been cleared to jog. Mobility of every other joint has improved. For instance, I can bend forward without the fear of a stiff back or worse, the first time in 10 years. Improvements in other spheres of activity have been remarkable. A chronic acidity problem has gone down. Headaches have come down in both intensity and frequency. The biggest obvious gain has been the improvement in my breathing .I no longer get up early in the morning with difficulty in breathing, first time in 10 years. And the best thing is that FMT prescribes exercises not medicines. It feels great to be a participant in the cure. I realise now that the only activity which I have been doing properly before FMT was sitting down on a toilet seat. I am learning how to sleep, sit, stand, get up from a chair, sit on a chair, drink (water!).

The therapist, Sumeet is a person of rare talent and intelligence.
Seamlessly blending an encyclopaedic knowledge of anatomy and a deep understanding of biomechanics, she visualises, analyses, and corrects your defects one by one. I have also learnt a lot from these interactions.
The efficient Himani, with her good cheer, and dry humour, is just the perfect foil.

Sumita Chopra

I came to VARDĀN in June’15 for treatment of my left knee. Before coming to VARDĀN  I had multiple fractures and was on bed for 6months due to which I had bad condition. I used to take painkillers. After taking treatment at VARDĀN  I am relieved from my pain. I feel 90% recovery is done. I am taking FMT as well as supervised exercise sessions. I must appreciate and applaud VARDĀN for finding solution to my pain. They treated that doctors couldn’t treat.