My mother, Mrs. Radhika Lall aged 72 years had been suffering from back-ache for the past 20 years which had been sharply increasing in the recent years, hindering her day-to-day functionality. We tried many different treatments in the past, including allopathic, homeopathic, yoga, physio-sessions at a reputed hospital, and certain traditional treatments from non-medical persons. No treatment provided enduring relief and, we thought we had exhausted all remedies. To alleviate the pain, my mother wore a “belt” around her waist and applied pain-relieving oils or ointments.
FMT was one of the best things to have happened to my mother. I learnt about FMT through a news report in Times of India sometime in early October, 2011 and distinctly recall one line, which said: “Bring us your failures”! There was a conviction in that article and, given the credentials of TOI group, I was instinctively drawn to this treatment and called FMT on the very next date to fix an appointment.
My mother’s first consultation at FMT centre was fixed on October 4, 2011 and, Ms. Ekta Agnihotri was assigned to take charge of my mother. Miracle happened on the very first visit. My mother was asked to bend forward to touch her toes and, she could barely reach her knees, when her back-ache prevented her from touching the toes. Ekta then worked on my mother for an hour to release the muscles and clear up the faults and, at the end of the session asked her to repeat the step. My mother’s hands glided down painlessly to touch her toes! And, my mother got instant relief.
My mother has had a total of 13 – 15 FMT sessions so far and, I have been accompanied her for all of the sessions. My mother could hardly stand or walk for 2 hours without putting on the belt, but after the first two sessions, she stopped wearing the belt. Her pain has almost gone by now, though at times it surfaces in small spasmodic doses, but it is not continuing and crushing as it used to be. My mother needs to follow an exercise regimen to sustain the results. The technique used by the FMT is fundamentally sound and attractive, as its non-invasive and as it attacks the real source of the pain by clearing the faults in the muscle and bone structure, rather than suppressing the pain. My mother had developed a visible slouch, and the treatment has shown remarkable improvement in her posture, as she stands more erectly and smartly.
My mother had another condition of more recent origin – what was termed as “grade 2 shoulder dislocation” – basically, she had severe pain in her left arm and its movement was nearly frozen. She has received extensive treatment for the shoulder pain as well. Whilst the pain has not completely gone, it is not excruciating and unbearable as it used to be and, her arm moves in a much wider range. She has recovered and hopefully, the residual pain will also go with the remaining treatment.
She is extremely happy with her therapist, the quality of treatment and professionalism at FMT centre. Ekta has worked very hard, diligently and thoroughly, motivating and supporting my mother to achieve the targets. She has a very pleasing demeanor, knows her job and exhibits a commitment and professionalism, which is commendable. She is perceptive in terms of handling a patient physically and emotionally and, the primary reason of our satisfaction with FMT.
Also, the entire support staff and management, including the senior therapists have been very nice, supportive and efficient. We were very appreciative of the cleanliness at the Centre, e.g. the sheets and pillows were changed each time before the start of the treatment, which I know, is not done even in the so called 5-star hospitals of Delhi. The appointments were meticulously kept and managed. We would get a reminder call, two days before the appointed date, which was so admirable.
My mother is very grateful that FMT has offered such excellent treatment without costs. We have talked about the centre to many people, who have approached FMT for appointments. A comment: talking to people I gauged that whilst they were convinced about the treatment, they found Rs.2500 per session rather high, even though they could afford it. I guess, it is question of prioritizing. I would rather pay for this treatment and achieve a pain-free life for my mother, than perhaps put this money elsewhere.
We are grateful to TOI for introducing this treatment and, hope that FMT (Vardan Centre) achieves tremendous success in India.
(for and on behalf of my mother, FMT patient, Mrs. Radhika Lall)
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