• Our experience with Dr. Ravi and Dr. Murali and the physiotherapists in Pain and Stroke rehab centre has been the best thing that happened to our family when we were looking out for a rehabilitation centre in Chennai after his spinal cord injury due to an accident.

    From the very first meeting, we were given complete and the clear picture of what the actual problem was and the plan that they had for us in the “coming years”. The time and the effort that they took in making us understand the problem and the possible solutions / rearrangement of things in our life helped us a lot to prepare mentally, physically and financially.

    My husband brought in to the centre after his accident where he broke his vertebral column and injured spinal cord, we weren’t left with many options. Ravi and Murali showed the best option possible at that time and constantly ensured to device a customized solution to make my husband as independent as possible.

    Today, after 5 years, my husband a construction engineer by proffession, is independent, working in the same company in the same job profile, does “almost” everything like a normal person but little differently. He walks, climbs stairs, travels everywhere with the walker.

    The best thing about the centre is they make all the family members understand the problem and make them mentally capable to face the problem. The physiotherapy treatment is affordable, very effective and the best thing according to me.

    My best wishes to them.

    Mrs. Vardhini Keerthivas
  • As a layman I was ignorant about a system of treatment which offers a vital therapeutic supplement to the medical profession which is integral to the treatment of most patients. I was also not aware that this magical input is the only kind of treatment which can mitigate the motor dysfunction of the body and restore optimal functions of the human body!

    Yes, you guessed it right! I am referring to the science of Physiotherapy (“Physical Therapy”) about which I learnt perforce after I was afflicted with a highly debilitating auto-immune disorder having an exotic name of “Guillain-Barre Syndrome” (GBS)!

    And there I was, almost crippled below hip, where a mere twitching of a foot was a luxury!

    Active medication being over, but still unable to move my limbs, I was groping to get hold of a good and competent physiotherapist who can rehabilitate and restore me to my original condition or near about! I tried a few of the genre who were only trained on the mundane systems of muscle-strengthening regime, but could not provide the solution that my peculiar illness demanded. Unfortunately they were unaware of the idiosyncrasies of GBS and its aftermath, perhaps due to lack of such exposure.

    But, as luck would have it, I stumbled upon a team of real professionals in this field, who specialized on custom-designed solutions to the need of the condition of each individual. It was a real godsend for me who was languishing for months on end without locomotion, having exhausted all kinds of leave with pay that any employer could provide!

    Yes, they are none other than the “Pain & Stroke Rehab Center” at Chennai, India, run by a pair of real pros trained in the US for over 12 years! Mr. Ravi and Mr. Murali who run this outfit have successfully amalgamated their Indian upbringing and education with American work ethos by providing focused attention to each patient who turn to them for succor.

    The unique feature of their system of approach to the treatment regime is the “functional” need of the individual, rather than the academic rigmarole.

    Using their knowledge of biomechanics and the skills of exercise therapy, the team, formulates the exercise regimen, and made me do the movements “actively”, not passively through the therapist! This procedure, though difficult to the muscles which whined due to prolonged inactivity, helped in educating the brain as well as the muscles as to what they are there for!

    They identified the unique needs of mine, both immediate and long term, and tailor-made the exercise sequence accordingly. The result was that I was able to successfully reduce the dependence on help from others to carry on with my everyday needs. I had first entered their clinic goose stepping with an elbow crutch on one hand and holding on to a helper with the other, but they egged me on to try movements which I assumed were beyond me. And very soon I graduated to single hand-cum-stick support and within a couple of months, could jettison the stick and start walking on my own! It was made possible by the singular contribution of Mr. Ravi. Each individual muscle that suffered dysfunction was identified and the attention was focused on strengthening it to obtain the vital movements.

    And their clinic is professionally run, with a fixed time-slot to each patient, privacy to women, neat and clean environment, courteous service and a friendly atmosphere! The team functions as a healer, architect and psychoanalyst rolled into one, through biomechanical methods.

    And here I am, full of confidence that I will get what my body really needs to enhance the quality of life by restoring the optimal functioning. And a horizontal zombie that I was a few months back, am embarking on a trip abroad, thanks to the efforts of Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre!

    I wish them continued growth and sustained service to the needy!

    a retired engineer from Indian Railways adds