Case Studies

Many benefits are available to the public through the widening scope of physiotherapy. we address orthopaedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations.

Patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury can benefit greatly with physiotherapy treatment. Interventions focus on muscle re-education and control, rehabilitation of fine and gross motor skills, improving daily function, regaining strength and flexibility, learning how to perform safe transfers, restoring and improving gait and training in the use of mobility aids.

For children suffering from cerebral palsy, physiotherapy is essential in helping to reduce spasticity and deformity, improving postural control, teaching children how to use assistive devices and doing all that is necessary to maximise the child's functional independence. We will also educate the family so they can help carryover what the child has learned during therapy sessions.

Please check below few of the case studies of the patients treated by Team PhysioHeal -

Dr. Divya Gaur

Founder & Senior Physiotherapist
Chondromalacia Patellae
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Chondromalacia Patellae

Another Important case for us, treated well and recovered! She was diagnosed with "chondromalacia patellae" means "softening of the articular cartilage of the knee-cap." She complained of pain in front of her knee around the knee-cap. Also, the pain comes and goes, but usually with squatting, kneeling, and negotiating steps, especially going down the stairs, it aggravated. She is engaged in strenuous sport activities, but experiences pain with repeated bending of the knees .So, basically at this stage, when she came to us, according to her symptomatology, there was no breakdown of the articular cartilage of the patella yet, and was totally reversible. In fact, at this stage, because there wasn't any actual softening or breakdown of the cartilage, a more appropriate diagnosis would be "Anterior knee pain syndrome" or "Patellofemoral stress syndrome". Apart from the regular Electrotherapy protocol, we did kinesiology taping to refine the patellar tracking and added rigorous quadriceps sets to our protocol. It worked good for her! She has improved and is back to her sports and aerobics!

Back Pain Treatment
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Lower Back Pain

I recently attended The Physioheal Physiotherapy Clinic in Delhi, Janak puri, with crippling back pain which had started quite suddenly, restricting every thing I did including climbing stairs, dressing myself, getting in and out of bed, sitting in the car and sleep was impossible without pain killers. I had been in pain for two weeks when my wife persuaded me to go to the Clinic as she had previously attended with severe back pain. After four visits with Dr.Divya, she made a complete recovery. She wanted to know the full history of the injury and asked me to demonstrate how far I could bend in all directions, which was very little. On examination the doctor was shocked to discover that my lower back simply did not flex at all. She gave me treatment on my spine and gave me a list of very specific exercises to do and another appointment in two weeks.

I religiously did the exercises twice a day and the improvement in my movement and reduction in the pain was remarkable. I was able to drive myself to the next appointment, walk a considerable distance from car to Clinic and climb on to the treatment bench without assistance. I continue to do the exercises twice daily. I am very pleased with the results and can highly recommend the Clinic. Thank you once again.

Laser Treatment
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Laser Treatment

Laser Therapy works by creating a concentrated beam of light radiation onto the area that requires treatment. This promotes healing of the targeted tissue as well as reducing pain, inflammation and swelling. Laser therapy can be used used for skin conditions and soft tissue injuries and to heal open wounds. Laser therapy is generally used in the treatment of inflammatory problems like tendonitis or acute ligament sprain such as ankle or groin strain. It can also help in the physical break down of thickened scar tissue after an operation. Electrotherapy shall be used as appropriate with treatment with Physios guidance on the correct programmes for use dependent on your condition.

Chondromalacia Patellae
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Congenital Femoral Deficiency

"Ms Sejal" is a case of Congenital Femoral Deficiency. The rate of growth of the Leg bone was markedly less since childhood as compared to the growth of other bones in the body owing to Leg Length Discrepancy and Short Leg. She underwent EXTREMITY LENGTHENING AND RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY (The Ilizarov Method) at the age of 4years & RE-SHAPING THE SHALLOW HIP SOCKET(acetabulum) i.e Hip Osteotomy at the age of 9years. We started with Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy after her second operation. Now after a month & half of Physiotherapy she is able to Walk without support. She has re-joined school and now is Happy to walk like everyone else. She enjoys and now is able to play tippi-tippi-tap & unch-nich-ka-papda like games with her friends. Dr. Divya Gaur, Dr. Neha Chauhan, Sejal's Sister and her parents all supported and worked hard to make her Stand tall and rule the world.

Multiple Sclerosis
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Multiple Sclerosis

Ms Anju Malhotra is a case of Multiple Sclerosis: is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems. One Month back she had a Relapsing Attack. When she joined Physioheal , she was unable to sit without support, stand and walk. Within fifteen sessions of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, now she is able to stand with support, walk with support. Its an achievement for her and us! Great going Anju!

Disc Prolapse
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Disc Prolapse

He is a case of Disc Prolapse at various levels with excruciating leg pain and eventually loss of sensation and strength right leg. He underwent Leminectomy & Discectomy at various levels of spine(Lumbar). The portion of the disc that was pressing the nerves was taken out by surgery and the spine was fixed. After surgery , he had no sensation and no strength in his right leg. We started with rehabilitation and physiotherapy. After 2 months of continuous physiotherapy, He is able to walk with a HKAFO (Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis with pelvic band) and Walker. Dr. Divya Gaur and Dr. Neha Chauhan took the lead. Now he can roll side to side in bed, sit to stand with walker, can do transfers from bed to chair and vice versa with walker. Still way to go, but going strong!

Severe OA Of Knee
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Severe OA Of Knee

An 85 year old female with severe OA of the knee had been kept awake at night with pain. Prior treatments with anti-inflammatories and cortisone provided temporary, short term relief. CellStim treatment consisted of an IFC arrangement of pads on the medial/ lateral line and inf/ sup poles of patella. Treatments began at 3 times a week and then diminished. After 14 treatments in 10 weeks at 30 Hz/ 300 uA x 10 minutes and .3 Hz/ 40 uA x 10 minutes. The pain reduction indicated 95 % improvement. - Mrs Veena Malik, Age: 85 yrs

Hypertension and Bronchial Asthma
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Hypertension and Bronchial Asthma

Accurate assessment should reveal the exact nature of patient's problems and identify those amenable to physiotherapy, 83 year old lady with a history of Diabetes, Hypertension and Bronchial Asthma had Generalized body deconditioning which disabled her from standing, walking and carrying out essential functional activities and made her prone to falls, imbalance and dis-coordination. Its been a week that she joined Physioheal and a marked improvement in sitting , standing, walking was shown by her. A moderate relief in her breathlessness was also noticed. We are proud of our team and we welcome Dr. Ankita Vashisth (MPT cardiothoracic and Intensive care) to our team of Physios.

An 85 year old female with severe OA of the knee had been kept awake at night with pain. Prior treatments with anti-inflammatories and cortisone provided temporary, short term relief. CellStim treatment consisted of an IFC arrangement of pads on the medial/ lateral line and inf/ sup poles of patella. Treatments began at 3 times a week and then diminished. After 14 treatments in 10 weeks at 30 Hz/ 300 uA x 10 minutes and .3 Hz/ 40 uA x 10 minutes. The pain reduction indicated 95 % improvement. - Mrs Veena Malik, Age: 85 yrs

Hemiplegic Hand
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Hemiplegic Hand

Dr A.C Chawla, renowned Ayurveda Doctor, running his center since last 50 years successfully, had a stroke attack two years back. He had been taking physiotherapy sessions, joined Physioheal one and a half month back. He had a typical hemiplegic hand( i.e. elbow wrist and fingers flexed), had a limp walking gait, unable to stand, walk without support. He stopped using his right hand as it used to remain into flexion posture. He has improved a lot since past one and a half month. Now he can stand independently, walk without a stick, climb uphill and downhill stairs with railing support, grasp a glass of water with right hand. He now uses his right hand for daily functional activities. We still have to achieve pad and pinch grasp, as he wants to hold a pen, write prescriptions again and sign.

Amylotropic Lateral Sclerosis
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Amylotropic Lateral Sclerosis

We are proud to present our another achievement. He is a case of "Amylotropic Lateral Sclerosis" with Disc Bulge at L1-L2-L3-L4 - "a debilitating disease characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculations, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea)". ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases. We started with Range of motion and stretching exercises to prevent painful spasticity and shortening (contracture) of muscles. We also started strengthening exercises for low back extensors and lower limb muscles. He had a tendency of slouching and hunching his back while walking, so we provided him with a "Taylor's Brace". Now he can walk straight with Back straight and less pain in his low back. Its a debilitating disease & the progression depends from patient to patient. But with physiotherapy , his quality of life and Years with-less-illness will increase. We add life to the years!! Great effort by Dr Divya Gaur (Senior Physiotherapist Dr Divya's Physioheal Physiotherapy Centre ) and Dr Neha Chauhan.

Post Fracture Stiffness
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Post Fracture Stiffness

Keshav, came to us with a post fracture stiffness. The orthopedician wrapped a pop( plaster of paris) cast bandage for three weeks. He visited us after the pop cast got removed. The amount of stiffness with which he came to us was very marked. Complete Elbow ROM flexion/ extension : is 0 to 150 degress and his range of motion was 20 to 60 degress. It took us a month and half to get to ROM: 5 to 135 degress. We did pronelying distraction with weight, mobilization, P-A glide, scoop technique, Weight training, hold relax and standing pushups for treating the same. Keshav and we are very satisfied with the result. He still visits us on alternate days for the remaining ( 20 degree Flexion/Extension) ROM to be achieved. Commendable work done by the team!! Dr Ankita Vashisht & Dr Divya Gaur.

Back Pain Treatment
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Back Pain Treatment

Patients suffering from most types of low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery. The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems.Lower back pain has many causes. Most lower back pain causes are musculoskeletal in origin and known as non-specific low back pain. Most commonly, these back injuries are caused by muscular strains, ligament sprains and joint dysfunction, particularly when pain arises suddenly during or following physical loading of the spine. The good news is that you can take measures to prevent or lessen most back pain episodes. Your physiotherapist is an expert who treats and can help you to prevent low back pain. Early diagnosis and treatment is the easiest way to recover quickly from lower back pain and to prevent a recurrence. The causes of lower back pain are numerous but roughly fall into either a sudden (traumatic) or sustained overstress injuries.