PhysioHeal LIVE Physiotherapy - Pledge to improve lives Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:10:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 PhysioHeal LIVE 32 32 Post Op -Screw Removal Ankle Stiffness – Patient testimony ! Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:09:27 +0000

Our Patient at Physioheal has written a testimony about his treatment journey with us.

Name – Gaurav Bhagat

Age – 33 years

Job – Administrative Professional in $100 Mil company based in India

Residence – Rishi Nagar, New Delhi

Situation before Sessions – Morning Stiffness around right ankle joint , Night Pain in right ankle, uneven walking pattern, unable to walk for 1-2 km, unable to wear formal shoes to office/ and otherwise also.


In Nov 2016 I had a screw removal surgery from ankle (Fixed after an accident, in which I had calcaneal and malleolar frature, in 2004).

But worse was still to come- its not over yet. As after screw removal I was not

able to walk again without a stick. My situation was still the same as before, so I started taking physio therapy in Dec

2016, From Dec 2016 to July 2017 I changed 2-3 Physio therapist as I was not able to get relief from any. The walking pattern was still not fine, few steps lead to pain in ankle, the same story persisted.

Also during this period I had to wear

strap sandles in office because walking with shoes -on was very painful ( Specially Formal).

Also, it may seem funny now but one of India’s top 10 hospital’s Head Orthopaedic Doctor asked me for Ankle replacement / Ankle Fusion surgery.

So while I was still looking for a solution to my problem, I visited one more physiotherapist in Rohini location Dr Divya Gaur @ Physioheal Centre . I decided to take her opinion as well. On my first visit Dr Divya assessed my situation very well & as I felt some conviction in the way she assessed me and explained the entire thing , I started taking Physio sessions at her clinic. In 8-10 sessions only I started wearing formal shoes again, No morning stiffness. After 10-20 Sessions I started doing Semi- Squats (which I was not able to do since 2004 due to screws in ankle and limited mobility of Ankle), able to run and walk for a much longer duration. Finally now I am taking session for more improvement.

I feel blessed and lucky to find her as my Physio , seriously Dr Divya Gaur and her team is doing a Great Job .

I would like to recommend all patients who are unable to find any relief from Physio sessions and are jumping one Physio clinic to the other time to time, visit her once, you will feel the difference :)


Gaurav Bhagat

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Gestational Diabetes- Get a proper diagnosis before getting stressed !out ! Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:41:03 +0000

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition of abnormally raised blood sugar levels that may occur in the second part of the pregnancy and goes away once the baby is born.

Some women with gestational diabetes may need no treatment, some need a strict diet and others may need insulin injections.

Testing for gestational diabetes

All women are screened for gestational diabetes at their 24 to 28 week routine check up. Women who are at higher risk may be tested more often. You are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes if you:

• are overweight

• over the age of 25 years

• a family history of type 2 diabetes

• come from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or some Asian backgrounds

• have had gestational diabetes before

• have previously had polycystic ovary syndrome

• have had a large baby before.

Who Gets Gestational Diabetes, And Why Do I Have To Be Tested?

Approximately 2-5% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes; this number may increase to 7-9% of mothers who are more likely to have risk factors. The screening for this disease usually takes place between your 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.

Doctors test for gestational diabetes during this time because the placenta is producing large amounts of hormones that may cause insulin resistance. If the results indicate elevated levels, further testing would be done to confirm a gestational diabetes diagnosis.

The tests available for gestational diabetes are:

Glucose challenge test

There is no fasting required and you are given a 50g glucose drink (equivalent to 10 teaspoons of sugar) with a blood test taken one hour after. This is a screening test only and if the result is above a certain level, you will be advised to have a glucose tolerance test.

Glucose tolerance test

This is a diagnostic test. It requires fasting for 10 hours (generally overnight, missing breakfast). A blood test is taken, followed by a 75g glucose drink and further blood tests at one and two hours later. You will be required to remain at the laboratory for the two-hour duration of the test.

Treatment for gestational diabetes

A healthy low-fat, low-sugar diet and regular exercise, such as walking or swimming, can help reduce blood sugar levels.

A nutritionist may be helpful in designing a meal plan that takes into account individual schedules and preferences.

Eating a variety of foods is recommended, and it is better to eat smaller portions throughout the day (e.g. 3 small to moderate meals and 2-4 snacks) rather than just a few large meals.

Many women with gestational diabetes will be advised to eat fewer carbohydrates than in their normal diet and to eat complex carbohydrates that contain fiber. It’s important to limit consumption of foods containing large amounts of simple sugars.

High-fiber foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole-grain products, are not only nutritious but also effective in keeping blood sugar levels stable.

Skipping meals is not recommended because this leads to undesirable fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

You may be referred to an obstetrician and dietitian and may need more frequent antenatal appointments and regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar levels remain high despite changes to your diet and an exercise regime, then medication, usually in the form of insulin, will be recommended to lower the blood sugar levels into the normal range.

Is There Anything I Should Be Afraid Of?

If gestational diabetes is diagnosed and treated effectively, there is little risk of complications. In such cases, women with gestational diabetes can have healthy babies, and the diabetes should disappear after delivery.

However, if gestational diabetes is not treated, effects on the mother and baby can include:

• Large birth weight

• Premature delivery

• Increased chance of cesarean delivery

• Slightly increased risk of fetal and neonatal death

Can gestational diabetes be prevented?

Gestational diabetes cannot always be prevented; however, obesity is a prime determinant for developing the disease. Maintaining a healthy weight and following a good nutritional plan both before and during pregnancy can decrease your chances of developing gestational diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight can also decrease your chances of developing type 2 diabetes following pregnancy.

Does Exercise and Physiotherapy help during Gestational Diabetes?

It is necessary for pregnant women to be cognizant of both their diet and physical activity.

Aim for 30 minutes of activity: How much exercise is necessary to reap all the benefits? For women who were inactive before pregnancy, starting with 15 minutes of continuous exercise three times a week, gradually increasing to 30-minute sessions four days a week is recommended. (Always check with your doctor before starting any workout program.)

If you’re having a rough first trimester—with extreme fatigue, nausea or vomiting—you may want to wait until the second trimester to start a workout routine. Highly fit women needn’t reduce how much they exercise during pregnancy, but they should listen to their bodies and stick with what’s comfortable.

How hard should you push yourself during pregnancy? Not too hard! Experts agree that the “talk test” is a good gauge for how tough your workout should be: “If you can carry on a conversation, that’s fine,”. If you’re too winded to chat, take it down a notch.

Safety comes first: Obviously, pregnancy isn’t the time for activities that carry a high risk of falling, such as skiing or in-line skating. But there’s no shortage of safe aerobic activities during pregnancy, including walking, the elliptical trainer and swimming. If you’re a runner, jogging is OK if you feel up to it, but most runners switch to walking at some point because the pounding takes a toll on their hips, knees and feet.

Little research has been conducted on prenatal strength training, but experts believe it’s safe and beneficial, as long as you don’t overexert yourself. Pilates and yoga are also excellent ways to maintain your muscle tone during pregnancy.

Though the importance of prenatal exercise is well known among researchers, even some OB-GYNs are still unaware of all the benefits, and there’s a good bet the word hasn’t trickled down to your mom 😅 So if you hear comments like “Stop! You’re going to boil your baby!” rest assured that you’re doing what’s best for both of you.

Written and compiled by

Dr Divya Gaur

Senior Physio

Physioheal Clinics

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Antenatal Pregnancy sessions – Bump & Baby Club Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:08:04 +0000 Dr Divya Gaur had been doing lot of Antenatal pregnancy sessions. Discussing with her patient’s about various possible complications during pregnancy, how to manage aches and pains, antenatal exercises for a healthy pregnancy and also exercises about easy labor and delivery . It’s been a beautiful and enriched journey so far with all pregnant females getting enlightened and it’s been a great learning experience for them all. We wish to empower all you pregnant ladies with all the knowledge we have. Here are a few pictures of various events where Dr Divya Gaur spoke about Antenatal Physio …

Contact @ 9999259307 for enquiry


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Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:04:52 +0000 During pregnancy, you may find yourself wrestling in bed trying to get comfortable before falling asleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleeping positions may no longer work for you during pregnancy.
There are a number of reasons for this new discomfort, but there are some sleeping positions that you can try that may help you get your much-needed rest.

Why Am I So Uncomfortable In My Normal Sleeping Positions?

When you are pregnant your body goes through a variety of changes. These changes tend to disrupt your usual peaceful slumber.

Reasons for your discomfort may include:

– Increased size of abdomen

– Back pain

– Heartburn

– Shortness of breath

– Insomnia

What Are The Best Sleep Positions During Pregnancy?

The best sleep position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby.

Keep your legs and knees bent, and put a pillow between your legs.

If you find that you are having problems with back pain, use the “SOS” position, and try placing a pillow under your abdomen as well.

If you are experiencing heartburn during the night, you may want to try propping your upper body with pillows.

In late pregnancy, you may experience shortness of breath. Try lying on your side or propped up with pillows.

These suggestions may not sound completely comfortable, especially if you are used to sleeping on your back or stomach, but try them out. You may find that they work. Keep in mind that you may not stay in one position all night, and rotating positions is fine.

What Sleep Positions During Pregnancy Should I Avoid?

Sleeping on your back: This can cause problems with backaches, breathing, the digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and cause a decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby.
This is a result of your abdomen resting on your intestines and major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava).
Sleeping on your stomach: When you are farther along in your pregnancy, your abdomen undergoes physical changes and makes it more difficult for you to lay on your stomach.
Contact us @ 9999259307

For any query on antenatal pregnancy care and about managing back pain , neck pain, hip pain during pregnancy . Also for learning exercises for a easy labor and delivery . 

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Antenatal session and consultation , on 26th Feb , @ITC Welcome , Sector 10 , Dwarka , Time: 11 am onwards. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:49:15 +0000 Come and join us ..

Antenatal Session by Dr. Divya Gaur

Antenatal Session by Dr. Divya Gaur

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Papaya – Fruit to avoid during pregnancy!. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:37:13 +0000 Wondering if we can eat papaya during pregnancy? The answer is NO. 

Papaya intake apparently brings on labour early or causes miscarriage. This is partially true. Papayas, especially the unripe and semi-ripe ones are rich in latex, which is known to trigger uterine contractions. Unripe fruits contains chemicals that are similar to prostaglandins which initiated contractions. 

 Women in remote areas use unripe papaya for aborting the unwanted pregnancies. The enzymes present in papaya are not only abortifacient (causing abortion) but also teratogenic (affect the physiological growth of fetus).

It affects the blood sugar level and it is unsafe to eat papaya if you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes
Unripe papaya can be put in more than enough pressure on blood vessels, and even prompt internal bleeding and bleeding in the placenta. This will slow down the circulation of the blood influencing badly the development of the fetus. It is true that papaya alleviates constipation; it moreover cures inflammatory bowel problems. Be that as it may, these helpful attributes of papaya can hurt pregnant ladies. This surplus bowel movement can create pressure within the uterus and reason miscarriage.

However, there is no harm in eating ripe papayas as ripe papayas contain only a very low level of papain. 

 Ripe papayas are excellent during pregnancy. Ripe papayas are rich in vitamins, such as vitamin C and other wholesome nutrients , antioxidants that prevent the onset of pregnancy symptoms, such as heartburn and constipation. Papayas mixed with honey and milk are also an excellent tonic for pregnant women, especially during lactation.

Written and compiled by Dr Divya Gaur 

Senior Physio and Antenatal Educator

Bump and baby club antenatal sessions



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Pregnancy Myth: Eating ghee for a easy delivery? Sun, 29 Jan 2017 05:36:52 +0000 “Consuming ghee is good for pregnancy” is one such myth that is very popular, particularly in Indian home, but completely lacks evidence or scientific reasoning to support the claim.

It is often thought that like castor oil, ghee can act as a laxative which can help induce labor in women who are overdue. By irritating the bowel , which then extends to the uterus, drinking ghee is believed to lead to contractions.

It is also thought that it helps to lubricate the vagina thus aiding in smooth delivery. There is no evidence to back either of these beliefs. Usually drinking ghee is suggested in ninth month of pregnancy by adding it to a cup of warm water. 

Is Ghee Really Necessary In Pregnancy?
Latest research claims that a pregnant woman needs 200 extra calories to nourish her baby. So doctors advice consuming an extra of 300 calories during the second and third trimester. If you are on the right track and consuming a well-balanced diet fortified with vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates by consuming fruits and vegetables and healthy compounds, Ghee can stay off the list. If there is a need for you to get some extra calories, your doctor can advise some healthy, wholesome food to help you with. Consuming a lot of fatty food can accelerate your weight gain and complicate your pregnancy. the more you gain weight now, the difficult it will be to get rid of it later. Shedding fats accumulated in pregnancy can be a lot tougher if you have consumed too much fats. If at all you fall prey to obesity, please keep in mind that it can hamper your chances of having a smooth labor and delivery.

Consuming of high amounts of ghee during pregnancy, without burning much of it through physical activities, can lead to storage of more fat in the abdominal area which can cause problems in case a C – section is needed.

What Else Can I Do To Have A Normal, Vaginal Delivery?
If you are eating well, have included some physical activity on your schedule and are otherwise healthy, you stand a good chance to have a normal, healthy delivery. However, pregnancy is unpredictable and no doctor can say with certainty how your delivery will be like. Keeping up with antenatal appointments, taking your supplements on time, eating a well-balanced wholesome diet, ditching the bad habits, regular exercises and keeping a positive frame of mind are just some ways that can help you sail smoothly through labor and delivery.

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Shin Splints – Shin bone pain ! Physiotherapy as a cure ?.. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:20:07 +0000

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is defined by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as “pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).” Shin splints are usually caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. They are a common injury affecting athletes who engage in running sports or other forms of physical activity, including running and jumping. They are characterized by general pain in the lower region of the leg between the knee and the ankle. Shin splints injuries are specifically located in the middle to lower thirds of the anterior or lateral part of the tibia, which is the larger of two bones comprising the lower leg.

Shin Splits - Phyiotherapy

Pain pattern in Shin Splints

It feels so great to share some of our enriching experiences. Mr Saurabh misdiagnosed for two years, came to Physioheal. We feel blessed to diagnose him correctly and treat him on correct lines of Physio . And now he is feeling blessed to have met us here.

Shin Splits Physiotherapy

Another commendable one here to share with you all. Shin splints is very much treatable. Consult your Physio if you experience pain in the leg or Your shins throb and ache after your daily run or just sprinting to catch the bus. It is very much treatable! 😊

Shin Splits Physiotherapy

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Written and compiled by

Dr Divya Gaur

Senior Physio

Physioheal Clinics




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Tips for Making the Most from your Physiotherapy Session. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:28:38 +0000 With patience and dedication, your physiotherapy sessions can help you to heal your injuries safely and effectively without surgical intervention. – Dr. Divya Gaur

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Tips for Making the Most from your Physiotherapy Session.

Tips for Making the Most from your Physiotherapy Session.

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