PRAKRUTI - TEMPLE OF HARMONY
Many moons ago during a period of angst and upheaval,
When the mind and the body did not harmonise,
A twist of the knee caused some pain,
But more of fear and thoughts inane!
The bone surgeons fevered the anxiety
Of tibial fractures and torn menisci,
They restricted walking
And forbade climbing
Making personal and professional existence so trying;
Till a chance encounter with an old friend
Who forthwith did me to Prakruti send,
Where the experienced and beauteous director
Read my X rays and M.R.I.s so wisely
She smiled and expostulated so sagely,
"It's a very small problem, we'll set it right."
And all at once my fears took flight!
At this temple of mind, body and soul called Prakruti
She put me through a holistic regimen
Of easy diets, cardio and muscle enhancement -
These 'temple' visits became an addiction.
The pheromones soared
The spirit flourished
The slovenly body started to tone,
Working out to music one cherished
Treading and stepping
Cross training and leg pressing
The entire scenario of dumbbells at dawn
Daily beckoned -
The energetic team led by Harshada,
With efficient Ketan, smiling Sumit and effervescent Riya,
Bubbly Sheetal, prancing Pratik and merry Madhura.
And what makes Prakruti truly the best
Is the incredible zest
With which they cure your problem
And also rejuvenate the rest!
Thank you Prakruti, for your all round care,
The treatments and the fun you always share,
May God bless you all the way,
Each moment, each hour, each passing day.
Dr. Aban J. Movdawalla
I am a practicing Endocrinologist in Mumbai and deal with Obesity and treatment of the same for many of my patients. However my focus is on the pathology and treating the illness associated causing the Obesity. Physiological obesity has always been a challenge.
I Have been an active sports person all my life, from swimming, throwball, football, gyming, Badminton, Table tennis, Dance classical and contemporary styles, hiking, cycling, Yoga and the most passionate of them all running. I have been running for as long as I can remember. Active lives filled with sport are not free from Injuries and challenges.
The last two years with increasing knee complaints my running took a back seat with piling kilos and reduced physical activities. I managed to drop them off, but all would come right back on, and was struggling trying to achieve my goal of loss of weight with sustenance and maintenance of the loss. My good friend Vikram Mordani, introduced me to the Prakruti Sports Science and Physiotherapy Clinic, and there to Dr. Harshada Rajadhyaksha and Dr. Vipul Chavda, who have guided me through this journey of healing and fitness. I have been introduced to various meal plans and diet know hows which have helped me steadily bring down the weight as well as build my stamina and get fitter with multitude of exercise plans and strengthening techniques for my knees. I now run again with no difficulty or pain in the knees and also there is a better understanding of how the Body functions, the exercises are not always tough they are simple yet effective for that muscle group.
There is so much I have learned in my time here and I continue training here, I am 10 kilo's lighter since I started and I continue my journey towards fitness and healthy living.
The young physiotherapists have been warm, friendly and educative in their training and are always a welcome face every morning for the workout session. To name a few, Dr. Pratik Shah, Dr. Sumedh Desai, Dr. Harshida Pai, Dr. Sheetal Naik, Dr. Madhura Sawant, with each one I have had a few sessions, they have their unique style and their own strong forte in their guidance and are always ready to explain and allay any doubts I may have. We promptly receive reminders for our sessions every evening for the next day and there is a personal contact with each of the clients. Each workout session or Diet is catered individually to the specific needs; it is thought through and worked out to tackle all the problem areas. The personal touch is very inspiring as well as assuring.
I truly appreciate all the efforts the centre puts in making so many lives a healthier one, and surely thankful for the insight I have had towards fitness and health and hope in knowing there is recovery from injury and doing things right can make you actually do things for a long time to come.
I highly recommend the centre to my friends, family and also my patients.
Dr. Kavita P. Pai
Losing weight and gaining health is a journey that many undertake. However, reaching the destination often remains a dream. The process can be complex and at Prakruti, the approach is personalized and the concern is incredibly genuine. The end result is a gradual lifestyle change without deprivation or pressure being the tools used. Both the diet and exercise component are based on individual patterns taking into account orthopedic conditions and metabolic disorders. What changed my life was the rational explanations given for all the changes I had to make. Joining Prakruti has been a milestone for me. For the first time I can experience a permanent effect on my mind and body which had eluded me so far even though I had consulted many specialists in the past. I recommend the Prakruti path to anyone who is looking to make fitness an integral part of their life, but wants to feel motivated, nurtured and secure throughout the way as the methods used are based entirely on medical science with doctors monitoring every move, every day. My only regret is that I didn't get the opportunity to join Prakruti at an earlier stage in life. However, I can confidently state that only Prakruti could have helped me get to where I am today.