are a team of qualified and trained health care professionals in
physical rehabilitation. The dedication and commitment of all the
members has contributed towards the growth of Total Rehab. Our patients
have been our strength and motivation in our growth. We attribute all
the credit of our growth to our valued patients.
Philosophy – Holistic approach
Total Rehab team:
- Dr Alpana Dongre (PT)
- Dr Hanspal Dongre MBBS, MD
- Dr G S Patnaik MBBS, MS
- Dr Vijayachithra (PT)
- Dr Divya (PT)
- Dr Aravind Kumar(PT)
- Mrs Shilpa Khandelwal (Dip Yoga therapy)
Dr Alpana Dongre(PT)
A licensed physiotherapy practitioner having 25 years of experience in clinical and academic work.
She has graduated in
Physiotherapy from Government Medical College, Nagpur University in 1985
and completed her postgraduate studies from All India Institute of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai in 1987. Dr Alpana (PT)
believes that a good clinician should have a good knowledge about
culture, traditions, beliefs and psychology of the society; and she
studied B A in Sociology and M A in Public Administration too. An
Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapist and a qualified medical
acupuncture practitioner, Dr Alpana (PT) holds special interest in spine
management and received a fellowship from American Back Society in 2006
for outstanding work in spine care. She has worked as a consultant /
clinician at hospitals in India and abroad.
- Professor (1998 – 2011) Lokmanya
Medical Foundation and Research Centre College of Physiotherapy, Pune,
All Saints Physiotherapy College Ludhiana, Punjab; Ravi Nair College of
Physiotherapy Wardha, Maharashtra; SRM College of Physiotherapy Chennai,
Tamil Nadu; M V Shetty College of Physiotherapy Mangalore; Srinivas
College of Physiotherapy Mangalore, Karnataka; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical
College Belgaum, Karnataka.
- Post graduate guide, teacher and/or
examiner: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nagpur University,
Dr MGR Medical University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,
Karnataka, Dharwad University Karnataka, Gonoshasthaya Bishvabidyalaya,
- Member spinal rehabilitation committee, American Back Society
- Member of undergraduate and post
graduate physiotherapy syllabus formation committee at The Tamil Nadu Dr
MGR Medical University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,
- Pioneer of spinal rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu
- Developed a new technology for non surgical treatment of spinal pains. The technology is named ‘DRS’
- Developed a new technology for treatment of shoulder pains, named ‘CRT’
- First practitioner to use PEMF treatment for neurogenic pains, varicose veins and degenerative joint diseases in Tamil Nadu
- The only therapist to have treated more than 7000 cases of spinal problems
- Owns Total Rehab-state of art Health and Rehabilitation centre for
spine care, medical fitness and cosmetology in the heart of Chennai city
- Developed a protocol for drugless control of diabetes with proven results
- Pioneer of cosmetic physiotherapy
Dr Hanspal Dongre
Dr Hanspal Dongre
completed his MBBS and MD studies from Government Medical College,
Nagpur University in 1988. He has a specialization in anaesthesiology
and has worked in emergency medicine, paediatric anaesthesia and
Institutions where Dr Hanspal has been attached:
MIOT Hospitals, Chennai as consultant anaesthesiologist.
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
Universal College of Medical sciences, Nepal
Bai Jerbai Hopsital for Children, Mumbai
Nawrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai
Mumbai Corporation Hospitals
Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
He has special interest in pain
management and non-invasive cosmetic treatments for obesity. For this he
has underwent special training in India and abroad. At Total Rehab, all
patients for medical gym are first evaluated by Dr Hanspal. All courses
in basic life support and
Dr G S Patnaik
Dr G S Patnaik is a
dynamic medical professional who graduated and specialized in
orthopaedics from Government Medical College, Nagpur University in 1997.
He also has a Fellowship in Trauma from University of Birmingham, USA.
Many medals and achievements to his credit, including a certificate of
merit from ministry of health, Sultanate of Oman, Dr G S Patnaik has
significantly contributed to the field of orthopaedics in India and
abroad. Dr G S Patnaik has presented papers in many international
conferences. Also, he has delivered guest lectures and key note
addresses. He has many publications in the form of scientific papers and
subject related books to his credits.
Dr G S Patnaik has served in many colleges and hospitals:
KIDS Multispecialty Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa as consultant trauma surgeon
Kalinga Multispecialty Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa as consultant orthopaedic surgeon
Melaka Medical College, Malayasia
Institute of Medical sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
Government Medical college, Nagpur
Raja Mutaiah MedIcal College, Annamalai Univeristy
Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman
Dr Patnaik offers his consultancy services at Total Rehab, and advocates non-surgical measures of pain management.
Dr Vijayachithra(PT) - a
graduate physiotherapist from TN Dr MGR Medical University Chennai, is
associated with Total Rehab from 2010 in the capacity of senior clinical
physiotherapist. Has special interest in therapeutic exercises, knee
and neck pains.
Dr Divya (PT) -
a physiotherapist with masters degree in orthopaedic physiotherapy from
TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai is associated with Total Rehab
from 2012. Has expertise in functional rehabilitation and back pains.
Dr Aravind Kumar(PT) - a graduate physiotherapist from TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai.
Mrs Shilpa Khandelwal – a
commerce graduate with a diploma in yoga therapy from Mumbai and an
experience of more than 10-years; has conducted many community classes
in yoga for good health. She is associated with Total Rehab as a yoga
practitioner for corporate wellness activities.