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Physiotherapy no longer has to conjure up images of musty rooms and creaky bones. Rehabilitation just got sexier thanks to AquaCentric, a plush new physiotherapy center made up of therapeutic pools, gardens and sensory paths. BONUS: BPB readers get a free Aqua experiential session, valid until September 30, 2018. Call the centre (02262841900) and use the code BPB to make a booking.

What to Expect: Water Shiatsu & Ability Gardens

From the makers of Kaya and Marico, this new Andheri centre is spread over 7,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art facilities that provide an end-to-end rehabilitation experience. Think warm therapeutic indoor pools with underwater exercise equipment like treadmills and resistance jets. Aquatic Therapy, the team tells us, delivers faster and a more efficacious recovery when compared to conventional physiotherapy. Which is great for you, because AquaCentric’s doctors are internationally trained in Aquatic Therapy and Advanced Aquatic Rehabilitation.

If you are stressed out or overworked, sign up for one of two calming therapies offered here - WATSU (Water Shiatsu), a passive relaxation therapy and Ai-Chi, an active relaxation therapy, both of which can be practiced on infants, adults, senior citizens and the differently abled. These aid muscle relaxation and blood circulation too.

For physiotherapy, superior strength training equipment is available and can be customised to improve core strength, stability, balance and coordination. This we love – special outdoor ‘Ability Gardens’ with sensory walking paths help improve motor functions. (E)state of the art, indeed. 

Who Is AquaCentric For? 

The four main departments at AquaCentric are Orthopedic (for spine care, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, fractures, arthritis, spondylitis, muscle and ligament injuries); Neurology (for problems related to stroke management, Parkinsons, traumatic and non-traumatic brain /spinal cord injuries, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases); Women’s Health Care (for pre and post natal care, bladder and bowel incontinence, hormonal imbalance like PCOS, pre and post-menopausal issues, osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, gynecological pre and post surgery rehabilitation); Pediatric (for cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorders, autism, genetic disorders, child obesity).

Meet The Experts

Founded by Marico’s Harsh Mariwala, the AquaCentric team of experts is led by Co-founder and Chief Physiotherapist Dr Amit Kohli who has over 20 years of experience in physiotherapy. He and his team are trained in Aquatic Therapy in Switzerland and Advanced Aquatic Rehabilitation in South Africa.

So whether you’re stressed out at work; battling PCOS symptoms, obesity; or need rehabilitation from a serious injury /surgery, we recommend you float on down to AquaCentric, where the pools heal and all garden paths (literally) lead to recovery.

Getting there: AquaCentric Therapy, ground floor, Glory House, near Fun Republic, off New Link Road, Andheri (W); 8 am to 8 pm. Monday- Sunday, call 62841900.

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