I came to him after a grade 2 tear of my MCL. I never had a knee injury to this extent before so I was apprehensive and anxious. No BS here. "Oh you're hurt. Let's figure it out and get you back at it." Over the course of these past couple of weeks, Dr. Ujjwal helped me regain range of motion, strength, and confidence in my injured knee through an exercise regimen that gradually increased in difficulty and intensity. One of the most interesting aspects of my rehab program was Dr. Ujjwal's use of the Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) machine. Thanks in no small part to this nifty thing, I'm back on the mats after only about five weeks with Dr. Ujjwal (my orthopedist initially ballparked me for eight weeks).
Ujjwal is the platinum of physical therapists...not just 14 kt gold. He doesn't just turn you over to someone else for strength-training, give you Xerox copies of an exercise program, and merely apply cold packs. He works directly on the muscles to restore blood flow and healing, uses a technique called "dry needled," (no, it doesn't hurt and is apparently used by professionals who receive very specialized training), and gives you hand-drawn and clear pictures of the exercises you are supposed to do at home. He also does taping, recommends reasonably priced equipment to use to support your progress/help eliminate pain (under $20 from Amazon), and uses other equipment that I have never seen at my previous PT's office, but that all helped eliminate the pain that I was experiencing. I was able to complete my rehab for the ACL with Ujjwal in a very short period of time.
I'd been going for therapy elsewhere but it hadn't really helped long term...I'd feel better that day, then as soon as I'd train, my hip would be painful immediately after.