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.
Category: Post-Surgical Knee
In my many years as an athlete, I can say with confidence that my rehab and treatment with Ujjwal was the best sports medicine experience I have ever had. I rehabbed with Ujjwal for 2-3 months after surgery and made fantastic progress thanks to his knowledge of the body, his ability to provide exercise guidance (and not just the usual run of the mill PT exercises), and a great training regimen. I was impressed by Ujjwal's compassion, attentiveness, and his willingness to answer any questions or concerns. I highly recommend him to anybody who wants attentive therapy and rehabilitation.
I recently underwent an ACL reconstruction and double meniscus surgery and upon returning to the DMV area, I continued my physical therapy at MMA & Sports Rehab. I was extremely pleased with the results as I was able to continue where I left off and see great improvements in my range of motion and overall strength. I credit this to the vast knowledge of techniques that Dr. Ujjwal Shakya and his staff possess, as well as the attention they pay to all the patients. They really get to know the patients personally, help set incremental goals along the overall journey, and ensure you leave with a great understanding of how you can continue to help drive progress. I have had a great experience and look forward to continuing my journey to full recovery.