Physiotherapy is an art as much as it is a science. For physiotherapists who are passionate about their work, functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy. Creating exercises that will allow the muscles to work unhindered is almost akin to how a painter plans the brush strokes that allow the watercolours to flow to just the right spots when a masterpiece is created.
For Dr. Aruna Dharia,(Physiotherapist) the incredible power of physiotherapy became clear under sobering circumstances, while her father was recovering from a surgery that left him paralyzed below the waist. His indomitable will to excel regardless of his predicament was aided significantly by the physiotherapy he received, and that sealed the career choice for her. Eschewing the conventional medical careers even when her grades meant she could certainly opt for them if she so wished, she enrolled into the prestigious K. E. M. Hospital’s G. S. Medical College for her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy. At the conclusion of her bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, she already had a substantial amount of expertise in clinical physiotherapy. She went on to do her Master’s in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. This experience provided her with significant international exposure, helping her to align her practice principles with the state of the art in the field.
However, the factor that influenced her the most in blending her physiotherapy skills with pregnancy care was the birth of her two kids. The fact that mere minutes of simple exercise could tire her to such a degree that she had to catch her breath during her first pregnancy was like a wake-up call. She (Physiotherapist) experienced, first hand, that with the help of sound knowledge and a correct exercise regime. It is possible to make pregnancy an event to cherish for a lifetime.
This led her to the idea that she was in a privileged position to help other expecting mothers too. To establish a scientifically accurate knowledge base. She then went on to get certified as a childbirth educator from CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), USA. What followed was some pretty intense brainstorming to create the programs? That cater to the concerns of expecting and new mothers in the modern Indian context.
At the core of it, Happie Bumps is led by someone who is truly uniquely qualified (Physiotherapist). to offer the assistance pregnancy requires. Crucially, though the whole concept stems from a mother’s wish to make things easy for other women privileged to be in the same boat. And that is why, at Happie Bumps, you can be sure of one thing: you will feel right at home. So hop on-board, a fun ride awaits you!