Whether these were players/athletes coming out of an injury or a non-player getting tired of his body; I have 100% track record until this day. Pain persisting post rehab is not very often physio’s fault if they are limited to their work. Instead it is the training or one’s body mechanics that bring the pain back.

I have had clients who hadn’t retracted their shoulder for 15 years just because they have had surgeries or players who had no answer to their persisting groin or hamstrings pain, and who eventually got rid of the pain. These cases are my favorite work wise.

Then there are those who feel awesome after a rehab, but the moment they take on the field and get indulged in their sporting activity; it all comes back. I recently had a player who felt the pain in his tail bone area. After working a few sessions with him….the pain was released from tail bone area and shifted to hamstrings stiffness. Releasing hamstrings was not a big task of course 🙂

The reason I am highlighting these selective cases studies is because there is a big anatomical lesson in all these studies.

Most times, structural imbalance is the cause of injuries. Best example is elbow injury in baseball pitchers or hamstring injury to fast bowlers.

It is not just the rehab work that makes me who I am; instead, it is the knowledge of anatomy in relation to the sporting/activity – kinesiology, kinetics, kinematics, etc. that makes me critical review the problem. This review helps me asses the postural dysfunction & movement impairment and address the issue from inside out.

We often forget that one small compensation somewhere in the kinetic chain can impair the function of muscles working at a distant joint. Therefore, knowledge of our circuitry system together with understanding of human anatomy, movement science, and mind is what frames my perspective.

After years of study & research on subjects like yoga anatomy, therapy, strength & conditioning, human movement science, speed & foot mechanics, biomechanics & muscle mass, metabolism, nutrition, mind, spirituality, and sports science (perhaps a thing or two more); I have come to the conclusion that fitness is about 3 M’s –

a) Musculoskeletal consisting of 200+ bones, 400+ muscles, ligaments etc)
b) Metabolic machinery consisting intestinal network, organs, nerves arteries etc.
c) Mind consisting of Conscious & sub conscious mind, Central Nervous system etc.

If we can create a good bond/stronger connection/sync between these three, then we can achieve what I call ‘nirvana’ or ‘holistic health’ while being alive and kicking in the real world.

‘Structural Rehab & Training Center’ is a figment of my imagination that looks into the real time possibility of setting up this connection for you.

Who it is for?

  • Anybody, who has paid visits to their doctors/physios but pain persists
  • Anybody, who is not able to understand metabolism/nutrition and however is keen to repair their body – weight loss or otherwise
  • Anybody, who like to understand what it takes for a human body to stay in shape
  • Anybody, who wants to improve their performance in the sport they play


Umesh Chhikara

Sports Scientist

Center: Siddhartha Extn, New Delhi 110014

Ph: 9810113075 (kindly whatsapp first)