One of the biggest pain points for runners – literally – are injuries that often put an end to their running stint. It’s all down to not having access to expert help that can help you manage and overcome the injury. When such help is at hand promptly, the lasting effects of the injury can be greatly reduced. That’s where RunDoctor steps in. In an interview with FirstRun, H.E.A.L’s Hamza Ghouse tells us the story behind the institute in Mumbai, and how the association with FirstRun for RunDoctor came to be.
The H.E.A.L Institute is essentially a multidisciplinary Sports Medicine & High Performance Center created to offer a holistic approach to health and wellness. As a company, we believe in a state-of-the-art approach to injury management, post-operative care, sports-specific rehabilitation and exercise science. We are here to address the need for non-surgical care in the market.
H.E.A.L’s capacious training facility for patients and athletes
H.E.A.L was founded in 2012 to promote a healthy, active lifestyle through the empowerment & education of the therapist & patient. What started off as a one bed physiotherapy clinic has now grown into multiple stand alone facilities in Mumbai. Over the years, we have treated over 10,000 patients & 50 Olympic & Elite Athletes. Check out the H.E.A.L Timeline here.
The H.E.A.L Institute team at Mumbai Mirchi Monsoon Half Marathon 2016
Our clear vision is to revolutionize the physiotherapy & exercise science sector in India through par-excellence service and cutting edge technology. Our mission is to use Sports Medicine to create a safe ecosystem that encourages and promotes an active lifestyle. And our objective is to create the most trusted healthcare brand in India, and in so doing, revolutionize healthcare delivery in India.
H.E.A.L has various experts ranging from sports scientist — Shayamal Vallabhjee, MD, who is the RunDoctor — physiotherapists, strength & conditioning trainers, sports physicians, biokineticist, massage therapists, nutrition consultants, and sports psychologists. We believe this covers the entire gamut of professional help needed by an athlete to gain that competitive and athletic advantage.
The following services are offered at H.E.A.L :
H.E.A.L Institute has three facilities in Mumbai and one in Thane
FirstRun were pioneering the 0-to-5K target market where you will naturally find many beginners and green runners. This present H.E.A.L with a chance to step in and make running easier and pain-free for them. It was also in alignment with H.E.A.L’s vision to make India more active. The H.E.A.L–FirstRun partnership hence made mutualistic sense.
For the first time an online coaching app is bringing to its audience expert, validated medical advice about injury management, training & recovery. This is a boon for those looking to make serious strides into the world of running, as such facility is usually only available for well-established athletes.