Testimonials from Parents

Posted Feb 19, 2019 by Priyadarshini, Bangalore
Dr Ushma is a preeminent and a distinguished therapist. Moreover, she is a guiding star to all parents of children with sensory integration disorders. Her knowledge,passion and experience in the field of physiotherapy is commendable. As parents, we are completely able to understand the importance of sensory integration and movement in our everyday chores due to Ushma Mam's guidance. I can't thank Ushma mam enough for my daughter's progress here at Activ Kaarya. The activities carried out during the therapy sessions will give parents clear idea on how to apply these techniques at home to address the issues of children.
Also, the speech therapist Ms.Priyanka here , really turned around my daughter. Her experience and zeal to work with children is note worthy. She works on addressing the key issues of communication and speech deficits of children. She stresses the importance of effective communication rather than just rote speech. In short Activ Kaarya is a place which has brought a remarkable progress not only in kids but also transformed lives of many parents.

Posted Feb 5, 2019 by Deepa Sriram, Bangalore
Dr. Ushma is a very skilled, experienced and knowledgeable Physiotherapist. In the very first meeting you will see the evident difference between her and other "just graduated" low experience therapists who have popped up all over Bangalore. She does a very detailed assessment on what are the issues and how it can be addressed. She's quite positive in her approach and i have rarely(almost never) seen her take any days off. In return, she expects you to be regular as it will affect progress.

She has very good ideas and a home task list on what needs to be done as therapy even at home - day to day tasks that children can do to improve core, gross and fine motor skills. These are quite regular items which can be done by anyone - like folding clothes, sorting, doing puzzles while kneeling, walking up and down the stairs and so on

Dr. Ushma is accommodating for time as she takes into cognizance children travelling from far, after school time, traffic and so on. And her method of group therapy of at least two kids at a time is very effective as children learn from each other and also there is bonding and socialization which kids seek anyway

Dr. Ushma is too humble to give you any guarantees, but trust me, her methods work. You will certainly see a positive difference and progress after therapy, of even a few weeks and you will get similar feedback from others too.


Posted Jan 6, 2019 by Sujata Hore, Bangalore

Dr. Ushma is very knowledgeable in her profession. She displays her innovation in creating variety of therapeutic materials and equipment which children really enjoys and learn faster. Her expert skills in the field of physiotherapy and sensory integration therapy had helped many children with special needs to overcome their hurdles. I am fortunate enough to get Dr. Ushma as my child's therapist and good adviser for both my son and me. We are grateful to her for all the achievements of my son.


Posted Dec 21, 2018 by Puja (Physical therapist), Pune

Ushma is not only a fantastic therapist but also a kind, caring individual. Dedicated to providing the best care at par with international standards, she is fun, ever- smiling and positive- the best combination for working with kids of all ages. Her passion and determination helps parents and therapists alike. I am so glad to have her as my mentor and friend.


Posted Dec 2, 2018 by Ambika Swamy, Special Educator, Bangalore

I'm a Learning Support teacher and have been referring a lot of children to Dr Ushma only because we have been receiving such positive feedback and known children who have been attending sessions have been showing tremendous progress with time. I have visited the centre myself to ensure quality and have not been disappointed.. I have also happened to attend a  session wherein mainstream teachers were encouraged to be a part of it to benefit by applying shared strategies and learning exercises that could be taught to improve handwriting skills.


Posted Nov 14, 2018 by Rajni, Bangalore

Thanks Ushma Ma'am for her work dedication and kind Nature. She treats us like a mother. And gives useful suggestions. The most important thing She allows parents to be there. So you can see what your child is doing there,what other centers doesn't allow. I have a great experience with Activ Kaarya. We have seen much improvement in our child.


Posted Oct 30, 2018 by Rekha, Bangalore

My son likes a lot to attend the sessions. He enjoys every moment here and improved a lot in every aspect... Thank u ....


Posted August 7, 2018 by Preetha, Bangalore.

Dr. Ushma Goradia is an excellent therapist who gives her best to every child that comes to her center. She is extremely professional, committed, well organized and very creative when it comes to addressing every child's unique needs. We recommend her with confidence!


Posted July 14, 2018 by Anonymous, Bangalore

Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Ushma for helping my child and me...I cannot thank you enough for your care and assistance not only medically but personally as well...connecting with Dr. Ushma was a mother's prayer answered by universe who was so much in emotional pain.wanted help and I found more than expected for my son in each and every session with her....her therapy is the best in India...I wish there is 1 Dr in each city like you mam.......my son is doing perfect now thanks to all your valuable sincere effort on him which will always be treasured ...thank you.


Posted June 3, 2018 by Puja, Pune

I had the opportunity to observe Ushma interact with my son recently. It was so amazing to see how she was able to incorporate a fun element in all the skills she got him to do. The space is inviting and exciting for kids and adults alike and the activities she uses are so simple, easy and yet precisely target the child's weak areas. I am extremely grateful to have found Ushma. Thanks!


Posted May 31, 2018 by Devi, Bangalore

Best place for OT sessions for special Kids. Ushma Mam take takes special care and attention to each and every kid. Equipment and activities that was used are awesome. Kids Love to go there.


Posted March 10, 2018 by Saju, Bangalore 

Our daughter Diya started going to Dr. Ushma Goradia  and Priyanka since 2016 while she was 6 yrs old for Sensory and Speech therapy. Prior to this we have checked a lot of other  centers but the assessment and equipment used for the therapy was not as satisfactory as what we found at Active Kaarya. Thanks to Both Dr. Ushma and Priyanka for their continuous and relentless effort to ensure that the right treatment and individual attention is given to each kid.

 

As what I have observed Dr. Ushma comes with abundance knowledge, great experience, a person who can pin point the concern and make corrective measure through various exercises and equipment, a guide to the parents too in building their confidence and a very dedicated person to her profession are a few words I can say about Dr. Ushma.

 

Priyanka is a person with lots of patience and an ability to be stern at the same time to bring out the best in the kid.  No false promises from both of them are given to the parents.

 

Diya was initially assessed in 2016 and couple of places where Diya lagged was in muti sensory issues, attention deficit, speech, postural stability, balance, gross and fine motor skills, vestibular modulation deficit.

 

A plan was made, timelines fixed for the above, and the plan was implemented accordingly.  Over a point of around 3 to 6 months we could see the change in my daughter.  Significant changes started after almost a year in the way our daughter would interact, motor skill, balance etc., We continued with the therapy and are happy to see the drastic change in our daughter,  All thanks to the team at Activ Kaarya, Dr, Ushma Goradia, Deepa and Priyanka.

We would once again like to express our profound gratitude to you and team for transforming Diya from what she was to what she is today. 

Posted Jan 5, 2018 by Madhuri
High on knowledge, low on profile and the right mix of firm and gentle, Dr.Ushma makes it a place worth going for OT. In fact the only place I found so far worth investing time and efforts, be in any par of the city. Her interactions with the kids and parents too are so convincing that boosts the confidence in parents that they have put their kid in the right arms. Her other staff are also too friendly and well trained.

Posted Jan 2, 2018 by Anuradha (Special Educator)
It was a great learning experience observing Dr Ushma work with kids. The clinic is well equipped with all OT and SI equipment but it is Dr Ushma’s experience and her creativity that adds value to each session. She customizes her sessions to suit the child’s needs. Her ability to make each activity meaningful/purposeful yet full of fun is a great motivator for children and brings out the best in them. Children are happy during her sessions .I highly recommend Activ Kaarya to all with OT and SI needs.

Posted Dec 1, 2017 by Anonymous, Bangalore
We have been very lucky to have known you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us travel a difficult journey, we are grateful to you. May you touch the lives of many more!

Posted Aug 23, 2017 by Prerna
I am very thankful to Ushma Madam and Priyanka for the support and approach they have for our children. My son started going to them when he was 4 years old and I have seen a lot of changes in terms of his hyperactivity and sitting tolerance, his motor skills and speech improvement from words to small sentences. I would say that it is the best place in Bangalore with this kind of set up children with sensory Integration Issues and speech delays.

Best part is Madam Ushma and Priyanka both of them don't give false hopes to parents and they make us accept the fact and train us to deal with it. You are aware of each and every step they take for your child's development and they share their knowledge with you and tell you what all can be done at home, and they are very transparent about techniques they use for kids.I like the never give up attitude and positivity this place and both of them have.

I would like to thank both of them for all support we have received in 1 year from them,

I wish both of them great success in future. 

Posted June 26, 2017 by A. Sadikot, Bangalore
We have a lot to thank for to Dr Ushma and Priyanka. My 2.9 year child was delayed in his speech and was very active and naturally as parents we were worried a lot. However with the help of Dr Ushma using Sensory Integration Technique and speech therapy from Priyanka in 6 months we have seen a lot of improvement with the result that from about 20 words then he can now speak simple sentences and make us understand his feelings.
A really good thing at Dr Ushma's is the way she would explain her exercises and encourage us to do them at home using our usual home implements - hence we felt that her focus was always on continuous improvement at all times.

Posted May 31, 2017 by Anonymous, Bangalore
We have been a beneficiary of Dr. Ushma's exemplary and professional service since 2014.We are seeing changes in our child in terms of compliance,sitting tolerance,speech, writing and his overall attitude.
Home exercises are with every day objects,no expensive equipment.
She is a highly empathetic person.

Along with this, speech therapy with Priyanka has worked in tandem.
Priyanka is well informed and was highly patient and determined with my child in the initial stages of therapy and has brought him to a near compliance now.

I would strongly recommend Dr.Ushma and Priyanka to anybody opting for SI and speech therapy.

Posted May 13, 2017 by Margaret Xavier (educator)
I have seen how Ushma facilitates, encourages, motivates and above all becomes one with the children to do the movements that suits each of her students. No wonder why parents and guardians travels long distances for her therapy! She also allows students from schools to join her during summer holidays to work with her to experience and work with the specially challenged children. That's what determination and dedication is! Thank you Ushma!

.......And to add some more to it.........I have seen every child being given special attention as per their needs. No child is left unattended at any point of time. Parents accompanying their children are also instructed to follow certain code of conduct! That's what I would call "discipline with flexibility". Look forward to learning from you, Ushma.

Posted May 18, 2013 by Thomas Coleman (Occupational Therapist, USA)

Dr. Goradia is an excellent therapist with exceptional clinical skills. I have seen first hand her thoroughness and care when evaluating and treating patients. I have discussed theory and practice with her for the betterment of patients in both pediatric and geriatric settings. I am an occupational therapist and we have collaborated very well together when sharing patients. She always demonstrated confidence and competence for all cases from strokes to joint replacements. I have always been impressed with her care and professionalism. I would choose her for my physical therapy needs and recommend her to all of my friends and family.


Posted Jan 10, 2017 by a Parent, Australia
We live in Australia and could not provide regular speech and occupational therapy to our 6 yr old Autistic daughter. Dr Ushma was kind enough to take my daughter in for therapy while we came to India for holiday. Her center is bigger than any other private therapy clinic I have been in Australia. She has lots of different sensory toys,uses various techniques and exercises to understand and satisfy your child's needs. She is kind enough to let the parents in during the sessions unlike other centers.She regularly updates you about things you can do for your child at home for sensory issues. Since my daughter started visiting her center, I have had friends telling me that my daughter has started speaking few sentences without any prompts and her sensory issues has reduced.All this happened in just 1.5 months of therapy. I only wish we could clone her and have many more Dr Ushma in India as she and her center is truly a gift to special need kids.More people should support her and spread awareness about Activ Kaarya.

Posted May 25, 2013 by Chaim Lapp (Occupational Therapist, USA)

I have been the beneficiary of Ushma Goradia's expertise having worked side by side with her as an Occupational Therapist. Dr. Goradia is an academic and truly exemplifies the quintessential link between theory and practice. All of her treatments are clearly rooted in current research and she practices thoughtfully with care and compassion. She is also always available to share the knowledge with other members of the team, and I have benefited from her guidance numerous times. I highly recommend her. Ushma, thank you for everything!

Posted Nov 18, 2012 by Beth Rothman (Physical Therapist, USA)

I am honored to be able to write a testimonial for Dr. Goradia. I was her supervisor 15 years ago in New Jersey where she treated children in a school based program. Subsequently, I met Ushma again, this time as a colleague in our doctoral program. Ushma is the single most dedicated professional I have known in physical therapy practice. She is extremely knowledgeable and skilled, and someone that I call on for professional advice, information and inspiration. She is missed in the USA. 


Posted Dec 11, 2012 by Subhanjan Das MPT (West Bengal)

I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Ushma Goradia as my teacher during my post graduation days, back in 2006. Ever since, whenever I needed some sort of guidance, either in academics or regarding a particularly difficult patient, Ushma madam had always helped me (and many others) with her profound knowledge and experience.
Dr. Goradia has always been successful as a clinical therapist, which is not surprising, when you consider her credentials: A combination of excellent academic career, extensive experience in best institutions of India and USA and her zeal to make a difference in the patient’s life. She has been highly acclaimed professionally wherever she has worked. Surely, Active Kaarya would be no different.


 Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Sujata (Bangalore)

It's a best place for the child with special needs. This clinic is well equipped, spacious. Dr. Ushma is very friendly with children and adults and her expertise and innovative activities made many special needs children overcome their sensory issues and other difficulties.

Posted June 5, 2016 by Dr. Neelima D (Bangalore)
I am fortunate to work under Dr.Ushma at Activ kaarya for a few months. The first thing that strikes about the center is that it is a very spacious,clean and very well organised. It is a very good therapy center for children with sensory issues. There are various kinds of suspended equipment, crash pads, mattresses, balls and abundant equipment to address gross motor and fine motor skills. 

Dr.Ushma is extremely fit, disciplined, committed, organised and passionate about her work. From my interaction with her I understand that she is an expert on Sensory Integration, NDT, Mulligans mobilization among others. She keeps herself updated on the recent developments in the field of pediatric therapy. She is a very hands on person and expertly deals in providing treatment to children. She is an excellent mentor and I gathered a wealth of knowledge by observing her doing therapy. I would strongly recommend Dr.Ushma for children with special needs.

Posted Dec 13, 2015 by Bahavathi (Bangalore)

Dr.Ushma is an excellent therapist as well as a professional regarding her world class expertise in clinical treatment of her patients. She is a wonderful therapist who has a methodical approach to her treatment as she can blend her western learning along with an Indian touch. She is a skilled and a dedicated therapist whom I can call on for professional advice.

Posted Nov 18, 2015 by Verma (Bangalore)

Our child had tilt in the neck which was worrying us. We had been bringing it to the notice of all the doctors we were consulting but no one seem to be confident. Some even suggested is to get an MRI done.it was very stressful for us to even imagine about the occult reasons doctors were quoting.We happened to stumble upon active kaarya and Ushma maam. From the first talk over the phone itself she was very reassuring. She gave us an early appointment sensing our anxiety. Her clinic came across as very child friendly and hardly as a clinic, and more like a children play area. The staff also very understanding and gentle. After a detailed observation session Dr Ushma concluded that the problem was not neurological by physical and that too related to one of the muscle sets. I was astounded as why such an obvious thing was not detected by the child specialists. We started with her sessions to correct the torticollis by means of physiotherapy. She always is very comforting and gentle with the children and employs her vast experience in the US and in India effectively. Her efforts have borne fruit and today our daughters neck is almost straight. She has also taught us self help measures to increase the effectiveness of the therapy. A must visit place for all suffering with any problem related to even infants. I have not come across any physiotherapist in Bangalore who can handle infants except Dr Ushma. Thank you mam for everything.


Posted July 30, 2015 by Margaret (Bangalore)
Ushma's dedication, determination and commitment to the Special Needs is hard to find. Her knowledge and experience can change the life of these learners!!

Posted April 23, 2015 by Uma. S (Bangalore)

Activ Kaarya is truly a world class therapy center, have checked out so many center's nothing to match the standard of Activ Kaarya and definitely Dr.Ushma Goradia . I find Dr. Ushma Goradia very knowledgeable , approachable and has a vast knowledge on sensory integration.
My son who is 5.5 years is responding very well. Dr Ushma Goradia has the art of customizing a program that works . I highly respect the individual attention, appreciate the insights love and care.


Posted March 12, 2015  by K. V. Srinivas (Bangalore)

We are very happy to have found Dr. Ushma for my child's sensory integration therapy. She did a very careful and detailed assessment of my child's condition (who is a toddler) and that very first session itself gave us a feeling that we have consulted the right person, which turned out be absolutely true. Dr. Ushma is highly knowledgeable and professional and, more importantly, passionate about her work. Dr. Ushma discussed about the issues (of my child) and the specific activities she selected for my child in detail with me and my wife. She is innovative in changing the activities from session to session so that my kid remains motivated to do the tasks. Dr. Ushma always took time to clarify all my questions and educated us on how to carry out some simple activities for my child at home. I highly regard her as an excellent medical professional and a compassionate human being.



Posted February 15, 2015 by Sujata (Bangalore)

My 4 year old son started going to Dr. Ushma Goradia in her Activ Kaarya Clinic from last 6 months. Dr. Ushma is certified in Sensory Integration and Pediatric Specialist from USA. Her expertise speaks in our son's rapid improvement within 6 months. He really enjoys her session and practices at home. She is very innovative and brings out a variety of therapy processes. She is highly recommended for children with special needs.


Posted December 31, 2014 by N. S. (Bangalore)

Dr. Ushma is a highly professional and amazing pediatric therapist. She is very creative and brings out the best in the child during sessions. Moreover, she answers our questions about sensory integration with good reasoning. Equipment in her clinic is used to suit the child`s abilities. Highly recommend Active Kaarya! Reports are detailed and well explained.


Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous (Bangalore)

Our son with SPD has completed a year's therapy with Dr Ushma . This year at his Sports Day at school, we were elated to see the ease and enthusiasm with which he took part in the races, and he actually got the first prize in his obstacle race as well.
Thank you Dr Ushma for bringing out the potential in our child! We are privileged to have you treat our child !!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Divya (Bangalore)

Dr Ushma has great knowledge in the field of the sensory integration therapy. She comes up with new ideas for each child .I haven`t seen such world class therapy any where in India. Activ Kaarya is the best therapy center in India for physiotherapy, ot and sensory integration. I highly recommend activ kaarya.

Posted August 14, 2014 by Swarnalata (Bangalore)
Its the best place for all OT needs.

Posted August 22, 2014 by Ritesh (Bangalore)
Activ Kaarya World Class Physiotherapy is amazing! Thank you Dr. Ushma! We have been going Dr. Ushma from last 6 months for sensory integration therapy and OT for my son and its really benefited to my son. Dr. Ushma is very dedicated about her profession . One thing which I really appreciate about Dr. Ushma is as she is having 20+ years of experience in OT and sensory integration therapy, still she will take care of the every children individually . I have not seen such kind of environment in other therapy center. Her clinic is also amazing. I highly recommend.

Posted July 28, 2014 by Deepak (Bangalore)

We`ve been going to Active Kaarya for close to three months now. Our son has been benefiting a lot from the sensory integration therapy he receives at Active Kaarya. Ushma is a total professional - dedicated, punctual, knowledgeable and ever ready to listen as well. Her knowledge and experience in dealing with autistic children has been very helpful.

Posted February 27, 2014 by Veena (Bangalore)
Dr.Ushma best physiotherapist (pediatric) I have seen till date. My grandson who is 4 months old has torticollis, we came to know when he was 11 days old, we did see other pediatric physiotherapist but was not satisfied, with her my grandson has recovered 80% within a month. We are very happy.


Posted October 27, 2013 by Lynda Collins (Bangalore)

My son is having occupational therapy with Dr Ushma who is a Paediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is treating him for coordination disorders and uses a variety of equipment and activities that are all of the high standard we would expect in Australia. Most of all, my son is responding really well to this treatment and enjoys his time with Dr Ushma. He looks forward to his appointments, participates fully, and even comes home and independently completes his home exercise tasks. Dr Ushma is a true professional. Her facilities are world class in every regard. We are so lucky to have her here in Bangalore and I wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone I know.

Posted January 27, 2014 by Varsha (Bangalore)

Our 2 months old son was getting treated by a physio with very minimal result, but with Dr Ushma we found results in a weeks time, She is very careful in handling patients, her exp speaks in her work, the clinic is very diff atmosphere she makes her patients feel at home. Very glad to have her treat our son.


Posted October 17, 2013 by Dr. Vidya (Bangalore)

We have been very impressed by Dr Ushma`s clinic setup and more importantly the world class expertise and approach to therapy that she gives to her sessions with her patients. We are indeed fortunate to have her practicing in Bangalore. Her personalized and empathic therapy sessions are unique to Activ Kaarya and are unmatched by any other setup in Bangalore.


Posted September 27, 2013 by Jaysri (Bangalore)

Ushma is an excellent therapist who has the time and patience to understand the needs of her client. She also does a routine follow up to check if her clients are keeping well. No doubts , she is a true professional.


Posted July 13, 2013 by CB (Bangalore)
Ushma was able to identify the challenges of my autistic son and give us valuable feedback for conducting Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration. I would highly recommend that parents of autistic kids to consult with her.



Posted February 28, 2013 by Tanvi Rai (Mysore)

I visited Activ Kaarya during the 1st week of Feb with my four year old son who has lot of sensory issues and speech delay.I had directly gone there after travelling by train from Mysore, the moment I stepped into the clinic, Dr. Ushma made me feel completely at home and the ambience of the clinic has a lot of positivity. I stayed in Bangalore for 2 days and took 4 sessions with Dr.Ushma during which she showed me lot of techniques to work with my child at home.I am completely satisfied with her services and hope that with her vast knowledge and experience, she will help me in putting my son on the road to recovery.I am looking forward to visit her again next month.


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