Do I need to do any preparation for the appointment ?
1. To save your time, it will be good if you can download patient forms form website and bring them filled while coming for appointment.
2. Bring all your old medical records including blood test reports/ X-ray/MRI/CT etc films and reports with you.
3. Wear loose fitting cloths for consultation and therapy sessions
4. If you cant remember all, write down your problems on a piece of paper and bring along with you.
5. Inform doctors well in advance if you have any allergy or drug reactions
6. Do not hide any past medical history from doctors. Each medical history is important to diagnose and treat you
What if I don’t reside in Pune?
We have tie ups with various hotels and service apartments nearby. We will help you to get accommodation at discounted rates. Keep us informed about your travel plans so that we can connect you with appropriate contacts.
What is the process for taking appointment?
You can take an appointment by visiting our clinic or on the phone or fill in ‘quick contact form’ on website.
Is it necessary to take prior appointment?
Yes. It is better to take prior appointment to avoid waiting and cancellations.
Do you have home consultations?
Yes, physiotherapy consultants do home visits.
What are the consultation charges?
Consultation with Orthopedic or Spine specialist will be INR 500 for first consultation and INR 200 for follow up. For first four days to show the investigations there is no follow up charge. Charges may vary for other specialists and please confirm them with front desk in case of any query.
What if the doctor is not available on my appointment time?
If you have taken prior appointment usually this does not happen. In unavoidable circumstances and cancellation for appointment, you will get a call from clinic on given number to reschedule your appointment as per your next convenient time.
What is the process for consultation?
Once you reach 5 min ahead of appointment schedule, registration is done at front desk. You will be guided to history taking room and the assistant doctor will take your detailed medical history and conduct primary examination. If required, X-rays will be taken. Then you will see specialist doctor and after his assessment either he will advice some investigations such as Blood test, MRI etc. or prescribe medicines and treatment. Follow up will be advised as and when necessary.
Do you have admission facilities?
No, we don’t have admission (IPD) facility. Our treatment requires only OPD visits or Day care procedure. We have associations with nearby hospitals and we will admit you in the same if needed.
Whom to contact in case of emergencies?
Clinic phones are available from 08:00 am to 09:00 pm during working days. Rest of the times you may contact emergency departments in nearby hospitals.
Who is the consultant?
We are having a team of Specialists including Orthopedic Surgeons, Spine Surgeons, Physicians, Nutritionists, Counselors, Manual Therapists, Alternative Therapy Physicians and other Associate Doctors. You can consult any one of them or you can talk to our representative who will guide you about the consultation and appointment.
Who started Spinalogy Clinic?
Dr. Kiran Shete, a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon from Pune started Spinalogy Clinic in Aundh, Pune. His concept is to have a Super-Specialty clinic, which gives World-class, Evidence Based and Research Driven orthopedic treatments to people suffering form Spine and Joint Pai
When did Spinalogy Clinic start?
Spinalogy Clinic started in 2010 in Aundh, Pune.
What is Spinalogy clinic?
Spinalogy is a Super specialty clinic for Non Surgical Management of Neck, Back and Joint Pain. We provide Multidisciplinary Treatment with Functional Rehabilitation.
Do insurance companies pay for our bills?
It depends upon which policy you have. Those policies which cover for OPD based treatments reimburse treatments to you.
Do you have tie-ups with insurance companies?
No we don’t have any tie-up with Insurance companies.
What could be the approximate cost of the treatment?
Cost of the treatment depends upon treatment protocol and number and type of sessions prescribed.
What are the modes of payment?
You can select any mode of payment from Cash/Card/Cheque/DD/Online Transfer.
What are the consultation timings?
Though you can easily meet our doctors in clinic OPD, you will have to take prior appointment with front desk for consultation with doctors in clinic. Physiotherapists are available from 8AM TILL 9.30pm. Specialist are usually available by appointment only.
What if the patient cannot come on time?
In that case you have to inform our front desk well in advance and reschedule the appointment and confirm the status. If patient cannot reach in time then consultation time will be subject to available timing on that day.
What are the timings of the clinic?
Clinic is open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm, Monday to Saturday. On, Sunday it is open from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm. Specialist consultations are by appointments. You can call on clinic numbers and take appointment or fill in our quick contact forms on the website and we will schedule your appointment.
Do you treat orthopedic conditions in children?
Yes, we do treat children orthopedic conditions, common being Knee Pain, Spine Pain, Foot Pain, etc
Do you treat general orthopedic conditions?
Yes, we do treat general orthopedic conditions as well, common being tendinosis, tendinitis, heel pain, ankle sprain, tennis elbow, De Quervains Disease, Foot Pain etc
Do you treat fractures?
Our specialists are well trained orthopedic surgeons and we do treat fractures. If needed, we admit them in nearby hospitals for further treatment.
Do you do surgeries for spine and joint?
Yes. Though, our referral rate for Neck, Back and Joint surgeries is less than 1%, there are few selected patients for whom non surgical treatments may br too late to do and since we believe in evidence based practice, we do refer them for surgery. Our specialist doctors are also highly trained, very skilled and richly experienced surgeons who do surgeries in various leading hospitals. If our specialist feels there is no other option than surgery for you then he guides you about the details of surgery and further process.
Is Spinalogy treatment published in journals?
Yes, Spinalogy Clinic treatment and Multidisciplinary Protocols are published in Medical journals and are accepted world wide.
What is functional rehabilitation?
We believe in treatments while patient is active in his/her daily activities. We rarely advice strict bed rest and no activity. Goal of our treatments is always to restore natural rhythm of your body and get you back to 100% normalcy in your work and routine life. We might advice you to change the way you do work but rarely we advice to change the work you do! This we call Functional Rehabilitation.
What is multidisciplinary treatment?
Multi Disciplinary means use of 2 or more therapies together. At Spinalogy Clinic, Multidisciplinary approach includes Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Exercises, Electro therapy, Postural Assessment and correction, Ergonomics, Complementary Therapies such as Naturopathy and Ayurveda, Yoga, Stress Management etc. These therapies will be prescribed and given in various combinations in integrative manner depending upon the patient’s condition and diagnosis.