We educate patients about the root cause, not just symptoms! – Murugaprabhu, Consultant Sports Physiotherapist, Fame Club

In 2013, Murugaprabhu, a renowned Consultant Sports Physiotherapist, had a vision to establish a unique facility that would provide comprehensive physiotherapy services and sports rehabilitation. The result was the Fame Club, located in Coimbatore, which has since become a beacon of excellence in the field of physiotherapy and sports training. In a recent interview, Murugaprabhu shed light on the club’s mission, services, and its unwavering commitment to promoting overall well-being.


A Holistic Approach

At the heart of Fame Club’s ethos is the belief that physiotherapy is an independent medical profession capable of preventing, treating, and rehabilitating a wide range of conditions, from sports injuries to day-to-day occupational ailments. Murugaprabhu emphasized the importance of understanding the root cause of any issue, rather than relying on self-diagnosis through the internet.

The club’s team of experienced physiotherapists employs a personalized approach, taking into account factors such as age, gender, medical history, and lifestyle. Short-term and long-term goals ensure each patient receives the most effective care. “Continuous learning is vital in physiotherapy. We have advanced equipment like shockwave and laser therapy. Laser therapy helps with diabetic neuropathy and non-healing wounds, while shockwave is effective for myofascial triggers and sports injuries. We provide students with opportunities to train on these machines,” shared Murugaprabhu.


Diet and Lifestyle

Fame Club prioritizes holistic well-being, offering dietary counselling and a lifestyle transformation program. They reject one-size-fits-all diet charts, recognizing that dietary needs differ based on diverse lifestyles. Instead, they educate clients about choosing the right foods at the right times, considering individual circumstances. “Fasting should be personalized to an individual’s needs and routines. For travellers and night shift workers, it’s better to avoid fasting and opt for lighter meals”, advised Murugaprabhu. For individuals with extended periods of sitting, they emphasize hydration, fibre-rich foods, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates for sustained energy.

The club also addresses common issues such as constipation, offering simple yet effective tips to alleviate discomfort through dietary adjustments and hydration management. Fasting, an individualized program, is also encouraged when appropriate.


Specialized Programs

For women going through different stages of life, Fame Club offers specialized programs for pre-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. These programs include pelvic centring, dietary counselling, low back strengthening, and core engagement to help individuals navigate these transitional periods comfortably.

Fame Club places a strong emphasis on injury prevention. They believe adequate sleep and hydration are the foundational principles for maintaining good health and preventing injuries. Basic mobility exercises, performed daily, help maintain joint health and reduce the risk of injuries.


Community Engagement and Philanthropy

One remarkable aspect of Fame Club’s mission is its commitment to community engagement and philanthropy. They offer free training to final-year physiotherapy students and interns, providing them with hands-on experience and employment opportunities upon completion. Additionally, Fame Club provides free treatment to children with cerebral palsy (CP) and autism under the age of 10.

Furthermore, the club has extended its support to para-sports athletes who have excelled at the state level, offering them specialized sports-specific rehabilitation to reach national and international levels.

Fame Club is not just a rehabilitation center; it’s a comprehensive wellness center. From treating injuries to correcting posture, maintaining general fitness, and offering pre and post-operative care, they have made it their mission to ensure the well-being of all who seek their services.