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Punita Vasant Solanki

Punita Vasant Solanki
Independent Researcher and Occupational Therapist · Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation

MSc (Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic Conditions); Fellow ACOT (AIOTA); ADCR (ACE) Mumbai

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Introduction
I am an experienced occupational therapist, practicing in the private sector, as a freelancer, in the Western regions of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I practice exclusively in the field of orthopaedic rehabilitation (musculoskeletal sciences) and hand therapy for adults and children. I am into these clinical area practices, since the year 1996, initially in an academic institution and currently in the private sector. My detailed work introduction is available at the website: www.orthorehab.in
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - present
Independent Researcher and Occupational Therapist
Position
  • Freelance Occupational Therapist in Private Sector in the Western Regions of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Description
  • I am an experienced occupational therapist specialized in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation (orthopaedic rehabilitation) and hand therapy in adults and children in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
April 2001 - January 2013
Occupational Therapy Training School & Centre, Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, India
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Guided 7 undergraduate interns projects and 7 postgraduate occupational therapy dissertations under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India. I was a Member of Institutional Review Board at KEM Hospital for 1 year in 2012.
August 1998 - April 2001
Occupational Therapy Training School & Centre, Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, India
Position
  • Junior Clinical Occupational Therapist
Description
  • Assessed, treated and followed-up patients on indoor and outpatient basis in paediatric unit and then in occupational therapy outpatient unit.
Education
March 2013 - December 2013
Academy for Clinical Excellence
Field of study
  • Clinical Research
October 1996 - May 1998
Occupational Therapy Training School & Centre, Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, India
Field of study
  • Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic Conditions
September 1992 - January 1996
Occupational Therapy Training School & Centre, Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, India
Field of study
  • Occupational Therapy

Publications

Publications (46)
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A presentation was delivered as an invited expert faculty on "“Striving for Excellence in Occupational Therapy Research: Indian vs. Global Presentation & Publication Context” as the continuing occupational therapy education seminar organized by The Mumbai Branch of All India Occupational Therapists Association on 7th August, 2019, Wednesday between...
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Invited as a Moderator for the Panel Discussion during the 56th Annual National Conference of the AIOTA i.e. OTICON’2019 held at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India on 10th February, 2019. I was also the Scientific Program Committee Chairperson for this Conference.
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Invited as a Guest Speaker at Occupational Therapy Department, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, for the scientific session II Lecture Series, held on 14th December, 2018, for a presentation on Clinical and Functional Hand Assessment for Planning Hand Therapy
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1st Annual, Intensive, National (Live + Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on “Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research” held from 22nd to 25th April 2018, Under the aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) in collaboration with the Indian Journal of Occupational Thera...
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1st Annual, Intensive, National (Live + Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on “Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research” held from 22nd to 25th April 2018, Under the aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) in collaboration with the Indian Journal of Occupational Thera...
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1st Annual, Intensive, National (Live + Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on “Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research” held from 22nd to 25th April 2018, Under the aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) in collaboration with the Indian Journal of Occupational Thera...
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1st Annual and Intensive (Live and Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on "Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research" organized under aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) & the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) of the All India Occupational Therapists' As...
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1st Annual and Intensive (Live and Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on "Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research" organized under aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) & the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) of the All India Occupational Therapists' As...
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Faculty presentation was delivered on "Study Designs and Guidelines" during the 1st Annual and Intensive (Live and Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on "Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research" organized under aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) & the Indian Jou...
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1st Annual and Intensive (Live and Webinar) Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Program on "Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research" organized under aegis of the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) & the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) of the All India Occupational Therapists' As...
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Invited as a Moderator for the Panel Discussion during the 6th Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India held on 23rd September, 2017, Saturday in Hotel J. W. Marriott, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I was also the joint-organizing secretary and scientific committee chairperson for this conference which was organized in...
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Invited as a Guest Speaker for the Presentation on “Art and Science of Hand Therapy Media” at the 5th Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India on 30th September (Friday) 2016, held at Goa Medical College, Goa, India
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Invited as an Expert Research Resource Person at the Occupational Therapy Training School & Centre, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India for the Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) Programme on "Statistical Methods & Arts of Writing Research in Occupati...
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Invited as a faculty member for an Annual Conference of Bombay Orthopaedic Society: Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference (WIROC) 2014 during the seminar on "Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures" for a talk on "Comprehensive Care of the Paraplegic Patient: Recent Advances" held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai, on 26th Dece...
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Over the last few decades, increased use of computers has resulted in higher work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). Published systematic literature reviews (SLRs) have focused on physical aspects of preventive interventions and health promotion. The present systematic literature review aims to assess the clinical effectiveness and economi...
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Invited as an Expert Faculty for a Lecture Presentation during the 3rd Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India, on 13th September 2014, Saturday at Hotel Tip Top Plaza, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Invited as an Expert Faculty for Continuing Hand Therapy Education Program during the 3rd Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India, on 13th September 2014, Saturday at Hotel Tip Top Plaza, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Invited as an Expert Research Faculty for Research Methodology Workshop held on 22nd March, 2014, Saturday, at NILD (formerly known as NIOH), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The Workshop during which I delivered 5 lecture topics including this presentation. I was invited by Dr. Pankaj Bajpai, the then Head of the Occupational Therapy Department.
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Invited as an Expert Research Faculty during the Research Methodology Workshop held on 22nd March, 2014, Saturday at NILD (formerly known as NIOH) at Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I had delivered a series of 5 lecture topics during this Workshop. I was invited by Dr. Pankaj Bajpai, the then Head of Occupational Therapy Department.
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Invited as a faculty for the 29th Indian Society for Study of Pain conference (ISSPCON 2014) organized by the ISSP, Mumbai branch, held at Padmshree Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai from 7th to 9th February 2014.
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2010-2013 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2010-2013 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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Conducted the Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) on “Translating Research into Publication and its Application in Occupational Therapy Practice.” as an Expert Faculty, held during 50th Annual National Conference of the All India Occupational Therapists' Association i.e. OTICON'2013, in Trivandrum, India, on 26th Day of February, 2013...
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) (WS), a "rasayana" drug, is recommended for balavardhan and mamsavardhan. The study was intended to evaluate dose-related tolerability, safety, and activity of WS formulation in normal individuals. The design was prospective, open-labeled, variable doses in volunteers. Eighteen apparently healthy volunteers (12M:6F,...
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2009-2012 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2008-2011 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2008-2011 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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This study aimed to analyse the disability evaluation findings in persons with physical disabilities and to highlight the importance of the occupational therapist's role from an Indian perspective. One hundred and thirteen persons (100 men, 13 women, mean age 46 years) whose records were analysed in this study were referred to the occupational ther...
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The aim of this study was to study the effectiveness of modified ankle foot orthosis fabricated from low-temperature thermoplastics, as an alternative orthosis for the maintenance of correction in idiopathic congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV) deformity. The study was conducted in infants after the completion of the Ponseti serial manipulation a...
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I was the research guide for my post-graduate student enrolled for the batch 2007-2010 at Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
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The purpose of the study was to objectively determine the effects of early mobilisation in terms of grip strength and work of hand muscles in cases of closed diaphyseal fracture radius - ulna treated with dynamic compression plating. Fifty normal subjects and Twenty-one patients, (Eleven patients treated with early active and resistive goal directe...

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For Development of The Indian Hip Surveillance Guidelines for Children with Cerebral Palsy from an Indian Perspective for All Stakeholders and Especially for Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Pediatricians, Developmental Disabilities Specialists, Neurologists etc. The project is chaired by Dr. Ashok N. Johari, on behalf of Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and the steering committee members include Dr. Dhiren Ganjwala, President, POSI and Dr. Alaric Aroojis, Vice-President, POSI I am a project committee member representing our national organization: "All India Occupational Therapists' Association"