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Punita V. Solanki

Occupational Therapist (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy Specialist)

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PRESENTATIONS

Faculty Speaker for Workshops/Seminars/Courses/Community Awareness/ Conferences/Panel Discussions

  • Invited as a guest faculty to deliver talks on “Study Designs in Hand Therapy Research” and “Hand Therapists Approach Towards Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” during the 7th annual national conference of the Society for Hand Therapy, India i.e. SHTICON’2019 organized in collaboration with 43rd annual national conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand i.e. ISSHCON’2019 on 13th and 14th September, 2019, at Puri, Odisha, India.
  • Invited as a resource faculty to deliver a COTE seminar on “Striving for Excellence in Occupational Therapy Research: Indian vs. Global - Presentation & Publication Context” organized by the Mumbai Branch of the AIOTA on 7th August, 2019, between 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, at Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Moderated a panel discussion titled “Purposeful Occupation- and Activities-Based Hand Rehabilitation: Current Evidence!” and the Panel Experts were: Dr. Vishal Kumar, Chandigarh; Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma, Ghaziabad and Dr. Shovan Saha, Manipal. During the 56th annual national conference of the AIOTA i.e. OTICON’2019 held at GMC & PGIMER, Chandigarh, India from 8th to 10th February, 2019. The Faculty were awarded with 1 credit unit by Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT).
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver a talk on “Clinical & Functional Assessment of Hand for Planning Hand Therapy” at the 6th Educational Program in honor of Late Mrs. Aruna P. Tole at “CME on Gynecological Cancer Management & Updates of Occupational Therapy Practice” on 14th December, 2018, at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver 7 talks related to research (“Study Designs and Guidelines”, “Case Report Forms”, “Tables, Graphs, Figures and Photographs”, “Steps of Submission Process”, “Systematic Review Submissions”, “Efficient Use of Word” and “Efficient Use of Power Point”) for the 1st National, Intensive, Live and Webinar COTE on “Science and Ethics of Research Methodology and Art of Writing Research” from 22nd to 25th April, 2018, organized at AIOTA Headquarter in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Moderated a panel discussion on “Post-Traumatic Hand Stiffness: Therapy vs. Surgery” (Panel experts were: eminent therapists: Anuradha V. Pai, Vivek Kulkarni, Shrikant Chinchalkar, and distinguished surgeons: Dr. Narender Saini and Dr. Praveen Bhardwaj) for the 6th Annual National Conference of the Society for Hand Therapy, India, held on 22nd & 23rd September, 2017 at J. W. Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, organized in collaboration with the 41st Annual National Conference of the Indian Society for the Surgery of the Hand (ISSH).
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver a talk on “Art and Science of Hand Therapy Media” for the 5th Annual National Conference of the Society for Hand Therapy (SHT), India, held on 30th September, 2016 & 1st October, 2016, at Goa Medical College & Hospital, in Bambolim, Goa, India.
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver two continuing occupational therapy education (COTE) presentations during a live and a webinar half day workshop on “Art of Writing Research in Occupational Therapy” by Karnataka Branch of All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) in collaboration with ACOT, AIOTA on 20th August, 2016, at PCB Apps Office, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. (Contact Hours: 04; Credit Units: 0.5 for Participants and 1 for Faculty)
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver two continuing occupational therapy education (COTE) presentations on “Effective Literature Search Strategies and Referencing” and “Art of Writing Research in Occupational Therapy” by Occupational Therapy Department of LTMMC and LTMG Hospital in collaboration with Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT), AIOTA on 13th March, 2016, at Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver a talk on “Clinical Assessment of Wrist and Hand: Occupational Therapist’s Perspective” for the 4th Annual National Conference of the Society for Hand Therapy, India held on 12th & 13th December, 2015 at B. J. Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a panelist for a panel discussion on “Planning your Occupational Therapy Career” by Mumbai Branch of AIOTA and Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Occupational Therapy, for the occasion of World Occupational Therapy Day on 27th October, 2015 at Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty/speaker to deliver a presentation on “Comprehensive Care of the Paraplegic Patient: Recent Advances” during a seminar on “Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures” at WIROC 2014, an annual conference of Bombay Orthopaedic Society (Maharashtra Medical Council granted1 credit hour) held on 26th December, 2014 in Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty/speaker to deliver a Continuing Professional Education on “Therapist’s Approach towards Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” held at the 3rd Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India on 14th September, 2014 at Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty/speaker to deliver a Continuing Professional Education on “Study Designs in Hand Therapy Research” held at the 3rd Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India on 13th September, 2014 at Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a faculty (resource person) to deliver 5 talks on Research Methodology topics for 5 ½ hours at the Workshop on “Research Methodology & Application of Software” held on 21st and 22nd March 2014 at National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
  • Invited as a faculty/speaker to deliver a talk on “Occupational Therapy for Chronic Pain” for 15 minutes at ISSPCON (Indian Society for the Study of Pain Conference) on 7th February, 2014, Friday at Padmashree D. Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a speaker for awareness of Occupational Therapy Practice and to give a talk on “Occupational Therapy” by Trustees of Ahura Support Group for Differently Abled Families; for non-medical personnel and clients seeking occupational therapy services on 5th January, 2014, Sunday at 10.30 am at Rustom Baug, Neville Wadia Hall, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Invited as a speaker to give a talk on “Principles of Sports Therapy for Childhood, Adolescence & Young Adulthood” for upcoming school sports coaches, by Imperial International Sports Academy (IISA) at Lakshyadham School in Goregaon East, Mumbai, on 17th May, 2013.
  • 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 AIOTA in Trivandrum, India, on 26th day of February, 2013 for 1 & ½ hours.
  • Invited as a speaker for the workshop on “Good Clinical Practice” for a topic on “Role of an Institutional Ethics Committee” at Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai on 8th May, 2012, for professionals and students. Workshop was approved by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences with approval number: MUHS/E6/Workshop/1657 dated 03.05.2012.
  • Invited as a resource person to give a talk on “Principles of Sports Therapy for Childhood, Adolescence & Young Adulthood” in Bombay YMCA Lakeside Children’s Sports Camp at Lonavala, Nilshi Village, Maharashtra, India, in May, 2010.

Presentations after Post-graduation

  • Punita V. Solanki, Binoti A. Sheth, Murali Poduval, Stephen B. A. Sams: “Effectiveness of Modified Ankle Foot Orthosis of Low Temperature Thermoplastics in Infants with Idiopathic Congenital Talipes Equino Varus Deformity.” This paper was presented at WIROC (Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference) in the form of a Poster on 27th and 28th December, 2008 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Santacruz, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Punita V. Solanki: Presented a Splint “Modified Ankle Foot Orthosis of Low Temperature Thermoplastics” at the 45th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA), from 11th to 13th January, 2008, at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Punita Vasant Solanki, Stephen Brian Austin Sams, Indira Ramesh Kenkre, Sapna Gulabrao Wankar: “A Retrospective Analysis of Disability Evaluation findings in patients with Physical Disabilities: Experience of Occupational Therapists from an Indian Perspective.” This paper was presented in Non Competitive Category, at the 45th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA), from 11th to 13th January, 2008, at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Dissertation Presentation during Post-graduate Program

  • PV Solanki, KP Mulgaonkar, SA Rao: “Effect of Early Mobilization on Grip Strength, Pinch Strength and Work of Hand Muscles in cases of closed Diaphyseal Fracture Radius-Ulna treated with Dynamic Compression Plating.” This dissertation was submitted to the University of Mumbai in May, 1998 and was presented at the Meeting of the Staff Society of Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, on 15th March, 1999.

Presentation & Poster during Undergraduate & Post-graduate Program

  • Punita V. Solanki, Manjiri Gokhale: Secured First Prize in Poster Competition (Topic: Neuro-Rehabilitation - Treatment Modalities in Occupational Therapy) on the occasion of UTKARSH - Annual Occupational Therapy Festival held in LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in February, 1997.
  • Punita V. Solanki, Yogita Kambli, Bhavana Mali, Sonal Panjwani, Pratibha S. Saraph: Presented a seminar on Burns Rehabilitation as a Group activity during Internship’ 1995 at Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Solanki PV, Srivastava AK. Musculoskeletal Sciences and Work Rehabilitation - A Specialty in Occupational Therapy's Clinical and Research Practice: The Indian versus Global Scenario. Indian J Occup Ther. 2019; 51 (4): 117-118. (Editorial)
  • Solanki PV, Srivastava AK, Oberai S. Need for the Publication of a National Association’s Journal by a Professional and Commercial Publishing Organization. Indian J Occup Ther. 2018; 50 (3): 69-70. (Editorial)
  • Solanki PV, Srivastava AK. Editorial: Inauguration and Inclusion of Specialty Edition of the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (4): 118-119. (Editorial)
  • Srivastava AK, Solanki PV, Oberai S, Lakshmanan S. Special Annotation: Documentation of Research Work: Publishing Conference Abstracts in Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (2): 55-56. (Special Annotation)
  • Solanki PV, Srivastava AK. Editorial: The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy: Expectations from Peer Reviewers. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (2): 38-39. (Editorial)
  • Solanki PV. Book Review: Patient Safety: Protect Yourself from Medical Errors. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (1): 34 (Book Review)
  • Solanki PV, Srivastava AK, Oberai S, Lakshmanan S. Editorial: The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy: How Far We Aspire to Go? Indian J Occup Ther. 2016; 48 (2): 34-35. (Editorial)
  • Solanki PV, Nair SR, Shukla H, John D. A Systematic Literature Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Economic Analysis of Injury Prevention and Health Promotion Wellness Programs for Professional Computer Users in Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs). Third International Conference on Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, New Delhi; 10/2014 (Conference Proceeding: Poster Paper on Systematic Literature Review)
  • Preetee Gokhale, Punita V. Solanki, Priyanka Agarwal. To Study the Effectiveness of Play Based Therapy on Play Behavior of Children with Down’s Syndrome. Indian J Occup Ther. 2014; 46(2):41-48. (Original Research: Observational Cohort Study) (This paper was awarded with "KEMOT Youth Talent Trophy for Best Paper" for oral presentation at OTICON'2014 i.e. the 51st annual national conference of the AIOTA at Bhubaneshwar)
  • Solanki PV. JMT Guest Editorial: Are Medical Theses Published or These Remain the Entity of Grey Literature? Journal of Medical Thesis. 2013; 1(1):4-5. (Guest Editorial)
  • Ashwinikumar A. Raut, Nirmala N. Rege, Firoz M. Tadvi, Punita V. Solanki, Kirti R. Kene, Sudatta G. Shirolkar, Shefali N. Pandey, Rama A. Vaidya, Ashok B. Vaidya. Exploratory Study to Evaluate Tolerability, Safety, and Activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Healthy Volunteers. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012; 3(3):111-114. (Original Research: Phase I Clinical Trial)
  • Punita V. Solanki. Book on “Multiple Choice Questions: Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy” published by National Book Depot, Parel, Mumbai, India in the year 2010; 1st Edition; 146 Pages, with ISBN No: 978-93-80206-110. (Reference Book)
  • Punita V. Solanki. Book on “Multiple Choice Questions: Biomechanics and Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic Conditions” published by Jaypee Brothers, India in the year 2010; 1st Edition, 250 Pages, with ISBN No: 978-93-5025-071-6. (Reference Book)
  • Punita V. Solanki, Binoti A. Sheth, Murali Poduval, Stephen B. A. Sams. Effectiveness of Modified Ankle Foot Orthosis of Low Temperature Thermoplastics in Infants with Idiopathic Congenital Talipes Equino Varus Deformity. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2010; 19(4):353-360. (Original Research: One Arm Interventional Study)
  • Punita Vasant Solanki, Stephen Brian Austin Sams, Indira Ramesh Kenkre, Sapna Gulabrao Wankar. A Retrospective Analysis of Disability Evaluation Finding in Patients with Physical Disabilities: Experience of Occupational Therapists from an Indian Perspective. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2010; 21(1):101-107. (Retrospective Patient’s Record Analysis)
  • Punita Vasant Solanki. Review Article on Upper Limb Amputation and Prosthetics: An Occupational Therapy Perspective. IJCP’s Asian Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 2006; 2(4):8-14. (Literature Review)
  • Punita Vasant Solanki. Clinical Review on Occupational Therapy in Cumulative Trauma Disorder. IJCP’s Asian Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 2005; 2(3):15-19. (Literature Review)
  • PV Solanki, KP Mulgaonkar, SA Rao. Effect of Early Mobilization on Grip Strength, Pinch Strength and Work of Hand Muscles in Cases of Closed Diaphyseal Fracture Radius-Ulna Treated with Dynamic Compression Plating. J Postgrad Med. 2000; 46(2):84-87. (Original Research: Experimental Study)

GREY LITERATURE (GUIDE FOR RESEARCH)

Guide for Undergraduate Students’ (Interns) Projects

  • Neha  Kelaskar, Pooja Jethani, Jyothi Sundaram, Vina Nimbolkar, Punita V. Solanki: “Efficacy of Pilates in Improving Physical Fitness of Occupational Therapy Students.” 24th August, 2012 - 19th February, 2013 Batch.
  • Chanchal Patil, Dhara Dedhia, Preetee Gokhale, Priyanka Agarwal, Punita V. Solanki: “Effectiveness of Play Based Therapy on Play Behavior of Children with Down’s Syndrome.” 12th August, 2010 - 7th February, 2011 Batch.
  • Shivangi B. Dave, Seema U. Ghuge, Sudhir S. Gupta, Punita V. Solanki: “Efficacy of Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Improving the Functional Outcome of Upper Extremity in Children with Spastic Hemiparesis.” 9th February, 2010 - 7th August, 2010 Batch.
  • Swati S. Patil, Mitali S. Shinde, Nishant C. Jalgaonkar, Ravindra D. Shep, Punita V. Solanki: “A Study of Psychological Distress in Chronic Low Back Pain.” 20th August, 2008 - 20th February, 2009 Batch.
  • Chaitanya U. Mantri, Pratik P. Dhage, Punita V. Solanki: “Observational Gait Analysis in Orthopaedic Conditions.” 28th January, 2008 - 27th July 2008, Batch.
  • Trupti A. Mestry, Anagha C. Ghatge, Ashvini P. Ganvir, Mrunalini P. Manwatkar, Punita V. Solanki: “Effect of Exercise Therapy on Functional Recovery in Painful Stage (Stage I) of Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis.” 21st August, 2006 - 20th February, 2007 Batch.
  • Bhairavi Dani, Meghana Shah, Namita Panekat, Dushyant Padghamkar, Sheela A. Rao, Punita V. Solanki: “Effect of Core Stabilization Training in Subacute and Chronic Postural Low Backache.” 1st September, 2005 - 28th February, 2006 Batch.

Guide for Postgraduate Students’ Dissertation

  • Tejeshwari Nemichand Baghele, Punita Vasant Solanki: Effectiveness of Neuromuscular and Proprioceptive Training as an Adjunct to Occupational Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritic Hand: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2010-2013. (CARE No: EC/31/2011)
  • Aditi Anil Redkar, Punita Vasant Solanki: Effectiveness of Swiss Ball & Thera Band Exercises as an Adjunct to Occupational Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2010-2013. (CARE No: EC/42/2011)
  • Rasika Shivanand Pardhi, Punita Vasant Solanki: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Myofascial Release with Occupational Therapy in patients with Proximal Humeral Fracture: A Comparative Study. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2009-2012. (CARE No: EC/06/2010)
  • Vaishali Sushant More, Punita Vasant Solanki: To Study the Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy in Post Traumatic Elbow Stiffness: A Comparative Study between Static Elbow Splint versus Static Progressive Elbow Splint. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2008-2011. (CARE No: EC/30/2009)
  • Dhananjay Uttamrao Bhaskar, Punita Vasant Solanki: To Study the Effectiveness of Electromyographic Biofeedback Training in Primary Idiopathic Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2008-2011. (CARE No: EC/29/2009)
  • Suchitra Vasant Gaikwad, Punita Vasant Solanki: To Study the Effectiveness of Sensory Integration Therapy on Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Developmental Disability Dissertation completed during 2007-2010. (ECRHS No: EC/31/2008)
  • Kinjal Dilip Hemani, Punita Vasant Solanki: Performance of Average Indian Adults and Professional Computer Users on Box and Block Test: A Normative Study. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during 2007-2010. (ECRHS No: EC/39/2008)