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Punita V. Solanki

Occupational Therapist (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy Specialist)

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Presentations, Publications and Research Work

PRESENTATIONS

I. Presentation & Poster during Undergraduate & Post-graduate Program

1. 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, India.

2. Punita V. Solanki, Manjiri Gokhale: Secured First Prize in Poster Competition Topic Titled: Neuro- Rehabilitation - Treatment Modalities in Occupational Therapy in February, 1997 on the occasion of UTKARSH, an Annual Occupational Therapy College Festival held in Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India.

II. Dissertation Presentation during Post-graduate Program

3. 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 & KEM Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, on 15th March, 1999.

III. Presentations after Post-graduation

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

1. 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.

2. 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/E.6/Workshop/1657 dated 03.05.2012.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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 granted 1 credit hour) held on 26th December, 2014 in Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver two COTE presentations on Effective Literature Search Strategies and Referencing and Art of Writing Research in Occupational Therapy by Occupational Therapy Department of LTM Medical College and LTM General Hospital in collaboration with Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT), AIOTA on 13th March, 2016, at Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

14. Invited as a faculty speaker to deliver two 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)

15. 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.

16. Moderated a panel discussion on Post-Traumatic Hand Stiffness: Therapy vs. Surgery (panel members were: Anuradha V. Pai, Vivek Kulkarni, Shrikant Chinchalkar, 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).

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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).

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. Appointed & Served as a resource faculty for the Fellowship Programme in Musculoskeletal & Hand Rehabilitation and Ergonomics (MSE) by the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT) of the All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) in June and July 2022. Presented two talks on Level I Pilates Mat Foundations for Beginner & Intermediate and Art and Science of Therapeutic Media in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

23. Presented as Editor on About the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) at the 60th annual national conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) i.e., OTICON’2023, held from 3rd to 5th February, 2023, organized by the Saveetha College of Occupational Therapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

24. Invited as Guest Speaker for the COTE on “Hello Occupational Therapist - FAQs: Series 2” by Faculty of Occupational Therapy at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai held on 6th February 2023 between 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

PUBLICATIONS

Publication details and each article link are available at: https://www.slideshare.net/slideshows/publications-researchpunita-v-solankijune-2023pdf-49f3/266380435

I. Journal Publications

1. 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. PMID: 11015774

2. Punita Vasant Solanki. Clinical Review on Occupational Therapy in Cumulative Trauma Disorder. IJCP’s Asian Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 2005; 2(3):15-19.

3. 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.

4. Solanki PV, Sams SBA, Kenkre IR, Wankar SG. 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.

5. Solanki PV, Sheth BA, Poduval M, Sams SB. Effectiveness of Modified Ankle Foot Orthosis of Low-Temperature Thermoplastics in Idiopathic Congenital Talipes Equino Varus. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2010 Jul;19(4):353-60. DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3283387d16. PMID: 20440224.

6. Raut AA, Rege NN, Tadvi FM, Solanki PV, Kene KR, Shirolkar SG, Pandey SN, Vaidya RA, Vaidya AB.

Exploratory Study to Evaluate Tolerability, Safety, and Activity of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) in healthy volunteers. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012 Jul;3(3):111-4. DOI: 10.4103/0975-9476.100168. PMID: 23125505; PMCID: PMC3487234.

7. 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.

8. Gokhale P, Solanki PV, Agarwal P. 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. (Award: KEMOT Youth Talent Trophy for Best Paper at OTICON'2014, the 51st annual national conference of the AIOTA at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India)

9. 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.

10. Solanki PV. Book Review: Patient Safety: Protect Yourself from Medical Errors. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (1): 34.

11. Solanki PV, Srivastava AK. Editorial: The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy: Expectations from Peer Reviewers. Indian J Occup Ther. 2017; 49 (2): 38-39.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Solanki PV, Srivastava AK, Oberai S. Need for the Publication of a National Associations’ Journal by a Professional and Commercial Publishing Organization. Indian J Occup Ther. 2018 [cited 2023 Jan 5]; 50 (3): 69-70. DOI: 10.4103/0445-7706.244547

15. 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 [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Jan 5]; 51 (4): 117-118. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_30_19

16. Sethuraman L, Solanki PV, Srivastava AK. Occupational Therapy Practice in Mental Health. Indian J Occup Ther. 2020; 52 (4): 113-114. DOI: 10.4103/0445-7706.314222

17. Solanki PV, Srivastava AK, Sethuraman L. Publication Practices of the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Indian J Occup Ther. 2021; 53 (4): 127-128. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_3_22

18. Solanki PV, Srivastava AK, Sethuraman L. The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy in National and International Abstracting and Indexing Databases and in University Grants Commission’s Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics List. Indian J Occup Ther. 2022; 54 (1):1-3. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_55_22

19. MSMI Merchant, R Shitole, PV Solanki. Investigate the Correlation Between the Addictive Behaviours of Internet Gaming and Occupational Activities: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2022; 11 (7): 24-26.

20. Mehta PP, Solanki PV, Dave CA. Occupational Therapy Interventions Survey Study Part I: Practices and Types of Interventions Used in Daily Practice by Indian Versus Global Occupational Therapists. Indian J Occup Ther. 2022; 54 (3): 110-129. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_64_22

21. Srivastava AK, Solanki PV, Sethuraman L, Bijlani JN. Seventy Years of the Existence of the All India Occupational Therapists' Association: From the Year 1952 to 2022. Indian J Occup Ther. 2022; 54 (4): 135-137. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_11_23

22. Ganapathy Sankar, U.; Sethuraman, Lakshmanan; Srivastav, Anil Kumar; Solanki, Punita V. Occupational Therapy in India: An Overview over the Last Decade. Indian J Occup Ther. 2023; 55 (2): 45-46. DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_27_23

II. Book Publications

1. 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.

2. 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.

III. Conference Proceeding

1. 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). Poster Presented at the Third International Conference of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, India Chapter, New Delhi; 10/2014 (17th - 18th October, 2014)

IV. National Guideline Project

1. Save the Hip Project: The Indian Hip Surveillance Guidelines for Children with Cerebral Palsy. 2020-2021. National Guidelines Committee: Steering Committee: Dr. Ashok N. Johari, Dr. Dhiren Ganjwala, Dr. Alaric Aroojis; Advisory Board: Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, Stacey Miller, Dr. Abhay Khot, Dr. Mohan Belthur; Committee Members: Dr. Sakti Prasad Das, Dr. Anand Varma, Asha Chitnis, Madhavi Kelapure, Trupti Nikharge, Dr. Meenakshi Murthy Girish, Dr. Leena Srivastava, Dr. Anaita Udwadia-Hegde, Dr. Surekha Rajadhyaksha, Dr. Mahesh Kamate, Dr. Sandeep Patwardhan, Dr. T. S. Gopakumar, Dr. P. N. Gupta, Dr. Jayanth Sampath, Dr. Binu Kurian, Dr. Abhay Gahukamble, Dr. Sanjay Wadhwa, Punita V. Solanki, Dr. Rekha Mittal, Aijaaz Ashai, Jacqueline K. Li. Available from: https://www.posi.in/National-Cerebral-Palsy-Hip.html (Accessed on 12th January 2023)

V. Regional Non-Scientific Publication

1. Punita V. Solanki. Occupational Therapy: A Healthcare Profession in India and Globally. Anantam Vibes: Your Very Own Bulletin. Initiative by Regency Anantam Business Association (RABA) Foundation. 2023. Pages: 12-13. Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/PunitaSolanki/bulletinanantam-vibes2023raba-foundationpdf

 

GREY LITERATURE (GUIDE FOR RESEARCH)

I. Guide for Undergraduate Students’ (Interns) Projects

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Chaitanya U. Mantri, Pratik P. Dhage, Punita V. Solanki: Observational Gait Analysis in Orthopaedic Conditions. 28th January 2008 - 27th July 2008 Batch.

4. 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.

5. 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 Hemi Paresis. 9th February 2010 - 7th August 2010 Batch.

6. 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.

7. 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.

II. Guide for Postgraduate Students’ Dissertation

1. 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 the year 2007-2010. (ECRHS No: EC/39/2008)

2. 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 the year 2007-2010. (ECRHS No: EC/31/2008)

3. 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 the year 2008-2011. (Care No: EC/29/2009)

4. 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 the year 2008-2011. (Care No: EC/30/2009)

5. 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 the year 2009-2012. (CARE No: EC/06/2010)

6. Aditi Anil Redkar, Punita Vasant Solanki: Effectiveness of Swiss Ball & Theraband Exercises as an Adjunct to Occupational Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis - A Randomized Controlled Trial. Musculoskeletal Sciences Dissertation completed during the year 2010-2013. (CARE No: EC/42/2011)

7. 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 the year 2010-2013. (CARE No: EC/31/2011)

 

 

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