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Punita V. Solanki

Occupational Therapist (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy Specialist)

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Current Work Affiliations

Freelance Occupational Therapist in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in the field of Adult and Paediatric Orthopaedic (Musculoskeletal) Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy. (Since 1st June, 2015) (May contact for home healthcare visits for therapy sessions; corporate site-visits for health education and awareness for group sessions or one-on-one therapy sessions)

Visiting Consultant Occupational Therapist  (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation) C/o AR Orthopaedic & ICU Hospital, New Era Theater Compound, S. V. Road, Opposite Alka Vihar Hotel, Malad West, Mumbai - 400064, Maharashtra, India. (Since 19th May, 2019) (https://arorthopaedic.com)
AR Hospital Telephone Numbers (For Appointments): +91-22-28882288 / 28882266. Mobile: +91-8879929007
Timings: Mondays to Fridays Mornings: 9.00 am to 11.00 am (On Prior Appointments Only)
Saturdays and Sundays Afternoons: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Only if Available)
 
Visiting Hand Therapist, C/o Kanchi Nursing Home, Ground Floor, Rajnigandha  Shopping Centre, Gokuldham Society, Opposite Krishna Mandir, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400063, Maharashtra, India. (Since 23rd July, 2016)
Kanchi Nursing Home Telephone Number: +91-22-28401432 (http://drapurvapatel.com)
Timings: Every Saturdays Mornings-Afternoons: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm (On First Come-First Serve Basis)
 
Freelance Research Editor (online)

Past Work Experience

Visiting Consultant Occupational Therapist, C/o NM Medical, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in the evening hours between 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm on week days and in the morning hours on Sundays, from 10th August, 2015 to 29th February, 2020. (www.nmmedical.com)

Manager, Medical Communications, at Mool Tatvam Consulting LLP at 1003 A&B, Kamlacharan CCS Ltd, Plot 179/180, Jawahar Nagar Road No. 2, Goregaon West, Mumbai-400104, Maharashtra, India. Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Worked in this agency from 24.04.2017 to 12.09.2017 and gained experience in academic and commercial medical content development. (www.mooltatvam.com)

Visiting Therapist for a BPO (IT Company) in Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India from 04.11.2015 to   21.09.2016

Senior Associate at Capita India Private Limited, Address: Godrej and Boyce Compound, Gate 2A, LBS Marg, Vikhroli West, Mumbai-400079,  Maharashtra, India. Tel. No.: (India): +91 22 40425831. Website: www.capita.co.uk Job Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. In Knowledge Services (Health Research & Consulting)  Department from 02.05.2014 to 01.05.2015. (As contracted by Hinduja Global Solutions [HGS] International Services Private Limited)

Recognitions at Capita India Private Limited:

  • Work was recognized by a spot award on 13th August, 2014 by the management team at Capita India Private Limited.
  • Won a spot quiz on Risk and Compliance Awareness Day on 8th January, 2015 at Capita India Private Limited.
  • Awarded with the “Star of the Quarter” for the work done during the fourth quarter of the year 2014, as presented on 29th January, 2015 by the management team at Capita India Private Limited.

Consultant Occupational Therapist from 01.03.2013 to 12.07.2014 in Private Sector in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. (Aastha Multi Speciality Hospital at Kandivali West, Kanchi Nursing Home at Goregaon East, and House Calls/Home Visits)

Assistant Professor from 01.01.2006 to  31.01.2013 at Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Lecturer from 27.04.2001 to  31.12.2005 at Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Junior Occupational Therapist from 01.08.1998 to 26.04.2001 at Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Part-Time Junior Occupational Therapist from 05.06.1998 to 31.07.1998 at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Senior Demonstratorship from 02.12.1996 to 01.12.1997 at Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Junior Demonstratorship from 04.04.1996 to 03.10.1996 at Seth G. S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Experience also gained in Home Based Therapy in the field of Orthopaedic and Neurological Rehabilitation and in Private Practice at Orthopaedic Nursing Home, Orthopaedic Consultation Clinic and with an Orthotist & Prosthetist, for several years.

Appointed as a Member of Special Medical Board constituted by the competent authority, MHT-CET 2007 at Directorate of Medical Education & Research from 03.07.2007 to 09.07.2007 for Disability Evaluation of students claiming admission for medical courses in Physical Handicap Quota. And on 02.08.2011 for Disability Evaluation of a student claiming admission for MBBS Course in Physical Handicap Quota, along with other medical & allied health professionals.

Provided Occupational Therapy Services at Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust, Village - Bidada, Taluka - Mandvi, Kutch, Gujarat, India, during the Rehabilitation Camp (Adult Orthopaedic Camp) for 3 days held from 05.01.2003 to 07.01.2003 & during the Paediatric Orthopaedic Camp for 3 days held from 10.11.2006 to 12.11.2006.

Visiting Occupational Therapist with Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Mumbai Chapter, Maharashtra, India, from April, 1996 to September, 1997. 

Honorary Work Experience

  • Accepted responsibility of an Editor for the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) on appointment, since April, 2020 for a tenure of four years till March, 2024. (http://aiota.org/publications/Ijot and www.ijotonweb.org)
  • Elected as an Executive Committee Member of the All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) for the term of four years from April, 2020 to March, 2024. The results of which were declared during the general body meeting at OTICON’2020 and certificate was issued by the AIOTA Election Chairman on 18th January, 2020 during the valedictory function. (http://www.aiota.org/)
  • A certificate of appreciation was awarded for contribution towards the scientific program as Judge for Students’ Scientific Session at the 57th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) i.e. OTICON’2020, held at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai from 16th to 18th January, 2020, organized by Occupational Therapy School & Centre, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital and the Mumbai Branch, AIOTA.
  • Compiled, edited and conceptualized eSouvenir with support from eSouvenir Committee and Organizing Committee, at the 57th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) i.e. OTICON’2020, held at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai from 16th to 18th January, 2020, organized by Occupational Therapy School & Centre, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital and the Mumbai Branch, AIOTA.
  • Elected & appointed as a Secretary of the Society for Hand Therapy, India for the term of five years from January, 2020 to December, 2024. The results of which were declared online in December, 2019 by Election Chairperson and appointment letter was issued by the President in January, 2020 meeting.
  • A certificate of appreciation was awarded in recognition of the valuable contribution and services as a Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee for the 56th annual national conference of the AIOTA i.e. OTICON’2019 held at GMC and PGIMER, Chandigarh, India from 8th to 10th February, 2019.
  • A certificate of appreciation was awarded in recognition of the valuable contribution as an organizer for the Live and Webinar COTE on “Health Conditions in Children and Adolescents” organized by AIOTA in collaboration with Chapters/Branches of AIOTA under the aegis of ACOT on 14th May 2018, from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm at AIOTA Headquarter in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • A certificate of appreciation was awarded in recognition of the valuable contribution as a Convener for the 1st National, Intensive, Live and Webinar Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (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.
  • A certificate of appreciation was awarded in recognition of the valuable contribution as a Judge for Scientific Session at the 55th Annual National Conference of AIOTA i.e. OTICON’2018 organized from 16th to 18th February, 2018 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Writer and Editor of the Souvenir of 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). (Souvenir available at URL: https://www.slideshare.net/SHTIndia/souvenir6th-shti-conference-2017)
  • Worked as a Co/Joint Organizing Secretary and Chairperson for Scientific Program Committee, 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).
  • A certificate was awarded for contribution towards the scientific program as a Scientific Committee Member at the 54th Annual National Conference (OTICON'2017) of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, from 17th to 19th February, 2017, organized by Rajasthan Branch of AIOTA.
  • Was appointed as a Chairperson for Faculty Sessions, 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.
  • Was appointed as a Judge for Paper Presentations, 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.
  • Accepted responsibility of an Associate Editor for the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) from April, 2016, for a tenure of four years till March, 2020. (http://aiota.org/publications/Ijot and www.ijotonweb.org)
  • A certificate was awarded for contribution to the scientific program as Judge for pre-conference scientific paper’s evaluation in the 53rd Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA), OTICON’2016, at Chennai from 29th to 31st January, 2016, organized by SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRM University and Tamil Nadu Branch of AIOTA.
  • Chairperson for Faculty Sessions, for the 4th Annual National Conference of the Society for Hand Therapy (SHT), India, held on 12th & 13th December, 2015 at B. J. Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Chairperson for Scientific Committee 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.
  • Editor of the Souvenir of 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. (Souvenir available at URL: https://www.slideshare.net/SHTIndia/sht-india-4th-annual-conference-souvenir)
  • Elected and appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the Society for Hand Therapy, India for the term of five years from January, 2015 to December, 2019. The results of which were declared during the 3rd Annual National Conference of SHT, India in September, 2014.
  • Moderator for a Scientific Session at the 3rd Annual National Conference of Society for Hand Therapy, India on 14th September, 2014 at Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Examiner for the Society for Hand Therapy, India, Certification in Hand Therapy Examination held on 12th May, 2013 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Judge for Scientific Paper Presentations and Scientific Exhibits at the 50th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Trivandrum, Kerala, India, from 26th to 28th February, 2013, organized by Kerala Branch of AIOTA.
  • Accepted the responsibility of a Review Board Member & an Assistant Editor for the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) since May-August, 2012 & May-August, 2014 respectively to March, 2016.
  • Honorary Reviewer for some international and national journals. For example: Journal of Medical Thesis, Indian Journal of Pain,
  • Organizer for a one day workshop on “Good Clinical Practice” at Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M Hospital, Parel, 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.
  • Member of Committee of Academic Research Ethics (CARE) of Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M Hospital, Mumbai from 14th November, 2011 to 31st December, 2012 for a period of one year.
  • Reviewer for the OT/PT projects (23 projects) as an Independent Consultant by the Committee of Academic Research Ethics (CARE) of Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M Hospital, Mumbai on 15th February, 2011 and had attended the CARE meeting on 23rd February, 2011.
  • Judge for pre-conference scientific paper’s evaluation for the 48th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Chennai from 9th to 11th January, 2011, organized by Tamil Nadu Branch of AIOTA.
  • Pre-Conference Judge for papers presented in Competitive Category for the 45th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, from 11th to 13th January, 2008.
  • Member of Scientific Committee for the 44th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Indore from 12th to 14th January, 2007.
  • Member of Finance Committee for the 37th Annual National Conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association (AIOTA) held at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in January, 2000.