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Every year since 2010 World Occupational Therapy Day is celebrated on 27th October. This year the theme in India for celebrations of World Occupational Therapy Day is Accessibility@ OT India

Every year since 2010 World Occupational Therapy Day is celebrated on 27th October. This year the theme in India for celebrations of World Occupational Therapy Day is Accessibility@ OT India

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World Occupational Therapy Day 2016

  1. 1. 27th October, 2016 Punita V. Solanki Occupational Therapist www.orthorehab.in
  2. 2. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in Occupational Therapy profession exists since 1950 in India, and since 1917 globally. The first Occupational Therapy Department and Training Centre in India was established at Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India in 1950 and it is the first Occupational Therapy centre in all over Asia. It was started by Mrs. Kamala Vishnu Nimbkar (nee Ms. Elizabeth Lundy) Since then, Occupational Therapists have been catering their rehabilitation services to vast number of Indian population, affected by varied kinds of injuries, illnesses, diseases, disorders, syndromes etc. in all age groups. Occupational Therapy will be completing 100 years of existence in 2017!
  3. 3. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in Occupational Therapy program is pursued after class XII Science, and MHT-CET entrance examination in Maharashtra, India. Currently, the graduate level program is of four and a half years course including six months of rotational internship and post-graduate level program is of three years, through Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in Maharashtra. Post-graduation is a specialization program in various fields of practice (e.g.) Musculoskeletal Sciences, Neurosciences, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Cardio-Vascular & Respiratory Sciences and Community Medical Sciences. I have specialized in Musculoskeletal Sciences from Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  4. 4. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in Is Occupational Therapy profession important in a team of healthcare professionals and patients with their care-takers, for managing patients with injuries, illnesses, disorders, diseases, syndromes etc. in India or globally? Lets see, what other healthcare professionals and patients, from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, have to say about it!!!!!
  5. 5. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “I have a very distinguished opinion about the Occupational Therapists and their vital role in patient care. As Orthopaedic Surgeons, we try to correct the altered anatomy, Physiotherapists put their efforts to bring the physiology back, while the Occupational Therapists are at the last tier of fruitful delivery of patient’s occupation back in their hands…..the ‘Zenith of Rehabilitation’! Occupational Therapists are the pillars of Rehabilitation in Spine speciality. Paraplegics are doing wonders with their help!” ~ Dr. Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, MS Orth (Spine Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon) Head of Orthopaedic Department, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India From a Surgeon’s Perspective
  6. 6. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “Occupational Therapists play a very important role in the overall management of orthopaedic patients. They use a holistic approach in planning various programme, taking into account the physical, social, emotional, sensory, and cognitive abilities and needs of the patients. They not only improve the patient’s abilities to perform daily activities but also facilitate successful adaptations to disruption in lifestyle.” ~ Dr. Binoti Arun Sheth, MS Orth (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon) Associate Professor & Unit Chief, LTM Medical College & LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India From a Surgeon’s Perspective
  7. 7. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSD) is a chronic issue faced by people employed by the ITeS industry. People who sit on their chair for long hours staring at computer screens are prone to develop WRMSD. Our young workforce, which is largely associated with the IT & ITeS industry, faces this issue currently. Occupational Therapy is one way you can lead a healthy lifestyle while continuing with your work routine. It is the need of the hour and everyone should take advantage of it. After all, a healthy workforce is the biggest asset a company can have. Today, many companies have engaged professional therapists to provide preventive health education to their employees. Our experience with the Occupational Therapist has been amazing, with employees insisting on increasing the frequency of the sessions.” ~ Mr. Swapnil Bhosale, Manager - Admin & Facilities Capita India Private Limited, Vikhroli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India From a Corporate Perspective
  8. 8. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “The need for hand therapy by Occupational Therapist is of utmost importance. It decreases the morbidity of the injury, as well as enhances the time period in going back to same work, earlier, in traumatic hand.” ~ Dr. Apurva A. Patel, MS Orth Hand and Trauma Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Director, Kanchi Nursing Home and Kairav Nursing Home, Western Suburbs of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Consultant, Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India From a Surgeon’s Perspective
  9. 9. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “An Occupational Therapist is a very important part of team treating bone and joint problems. They are the backbones to get the patients back on their feet and back to their routine life. My experience of working with the Occupational Therapist has been an enlightening one. No healthcare team is complete without an Occupational Therapist.” ~ Dr. Hetal Chiniwala, MS Orth Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Director, OrthoSports, Western Suburbs of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Consultant, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India From a Surgeon’s Perspective
  10. 10. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in “During my leg fracture, I was referred to Dr. Punita, an Occupational Therapist. What a Fantastic Therapy! I was back to my normal walking within a period of 15 days….! We recommend more implementation of Occupational Therapists at National level, as this therapy is a Boon, in the cases of Bone Fracture…!” Our all Good Wishes with Dr. Punita Let the Good Work Continue…! ~ Mr. Rajesh Dave, Businessman, Kandivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Referred at Aastha Multi Speciality Hospital, Kandivali West, Mumbai) From a Patient’s Perspective
  11. 11. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in From a Patient’s Perspective “While treatment for my multiple fracture in right elbow was on, I am really feeling lucky to have found such an OT who is really thorough, knowledgeable with good experience, who takes enough care of her patients like a close relative. Patient is safe in her hands and gets courage as well as mental peace.” ~ Mr. G. M. Shaikh Businessman, Goregaon West, Mumbai Maharashtra, India (Referred by Dr. Pankaj N. Ahire, Hand Surgeon, Mumbai)
  12. 12. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in From a Patient’s Perspective “Occupational Therapy, if given by a perfectionist and if done perfectly works magic. It was a wonderful experience, wherein I had faith that through this I will recover. Also, positive thoughts and the perfect exercises both go hand-in-hand to a fast recovery. Thanks to you for the relief.” ~ Mr. Ravi Patel Malad East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Referred by Dr. Pankaj N. Ahire, Hand Surgeon, Mumbai)
  13. 13. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in From a Patient’s Perspective “I had consulted Dr. Solanki in 2013 in connection with a spinal issue. I found her extremely attentive and educative as regards the treatment prescribed. Her approach to her consultancy as regards Do’s and Don’ts is very meticulous. I have recommended several of my friends to her subsequently and each and every one has echoed similar feedback post consulting with her. I wish Dr. Solanki well for all her endeavors. Best Regards.” ~ Mr. Kayzad Hiramanek Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Referred by Dr. Snehal D. Panchal, Pain Physician, Mumbai)
  14. 14. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in From a Therapist’s perspective “Myself, as an Occupational Therapist, believe that a detailed awareness and education of the patient , about his/her health condition, is mandatory after the initial thorough assessment of the patient as a whole, from his/her physical, mental, social and environmental perspective. The formal treatment session should always begin after these initial vital steps of assessment and education. Timely treatment approach should be based on the principle of “perfect practice makes man perfect”, “prevention is better than cure”, and “do no harm” Later, everything will flow in a correct order in the right path of recovery ahead.” ~ Punita V. Solanki, MSc (OT), ADCR (Mumbai) Occupational Therapist
  15. 15. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in From a Therapist’s perspective The theme of this year’s “World Occupational Therapy Day” celebrations in India is Accessibility@OT India Yes, access to home environment during all aspects of activities of daily living, work and leisure, access to work environment, access to any outdoor environments such as shopping malls, theatres, museums, libraries, etc. and access to play or leisure environment is of utmost importance for successful accomplishments of any tasks. However, access to the services of Occupational Therapy and awareness of the same, is the first step to dealing with these issues. Target Indian population should be well aware about the role of an Occupational Therapist in resolving problems related to access…..!!!!! ~ Punita V. Solanki, MSc (OT), ADCR (Mumbai) Occupational Therapist
  16. 16. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in Refer following: For More information on Occupational Therapy World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) www.wfot.org OT4OT Theme for OT24 Virtual Exchange Program: “Making it Together” All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) www.aiota.org Theme for World OT Day 2016, in India: “Accessibility@OT India” My website: www.orthorehab.in
  17. 17. Punita V. Solanki www.orthorehab.in So here we Launch an Occupational Therapy Website on a World Occupational Therapy Day www.orthorehab.in 27th October, 2016, Thursday
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