Department of Occupational Therapy

History

  • The Department of Occupational Therapy came into existence in June 1955 under the pioneer ship of Ms. Kailash V. Merchant. Although the department was started to provide patient services, it developed into a clinical and teaching centre to include Masters in Occupational Therapy course from 1978, affiliated to the Bombay University and later to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences from 2000 to date. The Bachelors in Occupational Therapy course commenced in 1990, affiliated to the Bombay University and subsequently to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Faculty

Sr.no.

Name

Designation

1 Odette  M. Gomes Professor &head
2 Pratibha M. Vaidya Associate Professor
3 K. Sunita Assistant Professor
4 Shashikant  U. Chandanshive Assistant Professor
5 Shriharsh Jahagirdar Assistant Professor

Location

  • O.P.D 21, FIRST FLOOR, ‘M’ BUILDING, BEHIND CANTEEN.

Sections

TIMINGS:  Monday to Friday: 8:30 am-3:30pm.  Saturday: 8:30 am -12 noon

  • OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT               
  • PAEDIATRICS
  • PSYCHIATRY
  • ORTHOPAEDICS /NEUROLOGY
  • AUTISM DYNAMIC INTERVENTION (ADI)- School for children with Autism
  • DAY CARE UNIT
  • MEDICAL AND SURGICAL UNIT
  • ORTHOTICS UNIT
  • PRINTING UNIT

Facilities & Special Services

  • Therapeutic interventions for physical and psychiatric conditions ,both acute and chronic, across the life span from neonates to geriatrics
  • Disability certificate assessment
  • Learning disability and autism screening
  • Orthotics and splintage –prescription, designing and manufacturing
  • (Note: Nair OPD paper is essential to avail of services)
  • Community based rehabilitation visits at Cheetah Camp, Trombay.

Contact

  • CONTACT NO: 022-23027502
  • E-mail : ot.nair@gmail.com

Courses offered

  • B.O.Th   ( 4 Year + 6 Months internship) --- MUHS recognized / AIOTA recognized  / Maharashtra  State council recognized
  • M.O.Th ( 3 year masters program) --- MUHS recognized / AIOTA recognized  / Maharashtra State council recognized
  • Ph.D  -   MUHS recognized / AIOTA recognized 

Research Publications

  • Preliminary study to show the importance of early active mobilization in flexor tendon injury. Mrs Pratibha M.Vaidya , Indian Journal Of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) ,Dec – March 2001 -2002 Vol XXXIII No. 3
  • Prevalence of Depression ,Anxiety & Stress in undergraduate medical students & its corelation with their academic performance. Mrs Pratibha M. Vaidya , Co author Mrs K.P. Mulgaonkar , IJOT April 2007 -July 2007 ,Vol XXXIX, Issue 1.
  • A Comparison of the performance of children with & without Learning Disability on the Sensory Profile Tool. Sanjeev Padankatti , Coauthor Mrs Pratibha Vaidya , IJOT , Dec 2004 – March 2005 , Vol XXXVI , Issue 3.
  • The Performance of External Rhythmic Auditory & Visual Cueing Strategies in improving Balance & Gait performance in patients with Parkinson's disease.Selvakumar Somasundaram, Co author Mrs Pratibha Vaidya IJOT April 2005, Vol. XXXX Issue 1 
  • Occupational Therapy Intervention in Complete Denture Patients with Low Bite Force. Mrs. K. Sunita., Coauthor Ms. S. Mulay , Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) , Dec – March 2000-2001 Vol. XXXII : No. 3.
  • 'Undivided Attention on Hand Performance in CVA – a controlled trial. Sarah Rosalin Milton, Odette Gomes, IJOT Aug- November 2007, Vol XXXIX, No 2
  • 'Influences on Occupational Therapy students during Clinical Placements – A review. Odette Gomes, Dr A S Khullodkar, IJOT, Aug 1999, Vol XXXI No 2
  • 'EMG Biofeedback as an Adjunct to Occupational Therapy in the Management of Tension Headache' Odette Gomes, Dr A S Khullodkar, IJOT December1997, Vol XXIX, No 3
  • 'Changes in the Motor Performance of Psychiatric patients in short term hospitilization' Odette Gomes, Dr A S Khullodkar, IJOT December1995, Vol XXIII No 2
  • 'Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health' – Book review. IJOT, April 2007 -July 2007, Vol XXXIX, No 1.
  • 'Parkinson’s Disease & Occupational Therapy'   Odette Gomes et al Parkinson’s Society Newsletter August 2010