Tuesday, July 31, 2012

COTE on “The Art & Science of Hand Splinting’’ At Manipal

Department of Occupational Therapy, MCOAHS, Manipal            

Dear all,

The Occupational Therapy Department at Manipal College of Allied Health Science cordially invites you to attend COTE on “The Art & Science of Hand Splinting’’ on 29th & 30th October 2012.
 The Department of Occupational Therapy at Manipal over the years has transformed into one of the premier occupational therapy centers in India and has been contributing immensely towards the functional rehabilitation of people with disability since 1972. The department also conducts bachelors & master of Occupational Therapy program and hand splinting course (one month).
  Our splinting unit provides state of the art facility and is one of its kinds in India. We design and fabricate 1800 to 2000 (approx) thermoplastic as well as metallic splint annually. We also design and fabricate assistive device according to patient’s requirement.

This COTE will focuses on the importance of splinting in upper extremity management. This is designed to enhance the understanding of splinting principles and hands on experience in handling different thermoplastics and metallic splints. Focus will be given on assessment and       management of various conditions with splinting and to clarify various doubts and myths.

COTE content:

·        Principles of splinting and biomechanics
·        Splinting precautions and clinical applications
·        Wearing regimen


         Tools, materials, basic splinting skill
         Design and pattern-making
         Splint making demonstration & practice

Resource person: -

Mr Shovan Saha, HOD, Dept of OT, Splinting course co-ordinator, Vice president of Indian Hand Therapy Association
Mr Sanjiv Kumar, Asst. Professor- senior scale, Dept of OT
Ms Sumedha Kamath P, Asst Lecturer, Dept of OT

Target audience:-
BOT students, interns, post graduate students and qualified therapist

Registration fee detail

Till 30th  Sep, 2012
Students (UG/PG/Interns)
Rs. 700/-
Staff /Delegates
Rs. 1000/-
After 30th Sep,2012
Students (UG/PG/Interns)
Rs. 900/-
Staff /Delegates
Rs. 1200/-

* Registration fee include breakfast, lunch & COTE kit
* If you need accommodation facilities, you may contact us in advance and we would facilitate the arrangement.  

For more information, please contact:
Mr Sanjiv Kumar,
Asst Professor (Senior scale)
Dept of Occupational Therapy,
Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences,


Department of Occupational Therapy, MCOAHS, Manipal
Registration form for
COTE on “The Art & Science of Hand splinting” on 29th & 30th October 2012

Ø Please use capital letter, write name as you would want to appear on the certificate
Name: _________________________________________   Age: ________ Gender: M/F
Designation: Student, Faculty/ Clinical therapist
Name of the institution: ___________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________ Email ID: ______________________________________

Ø  Payment to be made by demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Dean, MCOAHS’ payable at Udupi/Manipal

      Detail of payment: DD No: _________________________ Dated: ________________
      Drawn on (Bank): ________________________________ Branch: Udupi/ Manipal

    Date:                                                                   Signature

Certificate (for students only)
This is to certify that ____________________________ is a bonafide student of Occupational Therapy at ______________________________ (college/ institute)

Seal and Signature of Head of Department

Mailing address:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Occupational Therapy Workshop

Cordially invites Occupational Therapists and PG students for the practical workshop:

Date: 17th August 2012, Friday.
Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Venue: 1st Floor, College Building, Medicine Seminar Hall,
L.T.M.M.C & G.H (Sion Hospital), Sion, Mumbai -400022.

Resource Person:
Dr Vishwanath Deshmukh. B.OTh, MSc (OT) UK, HPC (UK)

Registration Details:
Fee (In cash): Rs. 300 for MB AIOTA Members, Rs. 500 for Non members.
(Registration fee is inclusive of Stationery & Snacks.)
Register with: Dr Shilpshree (Cell: 9323863498) / Dr Vaijanti (Cell: 9819605032)
Seats Limited for 30 participants only.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Job Opportunities for Occupational Therapists at RECOUP, Bangalore

Date of Interview for all the posts: Sunday, July 29, 2012 (10 am to 6 pm).
Location of Interview: RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre,
#312, 10th Block, Further Extn of Anjanapura Layout, 80 Feet Road, Near Gottigere, Bangalore 560062.
Phone: +91-80-32423424 / 64504224 / 98451 55449
For all the posts, the following criteria apply:
1. Tenure: 3 years, subject to satisfactory Performance
2. Joining date: As soon as possible
3. Hours of work: 9 hours, 6 days a week
1) Job Designation: Academic Occupational Therapist (Job Ref. No.: ACAD1/2012)
 No. of vacancies: One
 Location: RECOUP Research and Training Centre, Anjanapura Layout, Bangalore, India
 Qualifications and skills required:
 Master’s or doctorate qualifications in  Occupational Therapy from a UGC recognized or a reputed overseas University.
 Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on research projects
 Thorough knowledge of Biostatistics, Research Methodology and SPSS.
 Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
 Effective public speaking, presentation and training skills.
 Proficiency with standard office computer software.
 Strong publication record.
 CTC Salary range:  Rs. 2.4 to 3.6 lakh per annum (depending on previous research track record). Free shared accommodation is available.
2) Job Designation: Consultant Paediatric =Occupational Therapist (Job Ref. No.: PAEDOT1/2012 for Occupational Therapist)
 Location: RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Anjanapura
Layout or other branches in Bangalore (Indiranagar, Jayanagar, HSR Layout, Sarjapur Road, ITPL, Vijayanagar, etc.)
 No. of vacancies: 4
 Qualifications and qualities required:
 Graduation (BPT or BOT) from a recognised University
 Over 2 years experience of treating children with developmental disabilities, especially cerebral palsy
 Practical training in Neurodevelopmental Therapy and Sensory Integration
 Must be able to work independently and to exercise initiative and judgement
 Effective public speaking, presentation and training skills necessary
 Knowledge of standard office computer software
 Report writing, programme planning and advanced evaluation skills required
 Excellent verbal communication skills.
CTC Salary range:  Rs. 1.8 to 3.0 lakh per annum, commensurate with prior experience and achievements. Free shared accommodation is available. Performance based incentives may be considered.
Preferable attributes:
 Master’s qualifications in Neurology or Paediatrics (MPT) or Developmental
Disabilities (MOT)
 Knowledge of Biostatistics and Research Methodology
 Research/publications in developmental disabilities or paediatric rehabilitation.
3) Job Designation: Consultant Occupational Therapist (Job Ref. No.: OT1/2012 for Occupational Therapist)
 Location: RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Anjanapura
Layout or other branches in Bangalore (Indiranagar, Jayanagar, HSR Layout, Sarjapur Road, ITPL, Vijay Nagar, etc.)
 No. of vacancies: 2
 Qualifications and qualities required:
 Graduation (BOT) from a recognized University
 Excellent verbal communication skills
 CTC Salary range:  Rs. 1.20-2.40 lakh per annum, commensurate with prior experience and achievements. Free shared accommodation is available. Performance based incentives may be considered.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


In 1969, the Government of India approved a Scheme for giving National Awards to the outstanding employers of persons with disabilities as well as the most outstanding employees. The scope of the scheme has been amended whenever required keeping in view the changing scenario. 

Empowerment of persons with disabilities is an inter-disciplinary process, covering various aspects namely, prevention, early detection, intervention, education, vocational training rehabilitation and social integration etc. Apart from resources, it requires dedicated efforts of persons and institutions involved in the process of empowerment. In order to recognize their effort and encourage others to strive to achieve excellence in this field, separate awards will be presented to the best employees/ selfemployed with disabilities, best employers, best placement agency/officer, outstanding individuals, outstanding institutions, role models, outstanding creative disabled individuals and for best applied research/innovation/product development aimed at improving the life of persons with disabilities. Awards will also be given to Government Sector, Public Sector Undertakings and private enterprises for creating barrier free environment and providing accessible website for the persons with disabilities. The award will be conferred on the best district in the field of disability rehabilitation, best Local Level Committee of the National Trust, best State Channelising Agency (SCA) of the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) and  best Braille Press also.2.2. Awards will be presented to outstanding employees with disabilities and outstanding persons with disabilities regardless of whether they are in public sector/Government or private sector.  Preference will be given to the placement of women with disabilities, particularly, from the rural areas and self-employed women disabled persons. Women with disabilities may be encouraged to send their nomination for National Awards.
For More details please visit :

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Varies Occupational Therapy Post

1) Required male Occupational Therapist for The Heritage School, Gurgaon. Salary according to the experience...Timings 8 a.m. - 3 p.m........Mail your cv at

2)wanted occupational therapist in Prayatna Cochin- Vyttila
Full time and part time 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Occupational therapy post in Hyderabad

Organization: Care hospital , Hyderabad

Post :Occupational Therapist

Qualification: BOT/MOT : Knowledge in splinting 

Salary: BOT approx 15000 & MOT approx 20000( depend upon qualification and experience..)
Contact person Vijay Anand 09849403278

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Occupational therapy job in Mumbai

Occupational Therapist required at Adapt (formerly the Spastic Society of India). Adapt has been working with children with disabilities for the last 40 years. It provides holistic development for a child with disability. The job profile of the Occupational Therapist:
  • One to one and group interventions for the children with disabilities.
  • Training and Support to parents and school staff for better management of the children.
  • To work as a team member to contribute to the holistic development of the child.
Interested Candidates may contact / send their resumes to:
Therapy Department, ADAPT (formerly the Spastic Society of India)
K C Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050

Occupational Therapy Job in Mysore

Organization:  JSS Multi Specialty Hospital, Mysore
No of Post: Two post
BOT (Fresh Graduate: One
BOT with 3-5 yrs Experience: One
Contact with CV (Hard Copy) Head JSS Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Centre
JSS Hospital, MG Road, Mysore-4
Last date of application: 15 Aug 2012
Information courtesy: Soumyakanta Sahu

Monday, July 2, 2012


Project Occupational Therapist  
Length of Contract: Until May-2013
Start Date: Tentatively end July2012
Closing date for Applications: July-5th, 2012
Handicap International is an international organization specialized in the field of
disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works
alongside persons with disabilities & other  vulnerable groups, whatever the context,
offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant.
Since its creation, the organisation has  set up programmes in approximately 60
countries and intervened in many emergency situations. It operates as a federation
made up of a network of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany,
Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) which provide human and financial
resources, manage projects and raise awareness of Handicap International’s actions and
In India, Handicap International (HI) supports actions towards a barrier free and
Inclusive society for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable people. Handicap
International has been working with some State Governments & Community based
Organizations/ NGOs to implement Programmes in India since 1988. The liaison office of
HI-India is based in Delhi.
HI, is taking up a project titled  Improving humanitarian assistance to persons with
disabilities through increased access to quality physical rehabilitation services in the
state of Chhattisgarh. The project will be implemented in the district of Dhantewada with
an objective to strengthen comprehensive physical rehabilitation services and access in
the area; increase community awareness on the disability issues and on various schemes
and entitlements; sensitize different  stakeholders including Community Based
Organizations on issues of physical rehabilitation and promote inclusion
BASE: Dhantewada / Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh
Under the supervision of the Project Disability Manager-Chhattisgarh, the project Occupational
therapist will be responsible to implement outreach / community based rehabilitation services
including therapy, follow up, training etc; contribute towards setting up & follow up of the Beneficiary
follow up system for the Outreach.
Main Tasks:

1. Identify individuals (all age group) in  need of rehabilitation, conduct initial
assessment, and provide appropriate occupational therapy/basic rehabilitation
2. Maintain good collaboration and coordination with physiotherapist colleagues,
particularly in terms of client treatment and follow up. 2
3. Identify and organize/facilitate referral to appropriate internal (e.g. Physical
Rehabilitation Centre) or external (Hospital, State level hospitals, other Rehab
Centre) identified institutions.
4. Develop education material to be distributed to beneficiaries and their families and
transfer basic skills to family members to ensure proper care of the beneficiaries
and to minimise the risks of secondary complications and to prevent disability
5. Provide training to mothers and caregivers of children with disability on basic
home based therapy, assistive devices and  activities of daily living (group and
individual sessions)
6. To follow-up and arrange appropriate discharge of all patients in a timely manner
Aids and Appliances
1. For people requiring aids and appliances, identify, order (in a timely manner) and
provide the appropriate items
2. Provide training on aid or appliance use to the person and his/her family
3. To support the project Disability Manager in training community animators on aids
and appliances
4. Follow-up provision of aids and appliances by animators and ensure appropriate
5. Undertake appropriate design and modification of aids and appliances, and of
home environment based on specific individual and home/camp context.
Reporting & Coordination
1. Respect all guidelines of documentation within the project
2. Keep data records for each patient seen using the standard format
3. Write case studies (and support the project team to do the same) on beneficiaries
and activities of the project
4. Write regular activity and progress reports, including compilation of statistics
5. Support the rehabilitation trainer in carrying out monitoring and evaluation of the
project activities to ensure expected results are being reached and activities are
implemented according to the work plan
6. Regular collaboration with implementing partners, health facilities and other
organizations/authorities as required
7. Maintain a positive and neutral image of Handicap International at all times and in
all circumstances.
Academics & Experience
1. Bachelors Degree (Regular course) in Occupational Therapy from accredited
2. Minimum 3 yrs experience, preferably with INGO/NGO. Experience in CBR is
3. Experience of working in emergency/conflict context is desirable
4. Good training/facilitation skills
1. Good organisation & adaptive skills
2. High level of flexibility and strong interpersonal skills 3
3. Frequent travel to remote areas
Language:  Fluency in English and Hindi (written & verbal) is essential.
Salary and Benefits:
The gross salary will be in the range of approx INR 30000 - 34000 per month to be
determined on the basis of previous experience and performance in the test / interview.
Benefits such as medical reimbursement for self & dependents; accidental insurance for
self; hospitalization insurance for self & dependents are applicable in addition to the
How to apply:
Send your updated CV and the application to Please mention the
name of the post applied on the subject line of email. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted for test & interview.