As an Occupational Therapist, Sanjeev Padankatti heads the Occupational therapy education and services at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. His specialty and professional expertise is in Pediatric Rehabilitation with special emphasis to developmental disorders. Sanjeev Padankatti is a researcher, educator and clinician.
Sanjeev Padankatti – Research
His research interests are multivariate in nature from developmental disabilities to geriatrics, wellness, occupational health, risk and safety. He has 17 publications of repute in international peer reviewed journals. He has guided over 30 student dissertations and has 10 ongoing research projects. He was the Recipient of the Bayer International Caregiver Award and grant in 2009.
He has over 50 presentations including overseas countries, most recent being the International Musculoskeletal Symposium at Toronto, Canada and the development and use of i-objects in stroke rehab a collaborative venture with the bioengineering department of Imperial College London. Sanjeev Padankatti currently specializes in workplace ergonomics, occupational health, risk assessment & management and the use of virtual reality systems and biofeedback in occupational therapy.In clinical research, his special emphasis is in hemophilia in the domain of functional assessment and training.
Sanjeev Padankatti – Contribution
He is a member of the teams that, developed and helped validate the Functional Independence Score in Hemophilia (FISH) and introduce the importance to assess needs of patients and their perception of performance by introducing the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in hemophilia rehabilitation .He has published on this subjects, and is currently involved in developing the enhanced FISH (eFISH) and also defining the role of occupational therapy in hemophilia care. Sanjeev is married to Caroline who is a Developmental Psychologist also working at CMC, Vellore and they have two wonderful daughters Beula and Rachel