Jyoti Mehta, BOT, MOT, OT/L, CHT
Degrees and Certifications
Certified Hand therapy certification, CHT, active since 2011
Neurodevelopmental techniques, NDT Certified 2006
Masters of Occupational Therapy 2001 (University of Mumbai, India)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 1999 (University of Calcutta, India)
My OT journey has been very interesting, giving me opportunities to work with all age groups in different clinical settings - inpatient hospital setting, outpatient clinics, neuro-rehab and orthopedic rehab.
While working at Brain Injury Rehab center in SC Valley Medical Center, I appreciated the complex brain anatomy/functioning and learned about the multiple challenges faced by stroke patients and their families. To enhance my understanding of neuro rehab and to be better equipped to help my stroke patients, I completed NDT (Neurodevelopmental Techniques) Certification.
In 2008, I explored occupational therapy specialization of the hand and upper extremity. My passion for treating hand injuries lured me to delve deeper into the marvel of hand. I spent hours ( & still continue to do so) studying and understanding intricacies and complexities of hands and arms.
After three years of exclusively treating a variety of hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries, I became a Certified hand therapist in 2011. My favorite areas in my skill set are patient education, making various custom splints and providing a treatment plan which is very specific to a patient's individual needs and condition.
To stay abreast with all that’s new in the hand therapy world, I continue to be a member of:
ASHT (American Society of Hand Therapists)
HTA-CA ( Hand therapy Association of California)
IOTA (Indian Occupational Therapy Association)