Shrikant Chinchalkar, OTR, CHT
Shrikant J. Chinchalkar worked as a hand therapist at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada for 26 years. He has over 45 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions and over 35 years of teaching experience. He designed and developed Hand Therapy programs at four major teaching centers in Canada including Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario. In addition, he designed WSIB Specialty, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Elbow and Wrist Rehabilitation, and Hand Therapy Fellowship programs at this center. He conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 25 countries in the world and has won many awards for his presentations. He has over 300 presentations to his credit. He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University, “Most Outstanding Prestigious Alumni” by the Nagpur University in India, the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists and recently “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching” by the administration of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2017. Recently the Hand Therapy fellowship program was named after him. It is now called as “Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program” at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center. He authored five book chapters and has published 31 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy.