Dr Hiral Khatri

CEO & Founder
13 Years

Dr. Hiral Khatri is a highly respected and accomplished occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience in the field. She is known for her integrity, innovative approach to therapy, and her unwavering commitment to supporting and advocating for her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Khatri has consistently demonstrated her dedication to improving the lives of individuals of all ages through occupational therapy. She is highly skilled at developing customized treatment plans that are tailored to the unique needs and goals of her patients, and is always seeking out new and innovative methods to enhance their progress.

Dr. Khatri’s commitment to integrity is evident in everything she does, from her interactions with patients and colleagues to her professional development and growth. She is highly ethical and always strives to uphold the highest standards of professionalism.

One of Dr. Khatri’s greatest achievements is the founding of OT Park, a pediatric occupational therapy practice that provides vital services to children in need. Under Khatri’s leadership, OT Park has grown into a respected and successful practice, and has helped countless children improve their quality of life through occupational therapy.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Khatri is also deeply committed to advancing the field of occupational therapy through education and advocacy. She currently serves as a lecturer at San Jose State University, where she teaches pediatric occupational therapy, and is also the Region 3 Director for the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC). Khatri is also an AOTPAC Ambassador, and holds the position of Membership Chair for the Association for Asian Pacific Islanders in Occupational Therapy. She is also a respected mentor in the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD).

Dr. Khatri’s contributions to the healthcare industry have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. She has been named one of the top 100 visionaries in the field, and most recently received an entrepreneur of the year award from OTAC.

Outside of work, Khatri is passionate about giving back to her community and making a positive impact in the world. She is an avid supporter of various causes and charities, and is always looking for new ways to make a difference.

Overall, Dr. Hiral Khatri is a dedicated and highly skilled occupational therapist with a strong sense of purpose and a desire to help others. Her commitment to integrity, innovation, support, and advocacy has made her a valuable asset to the industry, and we look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish in the future.

My Why

My why for opening OT Park occupational therapy services is rooted in my passion for helping children with special needs achieve independence and acceptance in society. As a dedicated occupational therapist, I have always wanted to provide the most unique and effective pediatric services to the community. It was my dream to create a clinic that would be loved by everyone, especially by families who have children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, and other special needs.

At OT Park, we strive to offer the world’s best occupational therapy services to children with special needs. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and we are committed to helping them achieve that. Our team of experienced therapists works closely with each child and their family to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

Our ultimate goal is to help children develop the skills they need to live fulfilling lives and become active members of their communities. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the children we serve and their families, and we are honored to be a part of their journey.



  1. Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of St Augustine, Florida, USA.
  2. Sensory Integration Mentorship  by Star Institute, USA
  3. Sensory Integration Proficiency Level 1 by Star Institute, Co, USA 
  4. Trained in LPT Approach (Learn, Play, Thrive) 
  5. Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy, Gujarat, India.
  6. Handwriting Without Tears Certified, USA
  7. Keyboarding Without Tears Certified, USA
  8. Zones of Regulation
  9. NDT
  10. Hand Rehabilitation Workshop attendee.
  11. Pediatrics Ergonomics workshop attendee.
  12. Evidence-based Research practitioner. 


  1. Force for Good Award 2023 by University of St Augustine, Florida
  2. Occupational Therapy Student Award 2019 by Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)
  3. Susan J Harris Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur Award 2022 by Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)
  4. Force for God Award 2023 by University of St Augustine of Health Sciences (USAHS), St Augustine Campus, Florida 
  5. Top 100 HealthCare Visionaries 2021, Las Vega, NV, USA

OT Leadership

  1. Ambassador for California of the American Occupational Therapy Political Actions Committee (AOTPAC) (at present)
  2. Region 3 Director Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)
  3. Membership Chair, Association of Asian American & pacific Islanders in Occupational Therapy (AAPI-OT) 
  4. Volunteer at various Committees, AOTA

Teaching OT!

Teaching occupational therapy is my passion and I am thrilled to be a fieldwork educator and lecturer at OT Park and San Jose State University, respectively. As a fieldwork educator, I have the opportunity to mentor Level 1 and Level 2 fieldwork students pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree in occupational therapy. It is my responsibility to guide these students and provide them with valuable learning experiences that will help them succeed in their careers.

As a lecturer in the master’s program at San Jose State University’s Occupational Therapy department, I am able to share my knowledge and expertise with aspiring occupational therapists. It is an honor to be part of a program that is shaping the future of the occupational therapy profession.

In both roles, my ultimate goal is to inspire and empower students to become competent, compassionate, and effective occupational therapists. It brings me great joy to see my students grow and develop as they gain hands-on experience and apply the theories and concepts learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

Teaching occupational therapy is not just a job for me, it is a calling. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my students and contribute to the field of occupational therapy.

Fun Facts about Me!

  1. I love to read books! Whether it’s a novel, a biography, or a self-help book, I can spend hours lost in a good read. I even have a bookshelf overflowing with my favorite titles.

  2. Travel is one of my passions. I love exploring new places, immersing myself in different cultures, and trying new foods. I enjoy going off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems that most tourists miss.

  3. I am a vegetarian and choose not to eat meat, eggs, or fish. I love exploring new vegetarian restaurants and experimenting with different plant-based recipes. I have even become an expert in finding creative ways to incorporate protein into my diet without relying on animal products.