Dr. Chris Boulias

Specialist, Spasticity Management and Neurological Rehabilitation

Spasticity treatment

Industry Expertise

Physiatrist and Clinical Researcher at the West Park Healthcare Centre 
Instrumental in the development of the clinical, education and research arms of the Spasticity Management Program at West Park
An internationally-renown authority on spasticity
Spasticity: a tightening of muscles in the limbs caused by neurological conditions affecting the central nervous system; affects those who have suffered from stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis
Runs Northern Ontario clinic for diagnosis and treatment of patients with spasticity

Areas of Expertise (searchable terms)

Brain Injury
Northern Medicine


FRCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Resident, University of Toronto, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

M.D. (Hons), University of Toronto

Ph.D (Biochemistry), University of Toronto (Hospital for Sick Children)
Supervisor:  Dr. M. A. Moscarello, Department of Biochemistry

B.Sc. (Biochemistry), University of Toronto

Additional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Active Staff, Neurorehabilitation Program, West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON

Consultant, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON

Consultant, Health Sciences North, Sudbury, ON

Consultant, Temporary Privileges (June-Dec 2015) Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON


Certificate of Excellence in Clinical Education, West Park Healthcare  Centre, 2012-14
GTA Rehab Best Practices Day 2007:  People's Choice Award in the Category of Qualitative/Quantitative Mixed Methods Rehabilitation (2007)
Research at the Patient, Provider, Organizational, System or Policy Level for Return to Driving Following Lower Extremity Amputation (2007)
Best Contribution to Quality of the Physiatry Residency Program, UT (2005)




Sample of Publications 

1. A. Kassam, C. Phadke, F. Ismail and C. BOULIAS   (2016)  Physician Preferences for Botulinum Toxin Injections in Anticoagulated Patients with Spasticity.  Can J Neurol Sci.  (in press)

2. A. Shaikh, C. Phadke, F. Ismail and C. BOULIAS (2015) Relationship Between Botulinum Toxin, Spasticity and pain:  A Survey of Patient Perception Can J Neurol Sci.  00: 1-5.

3. C.P. Phadke, C.K. Balasubramanian, A. Holz, C. Davidson, F. Ismail and C. BOULIAS (2015) Adverse clinical effects of botulinum toxin type-A used for limb spasticity.  Can J Neurol Sci.  00: 1-13.

4. J. Goldstein, C.P. Phadke, F. Ismail and, C. BOULIAS  (2015) Spasticity Health Literacy among Canadian Family Physicians. Can J Neurol Sci.  00: 1-4