Dr. Farooq Ismail

Specialist spasticity management and neurological rehabilitation


Dr. Farooq Ismail

Industry Expertise

An internationally-renown leading 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 West Park’s Spasticity Management Clinic - the largest adult spasticity program in the country 
In-Patient rehabilitation for people recovering from stroke or acquired brain injury
Research and clinical practice of injecting Botulinum toxin
Runs Northern Ontario clinic for diagnosis and treatment of patients with spasticity

Areas of Expertise

• Physiatry
• Spasticity
• Neuroscience
• Rehabilitation
• Brain Injury
• Northern Medicine

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training, University of Toronto

Doctor of Medicine, M.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Bachelor of Kinesiology, B.Kin. (Summa Cum Laude, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Bachelor of Science, B.Sc., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Additional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Spasticity Management and Neurological Rehab, University of Toronto


Best contribution to the quality of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award (2005)




Sample of Publications

Prevalence of compartment syndrome in anticoagulated patients with stroke receiving botulinim toxin injections: a retrospective study