Dr. Chetan Phadke

Scientist, Spasticity Research program

Dr. Chetan Phadke

Industry Expertise

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
Measurement of the effects of botulinum toxin and function in patient with spasticity

Areas of Expertise

Rehabilitative Medicine


Bachelor of Physiotherapy; Diploma in Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists (India)
PhD, University of Florida
Post-doctoral fellowships: University of Florida and Queen’s University

Additional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Adjunct, Professor, Faculty of Health, York University

Sample of publications

Physician Preferences for Botulinum Toxin Injections in Anticoagulated Patients with Spasticity.
Kassam A, Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C.
Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jul;43(4):581-3. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.397. Epub 2016 Mar 4.
PMID: 26940640

• Patient-identified factors that influence spasticity in people with stroke and multiple sclerosis receiving botulinum toxin injection treatments. Cheung J, Rancourt A, Di Poce S, Levine A, Hoang J, Ismail F, Boulias C, Phadke CP. Physiother Can. 2015 Spring;67(2):157-66. doi: 10.3138/ptc.2014-07. PMID: 25931667

• The impact of post-stroke spasticity and botulinum toxin on standing balance: a systematic review. Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C, Gage W, Mochizuki G.
Expert Rev Neurother. 2014 Mar;14(3):319-27. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2014.887443. Epub 2014 Feb 10. Review. PMID: 24506569