Private: Chetan P. Phadke, BPhT, DRPT, PhD
Assistant Professor (status-appointment)
Scientist, Spasticity Research Program
West Park Healthcare Centre
82 Buttonwood Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6M 2J5
Phone: 416-243-3600 ext 2716
Chetan received Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhT) and Diploma in Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists (DRPT) degrees from India followed by a PhD from University of Florida. Prior to coming to Toronto, he also completed post-doctoral fellowships in University of Florida and Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada).
If you are interested in learning about his research and visiting West Park Healthcare Centre, you can drop by or send him an email to arrange a tour and orientation of the research program. You are also welcome to discuss with him your interests in research, any questions you may have or want to learn more about spasticity and principles of rehabilitation research in general.
Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C. Do the outcomes change based on the guidance technique? Letter to editor: Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection Into the Gastrocnemius Muscle for Spastic Equinus in Adults with Stroke. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. February 2013 (Accepted)
Phadke CP, On A, Ismail F, Boulias C. Correspondence: Botulinum toxin induces chemodenervation of intrafusal and extrafusal fibers. Journal of Child Neurology, Feb 2013 (Accepted)
Canning M, Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C. A Survey of Rural and Urban Family Physicians: Analysis of Spasticity Health Literacy and Availability of Appropriate Spasticity Care. University of Toronto Medical Journal, Volume 90, Number 3, Mar 2013 (Full-text)
Phadke CP, On A, Kirazli Y, Ismail F, Boulias C. Intrafusal effects of botulinum toxin injections for spasticity: revisiting a previous paper. Neuroscience Letters Feb 2013 (Accepted)
Pauley T, Ismail F, Boulias C, Devlin M, Phadke CP. A comparison of foot pedal reaction time among patients with right- or left-hemiplegia and able-bodied controls. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation November 2012 (Accepted)
Phadke CP. Clinician's Commentary on Kawashima et al. 1. Physiotherapy Canada 2013; 65 (1) 29-30. (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Balasubramanian CK, Ismail F, Boulias C. Revisiting Physiological and Psychological Triggers That Increase Spasticity. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. January 2013, [Epub ahead of print]. (Full-Text)
Fung S, Phadke CP, Kam A, Ismail F, Boulias C. Effect of topical anesthetics on needle insertion pain during botulinum toxin type A injections for limb spasticity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. March 2012, (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Robertson CT, Condliffe EG, Patten C. Upper-extremity H-reflex Measurement Post-stroke: Reliability and inter-limb differences Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] (Full-Text)
Phadke CP. Immediate effects of a single inclined treadmill walking session on level ground walking in individuals post-stroke. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print]. (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C. Assessment of botulinum toxin effectiveness: a systematic review. (Full-text) Disability and Rehabilitation. Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(2):91-100. Epub 2011 Sep 27.
Phadke CP, Bowden MG, Nair PM, Kukulka CG, Thompson FJ, Madhavan S, Trimble MH, Behrman AL. Soleus H-reflex modulation post motor incomplete spinal cord injury: Effect of body position and walking speed. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2010; 33 (4): 371-8 (Full-text)
Fox EJ, Tester NJ, Phadke CP, Nair PM, Senesac CR, Howland DR, Behrman AL. Ongoing Recovery Two Years Post Locomotor Training in a Child with Severe Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Phys Ther. 2010 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print] (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Thompson FJ, Behrman AL, Trimble MH, Kukulka CG. Reliability of soleus H-reflex measurement in standing and walking post motor incomplete spinal cord injury. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 Feb; 120 (2): 128-136 (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Klimstra M, Zehr EP, Thompson, FJ, Behrman AL. Soleus H-reflex modulation during stance phase of walking with various arm swing patterns. Motor Control. 2010 January; 14 (1) (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Flynn SF, Thompson FJ, Behrman AL, Trimble MH, Kukulka CG. Comparison of single bout effects of bicycle training versus locomotor training on paired reflex depression of the soleus H-reflex after motor incomplete spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Jul;90(7):1218-28. (Full-Text)
Behrman AL, Nair PM, Bowden MG, Dauser RC, Herget BR, Martin JB, Phadke CP, Reier PJ, Senesac CR, Thompson FJ, Howland DR. Locomotor Training Restores Walking in a Nonambulatory Child With Chronic, Severe, Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Phys Ther. 2008 May; 88 (5): 580-590. (Full-Text)
Behrman AL, Nair PM, Bowden MG, Dauser RC, Herget BR, Martin JB, Phadke CP, Reier PJ, Senesac CR, Thompson FJ, Howland DR. Research Reports: Author Response. Phys Ther. 2008 May; 88 (5): 594-595. (Full-Text)
Zehr EP, Klimstra M, Dragert K, Barzi Y, Bowden MG, Javan B, Phadke C. Enhancement of arm and leg locomotor coupling with augmented cutaneous feedback from the hand. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Sep; 98 (3): 1810-4. (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Wu S, Thompson FJ, Behrman, AL. Comparison of Soleus H-reflex Modulation Post-incomplete Spinal Cord Injury in Two Walking Environments: Treadmill and Overground. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Dec;88(12):1606-13. (Full-Text)
Phadke CP, Wu S, Thompson, FJ, Behrman AL. Soleus H-reflex modulation in response to change in percentage of leg loading in standing after incomplete spinal cord injury. Neuroscience Letters 2006 Jul; 403 (1-2):6-10. (Full-Text)
Behrman AL, Lawless-Dixon AR, Davis SB, Bowden MG, Nair P, Phadke C, Hannold EM, Plummer P, Harkema SJ. Locomotor training progression and outcomes after incomplete spinal cord injury. Phys Ther. 2005 Dec; 85(12):1356-71. (Full-Text)
His research area focuses on measurement and treatment of spasticity and the impact of spasticity on arm function and walking. West Park has a prolific spasticity management clinic that manages patients with spasticity originating from variety of neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury etc. The spasticity research program compliments the clinic and works in partnership with the physiatrists, therapists, and nurses. Understanding of muscle function is gained through electromyography, clinical battery of tests, and reflex testing methods.
Chetan teaches several lectures in PHT1005Y, Neurological Physical Therapy Practice, within the Department of Physical Therapy.
Assistant Professor (status-only), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Scientist, Spasticity Research Program, West Park Healthcare Centre
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, York University