Parvin Eftekhar, PhD

Education & Training

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2017-2018
University of Toronto

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2017
University of Toronto

Thesis: Advancing the Assessment of Spasticity in the Upper Limb Post Stroke

MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008
University of Toronto

Thesis: Examination of Stroke Rehabilitation Services in Iran

Fun Fact

Reading books and biking are Parvin’s two main hobbies.

Presentations (selected)

Eftekhar P, Dutta T, Mochizuki G, Brooks D. Case study examining the impact of BoNTA and upper limb rehabilitation on arm function. Rehabilitation Sciences Institute Research Day, May 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Eftekhar P, Brooks D, Dutta T, Mochizuki G. Kinematic analysis of upper extremity movement after botulinum toxin combined with upper limb rehabilitation post stroke: A case study. Canadian Stroke Congress, Showcase, September 2015, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Eftekhar P, Dutta T, Brooks D, Mochizuki G. Botulinum toxin and spasticity. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s 10th Annual Research Day, December 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Publications (selected)

Eftekhar P. Clinician’s commentary on Choi et al (Goals set by patients using the ICF model before receiving botulinum injections and their relation to spasticity distribution). Physiotherapy Canada 2017;69:120-121. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2016-25-CC

Eftekhar P, Mochizuki G, Dutta T, Richardson D, Brooks D. Goal attainment scaling in individuals with upper limb spasticity post stroke. Occupational Therapy International 2016;23:379-389. DOI:

Eftekhar P. Clinician’s commentary on Cheung et al. (Patient-identified factors that influence spasticity in people with stroke and multiple sclerosis receiving botulinum toxin injection treatments). Physiotherapy Canada, 67:167-168, 2015. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2014-07-CC

Future Plans  

Parvin would like to engage in teaching and research to advance occupational therapy for people with spasticity and improve function in individuals with upper motor neuron syndrome.