About me

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 completed post-doctoral fellowships in University of Florida and Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) and is currently based in Kingston, ON.

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EDUCATION

PhD, Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program           College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA                   2001 – 2006
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Bridge Course) University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India                   1999 – 2000
Diploma in Rehabilitation for Physical Therapists All India Institute of Physical – Medicine & Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) Haji Ali, Mumbai, India                                 1998 – 1999
Diploma in Physiotherapy College of Physiotherapy Pune, Maharashtra, India                   1993 – 1997

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

Academic Assistant- School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, – Kingston, Ontario      2021

  • Organize clinical labs for Masters in Physical Therapy students
  • Review electrotherapy agents with groups of students
  • Facilitate discussion and understanding of the techniques

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

Scientist– West Park Healthcare Centre, Spasticity Research Program- Toronto ON  

– Overseen day-to-day operation of the Spasticity Research
Program
– Supported clinical and research programs in West Park
Healthcare Centre
– Supported organizing Research Day events for donors and
patients and Research Showcase events for the Hospital
Board
– Was the first point of contact for local, national and
international collaborators and hospital clinicians
– Designed trials, prepared grant applications, chose
appropriate methodology, coordinated the research and
clinical teams
– Mentored students/residents and delegated work to
clinicians and volunteers
– Instructed as a guest lecturer in University of Toronto and
York University
– Supervised Masters and PhD research projects – locally,
nationally, and internationally
– Assessed and interpreted data; ensured protocol compliance
and provided supervision of projects to ensure compliance
with regulations including timely reporting of all serious
adverse events
– Prepared study results for publication through journals and
national and international conference abstracts and
presentations Developed partnerships with national and
international researchers as well as industry partners
(pharmaceutical companies e.g. Merz, Allergan).
– Worked closely with Medical Science Liaisons to develop
clinical trials of mutual interest and applied for and secured
funding for investigator initiated trials
– Coordinated and supported collaboration between
international researchers
– Prepared protocols and acted as a resource for participating
sites in aspects of design, data collection, analysis, and
interpretation
– Created and maintained my personal website
(www.chetanphadke.com) and a website for Dr. Sunita
Mathur (www.canrestore.ca)
– Was the informal resource person for printer problems,
software installation, and windows issues for my colleagues
in the research centre  
               2010–2021
Post-doctoral Fellow- School of Rehab Therapy, Queen’s University- Kingston, Ontario   Scheduled patient visits for the randomized clinical trial (ankle sprain) Collected and analyzed data during the patient visitDesigned a clinical trialPrepared, and submitted ethics approval documentsCollected, analyzed, wrote, and published data from patients with stroke  2009 – 2010 
Post-doctoral Fellow- Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida- Florida, USA   Designed neurological research trialPrepared, and submitted ethics approval documentsCollected, analyzed, wrote, and published data from patients with stroke   2008 – 2009
Post-doctoral Fellow- Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida- Florida, USA   Collected neurological data and provided exercise intervention in a rat model of spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis and prepared conference presentationsPerformed exercise training in children with spinal cord injury and assessed outcomes using a battery of tests   2006 – 2008 
Research Assistant- Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida- Florida, USA   Collected neurological data in patients with spinal cord injury and provided walking rehabilitation with a team of therapists on a treadmill   2003 – 2006  
Research Assistant- Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida-Florida, USA   Collected neurological data in patients with spinal cord injury and provided walking rehabilitation with a team of therapists on a treadmill and exercise bike  2001 – 2003

CLINICAL EMPLOYMENT

 Physical Therapist (Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal)- College of Physiotherapy-Pune, India   Assessed and treated patients requiring physical therapyDemonstrated techniques and taught students practical skills  – 2001
Physical Therapist (Orthopedic Physiotherapy)- Private Outpatient Clinic, Mumbai, India   Assessed and treated patients requiring physical therapyMade a treatment plan and determine end goals  1997 – 1999
Physical Therapist (Post-op Physiotherapy for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeries) Physical Therapy Department, AIIPMR– Mumbai, India   Assessed joint range of motion and muscle strength prior to surgical intervention to correct joint deformities and muscle contracturesProvided post-op mobility and care and daily muscle stretching and scar tissue mobilization      1997 – 1998

PUBLICATIONS (Total – 64)

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